Product of the Year Announces 2016 Award Winners

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Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, has announced the 2016 award winners. The winning products are selected through the votes of over 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey each year conducted by research partner TNS, a global leader in consumer research.

They recently sent me a bag of some of the best products and I got to try them out!  I was very impressed, especially with the ones shown below.  b2ap3_thumbnail_12670390_10153228164026784_6534405758807615790_n.jpg

New Tide PODS plus Febreze is great because it has the fresh smell of Febreeze built in and I love PODS as they are so easy to just throw in and not make a mess! For the first time ever, this new 4-in-1 technology gives you detergent, stain remover, brightener and 24 hours of freshness all in one single pac to help streamline your laundry routine while giving fabrics what they need to look their best. 

The Finish pods are great too! New Finish Powerball Max in 1® has 10x cleaning power actions. Glasses can get cloudy over time, but the new Glass Protect Action helps prevent glass corrosion for brilliant protection wash after wash. Of course it also makes easy work of cutting through grease stains and removing food residues. And it’s easier than ever to use the dissolves so there’s no need to unwrap.  Just pop it in the dishwasher and let it do all the work! 

I love the new Kleenex® Brand slim canister, it works great on my desk at work!  They present the perfect mix of substance and style with the launch of Kleenex® Perfect Fit* Facial Tissue. The new slim canister is ideal for any small or on-the-go space, and available in a variety of patterns that fit seamlessly into any room. Always within reach, Kleenex® Perfect Fit* Facial Tissue makes tissues readily available because in moments of care, one soft Kleenex tissue is all you need.

My husband loves the Turtle Wax®  They have made it easy to keep cars looking great in-between adventures. Unlike other interior cleaners, you won’t have to worry about overspray. The breakthrough new DASH & GLASS cleaner uses precision cleaning to effortlessly remove dirt from both dashboards AND windows. The proprietary formula encapsulates dirt for safe, streak-free cleaning. This uniquely formulated multi-surface cleaner leaves restore the natural look of your car.  I love that he used it to clean my mini van this past weekend!  LOL



"Consumers are looking for quick, in-and-out experiences in stores when making their everyday household purchases," said Rich Fryling, managing director, Product of the Year USA. "The red Product of the Year Award seal lets shoppers know that over 40,000 fellow consumers prefer the winning products over the competition."

Product of the Year was established 29 years ago. The company now operates in 42 countries with the goal of guiding consumers to the best products on shelf while rewarding manufacturers for quality and innovation.

Product of the Year takes submissions of innovative products launched within the previous year. These product submissions are placed into categories such as food, beverages, home improvement, pet, etc., with one product being named the category winner based on the results of a TNS survey of 40,000 consumers.

The following winners were announced at the 2016 Product of the Year Awards Ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York City hosted by "Saturday Night Live" alum Rachel Dratch and NBC "30 Rock" comedian Scott Adsit, with red carpet interviews conducted by Cat Greenleaf, host of NBC's "Talk Stoop"The 29 product winners are set to have an edge for success in store, as Product of the Year winners outperform category sales performance by 38.1%.1

  • Oral Care: ACT® Advanced Care™ Mouthwashb2ap3_thumbnail_POY-2016-Winners-Hero-Shot.jpg
  • Snacks: Gold Emblem abound™ Unsalted Pistachio & Almond Blend
  • Feminine Care: Playtex® Sport® Collection
  • Sustainability: Energizer® EcoAdvanced™
  • OTC: FLONASE® Allergy Relief
  • Paper Products: Kleenex® Perfect Fit* Facial Tissues
  • Pet Food: Beyond Purées
  • Sugar Confections: SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes
  • Liquid Laundry: Tide HE Turbo Clean™ Liquid Detergent
  • Laundry Pacs: Tide PODS Plus Febreze
  • Vitamins & Supplements: Emergen-Zzzz®
  • Beauty Tools: Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals
  • Kitchen & Home: Finish Powerball Max in 1®
  • Condiment: FRENCH'S Tomato Ketchup
  • Shower & Bath: Lysol Click Gel
  • Condoms: Durex RealFeel® Condoms
  • Eye Care: CLEAR CARE® PLUS
  • Specialty Laundry: Downy Fresh Protect
  • Frozen Foods: Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy Steakhouse Fries
  • Better For You: Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® Smoothies
  • Chocolate: M&M's® Crispy Chocolate Candies
  • Pet Treats: Milk-Bone® Good Morning™ Daily Vitamin Treats
  • Hair Styling: göt2b mind blowing fast dry HAIRSPRAY
  • Men's Hygiene: Right Guard Xtreme Heat Shield Deodorant
  • Hair Care: Schwarzkopf essence Ultime Omega Repair 11-IN-1 Leave-In
  • Lip Care: Softlips® Cube
  • Coffee Beverage: Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee
  • Ice Cream: Skinny Cow Dipped Ice Cream Bars
  • Car Care: Turtle Wax® DASH & GLASS


For additional information about the 2016 Product of the Year Award winners, visit and follow along socially using #POYUSA2016.



Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 29 years ago, Product of the Year currently operates in 42 countries with the same purpose: Guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation. Product of the Year winners are backed by the votes of over 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner TNS, a global leader in consumer research. The award is a powerful merchandising program for marketers proven to increase product sales, distribution and awareness. Winning products are announced in February each year and receive the right to use the Product of the Year seal in marketing communications for two years. For more information, visit


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