Circle of Excellence 2012: Best Food Products

Cue the applause for the latest and greatest to earn our Circle of Excellence award! This designation goes to products that wowed editors and reader testers. See what everybody was raving about.

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Kind Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants Bar, $2


"The bar was great! Would be a terrific substitute when you wanted to splurge on chocolate."

-Teju, Taylorsville, Utah

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Philadelphia Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Creme, $3


"Made for a tasty dinner on the table in less than half an hour."

-Linda, Grain Valley, Missouri

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Crock-Pot Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix, $2


"A big hit! I was told to make it again."

-Renee, Philadelphia

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Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, $13


"An intense, satisfying and irresistible flavor."

-Diana, Carrollton, Texas

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Delverde Bucatini, $2


"Delicious, with just the right al dente texture. It's on my shopping list."

-Heidi, San Bruno, California

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McCormick Grill Mates Molasses Bacon Seasoning, $2


"Used this on pork chops and my family loved them."

-Carole, Overland Park, Kansas

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Snyder's of Hanover Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces, $3


"Great crunch that kept everyone reaching for more."

-Amanda, Staunton, Virginia

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Weber Just Add Juice Lemon Pepper Marinade Mix, $1


"Lemon flavor was just right. Not overpowering."

-Vanessa, Channahon, Illinois

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.