Kinder Bueno Mini, Nerds Gummy Clusters, Takis Blue Heat, Clancy’s Pub Style Pretzels Earn 2022 POY Awards


New York — Winners of the 2022 Product of the Year Awards from Product of the Year USA, a consumer-voted award program for product innovation, include Kinder Bueno Mini, from Ferrero USA, Inc. in the candy bar category, Takis Blue Heat, from Barcel USA, in the hot and spicy snack category, Nerds Gummy Clusters from Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. in the sugar confections category and Aldi’s Clancy’s Pub Style Pretzels in the salty snack category.

The winners across 40 categories are selected through a national survey of 40,000 American shoppers conducted by Kantar Group Limited.

“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,” says 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.”

The 40 winners of the 2022 Product of the Year Award are:

  • 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 – P&G
  • 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
  • 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