In its sixth year, Product of the Year Canada is an award that celebrates innovation and new-in-market products. Products are put before a jury of industry experts and members of the media the ensure they meet the criteria, and then they're evaluated by Canadian consumers in a survey. Here are our favourite family-friendly picks from this year's winners.
On busy school mornings, Alpen Muesli makes for a quick and nutritious breakfast. The combination of hazelnuts, almonds, raisins and dark chocolate is divine. Try mixing the muesli with yogurt, or enjoy it with warm or cold milk. This muesli is high in fibre and has no artificial flavours or preservatives.
Between getting the kids dressed and packing lunches, who has time for a complicated beauty routine? That’s why we love InstaBlur from The Body Shop. This all-in-one product hides blemishes, controls shine and unifies your complexion. And the best part is it comes in one universal shade.
Busy moms don’t have time to get sick, so keep your immune system strong by taking Total One Women's Multi Vitamin & Mineral. Packed with calcium, B vitamins and vitamins C and D, Total One has no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Plus, it's gluten-free.
You can enjoy the delicious taste of Italian gelato without ever having to leave the country. Irresisitibles' La Collezione sorbet is imported from Italy and comes in nine delicious flavours. This light dessert is the perfect treat for the whole family.
Don’t you hate that greasy feel after applying lotion? Well NIVEA has found a solution with their Nourishing In-Shower Body Milk. This genius formula allows you to put your lotion on in the shower so you can just rinse off any residue.
Moms need a nail polish that lasts despite the numerous diaper changes, housework and trips to the park that come with motherhood. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is part lacquer, part gel manicure, so it lasts up to 14 days. The only hard part is choosing which of the 47 gorgeous shades to wear first.
This snack is so yummy both you and the kids will be gobbling it up. Stacy’s Pretzel Thins are flat like a cracker and come in two flavours, Simple Naked and Honey Dijon. Try topping this snack with cheese or dipping it in hummus.
Online banking just got even more secure thanks to Tangerine Mobile Banking App, which features Touch ID, which uses your fingerprint to sign in. This awesome app also boasts Voice Banking, letting you use voice control to complete your banking.
Parents just don't get a lot of sleep. Keep yourself caffeinated without leaving home with Tim Hortons' Dark Roast Coffee. It’s delicious at any time of day, whether at 6 a.m. when the kids wake up or at midnight when the baby just won’t fall asleep.
Keep your house clean with these 100-percent natural sprays from AspenClean. These vegan, eco-certified products made with organic essential oils are tough enough to get sticky stuff off surfaces and clean your appliances, yet gentle enough that you can feel comfortable using them in a home with kids and pets. Plus, they're good for the environment.