The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss the top food and beverage stocks of 2011 and look at whether they'll repeat in 2012. Many of these stocks have interesting stories, but not all of them are winners. Austin is thumbs-up on Smart Balance and still uncertain about Green Mountain. Watch to see how the rest of the companies stack up for the next year.

Andrew Tonner and Austin Smith own no shares of the companies mentioned here. The Motley Fool owns shares of SUPERVALU. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Hansen Natural,  creating a lurking gator position in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and  buying calls in SUPERVALU. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.