NEW YORK — CBD accounts for three of the 41 categories in the 2021 Product of the Year Awards.
Selected by 40,000 shoppers in a national survey by consumer research company Kantar, each winning product won for being the most innovative in its category.
“For all the obvious reasons, shoppers are spending less time in the supermarket than ever, but still crave new and innovative products to light up these difficult times,” said Mike Nolan, global CEO of Product of the Year management.
What makes Product of the Year so trusted, Nolan said, is its unique process, which gives shoppers the confidence that each product with its red logo is backed by 40,000 Americans.
Consumer shopping behavior has rapidly shifted in the past year, and these annual awards provide a resource to guide consumers to the best new products on the market.
For more than 30 years globally and 13 years in the United States, Product of the Year has championed brands by awarding its red seal to products that demonstrate innovation in their function, design, packaging or ingredients. This year’s winning products reflect the trends and categories that everyday shoppers care about most as they spend more time at home.
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Best CBD Ingestible: cbdMD CBD Gummie. Gummies are one of the most popular ways to take CBD. This is cbdMD’s most powerful CBD gummie, which contain 50 mg of CBD per piece, or 1,500 mg per 30-count bottle.
There is a mix of fruit flavors, like the company’s other gummies, and its broad spectrum formula also includes other cannabinoids and terpenes for maximum benefits but with undetectable levels of THC.
CBD Personal Care
Best CBD Personal Care: Medterra Pain Cream + CBD. This cream combines advanced natural ingredients with menthol and arnica. In both 500 mg and 1,000 mg concentrations, Medterra’s pain cream contains significant amounts of its hemp. In addition, this powerful blend has been formulated with soothing natural ingredients like peppermint oil, jojoba oil and aloe, and it is free of plasticizers, artificial preservatives and synthetic ingredients.
CBD Pet: Paw CBD 300 mg Peanut-Butter Hard Chews, from cbdMD. Paw CBD treats offer a crunchy way to serve up broad spectrum formula CBD extracts to pets. This winner, which contains wholesome ingredients and veterinarian-formulated options, is made with hemp that is free of THC, and it is ISO-certified lab tested for safety.