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RCC unveils 2022 Grand Prix finalists

This year's Grand Prix New Product Awards finalists comprise 107 food and non-food products launched in 2022
2022 grand prix finalists

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has revealed the finalists for its 30th annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.  

Finalists represent 107 food and non-food products – both private label and national brands – launched into the Canadian market in 2022. 

This year’s jury of 31 food and grocery industry experts evaluated products based on innovation, taste, texture, consumer value and packaging. 

The evaluation process required products to receive an overall score of at least 70%.  

Winners of the key categories and five specialty awards will be announced live at the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award Gala Dinner on May 31. 

The specialty awards recognize the products that had the highest scores in the categories of:    innovation and originality; package design; overall consumer value; best all-Canadian made product; and excellence in ethnic products.

This year’s gala – taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre at the close of the two-day RCC Store ‘23 Conference – will be hosted by international food and travel TV personality Mijune Pak, founder of and judge on both Top Chef Canada and Iron Chef Canada

“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards, it is thrilling to see how new companies across the country continue to raise the caliber of new products they introduce to delight consumers,” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO, RCC, in a statement. “Our jury – which includes retailers, industry experts, and food influencers - were thoroughly impressed by the high-quality products they saw this year. The feedback they will be providing to the finalists will be invaluable to their ongoing new product development work.”    

See this year’s finalists below.

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A. Lassonde inc. | Simple Drop Enhanced Water Beverage

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | Monsieur Gustav

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | OKA Mushrooms & Truffle

Arctic Gardens | Roastable Market Harvest

Bel Group Canada Inc. | Boursin Truffle Salt & Hint of Pepper

Bimbo Canada | Dempster’s Zero Zero Bread

Biscuits Leclerc Ltd. | Go Pure Oatmeal Bars

Cavendish Farms | All-Day Breakfast Mini Quick Cook Hash Brown Patties

Cora | Cora Crepe Mix

Danone Canada | Activia Immune System

Danone Canada | Two Good

Finica Food Specialties Ltd. | Sheeps Milk Cheese

Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd. | Hardbite Rugged

Oggi Foods Inc. | Four Cheese Tortellini Pasta

Patreats | Infus'd Fruit Gourmet Spread

Prana Organic | Granolove on the go

Promise Gluten Free | Promise Gluten Free Mini Pitas

Purdys Chocolatier | Vegan Hawaiian Black Salt Caramels

Quality Cheese Inc. | Stracciatella

Rana Meal Solutions Canada Inc. | Rana Lasagna

Rossdown Farms & Natural Foods | Marinated Meal Helpers

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. | Armstrong Cheese - Combos

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. | Armstrong Cheese - Mmmm…Bacon Shredded Cheese with REAL Bacon

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. | Vitalite Plant-Based Shreds

Lactalis Canada | Balderson Aged Gouda

Lactalis Canada | Black Diamond Cheese Sauce

Lactalis Canada | Cracker Barrel Cheese Sauce Kits

Liquid Intelligence Ltd. | OPUS Expertly Handcrafted Cocktails

Mondoux Confectionery | Apero

Sun-Rype Products, a division of A. Lassonde Inc. | Sun-Rype (R) Good Bites (R) Minis

The Spice Tailor | The Spice Tailor Asian Curry Kits

Three Farmers Foods | Roasted Chickpeas

Tim Hortons | Tim Hortons Ice Cream


Carlton Cards Ltd. | Magic Momments Birthday

Carlton Cards Ltd. | Papyrus Quilling Birthday Cake

Johnson & Johnson Inc. | Children’s TYLENOL® Easy Dissolve Powder, 16 Packs

Kruger Products Inc. | Bonterra Bath Tissue

SodaStream Inc. | SodaStream Art

Prelam Enterprises Ltd. | EZ Pur Eco Concentrated Laundry Detergent

Sunstar Americas Inc. | GUM Dual-Defence Twisted Floss

The J.M. Smucker Company | Nature’s Recipe Premium Paté Recipes


Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd | Cal & Gary's Frozen Desserts

Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd | Cal & Gary's Luxury Tea

Farm Boy Inc. | Farm Boy Organic Flavoured Sparkling Waer

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. | Co-op Gold Cafe Latte Almonds

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. | Co-op Gold Naturally Smoked Bison

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. | Co-op Gold PURE Mini-Frittatas

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. | Co-operative Coffee Tanzania

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Candied Almonds

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Curato Uno Spuntino

Metro Inc. | Discovered by Irresistibles Deli Meats

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Advent Calendar

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Artisan Bacon

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles BBQ Sauces

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Broths

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Cookie Dry Mixes

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Raisin Loaf

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Seafood Hors-d'oeuvre

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Naturalia Dried Fruits Blends

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Organic Fairtrade Coffee

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Organic Flours

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Organic Low Sugar Kombucha

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Plant-Based Sauces

Rexall Pharmacy Group ULC | Nosh & Co. Birthday Cake Cookies

Rexall Pharmacy Group ULC | Nosh & Co. Sriracha Heat Mix

Save-On-Foods | Only Goodness Organic Protein Pancake Mix

Save-On-Foods | Only Goodness Plant Based Almond Dip Garlic & Herb

Save-On-Foods | Only Goodness Smoothie Blend with Dragon Fruit, Pineapple, Mango and Sliced Bananas

Save-On-Foods | Western Family 4 Cheese Breakfast Bites

Save-On-Foods | Western Family Buttery Tarts

Save-On-Foods | Western Family Everything Bagel Bites

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Fusion Cakes

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Gingerbread Holiday Tree

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Ice Creams

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Old-Fashioned Potato Chips

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Plant-Based Frozen Bars

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Premium Mixes

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Probiotics Yogurts

Save-On-Foods | Western Family Signature Swiss Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Nougat

Save-On-Foods | Western Family Spicy All Dressed Flavoured Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Baking Chips

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Baking Chocolate

Sobeys Inc. | Panache French Onion Soup Bites

Sobeys Inc. | Panache Mistletoe Wish Ice Cream


Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd. | Cal & Gary's bar soap

Canadian Tire Corp. | 6-Slice Digital Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Canadian Tire Corp. | PADERNO Signature 10-Piece Stacking Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Canadian Tire Corp. | Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Canadian Tire Corp. | Vermont Castings Electric Balcony Grill

Canadian Tire Corp. | Woods ILLUMINATE 4 Tent

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. | Co-op Gold Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. | Co-op Gold PURE All Life Stages Dog Food

Mastermind Toys | Mastermind Toys Baby Stacking Wave Puzzle 8 Pieces

Mastermind Toys | Mastermind Toys DIY Fort Construction Set

Metro Inc. | Life Smart High Protein Bars

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Baby Silicone Tableware

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Fresh Body Wash for Men

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Nature's Secrets Repairing Shampoo

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Whitening Mouthwash

Metro Inc. | Selection Eco Compostable Sandwich Bags

Pet Valu | Performatrin Ultra Freeze-Dried Raw Bites

PetSmart Canada | Nate & Jeremiah Spiced Mahogany Universal Console

PetSmart Canada | Nate + Jeremiah Faux Leather Small Pet Couch

Rexall Pharmacy Group ULC | Be Better Serum

Rexall Pharmacy Group ULC | Be Better Whey Protein Concentrate Powder

Save-On-Foods | Only Goodness Compostable Dinner Plates 10in

Save-On-Foods | Western Family Dishwasher Detergent Pacs 48pk

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