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 Raisin Bran Cereals
Photo: Manfred Koh

Raisin Bran

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Kellogg’s Raisin Bran. Many try, few compare. The old standard stands up to milk after some competitors become soggy. Best combination of bran crunch, tangy raisin flavor, and flakes with that classic pebbly texture.

TASTE TEST AWARD: Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters. The fiber-seeker’s raisin bran: crunchy and sweet with a whopping 11 grams of fiber per serving.

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