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What to Know About the Product of the Year Announcement

Spoon University logo Spoon University 3/2/2020 Liz Abere

Product of the Year; if you haven't heard about them, they're the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. About a month ago, they've announced their official winners via an announcement, which is only made once a year each February. There are 41 winners for Product of the Year this year, and I'm here to share them with you below.

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Basically, if you're wondering how the following 41 products became a winner for Product of the Year, over 40,000 people casted their vote in a national representative study conducted by research partner Kantar. The thing with Product of the Year is that it's been designed to champion new products that make consumers’ lives easier and to act as a shortcut to guide shoppers to the best innovative products on the market. If you're wondering what the actual Product(s) of the Year are, see below for the 41 winners:

AIR CARE | Renuzit Snuggle – Henkel

ALL PURPOSE CLEANER | Mr. Clean Clean Freak – Procter & Gamble

BREAKFAST | Aunt Jemima Pancake on the Go – PepsiCo

CANDY BAR | Baby Ruth – Ferrero USA, Inc.

CAR CARE | Rain-X® Silicone Endura™ – ITW Global Brands

CAT CARE | Comfort Zone Calming Diffuser – Central Garden & Pet

CBD SLEEP AID | cbdMD CBD PM – cbdMD

CBD TOPICAL | cbdMD Freeze – cbdMD

CHEESE | ALDI-exclusive Happy Farms Deli Sliced Cheese – ALDI Inc.

COFFEE | Nice! Premium Vanilla Latte Cold Brew – Walgreens Boots Alliance

CONVENIENCE MEAL | Del Monte® Veggieful™ Veggie Bowls – Del Monte Foods, Inc.

COOKIE | ALDI-exclusive Simply Nature Coconut Cashew Crisps – ALDI Inc.

DISH CARE | Cascade Free & Clear – Procter & Gamble

DOG CARE | Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Smoochies™ – The J.M. Smucker Company

FEMININE CARE | Playtex® Sport® Odor Shield – Edgewell Personal Care

FOOT CARE | Dr. Scholl's Stylish Step – Scholl's Wellness Company

FROZEN SNACK | Contadina® Pizzettas™ – Del Monte Foods, Inc.

GREEN CLEANING | Art of Green® – AlEn USA

GUM | Trident Vibes – Mondelēz

HAIR CARE | Simply Color by Schwarzkopf – Henkel

HEALTH SYSTEMS | Omnipod DASH™ Insulin Management System – Insulet Corporation

IMMEDIATE RELIEF | Alka Seltzer Cool Action Heartburn Relief Gum – Bayer Consumer Health

LAUNDRY BOOSTER | Downy Wrinkle Guard – Procter & Gamble

LAUNDRY PACS | Tide PODs 2.0 – Procter & Gamble

LIQUID LAUNDRY | Tide Heavy Duty Liquid Detergent – Procter & Gamble

NATURAL PERSONAL CARE | Carmex Comfort Care® Lip Balm with Beeswax – Carma Laboratories

OFFICE SUPPLIES | FriXion Fineliner Erasable Marker Pens – Pilot Corporation of America

PET CLEANING | Resolve Urine Destroyer – RB

PLANT BASED PROTIEN | ALDI-exclusive Earth Grown Meatless Meatballs – ALDI Inc.

SALTY SNACK | Nice! Premium Cashew and Macadamia Nut Blend – Walgreens Boots Alliance

SNACK CUP | Del Monte® Fruit Crunch Parfait – Del Monte Foods, Inc.

SNACK PACK | ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli Snack Selects Three Pack – ALDI Inc.

SPIKED BEVERAGE | BuzzTallz – BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion

SPORTS NUTRITION | Vega Sport Protein – Vega™

SPREADS | ALDI-exclusive Countryside Creamery Pure Irish Butter – ALDI Inc.

SURFACE WIPES | Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sheets – Procter & Gamble

TOOTHPASTE | Crest Gum and Sensitivity – Procter & Gamble

VACUUM | HOOVER ONEPWR Cordless Cleaning System – TTI Floor Care North America

VMS | One-A-Day Fruit Bites – Bayer Consumer Health

WATER | Nice! Premium Icelandic Water – Walgreens Boots Alliance

WINE | ALDI-exclusive Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon – ALDI Inc.

The thing is, most of the products that just so happen to be Product of the Year winners are affordable and accessible, making it super easy to try them without going broke or crazy. So; with that being said, it's time to hop, skip, and a bop over to your local convenience store/Aldi/drugstore/supermarket to try out these products. 

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