2024 Most Innovative New Product Awards Showcase 

PARRAINÉ PAR :

Circana

Best In Show

Nerdy Nuts

Avalanche Peanut Butter Treat

SRP: $12.99  |  14.5 oz

Avalanche is a rice crispy bar in a jar! Packed with white chocolate peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, caramel sauce, crispy rice cereal, and dehydrated mallow bits. This peanut butter treat has gone viral on TikTok x2. Grab a spoon & dig in like your favorite pint of ice cream!

Best in Show

Innovateur pour les petites entreprises

Issei

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mochi Gummies

SRP:  $8.99  |  3.53 oz

Introducing the very first Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mochi Gummies. Dark chocolate covered mochi gummies are a fusion of rich, velvety dark chocolate and chewy, sweet mochi gummies.

Small Business Innovator

Retour au début

Chocolat

Morris National
SKIPPY

Milk Chocolate PB Minis

SRP: $4.99 | 5oz

New for 2024, SKIPPY® Milk Chocolate PB Minis. Smooth and creamy SKIPPY® Peanut Butter, surrounded by a crunch wafer, covered in rich milk chocolate, and topped with thinly chopped crunchy peanuts. Available in a Single bar, 3oz Peg, and  5oz Gusset Bag.

Winner
7th Heaven Chocolate

Oat Milk Peanut Butter Cups

SRP: $2.49 | 1.5oz

“Unbelievably dairy-free oat-milk PB cups.
The childhood flavor you remember, tasting even better than what you remember. Taste saltier (yet with lower Sodium) and with their creamy-sweet shell, these 100% dairy-free PB cups bring the full indulging experience of milk chocolate without the dairy.”

Finalist
Candy Dynamics
Toxic Waste®

Slime Licker® Chocolate Bar – Strawberry

SRP: $3.49 | 1.75oz

The Strawberry Slime Licker® Chocolate Bar from Toxic Waste® fuses creamy Belgian chocolate with a sour tangy gel; a combination like no other. Each display includes 24 bars of one flavor at $3.49 SRP. These innovative treats redefine chocolate indulgence, delivering a unique flavor profile.

Finalist
Century Snacks
Snak Club

Tajin® Chocolate Covered Corn & Peanut Cluster

SRP: $7.69 | 4oz

You’ve never had this before, and you didn’t know you were missing it, but you were. Don’t be fooled by the chocolate coating, underneath is the salty crunch of toasted corn & peanuts with flavorful Tajin seasoning. Be one of the first to bring surprise and delight to your consumers.

Finalist
Century Snacks
Snak Club

Tajin® Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

SRP: $6.49 | 4oz

The popular Snak Club Tajin Gummy Bears are getting a surprise touch of indulgence with creamy chocolate.  These gummy bears covered in delicious milk chocolate still pack the same big, bold, sweet flavors & sprinkling of the #1 seasoning in the United States, Tajin® Clasico chili lime seasoning.

Finalist

Retour au début

Gourmet/Premium - Bonbons

Lakrids by Bulow

Passionfruit Chocolate-Coated Licorice

SRP: $13.00 | 4.41oz

LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW-gourmet chocolate-coated Danish licorice. B-Corp, Gluten/GMO-free, Organic option. 2023 US e-com sales +40%, 50k customers, $40 AOV. Surprising flavors/taste journeys, eco-pack, seasonal lines, new/repeat & incr. $ basket. PASSIONFRUIT: licorice enrobed in PF infused white chocolate.

Winner
Chocolats Sconza

Crème Brûlée Almonds

SRP: $3.99 | 5 oz

Roasted California almonds covered in a layer of caramelized vanilla toffee and wrapped in silky white chocolate. A flawless combination of crunchy and smooth, it’s a poppable bite of Crème Brûlée perfection.

Finalist
Marich Confectionery Company
Marich Pancrafted Chocolates

Dark Chocolate Blueberries

SRP: $5.99 | 3.5 oz

Elevate sales with our 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate Blueberries – a perfect blend of sweet blueberries and velvety dark chocolate. The perfection of this innovative treat adds on-trend appeal, making it a valuable addition to any retail store.

Finalist
Promise Confections
Snappers

Strawberry Waffle Cone 

SRP: $10.99 | 20oz

Delight in the perfect blend of our strawberry truffle center, crunchy waffle cone pieces, and savory pretzels. It’s a cluster experience that’s simply irresistible. No artificial flavors or preservatives.

Finalist
Marich Confectionery Company
Marich Pancrafted Chocolates

Yuzu Lemon Caramels

SRP: $2.50 | 2oz

Drive incremental sales with this conveniently packed, 2 oz grab & go single serve unit. The irresistible and trending favor fusion of soft, handcrafted caramels covered in the silky Yuzu Lemon flavored white chocolate is the ideal blend of sweet and tangy.

Finalist

Retour au début

Chewing-gum et menthes

Mars Wrigley North America
HUBBA BUBBA

Mini Gum in Skittles Original Flavors

SRP: $3.49 | 2.1oz

The first new gum format from the brand since 1988, HUBBA BUBBA® Mini Gum offers a sugar-free soft and chewy gum experience in fan-favorite SKITTLES® Original flavors. The new mini format gives consumers a fun, candy-like taste to enjoy while maintaining its bubble-blowing core.

Winner
Bubblegum Kids

Bubblegum Kids Gum

SRP: $4.99 | 2.91oz

Step into Bubblegum Land where flavors crafted by the Bubblegum Kids come to life with unique tales. With our five original characters and upcoming collaborations with brands like Popeye, Care Bears, Archie and others, our gum offers a vegan & healthier alt free of sugar, gluten, aspartame, peanuts.

Finalist
REV GUM
REV ELECTROLYTE GUM

Watermelon Lime

SRP: $2.99 | 1.2oz

Amplify Hydration with REV ELECTROLYTE GUM! Packed with essential electrolytes like potassium and magnesium along with B Vitamins to boost muscle performance, help prevent cramps and support cellular hydration! Sodium, sugar and caffeine free. 

Finalist
Promise Confections
Sqyntz!

Raspberry Lemonade Sourz

SRP: $3.49 | 1.5oz

Experience tangy bursts of real raspberry lemonade flavor in these Non-GMO, plant-based sourz. Guaranteed to make your lips pucker with delight, they also pack a punch of vitamin C. A mouthwatering indulgence for any time of the day!

Finalist
Ferrero North America
Tic Tac

Citrus Adventure

SRP: $2.69 | 1.7oz

Innovative variety mix that focuses on trendy flavors (lemon, lime and mandarin). A unique mix of sour & tangy fruit flavored mints that stimulate the senses and delivers premium taste! The portable pack fits perfectly in your pocket or purse—great for on-the-go sharing and refreshment.

Finalist

Retour au début

Non-Chocolate Candy

Amos Sweets Inc.
Amos Peelerz

Gummy Mango 

SRP: $3.49 | 6 oz

1. Peelerz gummies are peelable, replicating a real fruit experience.
2. The mango core contains real fruit juice, providing consumers with the sensation of tasting a real mango.
3. The elastic outer skin is also edible and tastes like real fruit.
4.  Mango Peelerz are the most viral gummy on TikTok!

Winner
Morinaga America, Inc.
HI-CHEW®

Dessert Mix Peg Bag

SRP: $3.59 | 3oz

HI-CHEW® Dessert Mix Peg Bag showcases beloved dessert-inspired flavors to take your taste buds on a decadent journey! The mix includes three mouthwatering flavors: citrusy Key Lime Pie complemented by hints of graham cracker, Strawberry Ice Cream, a classic nostalgic treat, and bright Candy Apple.

Finalist
Morinaga America, Inc.
HI-CHEW®

Gummies Sour Mix

SRP: $3.29 | 4.24oz

Pucker up and experience the mouthwatering HI-CHEW® Gummies Sour Mix! Covered in a sour coating with a chewy exterior and jelly-like interior, HI-CHEW Gummies Sour Mix brings a fun, new bouncy texture to flavors you know and love. Try the tart Green Apple, tangy Pineapple, and juicy Watermelon!

Finalist
Just Born Quality Confections
MIKE and IKE® 

Mega Mix Sweet or Sour

SRP: $1.50 | 4.25oz

MIKE AND IKE® Mega Mix Sweet or Sour: Mega Me Up™! This summer, find out if you’re on team #sweet or #sour with new, *Limited Time Only* MEGA MIX Sweet or SOUR fruity, chewy candies. 

Finalist
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
Albanese World’s Best®

True to Fruit American Favorite Fruits

SRP: $3.49 | 7.75oz

We captured the essence of America’s favorite fruits to boldly craft the True to Fruit™ sensation.  These true to fruit flavors unfold like fresh fruit picked at the peak of ripeness.  Experience the flavors you know and love in a way that could only be the World’s Best.  

Finalist

Retour au début

Novelty/Licensed - Bonbons et snacks

Amos Sweets Inc.
Amos Peelerz

Gummy Banana 

SRP: $3.49 | 6oz

1. Peelerz gummies are peelable, replicating a real fruit experience.
2. The banana core contains real fruit juice, providing consumers with the sensation of tasting a real banana.
3. The elastic outer skin is also edible and tastes like real fruit.
4. Peelerz are currently going viral on TikTok!

Winner
Dippin’ Dots

Frozeti Dough Ice Cream

SRP: $3.79 | 2.5oz

Dippin’ Dots, the original beaded ice cream, introduces Frozeti Dough! Inspired by mascot Frozeti the Yeti, blue sugar cookie flavored ice cream dots are mixed with a duo of doughs – Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Sandwich. This combo is a first for Dippin’ Dots, mixing two inclusions into one flavor.

Finalist
Promise Confections
Edward Marc Chocolatier

Girl Scouts Coconut Caramel Bites

SRP: $5.99 | 5.5oz

Inspired by the iconic flavor of Girl Scout Coconut Caramel cookies, these coconut caramel flavored bites are sure to be a favorite of Girl Scout Cookie fans! Enrobed with sustainably sourced cocoa and coconut.

Finalist
Stuffed Puffs, LLC
Stuffed Puffs

Jolly Rancher Sour Watermelon Filled Marshmallows

SRP: $3.00 | 2.96oz

Stuffed Puffs just launched its latest innovation, marshmallows bursting with sour candy filling, under a licensing agreement with The Hershey Company featuring the JOLLY RANCHER brand. These unique marshmallows promise to revitalize stagnant Easter baskets with a burst of sour excitement and fun!

Finalist
American Licorice
Company Sour Punch® 

Pickle Roulette Straws Tray

SRP: $1.99 | 4.5oz

Make snack time fun with Sour Punch Pickle Roulette Straws! Brace yourself for a game of chance where every bite is a surprise – will you get green apple, watermelon, lemon-lime, or pickle?  Available in 4.5oz Straw trays with 12-count caddy and 5oz Bites hanging bags.

Finalist

Retour au début

Saisonnier - Bonbons et snacks

Crazy Candy
Andersen’s Crazy Candy

Peanut Brittle

SRP: $7.99 | 3oz

This nostalgic, home made candy has been freeze-dried and taken to the next level! You’ll love and recognize the rich, familiar flavor of peanut brittle as you take that first crunchy bite. The way it melts in your mouth will bring  you back again and again all year long.

Winner
Astor Chocolate Corp.
Gudlife by Astor Chocolate

Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter Cup

SRP: $9.99 | 4.23oz

We’re obsessed with making real good, feel good snacks. On-the-go or finding a moment of quiet indulgence, there’s no judgment here! We value balance, moderation & deliciousness. Our chocolate is perfectly rich, sweet,& made with the types of ingredients that will make you feel good about your snacking.

Finalist
Promise Confections
Snappers

Girl Scouts Lemonades

SRP: $11.99 | 20oz

Experience summertime bliss with our Girl Scouts Lemonades® inspired Snappers! Our Lemon Truffle is paired with perfect shortbread cookie crisps and a vanilla crème drizzle. Summer never tasted so refreshing, indulge in this one-of-a-kind treat! No artificial flavors or added preservatives, ever.

Finalist
Amos Sweets Inc.
Amos 4D

Luckyfish Gummy – Raspberry

SRP: $1.50 | 2.1oz

1. LuckyFish is a gummy candy specially made for Lunar New Year (celebrated by 1/5 of the global population).
2. LuckyFish  symbolizes bringing good luck to the consumers (in cultural symbolism, koi fish represents good luck).
3. 360° three-dimensional fish-shaped gummy candy, the first in the world.

Finalist
Crazy Candy
Andersen’s Crazy Candy

Peppermint Puffs

SRP: $7.99 | 2.5oz

These Peppermint Puffs are whimsical and like nothing you’ve experienced before when it comes to Peppermints! Puffy, colorful and fun, they will bring a smile to your face. You’ll find your self having a whole new experience as you crunch into one of these Puffs and feel it melt away in your mouth.

Finalist

Retour au début

En-cas à base de viande

CHYLER’S™ 

Hawaiian Beef Chips®  – Original with Roasted Garlic 

SRP: $15.99 | 1.5oz

Created in exotic Hawaii, our wafer-thin beef chips are perfectly sliced, marinated in our secret flavor and spice blend, and slow-roasted to create a crispy full-flavored beef chip. Each of our Hawaiian Beef Chips® are bursting with flavors with a thin crispy texture unlike any other.

Winner
Oberto Snacks, Inc.
Cattleman’s Cut + Yellowstone

American Wagyu Beef Stick

SRP: $2.49 | 0.9oz

Immerse yourself in the bold flavors of the American West with Cattleman’s Cut + Yellowstone American Wagyu Beef Sticks. Hardwood smoked and seasoned to perfection, each stick boasts five grams of protein and less than one gram of sugar per serving for a hearty, delicious on-the-go snack.

Finalist
Wenzel’s Farm

Bacon Cheddar Snack Stick 

SRP: $2.49 | 2oz

A blend of rich, smoky beef flavor with cheddar cheese and bacon to create a mouth-watering snack stick that tastes as good as it sounds, and combines two Midwestern favorites for an unforgettable culinary experience. It’s like taking the flavor sensation of your favorite bacon cheddar burger.

Finalist
Stoney Point Inc.
Bronco Billy Beef Jerky

Buffalo Chicken Jerky

SRP: $8.99 | 3oz

Bringing the same great flavor you get when you sit down with a dozen wings.  Bold Buffalo Chicken flavor in every lean bite product. Taste like you are eating a dozen wings right from the kitchen. 

Finalist

Dr Pepper Inspired Stick

SRP: $2.09 | 2.2oz

Jack Link’s® and Dr Pepper® have teamed up to bring you a one-of-a-kind flavorful experience. Infused with the distinctive flavors inspired by Dr Pepper®, each bite of Jack Link’s meat sticks delivers a delightful blend of sweet and savory sensations.

Finalist
Pearson Ranch Healthy Meat Snacks
Pearson Ranch

Duck Snack Sticks

SRP: $7.99 | 3oz

Pearson Ranch Duck Snack Sticks are made from a tasty blend of duck and pork. Our sticks are gluten-free, soy-free, and contain no MSG. We’ve also skipped the nitrites and nitrates, so you can snack guilt-free. We are a 5th generation family-owned ranch, we take pride in our product.

Finalist
Ranch House Sausage Co.
Ranch House

Hawaiian Pizza  Style Snack Sticks – Single Serve

SRP: $2.99 | 2oz

A savory slightly sweet slice of pizza without the mess.  The creamy cheese and sweet pineapple with the right amount of pizza sauce flavor makes this a stick your kids will love.  No need to refrigerate, great source of protein.

Finalist

Retour au début

En-cas salés

Nomad Snacks

Ramen Popcorn

SRP: $5.99 | 4oz

Savory and delicious , ramen-flavored ready-to-eat popcorn

Winner
Pork King Good

Appley Cinnamon Flavored Pork Rinds

SRP: $3.99 | 3oz

Pork King Good’s Appley Cinnamon Pork Rinds are the sweet & salty mashup that you never knew you needed! Heavy on flavor and with a melt-in-your-mouth texture unlike any other brand on the market, our Appley Cinnamon Pork Rinds are an addictively delicious, low carb and gluten free sweet treat!

Finalist
General Mills
Chex Mix

Chex Mix Remix Zesty Taco

SRP: $4.29 | 4.25oz

Remix your craving with Chex Mix Remix Zesty Taco! Chex Mix Remix delivers complex and intense layers of flavor to create a more exciting eating experience for new eating occasions. Its thematic flavor pieces build a more engaging way to enjoy “craveable” consumer favorites (like Tacos)!

Finalist
Hain Celestial
Garden Veggie Snacks

Flavor Burst Tortilla Chips, Zesty Ranch

SRP: $3.99 | 6oz

From the makers of Veggie Straws, Flavor Burst is the FIRST kid-loved, parent approved flavored tortilla chip; addressing an unmet need for family fun tortilla chips. Most BFY tortilla options are adult focused. Flavor Burst is certified GF & combines veggies, non-GMO corn with no artificial flavors

Finalist
Big Dipper Food Company
PopCrunch

Peanut Butter w/Pretzels 

SRP: $3.99 | 6oz

The perfect pairing of pretzel-infused peanut butter coated on to a scrumptious, crunchy caramel popcorn center – a sweet treat with a PopCrunch that’s sure to satisfy.

Finalist
Our Home
YOU NEED THIS

Zesty Ranch Fries

SRP: $3.99 | 5.5oz

Play it cool & get zesty with YOU NEED THIS’ Zesty Ranch Fries. Made for Gen Z & Millennials, our fries serve ridiculously good taste at a great value WITHOUT junk. Zesty Ranch Fries are gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO and fill the gap in the category for an easy-to-eat social snack.

Finalist

Retour au début

En-cas salés

Our Home
YOU NEED THIS

Hot Cheddar Fries

SRP: $3.99 | 5.5oz

Made for Gen Z & Millennials, our fries deliver ridiculously good taste at a great value WITHOUT junk. Hot Cheddar Fries fill a gap for spicy snacks that are gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. The category lacks an easy-to-eat social snack & the hot cheddar flavor aligns with popular flavor profiles.

Winner
PepsiCo Foods
Doritos Dinamita

Smoky Chile Queso

SRP: $6.29 | 9oz

69% of Gen Z say they crave a snack that is not only spicy but has multidimensional flavor as well. With a mix of green chile & smoky cheese paired with a crispy crunch & medium heat, our new Dinamita Smoky Chile Queso sticks are here to deliver on that Gen Z craving & change the intense snack game!

Winner
Simply Good Foods Company
Quest®

Cheese Crackers Spicy Cheddar

SRP: $2.79 | 1.06oz

Introducing Quest Spicy Cheddar Cheese Crackers – a spicy twist on the cheesy crackers you know and love.  These crunchy, protein-rich crackers are packed with flavor and spice to give you the heat & delicious taste you want without the carbs you don’t.
-10g Protein
-5g Net Carbs

Finalist
We Are Nuts

Ginger Turmeric Honey Peanuts

SRP: $8.99 | 10oz

Organic Ginger & Turmeric Root, Lemons, Thai Chili Peppers fermented in Mason Jars filled with raw pure honey-layered over Georgia peanuts with our famous toffee coating. Convenient on-the-go jar for joyful sharing experiences. 10 UPSPW, incremental, merchandisable, high protein snacking. Taste=Win

Finalist
Bad Monkey Popcorn Inc. 

Heat N’ Eat™ Sweet & Salty Popcorn

SRP: $3.49 | 3.52oz

It is the World’s first ever heatable popcorn bag that is 100% compostable (no plastic at all). The popcorn inside the bag is pre-popped and seasoned. You can put the bag directly into an oven, microwave and warmer. The result is hot, crunchy, popcorn – just like at the movie theatre.

Finalist
OMG! Pretzels

Lemon Pepper Gourmet Seasoned Sourdough Pretzels

SRP: $8.99 | 6.5oz

Tastebuds deserve a revolution not repetition. A unique blend of fresh citrus and savory pepper boasts a 2-note tasting experience. Made from family recipes without artificial ingredients and a light, airy crunch, ours are the only authentically-aged seasoned sourdough pretzel nuggets on the market.

Finalist

Retour au début

En-cas sucrés

Nerdy Nuts

Banana Cream Pie Peanut Butter Treat

SRP: $12.99 | 14.5oz

Banana Cream Pie is a peanut butter treat mixed with a southern staple: White chocolate peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, caramel sauce, banana mallow creme, vanilla wafers, and banana chips. This flavor was an influencer collab in 2021 and completely sells out every time it’s released.

Winner
Endangered Species Chocolate Company
Endangered Species Chocolate

Dip ‘n Joy Salted Caramel 

SRP: $3.79 | 1.75oz

Rich dark chocolate batons sit alongside a pool of rich salted caramel dip, allowing you to be in control of your indulgence. Inspired by one of ESC’s best-selling bars!  

Finalist
Tru Fru LLC
Trü Frü Hyper-Chilled Fresh

Nature’s Strawberries Frozen Fresh in White & Dark Chocolate

SRP: $6.99 | 8oz

We take Nature’s Strawberries fully ripened, double immersed in a premium white and then dark chocolate before hyper-chilling it in our proprietary chamber of frozen freshness. Tru Fru is a “permissibly indulgenct snack” made of real ingredients that satisfy that craving!

Finalist
Cibo Vita
Nature’s Garden

Probiotic Mixed Berry Yoggies

SRP: $6.98 | 8.4oz

Real fruit center, coated in yogurt, Yoggies are infused w/2 billion CFU of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG Probiotics=gut health. Added sugars are comprised of real fruit juice. 3g prebiotic fiber. Non-GMO. Does not contain corn syrup or artificial colors, unlike leading fruit snacks on the market.

Finalist
Crazy Candy Andersen’s
Crazy Candy

S’more Crunchers

SRP: $7.99 | 2.5oz

Crafted for the first time ever, this freeze-dried delight combines classic s’more flavors into a crunchy, irresistible snack. With freeze-dried marshmallows, delicious  graham & rich chocolate, every piece promises a party in your mouth—with textures & flavors that dance together in perfect harmony

Finalist

Retour au début

Baked Goods

Simply Good Foods Company
Quest®

Strawberry Cake Frosted Cookies

SRP: $2.79 | 1.76oz

“Introducing Quest Strawberry Cake Frosted Cookie Twin Packs. Featuring a sweet coating around a soft-baked fruit flavored center, Quest Frosted Cookies provide the sweet satisfaction of a sugary bakery cookie with 1g of sugar.

-10g Protein
-2g Net carbs
-1g Sugar
-200 Calories

Winner
Flathau’s Fine Foods
Maddy’s Sweet Shop

Cinnamon Cayenne Shortbread Cookies

SRP: $6.95 | 5oz

Prepare your tastebuds! Our new Cinnamon Cayenne Shortbread cookies start off sweet, but have a pinch of heat at the end. 

Finalist
Alli & Rose

Crispy Croissant Bites with Caramel & Sea Salt

SRP: $9.99 | 9.17oz

Everyone’s favourite baked good is now available in snack format! Light, crispy and lightly glazed with caramel and sprinkled with sea salt. Our Crispy Croissant Bites are your new go to snack for just about any occasion!

Finalist
Hostess Brands

Double Chocolate Meltamors

SRP: $3.99 | 9.31oz

HOSTESS Double Chocolate Meltamors, Melting Chocolate Center. Elevate snacking with HOSTESS Double Chocolate Meltamors. Indulge in a carefree moment to lighten your day. Warm in the microwave & savor the melting “Lava” filled center. Or simply eat straight from the wrapper as tasty on the go treats!

Finalist

Red Velvet Cheesecake

SRP: $3.00 | 3.5oz

This delicious creation takes the classic red velvet cake to new heights. Enjoy the perfect mixture of generously studded rich couverture white chocolate chunks with our velvety and gooey cream cheese filling.

Finalist

Retour au début