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.

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Semisweet chocolate

Taste Test: Chocolate

Don't be fooled by price tags, fancy labels, or country of origin when buying chocolate for cooking. Our results surprised us.


Hot Dogs

Taste Test: Hot Dogs

We wanted tasty franks that had less than 450mg sodium, 200 calories, and 5g saturated fat per dog.


Best Brands of Bacon

Taste Test: Bacon

Pork belly and healthy cooking are not mutually exclusive. A little of the smoky-best bacon goes further than any other kind.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe