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.

2011 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal Category Winners

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

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Global Gardens Black Currant Champagne Vinegar
Photo: Randy Mayor

Best of the Rest: California

Global Gardens Black Currant Champagne Vinegar ($19 for 500 ml)

Theo Stephan makes a variety of oils and vinegars under her Global Gardens label. The black currant vinegar is a great balance of vinegar and fruit—such pure flavor that it needs just a dash of olive oil to make a dressing or marinade.

More Ways To Get Cooking Light



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté