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.

2012 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal Category Winners

Taste testers loved these gourmet treats for their delectable qualities—and you will too. Splurge on these meats, cheeses, sweets, and drinks for an extra special treat for your taste buds. By: Cindy Hatcher

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Best in Meat: Washington
Photo: Randy Mayor

Best in Meat: Washington

Agrumi Salumi ($17 for 1½ pounds)

With cardamom and orange zest for aromatic effect, and a slightly firm, not too fatty texture. Producer Gina Batali does credit to the family tradition started by her father, Salumist Armandino Batali, and her brother, Chef Mario Batali.

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