Aldi Products Won 7 of the 40 Awards for This Year’s Product of the Year — Here Are the Winning Choices

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2022 product of the year winners

Credit: Kantar

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not other people like a product as much as you do, you are not alone. I often find myself questioning whether or not I’ll ever find my group of people who truly enjoy that extremely spicy bag of chips, or find the other folks who will join me in signing a petition to bring back Frutopia. Although I will probably never get the answers to my long-burning questions, if you are still wondering whether people actually enjoyed the Pepsi Mango (that you never tried out of fear), here’s your opportunity to find out.

Thanks to longstanding consumer research company Kantar, you can now find out which products have grabbed the hearts of Americans everywhere, as they just announced the winners of 2022’s Product of the Year Awards. If you’re not familiar with the awards, Product of the Year USA is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation and winners are determined across 40 categories based on a national survey of 40,000 American shoppers. Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, the awards list ultimately serves as your go-to resource for finding new products that are sure to stand out in your home.

So, which items made the cut for this year’s list, you ask? Well, Pepsi Mango is one product for sure (nabbing the best Soft Drink award), and so are those extra-yummy NERDS Gummy Clusters that now have the honor of being called this year’s best Sugar Confections.

Outside of the sweet and sugary options, however, one of your favorite stores around holds an award in seven (yes, SEVEN!) categories, including alcoholic beverage, bakery, and cheese. Yes, I am talking about none other than Aldi! While you probably already have your go-to items you like to pick up while shopping in the fan-favorite store, if the Product of the Year awards list is anything to go by, here are the items you should be looking into (and the categories the won in) during your next trip to the store.

  • Alcoholic Beverage — Peaks and Tides Pinot Noir
  • Bakery — L’oven Fresh Garlic Knots
  • Breakfast — Specially Selected Brioche or French Toast Bagels
  • 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
  • Salty Snack — Clancy’s Pub Style Pretzels

If you consider yourself to be an avid Aldi shopper, you will probably agree that the products that nabbed awards deserved their shine, but if you haven’t tried them yet, this is pretty much a sign that you absolutely should.

For the entire list of 2022’s winners — and for past winners, too — be sure to visit www.productoftheyearusa.com.

Ni’Kesia Pannell

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Ni’Kesia Pannell is the News & Culture Editor at Kitchn. Known as a self-proclaimed Slurpee connoisseur and the Queen of Nostalgic Things, Ni’Kesia spends her spare time running her all-natural beverage business — Peach State Drinks — and binging all the old shows you can name.

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