In its fifth year in Canada, Product of the Year Canada—an award based on innovation and new-in-market products—is evaluated based on a jury of experts, industry pros and surveys who present well-received products a consumer award. Here are our favourite family-friendly picks from this year's winners.Photo: iStockphoto
The Wet Brush™ makes hair battles a thing of the past, thanks to specially formulated IntelliFlex bristles. Strong, yet flexible, these bristles detangle hair without tugging or tearing. Plus, the ball tips massage the scalp for healthy, follicular stimulation. Works well on wet or dry tresses.
The new Ultimate Scrubber from Home Hardware offers an easy solution to tough cleaning situations. A combination scrubber and sponge, this long-lasting, reusable product relies on nanosilver technology to kill and prevent, odour-causing bacteria while stopping mould from forming.
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All of the flavour with none of the fat—that's what you get with IÖGO™ 0%, the first fat-free yogurt in Canada to use the all-natural sweetener, Stevia. A healthy choice for consumers on carbohydrate and fat-reduced diets, it is available in raspberry, blueberry, vanilla and mango-passion fruit.
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A Canadian original, Quaker® Harvest Crunch® Quinoa Bars satisfy both your sweet tooth and your healthy habits. Available in Chocolate Nut Medley flavour, it features quinoa—the superfood du jour lauded for its protein punch—plus oats, wheat, brown rice, almonds and a drizzle of chocolate.
Recover more quickly from an intense workout with Milk2Go Sport™, Canada's first ready-to-drink protein shake from Saputo Dairy. Made with fresh milk—chocolate or vanilla—this shake contains 26 g of protein as well as five essential nutrients and vitamins, making it a great post-workout snack.
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An invigorating new body wash, Dial® Coconut Water & Bamboo Leaf Extract, leaves skin dewy soft and refreshed. The secret is in the coconut water, long known as a rich source of antioxidants and electrolytes, which are key to well-moisturized skin.
Easy hero move? Be the soccer parent who provides the best post-game snack, ever. Chapman’s® Sport Lolly is an electrolyte-enhanced frozen treat that lets kids rehydrate while cooling down. And because it's nut and gluten-free, chances are the whole team can enjoy them.
Flawless skin can now be yours with The Body Shop® All-in-One BB Cream. This lightweight formulation colour-adapts to your skin tone while providing 24-hour hydration and coverage, thanks to innovative, pigment-filled capsules that only release upon application.
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