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.

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Urban Moonshine Maple Bitters
Photo: Randy Mayor

Best of the Rest: Vermont

Urban Moonshine Maple Bitters (from $15 for 2 ounces)

Bitters—tinctures of herbs and roots—were an integral part of early cocktail culture that have recently made a comeback in the fancy bar scene. These bitters are handcrafted from organic ingredients in Burlington with a touch of maple sweetness and a hint of orange.

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