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Taste test: Best of 2010

Our judges begin the new year ready to raise their glasses and forks on behalf of the readers who want help navigating food and drink choices on local grocery store shelves. In 2010, panelists tried everything from garlic hummus and frozen salmon fillets to high-fiber cereal and gluten-free baking mixes. We added more nutritional information to the lists, providing readers with more than just fat and calories for our top picks. We sampled new foods and found some hits, but many misses. We'll put the bad memories behind us and focus here on our top choices from products we sampled in the past year. • We appreciate tips to improve the column and suggestions about grocery store foods to try. E-mail your thoughts to Kathy Saunders at Put "SUGGESTIONS" in the subject line. Or send your ideas to Personal Best, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.

Frozen broccoli

Season's Choice


Market Pantry

Canned tuna

Henry & Lisa's

Sea Net


Strawberry sorbet

Whole Fruit


Natural Choice Organic


Greek yogurt

The Greek Gods



Butternut squash soup

Campbell's V8

Wolfgang Puck

Pacific Natural Foods

Whole-wheat hamburger buns

Nature's Pride


Nature's Own

Canned pineapple



Great Value

Frozen fudge pops

Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Triple Chocolate Chip Bar

Skinny Cow Low Fat Fudge Bar

Klondike Slim a' Bear

Healthy Choice Premium Fudge Bars

Frozen salmon fillets

Gorton's Premium Grilled Salmon

SeaPak Herb/Butter Salmon

Henry & Lisa's Natural Seafood Wild Alaskan Salmon

Frozen fruit pops

Fun Pops

Market Pantry

Jelly Belly

Precooked chicken breast strips


Market Pantry



Oscar Mayer

Olive oil spreads


Smart Balance

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

Gluten-free baking mixes


Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply Organic Banana Bread

Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake Mix

Roasted garlic hummus


Archer Farms

Cedar's Garlic Lover's

High-fiber cereals

Fiber One

Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry

Archer Farms Simply Balanced

Wild rice

Lundberg Wild Blend

Rice-a-Roni Long Grain & Wild

Canoe White 'n Wild

Taste test: Best of 2010 12/31/10 [Last modified: Friday, December 31, 2010 3:30am]
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