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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Chicken Broth
Photo: Randy Mayor

Chicken Broth

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Health Valley No Salt Added

There's a real savory, meaty depth here. Yes, you can detect the mirepoix, but it's not overpowering—this tastes like homemade roasted chicken broth that's been simmering on the stovetop for hours. It's an all-purpose, go-to broth: Use it for anything from soup to gravy.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Manischewitz Reduced Sodium

The chicken flavor is more of a behind-the-scenes player, supporting a salty, garlic-tinged kick. Ideal for dishes that call for the addition of stronger flavors, like a creamy risotto or chicken potpie.

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