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.

Annual Taste Test Awards

Meet the winners of the Taste Test Awards, our annual guide to the best supermarket and artisanal products in a variety of categories.

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The 4-Step Selection Process

2013 Taste Test Awards: Fast, Convenient Foods

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

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How Taste Testing Works

2012 Taste Test Awards

These store-bought foods are the tastiest picks in America's grocery stores. We tested products in 13 different categories so you can keep your kitchen stocked with yummy staples.

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Watching Gourmet Grow

Artisanal Taste Test Awards

See the winning small-batch artisanal products in our third annual Taste Test Awards.

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Shredded Wheat Cereal (Unfrosted)

2011 Taste Test Awards: Grocery

The Tasties are back! Find America's best supermarket products in 18 categories.

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Best Artisanal Foods 2011

2011 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal

We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans.

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Cooking Light Taste Test Awards

2010 Taste Test Awards: Grocery

Our judges ate their way through 200 foods to find these winners—our picks for the best grocery store products nationwide.

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Jeni's Cherry Lambic Sorbet

2010 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal

We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans.

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