A grocery store run to re-stock your pantry or medicine cabinet shouldn’t be too difficult a task, but the seemingly-endless options are enough to make even the biggest product shark dizzy. How do you choose what toothpaste to buy when there are dozens on the shelf? Easy: Consult the experts.
For over 10 years, Product of the Year has counted the votes of 40,000 shoppers in a nation-wide shopping survey, powered by research firm Kantar. Voters evaluate a slew of everyday items—like dish detergent and paper towels—and rate them on a list of criteria such as: appeal, advocacy, satisfaction, uniqueness, and excitement. (Yes, you can get excited about paper towels.)
Simply put, it's the best of the best-of lists—and this year's winners have just been announced. Read on to see (and shop) the 2019 Product of the Year Award winners.
Grab-and-go breakfasts, good-for-you treats, and side dishes you can make in a pinch—these are the 14 top-rated foods and snacks for a well-stocked kitchen. (And, the very best plastic wrap to store any leftovers.)
Vegetarians, meet these soy-based patties and tenders with no artificial colors or preservatives.
A pre-sliced loaf with no added sugar or artificial preservatives for all your sandwich or avo toast needs.
Made from real juice and with colors from natural sources, this sweet snack will forever be a family favorite.
A seasoned and slow-simmered meal that's ready to serve in minutes and satisfies a variety of taste buds.
No one can resist the crispy, crunchy peanut-buttery goodness of this beloved candy bar, now even better!
Microwaving these all-natural meatballs in the steam pouch is the easy part—choosing how to serve them (over pasta, in a sub), is where things get tough.
With one serving of fruit, 400 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, and 20 grams of whole grains, this on-the-go breakfast is also guilt-free.
Full of whole grains, low in cholesterol, and gluten-free—so you can have zesty cheddar without all the calories.
This pantry staple now feeds the whole fam, takes mere minutes to whip up, and is made with real butter.
Part toy, part sweet cream and wafer cookie, this kid's treat means good things really do come in small packages.
Lean Cuisine’s new line of 14 organic, plant-based dishes proves that vegetarian doesn’t equal bland.
Introducing: A nighttime indulgence that also gives you a better night’s rest (it's infused with zzz-inducing amino acids, minerals, and enzymes).
A thinner, crispier, and fudge-dipped update on the the classic cookie. The only problem? How addicting they are.
If you've ever been frustrated removing plastic wrap, you need this smartly-designed iteration with a built-in, hassle-free slide cutter.
Whether it's your morning cup of joe or that post-work glass of wine, it better be delicious. Here are the four top-rated beverages.
If you've been searching for the perfect red wine to pair with grilled meats and chicken, look no further than this medium-dry pick.
Enjoy an instant cup of low-acidity cold brew that can be served steaming or chilled, whichever you prefer.
Talk about a boozy treat: these hard ciders clock in at just 100 cals per can.
When it comes to keeping your dishes, bathroom, countertops, and clothes looking brand new, you need items that can get the job done the first time. Consider that done with these 10 cleaning and laundry essentials.
Use this diffuser to mist real essential oils in the air, from energizing mandarin orange to rela lavender blossoms.
With three different sheet sizes, these super-durable paper towels are custom-cut for spills of any shape.
Cut through grease and food stains without damaging even the most sensitive of fine china or copper pots.
Mix this stronger-formula rinse aid with your dish detergent to dry everything faster and leave a supremely shiny finish.
No need to remove the wrapper—just pop these dishwasher tabs (with serious grime-busting abilities) in the detergent case and you're done!
Keep clothes fresh for up to 12 weeks with the help of this new and improved easy-to-pour formula.
Nothing beats that freshly-washed car feeling, and this spray-on wash and rain repellent will keep it around longer.
No one likes cleaning the toilet, but this bleach gel helps the chore go by faster by freshening as it cleans.
An upgraded take on a staple detergent that cleans as well as 10 doses of the leading bargain brand.
Taking care of yourself and your family is serious business. These five personal hygiene and healthcare products will help you do it:
This blood glucose meter gives people with diabetes up to 60 seconds to reapply more blood while the app system delivers instant, personalized feedback.
An activated and cooling foam formula gets hard-to-reach spots and helps reduce harmful plaque bacteria, even around the gum line.
Little one has a sore throat or cough? Grab these easy-to-stomach "lollipops" for temporary relief.
Complete with a patented extended wand and built "Reef Safe" (which means it's free of coral-harming chemicals), this SPF 50 sunscreen nets you up to 80 minutes of 360-degree protection.
They love you unconditionally—so return the favor with these two calming and odor-reducing must-haves.