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06/01/2022

2021 Grand Prix winners announced!

Canada’s most notable new food and consumer goods products were recognized during a gala hosted by Retail Council of Canada
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Retail Council Grand Prix Awards
29th Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award winners; 2022 Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Margaret Hudson of Burnbrae Farms and Darrell Jones of Save on Foods. (CNW Group/Retail Council of Canada)

The Retail Council of Canada announced the winners of its annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards during an in-person gala held in Toronto on Wednesday night.

Now in its 29th year, the Grand Prix Awards aim is to celebrate innovation and creativity in the food industry. The award recognizes the most notable new food and consumer goods products--both national brands and private label--launched in the Canadian market in 2021.

"The winners this year reflect the story of changing Canadian values. Canadians are seeking products that truly meet their needs and dietary preferences. The quality of meat and dairy alternative products is astounding and a testament that these product choices are here to stay, "said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO of Retail Council of Canada, in a press release announcing the winners.

The winning products were evaluated by a jury comprised of food and grocery experts who judged the entries based on innovation, taste, experience and packaging.

Here is a full list of the winners:

FOOD

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | Agropur Grand Cheddar

BCC Foods | Nutybite

Bridor | Sliced Croissant Loaf

Conagra Brands | PAM

Dare Foods Limited | Realfruit Gummies

Honey Bunny Inc. | Peace River Hot Honey

Maple Lodge Farms | Maple Lodge Farms ULTIMATE™ Chicken Sausages

Siwin Foods | Plant Based Chicken Flavour Dumpling

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

NON-FOOD

Carlton Cards | Magic Moments

Kilne | 6-Piece Steak Knife Set

Millennia TEA | Superfood TEA Cubes

Reynolds Consumer Products Canada | ALCAN Recycled Aluminum Foil

Whirlpool Canada LP | Swash™ Laundry Detergent

PRIVATE LABEL FOOD

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

Metro Inc. | Invitation Alcohol Free Wine

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Shrimp Appetizers

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Instant Oatmeals

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Naturalia Frozen Fish Fillet

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 | Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

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

Walmart Canada | Great Value 100% Superfine Almond Flour

Walmart Canada | Great Value Sliced Kiwi

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Red Leicester Cheese

PRIVATE LABEL NON-FOOD

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

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Biscuits

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD | Be Better Meal Replacement Bar

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD | Be Better Scented Epsom Salts

Walmart Canada | Great Value Disinfecting Wet Mop Cloths

SPECIAL AWARDS

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | Agropur Grand Cheddar (All-Canadian trophy)

Organic Meadow | Organic Meadow Zero-Carbon Milk Carton ( Innovative Packaging award)

The Spice Tailor Ltd. | The Spice Tailor Biryani Kit by Anjum Anand (Excellence in Ethnic Product award)

Von Slick's Finishing Touch  | Von Slick's Finishing Touch - Made with Real Butter (Innovation and Originality award)

Walmart Canada | Your Fresh Market Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli ( Overall Consumer Value award)

During the gala, Margaret Hudson of Burnbrae Farms and Darrell Jones of Save-On-Foods were recognized with 2022 Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievements Awards, presented by RCC and Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP).