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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Bolzano Artisan Meats Pancetta
Photo: Travis Rathbone

Best in Meat: Wisconsin

Bolzano Artisan Meats Pancetta (from $10.50, 414-426-6380)

Milwaukee-based producer Scott Buer uses traditional dry-curing methods, extending the process to 30 days for added depth of flavor. There's a silky sweetness here that makes it one of the finest pancettas we have ever been lucky enough to taste.

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