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.

Snacks and Treats

From kid-approved snack foods to sweet treats from the freezer, find Taste Test winners in the snacks and treats category.

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Tastiest Store-Bought Snacks

Taste Test: Kid-Friendly Snacks

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


Best Pita Chips

Taste Test: Pita Chips

We crunched away like mad to find the tastiest chips of the bunch—great for dipping as well as straight-up snacking.


Best Granola Bar Brands

Taste Test: Best Granola Bars

From fruity and nutty to chocolately and sweet, these granola bars were chosen best in their class.


Best Store-Bought Chocolate Ice Cream

Taste Test: Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate ice creams that really scoop the competition


Best Whole-Wheat Crackers Brands: Back to Nature, Ak-Mak, and Kellogg's

Taste Test: The Best Whole-Wheat Crackers

Our picks for the best whole-wheat crackers don’t skimp on taste.


Best Bags of Pretzels

Taste Test: Pretzels

These five options are certain to satisfy a salty snack craving without blowing your sodium budget.

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