Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, has announced the winners of the 2022 Product of the Year Awards. And two traditional candies have been named to the list, including:


Candy Bar: Kinder Bueno Mini – Ferrero USA

Individually wrapped Kinder Bueno Mini are crispy, creamy chocolate bites that defy expectations. It’s the mini version of the Kinder Bueno bar. Beneath a blanket of milk chocolate lies a thin, crispy wafer filled with a creamy hazelnut filling, all topped with a delicate, dark chocolate drizzle. The 30-piece bag is perfect for celebrations or everyday sharing with family and friends.


Sugar Confections: NERDS Gummy Clusters – Ferrara

Known for its unique texture, each brightly colored piece is a cluster of crunchy, tangy, mini Rainbow or Very Berry Nerds, filled with a fruity, gummy center. It’s the best of both worlds and a first-of-its- kind treat, destined to be every candy lover’s staple.

"As the first-of-its-kind, dual-texture treat in Nerds' iconic portfolio, we knew we had something special on our hands when we developed Nerds Gummy Clusters," said Greg Guidotti, general manager, sugar, at Ferrara. "And we are honored to hear that so many candy fans agree. We look forward to continuing to push industry boundaries with Nerds and bringing our loyal fans new and exciting innovations along the way."

The list also included some CBD gummies, a vitamin gummy and a salty snack:

CBD Gummies: Charlotte's Web CBD Gummies – Charlotte's Web, Inc.

Charlotte's Web's vegan, GMO-free Sleep gummies are formulated with 10 mg CBD from hemp extract and 3 mg of melatonin in every serving to promote sleep. Whether consumers need to manage everyday stress, maintain immunity, or boost daily wellness, Charlotte’s Web has a gummy to help them do it naturally.


Salty Snack: ALDI-exclusive Clancy's Pub Style Pretzels – ALDI

ALDI-exclusive Pub Style Pretzels contain no artificial flavors and are seasoned with garlic and onion for a bold and zesty snack. Perfect for streaming your favorite show or watching the big game.


Vitamins: Nature's Bounty Jelly Bean Vitamins – Nestle Health Science U.S.

Nature’s Bounty Jelly Bean Vitamins offer a convenient way to get a daily dose of wellness. Whether consumers are seeking immune support, restful sleep, a multivitamin or vitamins for the kids, this product line provides a wide range of benefits to fit ther needs. These jelly bean vitamins come in six varieties that are all vegetarian, contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and are gelatin free.

With winners across 40 distinct categories, the products are awarded Product of the Year for outstanding innovation through a national survey of 40,000 American shoppers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. 

The full list of all 40 winners is available on the Product of the Year website. 

In an ever-changing consumer landscape, the annual Product of the Year Awards are a go-to resource for those looking to find the best new products on the market, whether they're shopping online or in-store. With a distinctive red seal that is globally recognized as the vote of confidence from consumers themselves, shoppers can cut through the clutter and trust that these products demonstrate the utmost innovation in their respective categories, whether in function, design, packaging or ingredients.