This year’s Best Vending Machine Products is
The winners of the Automatic Merchandiser’s Readers Choice Awards for “Products of the Year” were recently announced in a number of categories. Winners for new products of the year include:
- Cookie category – LLC’s RUGER® Strawberry Wafers
- Candy category – DOVE® Silky Smooth Cookies and Creme bar
- Food category – Pierre Drive Thru™ Deluxe sandwich
- Snack category – Kellogg’s Special K® Cracker Chips
- Cold beverage category – Nestlé Sweet Leaf Tea
- Hot beverage category – Barista Prima Coffeehouse® Vanilla Latte Café Beverage
- Pastry category – Mrs. Freshley’s Cinnabon® Honey Bun
Learn the winners of micro markets, all-natural healthy, and OCS categories at VendingMarketWatch
Best Vending Machine Products are the cookie category winner, RUGER®, LLC’s RUGER® Strawberry Wafers, is served in multi-functional pouches perfect for traditional vending or micro markets, as is the Best Vending Machine Products diverse packaging sizes of the candy category winner Mars Chocolate North America DOVE® Brand Silky Smooth Cookies and Crème bar. The Best Vending Machine Products in food category winner, AdvancePierre Foods Pierre Drive Thru™ Deluxe sandwich, fits the growing micro market trend by offering restaurant-style food.
Wellness focused, the Best Vending Machine Products snack category winner, Kellogg’s® Special K® Cracker Chips is regarded as a healthy choice snack low in sodium and calories. In addition, the cold beverage category winner, Nestlé Sweet Leaf Tea, is viewed as a healthy beverage alternative, made with pure cane sugar and no high-fructose corn syrup.
Consistent with the demand for café-quality office coffee, the Best Vending Machine Products is Barista Prima Coffeehouse® Vanilla Latte Café Beverage for the Keurig® Vue® system, has won the hot beverage category.
The last category is representative of a consumer favorite Best Vending Machine Products — Mrs. Freshley’s® Cinnabon® Honey Bunwhich won in this year’s pastry category.