How to Make Smart Grocery Store Purchases

(StatePoint) If you are like many consumers, it’s important to you that you are stocking your pantry and refrigerator with foods, beverages and wellness products your family will love. However, being a careful shopper is particularly tricky these days, as you are likely getting in and out of the supermarket in a hurry or even staying home and ordering items online.

Whether shopping in-store or online, buying items that other consumers have already tested can save you time and money. For an inside look at what other shoppers love, check out resources like Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. All winning products are determined by a national study of 40,000 consumers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research.

“Being a savvy shopper doesn’t require hours of research. It can be as simple as scanning shelves or online product listings for Product of the Year’s red seal of approval,” says Mike Nolan, Global CEO of Product of the Year Management. “The red seal can give you confidence in your purchase, because it means that the product is backed by the votes of over 40,000 shoppers.”

Simplify grocery shopping by checking out the 19 Product of the Year food and beverage winners of 2021, listed by category:

• Alcohol: Uptown Cocktails

• Breakfast: ALDI-exclusive Aunt Maples Protein Pancake Mix

• CBD Ingestible: cbdMD CBD Gummie

• CBD Personal Care: Medterra Pain Cream + CBD

• Cheese: ALDI-exclusive Emporium Selection 1,000 Day Gouda & 4 Year Cheddar

• Children’s Wellness: Mucinex Children’s FreeFrom

• Chips: ALDI-exclusive Simply Nature Bean Chips

• Coffee: ALDI-exclusive Friendly Farms Almondmilk Coffee Creamer

• Condiment: ALDI-exclusive Stonemill Everything Bagel Seasoning

• Convenience Meal: Del Monte Veggieful Pocket Pies

• Cookie: Keebler Chips Deluxe Original

• Eye Care: Systane Hydration PF

• Foot Care: Lotrimin Daily Prevention

• Fruit: Del Monte Deluxe Gold Pineapple

• Functional Beverage: Live Better Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger & Turmeric

• Health & Wellness: Claritin Cool Mint Chewables

• Healthy Snack: ALDI-exclusive Clancy’s White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

• Sports Nutrition: POWERADE ULTRA

• VMS: Patchology Little Helpers

• Yogurt: ALDI-exclusive Specially Selected Indulgent Greek Yogurt

Feeling like a savvy shopper is harder than ever these days. To load your physical or virtual cart with confidence, let the recommendations of thousands of other consumers nationwide serve as your guide.

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