Product of the Year USA on Thursday announced the winners of the 2022 Product of the Year Awards recognizing product innovation across 40 distinct categories, as determined by a national survey of 40,000 American shoppers conducted by consumer research firm Kantar.
"Given the continued flux and uncertainty over the past two years, we're prouder than ever to provide consumers with the vote of 40,000 fellow shoppers as a guide they can trust when making important purchase decisions for themselves and their families," said Mike Nolan, Global CEO of Product of the Year Management. "One of the great strengths of Product of the Year is that we champion manufacturers for putting forward products that reflect the latest trends and offer consumers the solutions they're looking for."
For over 30 years globally and 14 years in the United States, Product of the Year has showcased exceptional quality and innovation in consumer packaged goods.
Discount grocer Aldi had a strong showing on this year’s list with seven of its exclusive products joining the ranks of national brands like Keebler, Dawn, Colgate, Tide and Del Monte. No other grocery retailers’ private brands made the list this year. Aldi ranked first in categories including Alcoholic Beverage (Peaks and Tides Pinot Noir); Bakery (L'oven Fresh Garlic Knots); Cheese (Emporium Selection Cracker Cuts: Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Gouda, Extra Sharp Yellow Cheddar); Convenience Meal (Park Street Deli Hawaiian or Coconut Thai Chicken); Dips & Condiments (Park Street Deli Mexicali and Street Corn Dip); and Salty Snack (Clancy's Pub Style Pretzels).
Here is a list of all 40 winners of the 2022 Product of the Year Award:
- Alcoholic Beverage | ALDI-exclusive Peaks and Tides Pinot Noir – ALDI
- All-Purpose Disinfectant | OxiClean Daily Clean Multi-Purpose Disinfectant – Church & Dwight
- Bakery | ALDI-exclusive L'oven Fresh Garlic Knots – ALDI
- Bathroom Cleaning | 9 Elements Bathroom Cleaner – Procter & Gamble
- Breakfast | ALDI-exclusive Specially Selected Brioche or French Toast Bagels – ALDI
- Candy Bar | Kinder Bueno Mini – Ferrero USA
- CBD Gummies | Charlotte's Web CBD Gummies – Charlotte's Web, Inc.
- CBD Ingestible | cbdMD Drink Mix – cbdMD
- CBD Pet | CBD Daily Chewies by D Oh Gee™ – D Oh Gee
- Cheese | ALDI-exclusive Emporium Selection Cracker Cuts: Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Gouda, Extra Sharp Yellow Cheddar – ALDI
- Coffee & Tea | Joyba™ Bubble Tea – Del Monte Foods, Inc.
- Cold & Allergy | Allegra Hives – SANOFI US
- Convenience Meal | ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli Hawaiian or Coconut Thai Chicken – ALDI
- Dips & Condiments | ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli Mexicali and Street Corn Dip – ALDI
- Disinfecting Wipes | LYSOL® Biodegradable Disinfecting Wipes - Fresh Citrus 70ct – Reckitt
- Dog Care | CESAR WHOLESOME BOWLS – Mars
- First Aid | Nexcare Duo Bandages – 3M
- Fruit Snack | Del Monte® Fruit Cups with Infusions – Del Monte Foods, Inc.
- Functional Beverage | CVS Health Adult Electrolyte Cherry Pomegranate – CVS Health
- Hair Styling | göt2b Glued 2-in-1 Spray Wax – Henkel
- Hot & Spicy Snack | Takis Blue Heat – Barcel USA
- Laundry | Persil Active Scent Boost – Henkel
- Low Carb Bread | Aunt Millie's Bakeries Live Carb Smart® – Aunt Millie's Bakeries
- Meatless | Quorn Meatless Homestyle & Kickin' ChiQin Cutlets – Quorn Foods
- Oral Care | LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® Kids Anticavity Mouthwash, Bubble Blast, 500 mL – Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
- Outdoor Cooking | Kingsford Hardwood Pellets – The Clorox Company
- Pain Relief | TYLENOL Dissolve Packs – Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
- Personal Cleansing | Dial® Clean + Gentle Body Wash – Henkel
- Pest Control | STEM – SC Johnson
- Plant-Based Food | Plant-Based Cheeze Shreds – Daiya
- Probiotics | Bio-K+ Extra Cognition with Cereboost® – Bio-K+ International Inc.
- RTD Cocktail | Captain Morgan Captain's Cocktails – Diageo
- Salty Snack | ALDI-exclusive Clancy's Pub Style Pretzels – ALDI
- Skin Care | Gold Bond Crepe Corrector Age Defense Lotion – Sanofi Consumer Healthcare
- Soft Drink | Pepsi Mango – PepsiCo
- Spirits | Tanqueray Sevilla Orange – Diageo
- Sugar Confections | NERDS Gummy Clusters – Ferrara
- Sustainable Home Essentials | Dial® Concentrated Refills – Henkel
- Vitamins | Nature's Bounty Jelly Bean Vitamins – Nestle Health Science U.S.
- Wellness | Live Better Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies – CVS Health
“In an ever-changing consumer landscape, the annual Product of the Year Awards are a go-to resource for those looking to find the best new products on the market, whether they're shopping online or in-store,” according to Product of the Year USA. “With a distinctive red seal that is globally recognized as the vote of confidence from consumers themselves, shoppers can easily cut through the clutter and trust that these products demonstrate the utmost innovation in their respective categories, whether in function, design, packaging or ingredients.”