I received some of the products mentioned below to facilitate this post.
Did you know that nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year? That is a whole lot of research, execution and innovation in just 365 days! But of those products, some are heroes, while others are dubbed zeros. Let’s focus on the heroes of 2015 – the 2015 Products of the Year.
Product of the Year, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, announced its 2015 winners last week and I had the chance to check all 30 “heroes” out for myself. So how does a product get such a prestigious award? Over 40,000 consumers are surveyed by research partner TNS, a global leader in consumer research, so the winning products are voted on by consumers just like you and me.
Meet the 2015 Product of the Year Winners!
*Spit Up is the New Black Favorites are marked with an asterisk
Convenience Meals: ALDI created an exclusive LiveGfree Gluten Free Pizza made from organic, gluten-free ingredients like vine-ripened tomato sauce and a rice crust.
Baby: Beech-Nut developed a new, 100 percent all-natural baby food called Beech-Nut Naturals. Just real, whole fruits and vegetables are inside their jars (and nothing else!).
Interior Paint: Benjamin Moore® Natura® Waterborne Interior Paint provides an environmentally friendly, Zero VOC and zero emissions option when it comes to painting home interiors and dries quickly to allow full, same day use of the newly painted room
DIY: Insl-x® Garage Guard® Waterborne Epoxy Garage Floor Coating is a durable water-based 2-part epoxy coating for use on garage floors, basement floors and other interior concrete surfaces.
Pet Care: MilkBone® Brushing Chews* feature a unique twist and nub design clinically proven as effective as brushing a dog’s teeth twice a week. My dog is 5 and since we started using these brushing chews, his tartar has lessened and his breath has freshened.
Pet Nutrition: Milo’s Kitchen® Grilled Burger Bites are made from a home-style burger recipe with real beef and real pieces of bacon and sweet potato.
Specialty Skin Treatment: Carmex Cold Sore Treatment works on contact to block pain and itch while minimizing the appearance of a cold sore.
Body Comfort & Relief: Now you can get all the cooling, drying power of Gold Bond Powder in a refreshing no-mess spray – Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray.
Skin Care: Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream is a daily body moisturizing treatment to smooth and soften extremely dry, rough skin.
Sensitivity Toothpaste: Sensodyne Complete toothpaste builds a protective layer over the vulnerable areas of your teeth and gives you all the oral care benefits you need in one complete sensitivity toothpaste.
Enamel Care: ProNamel MultiAction is specifically designed to re-harden acid softened enamel and is specifically formulated to be suitable for people with sensitive teeth.
Soap: Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap* has a new formula with gentle micro-scrubbers and a boutique design that compliments the décor of any kitchen or bathroom. Plus, it doesn’t dry out the skin!
Men’s Grooming: Dial For Men Power Scrub body wash is over-engineered with grime cutting orange oil and micro scrubbers, which remove dirt and oil while defending against odor all day and locking in moisture.
Personal Hygiene: Dial Greek Yogurt Body Wash features protein packed yogurt for deliciously soft skin, which conditions skin to help it retain natural moisture.
Laundry Booster: Purex Crystals is now available in 3 fragrance “moods” – Well Being, Energy, and Serenity – called Purex Crystals Aromatherapy. Each “mood” is infused with natural essential for freshness that lasts for weeks.
Hair Styling: Smooth N Shine Argan Power 10 Styling Gel contains pure Argan Oil! Get 10 benefits in 1 simple step. The best part? It retails for less than $3!
Kids Novelty: Snackeez* is that cup you see on the commercials. It’s a snack cup and drink cup all in one! This cup is perfect for kids (and adults) on the go. My daughter loves to fill the snack cup with her dried apples and I love that the cup doesn’t leak.
Tooth Whitening: LISTERINE® Healthy White™ Gentle Rinse safely whitens teeth without the use of peroxide while preventing cavities and killing bad breath germs.
Overnight Protection: GoodNites Tru-Fit Underwear for kids ages 4 – 12 is real cotton-blend underwear with disposable, absorbent inserts to provide nighttime protection to help keep sheets and pajamas dry all night.
Paper Products: This year, Viva® launched a new cleaning solution – Viva® Vantage Paper Towels, which feature revolutionary V-Flex* Weave technology that delivers stretch for great scrubbing power.
Candy: Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups take the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate to a new, mouthwatering level in this smooth AND crunchy treat.
Specialty Paint: Plutonium™ Ultra Supreme Professional Grade Aerosol Paint is a unique acrylic lacquer that provides a premium coating that resists dripping, chipping, cracking and peeling. Plus, it’s made in the USA!
Bladder Protection: Always Discreet is available in liners, pads and the comfort of underwear that offers incredible comfort, protection and discretion.
Feminine Care: Always Infinity* – the world’s first foam pad – revolutionizes comfort and protection. Its form fitting design reduces the bulk but maintains the absorption!
Sensitivity Pain Relief: Crest Sensi-Stop combines a professional-level ingredient with Crest’s strip technology to create a truly breakthrough and effective way to treat tooth sensitivity.
Laundry Detergent: Tide Ultra Stain Release* is supercharged to help remove 99% of everyday stains, including greasy food stains. Plus, it features the new innovative “Zap! Cap,” a pretreat cap with scrubbing bristles to pre-treat tough stains.
Home Design: Create custom wall treatments to match your style without the hassle— and permanence—of wallpaper with the Stencil1 Repeat Pattern Wallpaper Stencil Kit.
Snacks: Werther’s Original® Caramel Popcorn* is perfectly popped corn wrapped with the one-of-a-kind taste of Werther’s Caramel. My daughter loves this as a snack.
Anti-Aging: Hada Labo Tokyo ™ Ultimate Anti-Aging Mask* is made of soft cotton (yes, cotton!) and literally drenches skin with a full bottle of anti-aging serum (0.7 fl. oz.) to boost hydration, smooth fine lines, and restore firmness and bounce to your skin. My friend and I tested these masks out during last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and while we may have looked like glazed donuts at the time, our skin felt refreshed and hydrated for 24 hours following the removal of our masks.
Female Grooming: Yes! by Finishing Touch™ hair remover that gently sweeps away unwanted hair instantly and painlessly. This remover works best on small areas like knuckles and lip hair.
Want to win ALL of the products listed above? I’m giving away a 2015 Product of the Year prize pack (valued at approximately $250).
Want to win ALL of the products listed above? We’ve partnered with Product of the Year to give away a 2015 Product of the Year prize pack (valued at approximately $250).
To enter to win, just use the giveaway form below. Open to residents of the US, ages 18+. Good luck!
Product of the Year is offering additional giveaways! Head over to the Product of the Year Facebook page to find out more way to win. Some claims listed in this post are those of the manufactures’ and not Spit Up is the New Black. Spit Up is the New Black, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and Viva Veltoro are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Open to residents of the US, ages 18+. Products included in this prize package subject to vary. Some prizes may be delivered in sample size. Approximate retail value of prize package is $250.