It’s awards season, and not just for movies and actors – every February, the other shining stars in our homes get their due recognition when Product of the Year USA announces its annual winners! Each year, a panel of 40,000 consumers cast their votes for the most useful products in categories such as home, beauty, health, food and more. It’s become a tradition for me to look forward to finding out the winners, because I love discovering a new array of useful and awesome items. Sometimes I’ll learn of a completely new and better solution to a daily task, such as 2015’s Yes! by Finishing Touch razor that I still love, or a new variation on an existing product that catches my attention, like 2016 winner Tide Pods, which is now the only laundry soap that I buy. So without further ado, let’s meet this year’s winners!
Car Care: Rain-X® Latitude® Water Repellency Wiper Blades
Foot Care: Amopé® GelActiv™ Insoles & Inserts
Skin Care: Kleenex Facial Cleansing, Exfoliating Cushions
Feminine Care: SweetSpot Labs Washes & Wipes
Lip Care: Carmex Comfort Care™ Lip Balm
Hair Treatment: Schwarzkopf Keratin Color
Oral Care: Sensodyne True White
Eye Care: Clear Eyes Pure Relief Preservative Free Eye Drops
Health and Wellness: Centrum MultiGummies for Women & Men
OTC Immediate Relief: Mucinex® Fast-Max® and Sinus-Max® Liquid Gels
Home Care: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
Bathroom Cleaner: Lysol Power & Fresh 6 Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Bath Tissue: Charmin Essentials Soft
Liquid Laundry: Tide purclean
Laundry Pacs: Tide PODS Plus Febreze Odor Defense
Fabric Conditioner: Snuggle PLUS SuperFresh Dryer Sheets
Laundry Booster: Downy Fresh Protect with Febreze Odor Defense
Air Care: Air Wick Bloom Scented Oil Warmer
Sugar Confections: Werther’s Original Soft Caramels
Chocolate: Russell Stover Pecan Delight
Salty Snacks: SimplyNature Organic White Cheddar Puffs
Healthy Snacks: Del Monte® Fruit Refreshers™
Specialty Bread: Sara Lee Artesano Bakery Bread
Dessert: Inspired by Happiness Cravin’ for Cookies & Cream Layered Cake
Sweetener: SPLENDA Naturals Sweetener
Beverage: Tetley Super Tea
Wine: Broken Clouds Pinot Noir
Spirits: SMIRNOFF™ Red, White & Berry
I received a sampler package with some of the winners earlier this week, and I’ve already identified a few favorites! We loved all of the snacks and food items, which I shared with family and made short work of – yum! I’ve loved Lysol Disinfecting Wipes for ages, so I think this is a well-deserved win, and I can’t wait to try the new Lysol toilet bowl cleaner because their winning toilet cleaner from last year worked great. I’m saving the Amopé® gel high heel inserts for my wedding shoes this August, as it should be the perfect thing to help me through that long day on my feet. And that’s what I love about Product of the Year: I discover new items that serve me through the whole rest of the year!
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