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 Unsalted Everyday Butter
Photo: Manfred Koh

Unsalted Everyday Butter

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Target Market Pantry. Superior creamy texture at a great price—about $2 a pound. This is the butter to stock up on for this year’s holiday-baking marathon.

TASTE TEST AWARDS: Borden. Light, almost fluffy texture that incorporates easily into a recipe.

Whole Foods 365 Organic. A good basic-butter choice if you’re looking for organic.

Wal-Mart Great Value. Clean, clear butter flavor.


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