Product of the Year Canada announces 2023 winners

The largest consumer survey of product innovation reveals winners in 25 categories, including several convenience industry standouts.
Award-winning products 2023.
Award-winning products 2023.

Drum roll please: 4,000 consumers have voted and Product of the Year Canada is proud to unveil the winners of the 2023 Product of the Year Awards.

Through a national survey of 4,000 Canadian shoppers conducted by Kantar, products in 25 distinct categories – including c-store categories, such as snacks and beverages – are being recognized for outstanding innovation.

“Product of the Year is more valuable now than ever. The level of access consumers have to products today is unprecedented – far beyond retail aisles, they have DTC options, grocery delivery in the palm of their hands, and they can watch their favourite influencer review items they’re considering purchasing in real time,” says Mike Nolan, Global CEO of Product of the Year Management. “Product of the Year is an established and increasingly relevant resource for CPG companies, helping their products stand out while showcasing their exceptional quality and innovation. The 2023 award winners further demonstrate the ever-evolving trends we are seeing in the Canadian market and as a company we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of recognizing these products for top performing function, design, packaging, or ingredients.”

In an evolving consumer landscape, the annual Product of the Year Awards have become a trusted source for those looking for the best new products on the market. Product of the Year’s distinctive red seal is globally recognized as the vote of confidence from consumers themselves. Consumers can trust that these products demonstrate innovation in their respective categories, whether in function, design, packaging or ingredients. 

This years’ awards recognized unique groups in the c-store market including categories that highlight healthier snack options, enhanced water and multiple plant-based categories.  

2023 Product of the Year Canada Award winners



Columbus Charcuterie Tasting Board: Hormel Canada


Vida by PADERNO 12-inch Outdoor Gas Oven Pizza: Canadian Tire


Garnier Vitamin C Brightening Serum: L’Oréal Canada

Better For You Snacks

Go Pure Soft Baked Oatmeal Bars: Biscuits Leclerc


Country Harvest Everything Bread: Wonderbrands

Breakfast Foods

All-Day Breakfast Mini Quick Cook Hash Brown Patties: Cavendish Farms


Armstrong Cheese Mmmm….Bacon Natural Shredded Cheese: Saputo Dairy Products Canada 

Cheese Snacks 

Armstrong Cheese Combos: Saputo Dairy Products Canada 


Caramilk Salted Caramel: Mondelēz Canada

Crispy Appetizers

Western Family Tempura Fried Pickle Chips: Pattison Food Group


Renée’s Dips: The Kraft Heinz Company

Enhanced Water

Bai Antioxidant Infusion: Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

Frozen Appetizers – Cheese Bites

Western Family Everything Bagel Bites: Pattison Food Group


Oreo Gluten Free: Mondelēz Canada

Household Paper Product

Mouche Bamboo Facial Tissues: Mouche Inc.

Kitchenware & Cookware

KitchenAid Shave Ice Attachment for Stand Mixers: Whirlpool Canada


Tempur-Align Medium Mattress: Tempur-Pedic

Personal Care & Wellness

Dove Refillable Deodorant: Unilever

Plant-based Cheese

Babybel Plant-based: Fromageries Bel Canada

Prepared Foods

Longo’s Tahini Filled Falafel Bites: Longo Brothers Fruit Market

Snacking Crackers

Crispers Fiery Jalapeño: Mondelēz Canada


Chips Ahoy! Mashup: Mondelēz Canada

Soups & Sauces

Cracker Barrel Cheese Sauce Kit: Lactalis Canada

Sustainable Product

Ziploc Compostable Sandwich Bags: SC Johnson

Established 35 years ago, Product of the Year operates in 45 countries with a universal goal: to guide consumers to the best products in their market. The Product of the Year Awards recognize manufacturers for quality and innovation annually and act as a benchmark that forecasts the trends in store for the year ahead. This year’s winners reflect the things that everyday consumers value most.


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