Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket
2013 Taste Test Awards: Fast, Convenient Foods
We chose our top 41 supermarket foods in 20 categories. By: Cindy Hatcher
The 4-Step Selection ProcessEach year we taste test common grocery store staples to find the best of the best. Here is how we chose contenders:
1. Foods had to be available in most major markets nationwide.
2. We kicked out items that contained added trans fats, too much salt, or too much saturated fat.
3. A panel of 15 staffers tasted almost 200 foods blind: Brands weren't revealed to tasters until after they had sampled and ranked all items in that category.
4. We gave two levels of awards in each category: Grand Prize and Taste Test Award.