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Buying guide

fOR sUpeRmaRkeT ingReDienTs

2012

Hundreds of Top-Rated Brands from Our Up-To-Date Blind Taste Tests

A
Almond extract

Broth, chicken

Cheese, gruyere

swanson Certified Organic


free Range Better Than Bouillon

gruyere Reserve Wheel emmi Le gruyere Reserve


Cheese, mozzarella
Block

nielsen-massey mcCormick imitation


Applesauce

Broth, vegetable

swanson Vegetarian
Brownie mixes, boxed

sorrento Whole milk

musselmans Lite musselmans Home style

ghirardelli Chocolate

B
Bacon

supreme (with Chocolate syrup) Barefoot Contessa

mozzarella (sold as precious on the West Coast)

shredded

kraft shredded part skim


Cheese, Parmesan

Butter, unsalted

farmland Hickory smoked Boars Head Brand

naturally smoked sliced Hormel Black Label Bacon, Original

plugr european-style Vermont Creamery


european-style
Best Buy

Boars Head parmigianoReggiano Reggiano

il Villaggio parmigianoBest Buy

Land OLakes

Belgioioso parmesan
Cheese, ricotta, part-skim

Baked beans

B&m Vegetarian Bushs Best Original


Barbecue sauce

C
Capers

Calabro
Cheese, Swiss
For eating raw

Bulls-eye Original
Beans, canned chickpeas

Reese non pareil Roland nonpareille


Cheese, cheddar, sharp

emmenthaler
For grilled cheese

pastene Goya
Beans, white

Cabot sharp Vermont Tillamook sharp Cracker Barrel sharp White


Cheese, cheddar, extra sharp

Jarlsberg
Chicken, breasts, boneless skinless

Westbrae Organic great


northern progresso Cannellini

Blueberries, frozen

Cabot private stock


Cheddar Cheese

empire kosher Bell & evans springer mountain farms


Chicken, whole

Wymans frozen Wild


Bread, white sandwich

Cheese, cottage

arnold Country Classics pepperidge farm


farmhouse Hearty

Hood Country style friendship 4% California style Cottage Cheese


Cheese, cream

empire kosher Bell & evans


Chili powder

spice islands
Chocolate, dark

Bread, whole wheat

philadelphia Brand
Cheese, feta

Callebaut intense Dark ghirardelli Bittersweet


Chocolate Baking Bar

pepperidge farm 100%


natural Rudis Organic Bakery Honey sweet

Chocolate, L-60-40 nV

mt. Vikos Traditional Valbreso


Cheese, goat

Chocolate, milk

Bread crumbs, panko

ians panko
Broth, beef

Vermont Butter & Cheese


Company Chevre

Dove silky smooth endangered species allnatural smooth

Rachael Ray stock-in-

Le Biquet goat Cheese

green & Blacks Organic

a-Box all-natural Beef flavored stock

Chocolate, dark chocolate chips

D
dressing, italian

ice cream, vanilla

ghirardelli 60% Cacao


Bittersweet

Ben & Jerrys Haagen-Dazs


ice Cream Bars

Hersheys special Dark


mildly sweet

good seasons italian all

natural salad Dressing mix kraft seven seas Viva

Chocolate, milk-chocolate chips

dressing, Creamy italian

Dove Haagen-Dazs
ice Cream Sandwiches

Hersheys milk Chocolate


Chips

marzetti

Chocolate, unsweetened

Hersheys Baking Bar Valrhona scharffen Berger


Chocolate, white chips

F
Flour, all-purpose

nestl/Carnation klondike

king arthur Unbleached pillsbury Unbleached


Flour, whole wheat

J
Jam, blackberry

smuckers

guittard Choc-au-Lait ghirardelli


Cinnamon

king arthur premium Bobs Red mill Organic

K
Ketchup

penzeys extra fancy


Vietnamese Cassia

G
garam masala

Cocoa powder
Best overall

Callebaut
Best supermarket Brand

mcCormick gourmet
Collection

Heinz Organic Hunts simply Heinz

Droste
Coconut milk

graham crackers

M
Macaroni and Cheese

Chaokoh ka-me
light

keebler Honeymaid

kraft Homestyle kraft Velveeta Original


shells

a Taste of Thai Lite


Coconut milk

H
Ham, spiral-cut

Maple syrup

Coffee, decaf

Cooks spiral sliced

maple grove farms pure

maxwell House peets


Coffee, whole bean
darker roast

Hickory smoked Bone-in Honey Ham Hickory farms Honeygold Ham

maple syrup, grade a Dark amber Highland sugarworks grade B

Mayonnaise

Hot cocoa mixes

millstone Colombian
supremo
lighter roast

godiva ghiradelli Double


Chocolate

Hellmanns Real (Best Hellmanns Light


Molasses

foods on the West Coast)

green mountain Coffee


fair Trade Our Blend

Hot sauce

Cornmeal, whole-grain

franks RedHot Original

Brer Rabbit mild plantation Barbados


Mustard, dijon

arrowhead mills Hodgson mill


Curry powder

I
ice cream, chocolate

grey poupon maille


Mustard, coarse-grain

penzeys sweet

Ben & Jerrys friendlys Rich & Creamy


Classic

grey poupon Harvest grey poupon Country

O
Oats, rolled
For Baking

Pasta, tortellini

Pepperoni, sliced

Barilla Three Cheese


Pasta, ravioli

margherita
Peppers, roasted red

Quaker Old-fashioned Rolled


For cooking

Rosetto Celentano
Pasta, lasagna noodles, no-boil

Dunbars sweet Cento


Pie crust

Bobs Red mill Organic


extra-Thick

Oats, steel-cut

Bobs Red mill Organic


steel-Cut

Barilla Ronzoni Defino


Pasta, lasagna noodles, whole wheat

pillsbury Just Unroll!


Potato chips

Lays kettle Cooked


Original

Olive oil, extra-virgin

Potato chips, reduced fat

Columela Lucini italia premium


select Colavita
caliFornia

Bionatur DeLallo
Pasta, penne

Cape Cod 40% Reduced


fat

Lays kettle Cooked

muellers
Pasta, spaghetti

Reduced fat extra Crunchy potato Chips

California Olive Ranch


Olive oil, pure

Preserves, raspberry

DeCecco
Pasta, spaghetti, whole wheat

smuckers
Preserves, strawberry

DaVinci 100% pure Colavita


Orange juice, freshsqueezed

Welchs
Pumpkin, canned

Bionatur Organic 100%


Whole Wheat

natalies Orchid island


Oyster Crackers

Pasta sauce

Libbys One-pie

sunshine krispy Olde Cape Cod (also sold


as Westminster Crackers)

Bertolli Tomato & Basil francesco Rinaldi pregomarinara


Pasta sauce, premium

R
Rice, arborio

P
Paprika

Victoria marinara Classico marinara


Peanut butter, crunchy

Riceselect Riso Baricella


superfino

The spice House

Hungarian sweet penzeys Hungarian sweet

Jif natural skippy natural super


Chunk peanut Butter & Co. Crunch Time no-stir

Rice, basmati

Tilda kohinoor
Rice, brown

Pasta, egg noodles

Light n fluffy Wide


Pasta, elbow macaroni

Peanut butter, creamy

goya natural Long grain


Rice, long-grain white

Barilla muellers
Pasta, farfalle

skippy Jif natural peanut Butter


spread Reeses

Lundberg Organic Carolina enriched Canilla extra-Long-grain

Peppercorns, black

muellers Bow Ties De Cecco farfalle

kalustyans indian
Tellicherry

morton & Basset Organic Zingermans Tellicherry

S
Salsa, hot

Tomato Soup

progresso Vegetable
Tortilla chips

Y
yogurt, whole milk

pace Hot Chunky frontera Hot Habanero


Salt

Classics Hearty Tomato imagine Organic

Brown Cow Cream Top


plain

maldon sea salt fleur de sel de Camargue morton Coarse kosher


Sausage, breakfast, patties

santitas Tostitos green mountain gringo


Tuna, in olive oil

stonyfield farm Organic


yogurt, greek, nonfat

Olympus Voskos
yogurt, greek, low fat

Tonnino Tuna Ventresca


Yellowfin

Jimmy Dean, fully Cooked Jones Dairy farm, fully


Cooked

Tuna, in water

fage Total 2% Chobani 2%


yogurt, greek, full fat

Sausage, breakfast, links

Wild planet Wild albacore american Tuna pole

farmland pork, fully


cooked

Caught Wild albacore starkist selects solid White albacore

Olympus greek gods fage Total


yogurt, low fat, strawberry

Soy sauce

Turkey, whole

Lee kum kee Ohsawa nama shoyu

empire kosher Bell & evans all-natural Butterball premium


prebasted

Dannon Wallaby Organic Creamy


australian style

T
Tea, black
plain

V
Vanilla extract

Twinings english Breakfast


with milk

mcCormick pure Vanilla


extract extract

Tazo awake
Tea, green

Rodelle pure Vanilla


Vegetable oil

Celestial seasonings
authentic

Twinings green Tea


Tomatoes, canned crushed

Crisco natural Blend Crisco Canola


Vinegar, apple cider

Tuttorosso muir glen Organic


Tomatoes, canned diced

maille spectrum naturals


Vinegar, balsamic

Organic, Unfiltered

Hunts muir glen Organic


Tomatoes, canned pureed

muir glen
Tomatoes, canned whole

Lucini gran Riserva monari federzoni Ortalli


Vinegar, red wine

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muir glen Hunts


Tomato paste

Laurent du Clos pompeian


Vinegar, white wine
For cooking

goya pastene Contadina

Colavita aged
For vinaigrettes

spectrum naturals