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See the most innovative new product winners from Sweets & Snacks

The awards recognize the year’s most innovative confectionery and snack products

The Sweets & Snacks Expo on Monday announced the winners of its Most Innovative New Product Awards, recognizing the year’s most innovative products in the category.

“Recognizing and celebrating innovation in the confectionery and snack categories is a vital part of [the Sweets & Snacks Expo], because innovation is the key driver of the industry in terms of setting trends and appealing to customers,” said John Downs, CEO and president of the National Confectioners Association, which hosts the show. “These new products, brand collaborations, and flavors enhance consumers’ celebrations, holidays, and daily routines, and they ensure that candy and snacks continue to play an important role in the lives of people around the world.”

Retail leaders representing 85% of the buying power for the confectionery and snack categories served as judges across the 13 categories that comprise the awards. More than 300 products were submitted, and the winners were displayed in the Featured Product Showcase at the Snacks & Sweets Expo. The products submitted were developed over the last year and will be available to consumers in the months ahead.

Meet the winners in this gallery.

All photos courtesy of Sweets & Snacks

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