People Unveil Top-Rated Supermarket Foods for 2022

If you’re the type of person who’s thinking about buying peanut butter in the fourth aisle or simply can’t decide on the best snack foods or staples, People Magazine has a fresh list of the supermarket’s hottest products to spark some inspiration.

The magazine’s annual Food Awards tapped more than 150 taste testers from 32 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, to eat, drink, and cook and evaluate nearly 1,300 new ingredients, to identify the best of the best in the grocery store.

A selection of the best winners from the 2022 People’s Food Awards.

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Food and Lifestyle Director Sonal Dutt joined Good Morning America on Wednesday to highlight a selection of the best products selected from the third annual menu.


Photo: pickled dill with cashew flavour.

Pickled cashews with dill flavour.

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Good Collect pickled cashews with dill

“If you like that kind of savory, savory, pickled flavor, you’ll love it,” Dutt said. “It’s this wonderful blend of crunchy butternut squash that gets drenched in this bright, refreshing brine. It’s super easy to snack on. Keep it in your purse, at your desk at work and eat it all day.”

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Photo: Dolly Parton's coconut cake won the People's Food Award 2022.

Dolly Parton’s Coconut Cake won the People’s Food Award 2022.

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Southern Style Coconut Cake by Duncan Hines Dolly Parton

“This is an encapsulated version of their coconut cake,” Dutt said.

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Photo: Winner in the Refrigerator category at the 2022 People's Food Awards.

Winner in the Refrigerator category at the 2022 People’s Food Awards.

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Farmer’s Refrigerator Burrito Bowl

Dutt praised this as the at-home version of a restaurant that builds your own burrito bowl.

“It’s layers of cilantro, brown rice, stir-fried vegetables, fresh corn, black beans, and there’s even guacamole in there—you don’t have to pay more,” she said. “All you have to do is heat it up in the microwave for about a minute and then add the guacamole on top of it.”

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Photo: One of the winners and Best Overall Products at the 2022 People's Food Awards.

One of the winners and Best Overall Product at the 2022 People’s Food Awards.

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Bashan Japanese BBQ Yuzu Sauce

Dutt said that this Japanese barbecue sauce, which can also be used as a pickle, was “one of the best-rated winners at large.” “It’s a great combination of soy sauce, ginger, garlic and [you can] Put it on anything – grilled chicken, noodles, vegetables, we’ve found endless possibilities for it.”

Yuzu adds a nice flavor that you don’t usually get from barbecue sauce.


Photo: Two vegan products that won the 2022 People's Food Awards.

Two vegan products have won the People’s Food Awards 2022.

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“Plant foods have come so far in terms of taste, texture and satisfaction,” Dutt said.

Country Cream Croc Planet

“This cream is as close to heavy cream as I’ve seen in vegan form,” she explained of the unexpected lentil-based product, which can be used for a vegan coffee whitener or whipped cream.

Beyond Chicken Tenders

“Vegan chicken has improved dramatically over the years,” she said, adding that this chicken has “a delicious crunchy layer on the outside and the inside is tender, juicy, and shockingly chicken-like.”

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