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.

2010 Taste Test Awards: Grocery Category Winners

Our judges ate their way through 200 foods to find these winners—our picks for the best products on grocery store aisles nationwide. By Cindy Hatcher


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Best Microwave Popcorns
Photo: Manfred Koh

Light Microwave Popcorn

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Newman’s Own 94% Fat Free. This one is irresistible, serving up buckets of popcorn crunch with nothing artificial or cardboard-y about its buttery flavor.

TASTE TEST AWARDS: Smart Balance Light Butter. The butter-lover’s better, lighter popcorn.

Act II 94% Fat Free Butter. Big, fluffy kernels with great salt balance.


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