Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket

There are tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves; let us help you pick the best—in both taste and nutrition. After booting out foods that don't fit our nutrition standards, products are served to a Cooking Light staff tasting panel for blind taste tests. Here are the winning products in a variety of categories.

2013 Taste Test Awards: Fast, Convenient Foods

We chose our top 41 supermarket foods in 20 categories. By: Cindy Hatcher

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Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
Photo: Randy Mayor

Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil


The coconut flavor is more on the neutral side, which makes it ideal for both baking and cooking. Nuanced flavor without the knock-you-out, faux-tropical perfume of some oils.

TASTE TEST AWARD: La Tourangelle

A superstar for cooking, it provides a buttery texture with no slickness or grease. It yields a stronger flavor in baking recipes, though, which some testers preferred.




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