The shoppers have spoken.
SNL‘s Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer helped announce the winners of the largest U.S. consumer survey at the 2017 Product of the Year Awards on Thursday. The 28 categories include best skin care, hair care and bathroom cleaner, but let’s get to what we all really care about: the food and beverages.
A total of 40,000 consumers voted Russell Stover’s Pecan Delight the best new chocolate. Sara Lee’s Artesano Bakery Bread took home the title for best specialty bread, and shoppers loved Broken Cloud’s Pinot Noir the most out of all the new wines on the market.
To qualify for the awards, brands must have launched the product within the previous year. Winners are then branded with the Product of the Year red logo to help them stand out among the chaos on grocery store shelves.
Find the full list of winners in the food and beverage categories below:
SUGAR CONFECTIONS: Werther’s Original Soft Caramels
CHOCOLATE: Russell Stover Pecan Delight
SALTY SNACKS: SimplyNature Organic White Cheddar Puffs
HEALTHY SNACKS: Del Monte® Fruit Refreshers
SPECIALTY BREAD: Sara Lee Artesano Bakery Bread
DESSERT: Inspired by Happiness Cravin’ for Cookies & Cream Layered Cake
SWEETENER: SPLENDA Naturals Sweetener
BEVERAGE: Tetley Super Tea
WINE: Broken Clouds Pinot Noir
SPIRITS: SMIRNOFF Red, White & Berry