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.

Taste Test: Kid-Friendly Snacks

Kid-approved and parent-pleasing snacks—cheese crackers, string cheese, and fruit purees. By: Kimberly Holland

Best Fruit Puree
Photo: Randy Mayor

Best Fruit Puree

Peter Rabbit Organics Pear and Apple Pure Fruit Snack

$1.79 (4 ounces)

70 calories, 10g sugar in 1 pouch

Our editors were pleasantly surprised by the freshness and silky texture: This isn't baby food. Kids enjoyed the sweet, balanced flavor—and the packaging. As one noted, "My mom would love these for me because they're less messy to eat when we're in the car." Bonus: The lid pops back on, so kids can eat half now, half later.

Runner-up: Ella's Kitchen Strawberry and Apples


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