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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Gerard & Dominique Smoked Scallops
Photo: Travis Rathbone

Best in Meat: Washington

Gerard & Dominique Smoked Scallops ($46 for a 1-pound package)

These plump jewels are fished from Alaskan waters and smoked in small batches near Seattle; then they arrive ready to crown a salad or lend a sweet note to an antipasti plate. Their concentrated scallop flavor and firm texture reveal a perfect touch by the smoker.

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