People unveils top-ranked supermarket foods of 2022

Sonal Dutt joined "GMA" to reveal the third annual list of winning products.

July 06, 2022, 10:05 AM

If you're the type to mull over a peanut butter purchase in aisle four or simply can't decide on the best snack foods or pantry staples, People Magazine has a new list of the hottest supermarket products to spark some inspiration.

The magazine's annual food awards tapped over 150 taste testers from 32 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, to eat, drink, cook and rate nearly 1,300 new items, to decide the best of the best at the grocery store.

PHOTO: A selection of some of the top pick winners from the People Food Awards 2022.
A selection of some of the top pick winners from the People Food Awards 2022.
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People's food and lifestyle director, Sonal Dutt, joined "Good Morning America" Wednesday to highlight a handful of the top product picks from the third annual list.

Snacks

PHOTO: Dill pickle flavored cashews.
Dill pickle flavored cashews.
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Good & Gather Dill Pickle Cashews

"If you love that kind of salty, briney, pickley flavor you'll love these," Dutt said. "It's this great combination of the crunchy buttery nuts tossed in this tangy bright salty brine. They're just so easy to snack on. Keep it in your bag, your desk at work and snack on them all day long."

Pantry Staples

PHOTO: Dolly Parton coconut cake won a People Food Award 2022.
Dolly Parton coconut cake won a People Food Award 2022.
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Duncan Hines Dolly Parton's Southern Style Coconut Cake

"This is a boxed version of her own coconut cake. It bakes up light and moist and sweet but not artificial tasting -- a lot of our tasters said it tasted homemade," Dutt said.

Fridge and Frozen

PHOTO: A winning product for the fridge category of the People Food Awards 2022.
A winning product for the fridge category of the People Food Awards 2022.
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Farmer's Fridge Burrito Bowl

Dutt hailed this as an at-home version of a restaurant's build your own burrito bowl.

"It's layered with cilantro, brown rice, sauteed vegetables, fresh corn, black beans, there's even guacamole in there -- you don't have to pay extra," she said. "All you have to do is heat it up in the microwave for about a minute then add the guacamole on top."

Condiments and Spreads

PHOTO: One of the winners and top overall products in the People Food Awards 2022.
One of the winners and top overall products in the People Food Awards 2022.
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Bachan's Yuzu Japanese Barbecue sauce

This Japanese barbecue sauce, which can also be used as a marinade, was "one of the top rated winners across the board," Dutt said. "It is an amazing blend of soy sauce and ginger and garlic and [you can] put it on anything -- grilled chicken, noodles, vegetables, we found endless possibilities for this."

The yuzu adds a lovely tartness which you don't get from barbecue sauce ordinarily.

Plant-Based

PHOTO: Two plant-based products that won in the People Food Awards 2022.
Two plant-based products that won in the People Food Awards 2022.
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"Plant-based foods have come so far in terms of taste and texture and satisfaction," Dutt said.

Country Crock Plant Cream

"This cream is as close to heavy cream as I have seen in plant-based form," she explained of the unexpected lentil-based product, which can be used for a plant-based coffee creamer or whipped cream.

Beyond Chicken Tenders

"Plant-based chicken has dramatically improved over the years," she said, adding that this has a "delicious crunchy coating on the outside and the inside is tender and juicy and shockingly chicken-like."

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