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04/12/2022

2021 Grand Prix finalists revealed

The Retail Council of Canada has unveiled the short list for its annual new product awards
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Grand Prix winners

The finalists for the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards have been named.

A total of 121 products made the short list in the 29th edition of the Retail Council of Canada’s annual award. The products making the cut were launched in the Canadian market in 2021 and come from both established and new suppliers as well as smaller boutiques and family-owned retailers from across the country.

This year’s jury consisted of 34 food and grocery experts who judged the entries based on innovation, taste, texture, consumer value and packaging. To become a finalist, a product had to receive a score of at least 70%.

“It’s exciting to see brands introducing new packaged goods products in Canada are listening to Canadian consumers” said RCC president and CEO Diane J. Brisebois, in a press release. “We hear from retailers, restaurateurs, and food influencers that Canadians are looking for ways to recreate restaurant-like meals at home while also looking for healthier plant-based options, and more environmentally friendly packaging. And that is what we are seeing in many of this year’s finalists.”

Winners will be announced during an in-person gala held June 1. Here is the full list of 2021 Grand Prix finalists:

FOOD

A. Lassonde Inc. | Kiju Organic

A. Lassonde Inc. | Oasis Health Break

A. Lassonde Inc. | Rougemont Orchard Collection

AB World Foods | Al'Fez Marinades

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | Agropur Grand Cheddar

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | Monsieur Gustav Gouda

BCC Foods | Nutybite

Bee Maid Honey Limited | Li'l Honeys

Bel Canada | Boursin Minis

Bel Canada | Boursin Dairy Free

Bimbo Canada | Bon Matin - No fat, No Sugar Added Protein Loaf

Bimbo Canada | Oroweat Organic Bread 22 Grain Thin

Bimbo Canada | Stonemill Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Bread

Biscuits Leclerc | Go Pure Oat Bars

Bonduelle Canada Inc. | Veggie Made Pasta

Bridor | Sliced Croissant Loaf

Carbonaut | Carbonaut Low-Carb Gluten-Free Bread

Cavendish Farms | Waffle Fries

Chocolat Lamontagne Inc. | Tuxedo Inspiration Triple Chocolate Bites

Coastal Coffee | Coastal Coffee Traveller - single serve coffee pour over

Conagra Brands | Angie’s BOOMCHICKPOP® Salted Maple Flavoured Kettle Corn

Conagra Brands | Healthy Choice Power Bowls

Conagra Brands | PAM

Dare Foods Limited | Realfruit Gummies

Eat Just, Inc. | JUST Egg Folded, plant-based egg

Eat Just, Inc. | JUST Egg, plant-based egg

EggSolutions | Homestyle Omelettes

Finica Food Specialties Ltd. | Rockstar

Finica Food Specialties Ltd. | Roussas Barrel Aged Feta

GoGo Quinoa | GoGo Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Honey Bunny Inc. | Peace River Hot Honey

Island Abbey Foods Ltd. (Honibe) | Honibe Honey Drop

Kellogg's | Pop-Tarts Bites Mini-Pastries

Lactalis Canada | Balderson Truffle Cheddar

Maple Lodge Farms | Maple Lodge Farms ULTIMATE™ Chicken Sausages

Mimi Foods Artistic Dough Products  | Crokkia (kro-kia): A True Roman Style Pizza

MiGiGi Foods | Vegan Organic Pizza Crusts

Oggi Foods Inc. | Tartufo - Detroit Style Pizza

Organic Meadow | Organic Meadow Zero-Carbon Milk Carton

Organic Meadow | Organic Meadow Whole Milk Kids Yogurt

Patience Fruit & Co. | SourCran Real Dried Cranberries

Premier Foods | Mr Kipling Slices

Premier Foods | Sharwood’s Cooking Sauce

Promise Gluten Free | Soft White Loaf

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. | Armstrong Natural Cheese Slices

Siwin Foods | Plant Based Chicken Flavour Dumpling

SodaStream | Pepsi & 7up for SodaStream

The J.M. Smucker Co. | Jif Squeeze

The J.M. Smucker Co. | Robin Hood® Specialty Flour

The Not Company | NotMilk

The Spice Tailor Ltd. | The Spice Tailor Biryani Kit by Anjum Anand

Three Farmers | Roasted Fava Beans

Von Slick's Finishing Touch  | Von Slick's Finishing Touch - Made with Real Butter

Village Brewery | CR*FT

Zoglos Incredible Food Inc. |  Zoglos Incredible Plant Based Prepared Meals

Zoglos Incredible Food Inc. | Zoglo's Plant Based Appetizer

Zoglos Incredible Food Inc. | Classic Touch Foods with Zoglo's Plant Based

 

NON-FOOD

Carlton Cards | Magic Moments

Carlton Cards | Papyrus - 3D Unicorn Scene

Carlton Cards | Papyrus - Quilling Hummingbird

Cascades Tissue Group | Cascades Fluff & Tuff

Island Abbey Foods Ltd. (Honibe) | Honibe Travel Gummy

Kilne | 6-Piece Steak Knife Set

Kruger Products | SpongeTowels UltraPRO

Millennia TEA | Superfood TEA Cubes

Reynolds Consumer Products Canada | ALCAN Recycled Aluminum Foil

Whirlpool Canada LP | Swash™ Laundry Detergent

 

PRIVATE LABEL FOOD

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold Chocolate

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold Flat Tail Pale Ale Alcohol-Free

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Plant Based Frozen Dessert

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Plant Based Protein Twists

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold Salami

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Original Almond Thins

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo’s Curato Hazelnut Crostata

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Frozen Chicken Souvlaki

Metro Inc. | Discovered by Irresistibles Cheeses

Metro Inc. | Discovered by Irresistibles Sauces

Metro Inc. | Invitation Alcohol Free Wine

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Dips

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Frozen Fruit

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Fruit Cake

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Gingerbreadman Ice Cream Sandwich

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Shrimp Appetizers

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Spices

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Crispy Rice Bars

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Flours

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Instant Oatmeals

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Naturalia Frozen Fish Fillet

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Organic Rice

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Organic Seeds

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Plant-Based Iced Bars

Metro Inc. | Selection Premium Truffles

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD | Nosh & Co. Everything Bagel Cashews

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD | Nosh & Co. Lavender Lemon Cookies

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Bacon Wrapped Prawns Extra Large

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Macaroni & Cheese Bites

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Naturally Simple Rice Pilaf

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Plant-Based Blue Cheese-Type Dressing

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Smoked Gouda Cheese Beef Burgers Stuffed

Sobeys Inc. | Panache Bumbleberry Crisp

Walmart Canada | Great Value 100% Superfine Almond Flour

Walmart Canada | Great Value™ BBQ Protein Trail Mix

Walmart Canada | Great Value Laksa Cooking Sauce

Walmart Canada | Great Value Sliced Kiwi

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Luminoso Medium Roast Pods

Walmart Canada | Your Fresh Market Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli

Walmart Canada | Our Finest All Butter Double Chocolate Chunk & Espresso Cookies

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Red Leicester Cheese

 

 

PRIVATE LABEL NON-FOOD

Canadian Tire Corporation | PADERNO Classic Non-Stick Cast Iron Frypan

Canadian Tire Corporation | Vida by PADERNO Essence Series 4-Burner Convertible Gas Barbecue

Metro Inc. | Be Better Meal Replacement Bar

Metro Inc. | Home Exclusives Ice Cream Maker

Metro Inc. | Home Exclusives Cauliflower Ricer

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Biscuits

Metro Inc. | Liv Cup Personelle

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Cosmetics Eyebrow Liner

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD | Be Better Scented Epsom Salts

Walmart Canada | Special Kitty Flavour Cat Treats

Walmart Canada | Great Value Disinfecting Wet Mop Cloths