Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

‘Shmallow Memo

Punctuated by the nostalgic flavors of caramelized sugar and smoke, ‘Shmallow, Toasted Marshmallow Bourbon takes customers back to their favorite bonfire moments. The distilled spirit specialty is primed to become a staple for customers to enjoy among friends while congregating over a bonfire or to sip while ringing in the holidays. The playful Toasted Marshmallow Bourbon stands out among flavored whiskeys for its versatility. ‘Shmallow can hold its own in traditionally bourbon-forward cocktails, like Hotel Tango’s S’More Old Fashioned, but it is a friendlier pair to many common cocktail ingredients when compared to other flavored whiskeys on the market.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

22 Salute™

In the ever-evolving world of spirits, 22 Salute™ is a trailblazing brand that combines exceptional quality products with a powerful social mission. Their Double Gold winning Vodka ‘With A Purpose™’ is crafted to perfection, earning its accolades at international spirits competitions. This smooth, premium vodka serves as a testament to the dedication and expertise of the veterans who make it. But, 22 Salute™ is more than just exceptional taste. This remarkable brand, a veteran dependent and minority owned company, stands out for its unwavering commitment to supporting veterans and first responders. A portion of each sale goes to a nonprofit that provides mental health and suicide prevention resources, making every purchase a meaningful contribution. Choose 22 Salute™ and become part of a brand that makes a positive impact. Celebrate their commitment to quality and innovation, while backing the brave individuals who keep us safe. Taste the difference and make a difference with 22 Salute™.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Abbot’s Chorizo

Crafted with garlic, chipotle peppers, and an imported Spanish smoked paprika, this crave-worthy plant-based “Chorizo” is zesty and bright. It has a subtle amount of heat, without being spicy. It’s incredibly versatile – great for breakfast dishes like scrambles and burritos, or savory dinners like empanadas and enchiladas. With the rich, invigorating depth it brings to the plate, it’s the perfect way to spice things up.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Amari

Amari is a delicious, non-sparkling, no sugar sports drink with a unique blend of functional ingredients made for everyone to enjoy the activities they love. Amari’s wholesome blends of turmeric, ashwagandha and gentle ingredients are designed to reduce inflammation from exercise and improve joint comfort in a convenient drink. Berry Lemonade is Amari’s top seller and combines the juicy sweetness of blueberries with the citrus pucker of lemonade.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Amaro Montenegro

Amaro Montenegro is Italy’s most iconic amaro, celebrated as the world’s best liqueur.  The luxurious spirit truly symbolizes Italian excellence through its top-secret recipe blend created in 1885. Amaro Montenegro is a bartender favorite that can be found at most bars across the U.S. Classically garnished with an orange, a glass of Amaro Montenegro can also be enjoyed with a splash of soda or combined with mezcal for an elegant, unique drink called the M+M Cocktail.  Hailed as the “IYKYK” favorite of bartenders, only the most in-the-know consumers order an M+M.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Armored Fresh Oat Milk American Cheese Slices

Have you ever tasted plant-based cheese and thought – “wow this tastes like the real thing”? Unfortunately, few people have. Armored Fresh had this problem in mind and set out to make its Oat Milk American Slices taste, melt, and feel exactly how dairy-made cheese would. Although it is plant-based, the quality and flavor of Armored Fresh Oat Milk American Cheese Slices is astonishingly comparable to animal cheese, having a soft and chewy texture and its taste being described as high quality with the same delicious flavor as dairy cheese. Armored Fresh aims to make its cheese identical to dairy-made cheese, giving dairy-free individuals more food options and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet. Aiming to solve the problems that are usually found in vegan cheese and further replace dairy cheese, Armored Fresh is expanding the range of consumer choices through its fermentation technologies, and ingredient development and formulation.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Atoria’s Family Bakery Cinnanaan Mini Naan

Atoria’s Family Bakery is proud to announce the newest addition to their line of clean-label flatbreads: Cinnanaan Mini Naan. The delicious Cinnanaan Mini Naan flatbreads have answered the call of serious snackers everywhere. Since its founding in 1992, Atoria’s Family Bakery has baked with real, simple ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The company bakes multiple flatbread varieties — Lavash, Naan, Pita and Pizza Crusts — all of which are vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified. The family owned and operated bakery prides itself on crafting flatbreads that are incredibly versatile across various meals and applications throughout the day and these Mini Naan are no exception. Even the Cinnanaan can easily serve as a carrier for either sweet or savory toppings. These soft and pillowy personal size flatbreads are baked to sweet perfection with real cinnamon and cane sugar. Perfect as breakfast toast, dessert pizza crusts and more.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Aussie Select Lamb Prime Rib Roast

At Aussie Select, we take immense pride in being the country’s exclusive producer of fully cooked, Halal-certified lamb items. Ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat, Aussie Select is perfect for countless applications from trend-forward charcuterie boards to flatbreads and more. Our unique offering fills a significant gap in the market as the only non-pork, Halal-certified option, catering to the diverse needs of today’s economy. Our newest launch in 2023 is our Lamb Prime Rib Roast. Tender and DELIcious, this product is simply seasoned with sea salt, black pepper, garlic, onion, sage—a Chef’s special ready to a lamb French Dip or to be turned into lamb bacon.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Autowraptec “It’s A Wrap”

Wrapping silverware in napkins is the best way of providing silverware to customers today. Unfortunately, it is a costly and germ-infested process that is among your employees’ least favorite activities. Autowraptec has created an affordable and revolutionary machine to automatically wrap silverware in napkins and band them without anyone touching the silverware after they have been through the dishwasher. “It’s a Wrap” will significantly reduce your costs and raise your employees’ morale while providing your customer cleaner silverware. Dirty silverware is put into “It’s A Wrap” proprietary silverware cassettes and then placed directly into your dishwasher. From the dishwasher, the cassettes are placed directly onto the machine and automatically wrapped in napkins. The silverware is never touched after it’s washed. With public awareness of food safety and health at an all time high, this machine will give your restaurant an advantage over the competition while saving you money.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Avensole Winery 2020 Retaggio

2020 Retaggio from Avensole Winery’s extraordinary estate blend, comprising 75% zinfandel and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, captivates from the start with a bouquet of red plum and opulent burnt caramel. The indulgence persists on the palate, offering flavors of smoky blackberry, luscious ripe strawberry, and a hint of pepper, culminating in a delicate dusting of cinnamon.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

B Cellars Merlot

With a commitment to heritage vineyards, B Cellars is often credited with preserving vines that may have otherwise been replaced. In 2023, B Cellars celebrated a new milestone: their 20th vintage and with it the release of a 2021 Merlot from the historic Hudson vineyards, located in the hills of Carneros that connect Sonoma and Napa. This Merlot tells a story of resilience, craftsmanship, and the enduring allure of the variety. The wine has intense structural integrity, reminiscent of Right Bank Bordeaux.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

B&G Château Magnol

Château Magnol Haut-Médoc is a dry red wine from the Haut-Médoc region of France, made from a blend of four grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This wine is harmonious, well-balanced, full, fine, and elegant, with ripe tannins that provide structure and depth.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies

Looking for nostalgic flavors with none of the bad stuff? Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies are made with simple, delicious ingredients like real peppermint oil, unbleached wheat flour, cane sugar and Dutched cocoa powder, and are always free from artificial colors and flavors, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. And, surprisingly, they’re vegan! Back to Nature has been remaking American classics since 1960, and believes that better-for-you should also taste better.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

BarBox Margarita

In the world of cocktails, BarBox is a game-changer. With a playful yet sophisticated approach, it delivers ready-to-drink cocktails that exude craftsmanship and quality. The bag-in-a-box style is not just fun; it’s a convenient way to enjoy a premium cocktail experience. In three easy steps, you’re sipping on a crafted masterpiece: push to break the seal, pull to extend the spout, and remove the safety seal. Pour over ice, and you’re in for a treat. BarBox’s Margarita is crafted with tequila, agave spirit, triple sec, lemon, lime juice, and cane sugar. What sets it apart? BarBox’s in-house distilled agave spirits, created using two hybrid copper stills, resulting in a unique, authentic flavor profile that pays homage to this legendary cocktail. Discover the perfect blend of playfulness and sophistication with BarBox.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Barcode

Barcode was developed by Mubarak “Bar” Malik, former New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers Director of Performance. Malik co-founded the company with NBA Champion, philanthropist and entrepreneur Kyle Kuzma to offer a healthier alternative to popular sports drinks. Barcode products are the first ever plant-based, all natural performance drink on the market with added benefits and ingredients, including Vitamin D, B6, B12, magnesium and ashwagandha and no added sugar. The beverage hydrates quickly for athletic performance, provides increased immunity for overall wellness and naturally tastes flavorful. Barcode has garnered attention from notable figures in the entertainment and sports industries such as Halle Berry, Derrick Rose, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kelly Rowland since its inception in 2020, notes the Brooklyn Nets as a proud partner and NBA Phenom, Victor Wembanyama as an investor and face of the brand.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Basbas

Amaro, but sweeter. This herbal liqueur from Ibiza has won 12 international gold medals in the last few years. Batch 001 received 95-points and the distinction of Spanish Liqueur of the Year at NYISC. Our editors named Batch 002 a Top Pick in May, and reservations for their latest batch sold out in 6 hours. It’s an herbaceous 25% ABV spirit with notes of anise, sage and rosemary, first distilled by monks living on the Balearic Islands around the 16th century. To this day, the spirit is present at practically every toast, meal, and celebration in Ibiza, but it’s relatively unknown outside of the region. Though Ibiza has a notorious reputation, in recent years it’s become a retreat destination embodying the slow life – that’s fine with Paul Geller, Basbas CEO, who is on a mission to share the softer side of the island paradise with the world.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Beattie’s Peppermint Vanilla Vodka

A Beattie’s family favorite, this cheery premium flavored vodka is perfect for the holiday season. Smooth and crisp with hints of peppermint on the nose and palette, and a warm vanilla finish.Try it in a martini for a seasonal spin on a classic.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Beech-Nut® Dino Biscuits

Already a family favorite, Beech-Nut® Dino Biscuits are made with fruits, veggies, and whole grains with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. This stage 4 snack is ideal for toddlers 12 months and up and is a great alternative to other treats available to kids. Dino Biscuits, available in a 5-oz resealable bag containing 28 dino biscuits, come in two varieties: Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies – Pumpkin & Cinnamon, Butternut Bliss; Dino Biscuits with Prebiotics – Banana Yogurt, Blueberry Yogurt. Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies contain veggies in every bite, like pumpkin and butternut squash. Dino Biscuits with Prebiotics are baked with fruit and yogurt for a delicious taste combination in flavors like blueberry and banana. Both Hidden Veggies and Prebiotic varieties are non-GMO.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bell’s Reines Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Snack Pack

Bell’s Reines Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are so delicious that you’ll be left wondering if these are really vegan chocolate chip cookies?! Each bite is loaded with premium chocolate, vegan toffee, and full of rich flavor. Bell’s Reines is owned by a Black mother and daughter duo in Maryland who decided to change the pre-packaged cookie industry after experiencing their father’s ailing health to cancer. They could only find artificial ingredients and loaded GMOS in prepackaged cookies at stores! Bell’s Reines is a Non-GMO Project Verified business and tastes great! Made with real eggs and butter, these gourmet soft mini cookies are a yummy combination of traditional heritage based on their family’s generations of baking and contemporary flair. You won’t find artificial ingredients or preservatives. Their slogan: Life is Sweet, Savor the Small Things. They offer a flavor variety, including gluten free and vegan options.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bellwood Bar Cart

This modern, two-toned wooden cart is versatile and perfect for any corner of your home. Use it to create your own at-home bar setup, indoor garden cart, or side table. With rubber-rimmed wheels, you can easily move it around or remove a tray to serve on the go or clean. With two tiers, there’s ample space for all your bar tools, stemware, decor, and more. Assembly is a breeze with included instructions and hardware. The classic design adds a subtle hint of charm and sophistication to any room while keeping your essentials organized in style! Elevate your home decor instantly with the Bellwood Bar and Storage Cart. Sourced from renewable wood sources and made with an eco-friendlier finish. It produces 85% less water and solid waste than traditional electroplating finishes.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Best Day Kolsch

Best Day Brewing’s Kölsch is light, crisp, and easy drinking with a nice toasty malt character and lighter hopping. Best Day uses a combination of Cologne and Pilsner Malts and Hallertauer Tradition hops to create a refreshingly complex, non-alcoholic Kölsch. The crisp and clean finish leaves you wanting another sip. The perfect year-round sip, Best Day Brewing’s Kölsch pairs well with sunshine, trailheads, and fish tacos.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Better for All Cups

Say goodbye to the environmental impact of traditional disposable cups, and hello to a sustainable, home compostable way to celebrate.

The global shift away from oil and gas to renewable and biobased resources is matched by consumer demand to address plastic waste pollution in a significant way, now. Better for All is meeting that demand with our compostable, reusable, and renewably sourced products.

We are the only certified home compostable PHBH cup on the U.S. market.

PHBH is a unique biobased material that is at once stable, tough AND maximally compostable. Better for All uses an additive free manufacturing process so that we can guarantee a product free of environmentally disruptive and harmful chemicals.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bib & Tucker Double Char Bourbon

Inspired by the turn of the century in America, when food was cooked on the open flame, this new bourbon from Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon is aged twice to create savory smoky notes and an exceptionally smooth finish. Double Char is first aged for six years in the rolling hills of Tennessee in new white American oak, followed by a minimum of five months in a second heavily charred and smoked new barrel. This unique fire-forged double char aging method creates the rich and deep flavor of Double Char.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bibigo™ Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings

Bibigo™ Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings have juicy pork and premium ingredients carefully tucked into a perfectly thin wrapper bursting with flavor. These Steamed Dumplings are quickly becoming the favorite go-to snack and meal for people seeking out convenience, quality and big Korean flavors! It’s easy to make – simply microwave, try pan frying or adding to your favorite soup. It’s delicious as a shareable appetizer or as part of a quick lunch or dinner.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Blackbird Pepperoni Pizza

This year, Blackbird Foods, the brand founded by chefs with hand-tossed frozen pizzas made from plant-based ingredients, launched their new Pepperoni Pizza made with Beyond Pepperoni® from Beyond Meat®. This Pepperoni Pizza tastes like it has been delivered straight from your favorite pizzeria with a NY-style hand-tossed crust, signature tomato sauce, vegan cheese, fresh garlic, and the deliciously crispy and savory Beyond Meat Plant-Based Pepperoni slices. With a quick baking time of only eight minutes, this is the perfect meal of choice during the busy holiday season and leading up to the Super Bowl.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Blender Bites 1-Step Frappé Mindful Mocha

Blender Bites 1-Step Frappé Mindful Mocha is a delicious and convenient way to enjoy a healthy coffee treat. This frozen frappé puck is made with organic, functional ingredients, and is dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. To make a Mindful Mocha frappé, simply add one puck to a blender or shaker cup with 5 oz of any liquid of your choice. Blend or shake until smooth and enjoy! The Mindful Mocha Frappé is a good source of 12 vitamins from plants, and it has less sugar than the leading brand of frappé coffee drink. It also contains 1000 mg of lion’s mane mushroom per serving, which is a type of mushroom that has been shown to boost cognitive function and support brain health.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Blue Diamond Thin Dipped Almonds

Blue Diamond Thin Dipped Almonds are a better-for-you snack nut option with 50% less sugar than the average chocolate-covered almonds. The new product comes in two flavors, Double Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, each containing 170 calories and 5 grams of protein per serving, with no artificial colors or flavors. These delicious satisfying flavors are also cholesterol-free, high in Vitamin E, and do not have a shiny wax or glossy finish, making for a guilt free, crunchy and sweet snack option.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bluebird Distilling_Breakwater Bourbon

In a recent partnership with the Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the coastal lifestyle and apparel brand Jetty, Bluebird Distilling released Breakwater Bourbon, the well-aged, lightly smoked bourbon captures the flavors of coastal adventure and marks the shared appreciation for our environment shared by Bluebird Distilling and The Jetty Rock Foundation, whose work includes fundraising through community events, sponsorships, planned giving, private donations and sales of Jetty Rock Oysters. 10% of proceeds from brand-new Breakwater Bourbon will be directly applied to the maintenance, protection and care of oceans and waterways.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

BNutty

Meet BNutty, a women-owned and minority-owned business that has evolved from the kitchen creation into a global sensation. In 2023, they achieved top exporter status, recognized by EXIM BANK, and earned a place on Fortune’s Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. Their journey started with the simple concept of homemade, gourmet peanut butter, and today, they offer an array of unique flavors like Blissful Blueberry, Irresistible Pretzel, and Totally Toffee. Beyond taste, the two soccer moms who founded BNutty are on a mission to support their local youth soccer club from day one. Joy Thompkins, BNutty’s founder, emphasized, ‘We live in this community and believe it’s important to give back.’ More than just spreading peanut butter, they’re spreading love and community support. Discover the joy of BNutty Peanut Butter, where flavors, fun, and a commitment to making the world a better place come together in every jar.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bosscal Mezcal Joven

Made only from wild-grown, hand-harvested Agave Durangensis (Cenizo) under the watchful eye of by 4th generation Mezcalero Uriel Simental Enriquez, Bosscal’s production process is equally painstaking and fully natural: in addition to the agave having grown without the use of any herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, or artificial irrigation, in the distillery processes are equally artisanal. The piñas are roasted in pits in the earth lined with volcanic rocks, then chopped and ground by hand. The juice undergoes a 2-day, spontaneous fermentation before being double distilled in stainless steel stills. Durango is of course the more mountainous, wild cousin to Oaxaca, the region which produces the lion’s share of mezcal. Bosscal’s Joven is certified organic by the USDA, EU, and SAGARPA Mexico. It is already offered on more than 2,000 restaurant menus nationwide, from leading chains to top cocktail bars.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Broken Barrel Honey Smoke Reserva

Broken Barrel Honey Smoke Reserva features a Kentucky-distilled American Whiskey aged for six years, finished for five months using Honey barrel staves and Texas Sotol barrel staves, and bottled at 110-proof (55% ABV). Broken Barrel has become known for producing whiskeys, which showcase the impact a non-traditional barrel finishing practice has on flavor. Once Broken Barrel whiskey ages for a minimum of two years, barrels are carefully selected, dumped, and batched in a large tank. The broken barrel staves from multiple different kinds of casks are then added to further age and finish the whiskey. The team coined the term Oak Bill™ to denote the combination of barrel staves from different types of barrels used in each expression, as listed on every bottle – in this case, 50% honey and 50% percent sotol barrel staves, the first whiskey to be finished using this combination.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Broken Shed Vodka

Broken Shed Vodka is gluten-free and produced without additives, sweeteners or GMOs, distilled only three times and made with just three ingredients, two of them water. Ancient, mineral-rich water from New Zealand’s South Island and filtered spring water from the mountains of the North Island are combined with whey – a naturally-occurring, sustainable byproduct from free-ranging New Zealand cows – to create a crisp, clean vodka with a smooth, warm finish. Broken Shed’s natural ingredients make it perfect for sipping on the rocks, creating an infusion or elevating your favorite cocktail. Broken Shed Vodka’s new “Vodka From A Different World” campaign invites consumers to discover what vodka can be, from a place that is celebrated for doing things differently.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bromic Platinum Smart-Heat™ Electric Series Low Clearance Recess Kit

Bromic’s new Low Clearance Recess Kit fits seamlessly into standard ceiling joists, making incorporating a recessed electric heater into your outdoor dining area easier than ever before!  Designed to integrate flawlessly with Bromic’s award-winning Platinum Smart-Heat™ Electric Series, the Low Clearance Recess Kit allows outdoor dining without the obstacle of portable outdoor heaters while creating a space that is usable all year long. Whether you’re retrofitting an existing patio space or starting from scratch with a new build, the kit is designed with a reduced cavity installation clearance of as low as 7.1”, simplifying the process and providing a sleek and unobtrusive heating solution.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Browne Trading Company Royal Cut Smoked Salmon

When it comes to artisanal products, Browne Trading Company assesses every feature, including the most prized cut. When searching for the finest cut of salmon, look no further than the buttery top loin. Savoring the best portion, Browne Trading sources all-natural North Atlantic Wester Ross Salmon, known for its bright filets and high quality. Once received fresh, they brine and cold smoke by hand in small batches, right in their Portland, Maine facility. The final product presents a tender and top tier smoked salmon.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Bubbies Fine Foods Spicy Bread & Butter Chips

Bubbies Fine Foods, the leader in premium fermented and pickled condiments, released its Spicy Bread & Butter Chips earlier this year, offering premium variety to a growing sweet pickle category. Spicy Bread & Butter Chip flavor is made with real Fresno chili peppers, clearly visible through the 25 oz glass jar. Bubbies original Bread & Butter Chips are already the number one refrigerated sweet pickle in both the “Natural” and “Multi Outlet with Convenience Stores” (MULO) channels. Spicy Bread & Butter Chips are found at stores across the country, including Whole Foods Markets, and online.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

The CakeSafe Box

The CakeSafe Box was invented by Scott Chapin for Juli Chapin, Scott’s wife and professional baker, in 1989. Little did they know that decades later his invention would not only be known but coveted by bakers around the world. He solved the most common problem faced by bakers– how to get a tiered cake to a venue without stress. The Chapins brought their product to the market in 2009. CakeSafes are still made in their facility in Rhode Island and ship directly to customers worldwide. Before the CakeSafe Box, bakers had to assemble their cakes and pipe buttercream designs at the venue, or risk a cake disaster if the assembled cake fell over in the car. The CakeSafe allows bakers to assemble and decorate their cakes in the comfort of their kitchens without limitations on design. The CakeSafe Box protects tiered cakes from tipping, bumpy roads, heat, rain, slammed brakes and so much more.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Cambro Pro Cart Ultra® Pan Carriers

The Pro Cart Ultra® Pan Carriers from Cambro is an electrically-powered culinary marvel designed for simultaneous hot and cold food storage. This innovative cart supports diverse menu requirements with unparalleled adaptability. Engineered with advanced, high-density insulation, it not only maintains optimal temperature control for over 4 hours without electricity but also exhibits remarkable durability. This feature contributes to significant energy savings, up to 30% less than competing brands. Available in sizes for 8, 10, or 20 GN 1/1 food pans, the Pro Cart Ultra® is ideal for varied foodservice settings. Its combination of electric versatility, robust insulation, and sturdy construction makes it an indispensable tool for professionals prioritizing top-tier food transport and storage solutions.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Casa Del Sol

Casa Del Sol is a luxurious, ultra-premium tequila inspired by the magic of golden hour and the legend of the Aztec goddess of agave, Mayahuel. Casa Del Sol is made with the finest hand-selected 7-year-old 100% Blue Weber Agave and distilled at a world-class Mexican-owned distillery in Jalisco that has been awarded the distinctive ESR Award. Currently, the brand offers four expressions – Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and 11:11 Angel’s Reserve. Where most Tequila brands source whiskey barrels from the United States, Casa Del Sol partnered with Laurent Martell, the 9th generation of the Martell family in France, and sourced Cognac barrels handcrafted using French Limousin Oak. The brand prioritizes social, economic, and environmental practices, which includes providing healthcare opportunities for production workers, developing programs to help foster more opportunities for women in the Altos de Jalisco region, and prioritizing the sustainable cultivation of agave.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Catalina Crunch Cereal Pairings

Catalina Crunch’s most recent innovation, Cereal Pairings Line, elevates the low-sugar cereal category with nut and fruit inclusions. This innovative new product launch came from the insight that 1 in 3 consumers add toppings to their cereal as a way to improve taste and texture. With this line, the brand combines the delicious cereal base fans know and love with flavorful inclusions like nuts and berries for a perfect combination of crunch and flavor. Available in two flavors Blueberry Muffin Cereal with Whole Blueberries and Honey Nut Cereal with Roasted Almonds, this new offering boasts no added sugar, a generous 10g of protein per serving, and it’s low-carb and keto-friendly, ensuring it caters to all your dietary preferences.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

CAULIPOWER Pizza Bites

CAULIPOWER’s Pizza Bites are the first better-for-you frozen pizza snack with a cauliflower crust that truly delivers on the classic pizza bite taste experience people know and love. Same shape – something many other competitors haven’t been able to replicate – same delicious flavor, but with superior nutritionals. And of course the ONLY baked (never fried) pizza bite with a veggie-packed coating. CAULIPOWER Pizza Bites, available in two varieties – Four Cheese and Uncured Pepperoni – pack big flavor in a little pouch with melty mozzarella and zesty tomato sauce in a crispy, BAKED cauliflower crust. A classic childhood favorite reinvented, these perfect pillowy pizza bites are ready in minutes and gluten-free always.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Cave Spring Niagara Peninsula Riesling

Cave Spring is a leading grower of premium wines that reflect the distinct terroir of the Niagara Peninsula, one of three Designated Viticulture Areas of Ontario. 100% Riesling harvested from select vineyard sites throughout the Niagara Peninsula region where limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario combine to create a medium dry, high quality Riesling. Cool temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a six week period using 75% selected and 25% indigenous yeasts; four months on the fine lees prior to bottling. Aromas of white grapefruit, red apple and yellow plum over top notes of honeydew melon, pastry dough and allspice. The palate is off-dry, medium-bodied with a crisp, citrus attack, softening in the middle with succulent Bosc pear fruit. Underpinned throughout by a light stoniness and delicate acidity, the finish combines white peach flavors with a lively, saline quality.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Char Crust Classic Turkey Rub

Char Crust’s new Classic Turkey Rub is a no brine, easy prep turkey seasoning. It delivers crispy skin and juicy meat every time. Char Crust makes it so easy – just coat and cook. One 4 oz package is good for a whole 12-18 lb turkey. All Char Crust products are clean label, non-GMO, Kosher-certified. Char Crust is a Chicago based; women owned company which started in 1957 at the popular Chicago steakhouse – Al Farber’s. When the restaurant closed, chefs and consumers alike were clamoring for the seasoning and the Char Crust brand was born.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Christie Cookie Co. Sweet Six Pack

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Christie Cookie is a Nashville-founded bakery (turned leading gourmet cookie brand), best known for its decadent, buttery cookies, and rich gooey brownies. New from Christie Cookie Co., the Sweet Six Pack is a pre-packaged set of gourmet cookies in classic flavors Sugar, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Rocky Road and Oatmeal Raisin.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Chunk

There is a growing global demand for sustainable and healthy protein options, yet available alternatives simply aren’t good enough. Enter Chunk, the future of meat. Using proprietary technology and solid state fermentation, Chunk’s plant-based whole cuts deliver a deeply satisfying experience, mimicking the texture, color and taste of traditional meat. Not only does their revolutionary process create a more delicious product, it also allows for the use of less resources like water and energy. Pan sear, baste, grill, smoke or stew: Chunk does it all! Easily replacing beef in your favorite recipes and cooking perfectly every time, it requires no additional training for chefs or restaurant staff. Recently earning headlines for the historical launch of this plant-based steak at Florida’s Charley’s high-end steakhouse chain, Chunk is served on hotspot menus nationwide, making plant-based eating accessible and delicious.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

CityCheers Super App

CityCheers is rolling out the CityCheers Super App to every bar and restaurant in America – FREE of charge. Thousands of restaurants are already included in the app, which provides comprehensive coverage of menus, operating hours, photos, specials, and events. The app also connects to each venue’s food delivery, reservations, loyalty, or any other third-party partner – everything is in one app. Geo-location searching allows patrons to discover new restaurants nearby and CityCheers offers powerful communication features for operators to engage with repeat customers. But, one of the most exciting features, CityCheers’ patented ExpressCheck mobile payment technology allows patrons to tip, pay, and go right in the app, whenever they’re ready. No more asking the server for the check or handing over a credit card! CityCheers charges patrons 50 cents for each ExpressCheck transaction, which allows the company to offer the platform to restaurants and bars free of charge.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve

Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve honors Brown-Forman’s more than 70 years of barrel-making and wood expertise as it is the only major distiller with its own barrel cooperage. The spirit is a robust and complex bourbon bottled at 100 proof that shines in cocktails like a Boulevardier — At an exceptional value Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve is equally fit for a celebratory toast as it is for front porch sipping. Carrying tasting notes of caramel, cotton candy, fresh apple, pear and citrus fruit atop vanilla wafers dusted with sharp cinnamon, finished off with assertive cinnamon spice softening to a lingering apple and clean oak note, Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve is a highly-rated, bang-for-your-buck gift, with wide availability for purchase in 20+ states.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Coravin Pivot™

The Pivot™+ Wine Preservation System combines preservation with aeration, delivering a more aromatic and flavorful wine as you pour with the included Pivot Aerator attachment. The remaining wine is then preserved for up to 4 weeks, ensuring a fresh-tasting glass when you are ready for it. Match your wine to your mood, dinner courses, or the weather, the choice is yours.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Costa Tequila Café

Costa Tequila releases Costa Tequila Café, a tequila-based coffee liqueur. Made with Blue Weber Agave and Mexican coffee beans, Costa Café is a mild yet smooth offering featuring natural coffee flavors including caramel and vanilla. Costa Café can be prepared as a stand alone drink, served chilled or on the rocks, or included in a cocktail like a delicious espresso martini. With continued investments in innovation and an evolving product lineup, the release of Costa Café showcases Costa’s adventurous spirit and the premiumization of tequila-based products in a changing beverage and spirits category. As the makers of the first ‘Hi/Lo’ blend of tequila in the world, Costa Tequila offers a lineup of tequilas that intentionally bring together flavor profiles from Blue Weber Agave sourced in two traditionally separate tequila regions in Jalisco, Mexico: “Los Altos” (the Highlands) and “Valle de Tequila” (the Lowlands).

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Courage & Conviction Signature Malt

Virginia Distillery Company’s founder, Dr. George G. Moore, had a vision of producing world class single malt whisky in America. With his untimely passing, his wife and son inherited his vision, and are compelled by George’s often used expression, “Have the courage of your convictions.” Using the highest quality malted barley and fresh spring water fed from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the spirit develops in Virginia’s dynamic climate, allowing the broad temperature shifts to add depth to the whisky. Courage & Conviction Signature Malt showcases a fusion of old-world sherry casks, traditional bourbon barrels, and re-coopered cuvee European red wine STR casks, aged a minimum of four years. Notes of caramel and butterscotch evolve on the palate with hints of bright red fruits, raspberry, cocoa, barrel spice, and vanilla. The finish is creamy and exceptionally smooth.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Cravings

Cravings introduced Buttermilk Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix, as well as two additional at-home baking mixes, with the goal of bringing new and younger traffic into the center of the grocery store by combining a fresh perspective on clean indulgence, an eye toward modernizing stale baking aisles, and Founder Chrissy Teigen’s culinary prowess. Bakers of all skill levels can enjoy this gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and Kosher mix – you’ll find only a handful of ingredients in the box (never anything artificial!) and even less required for preparation: just add eggs, oil and milk. Additionally, Cravings baking mixes are packaged sustainably using 100% wind energy.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

CRISTEL Non-Stick Frying Pan

CRISTEL’s unique design with detachable handles and environmentally conscious product development are what sets the brand apart from others in the luxury cookware category. The brand’s removable handles automatically lock and can be interchanged from pans to sauté pans, to frying pans and lids, ensuring safety in the kitchen, and are available in a variety of materials and colors –wood, stainless steel, yellow, purple, black, white and more. Furthermore, all CRISTEL cookware can be stacked within one another to minimize space and also set easily in a dishwasher. CRISTEL’s Stainless steel Frying pan features an 18/10, brushed finish, detachable handle, with Exceliss® non-stick coating from Strate collection.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless 4-In-1 Wine Opener

Everything you need to maximize your wine enjoyment is right here. Complete cordless convenience makes opening bottles easier than ever. Open up to 50 bottles on a single charge. The foil cutter neatly removes foil seals. Use the aerator to bring out wine’s full flavor and the preserver to retain freshness. To recharge, simply plug the USB cable into the port. Quick. Easy. Exceptional.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Culture Pop Soda

Culture Pop Soda is a probiotic soda alternative brand that has recently launched their Black Cherry flavor. Similar to how the rest of Culture Pop’s product family is crafted with herbs and spices, Black Cherry features a dash of organic cacao that complements and balances the tartness cherry juice brings. Black Cherry is a satisfying 8th addition to Culture Pop Soda’s 7 flavor line up which also includes Strawberry & Rhubarb, Watermelon & Lime, Orange Mango & Lime, Ginger Lemon & Turmeric, Pink Grapefruit & Ginger, Wild Berries & Lime, and Lemon Lime. Culture Pop Soda is made of real, organic fruit juice, herbs and live probiotics without the use of artificial sweeteners or added sugars. Each 12 oz can is only 45 calories and includes billions of live probiotics at the time of canning. Culture Pop Soda is vegan, certified NON-GMO, Kosher, and does not contain stevia which can be found in other drinks in the alternative beverage category.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Cutwater White Russian

A fireside indulgence featuring real vodka. This White Russian in a can is created with Cutwater’s award winning US-distilled vodka and coffee cream liqueur. Enjoy this classic recipe by topping with ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

DAOU Soul of a Lion

Raise a glass to the 10th-anniversary release of DAOU Soul of a Lion. This year, brothers and co-proprietors Georges and Daniel Daou celebrated the 2020 vintage release of their critically acclaimed flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, named in tribute to their father. Since its debut in 2010, Soul of a Lion has received critical acclaim from wine critics and enthusiasts alike to establish DAOU Mountain in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles as one of the world’s leading estates for Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2020 vintage showcases the elegance and power that have made Soul of a Lion a benchmark for excellence. Winemaker Daniel Daou crafts the wine from a meticulous parcel selection from DAOU Mountain, planted at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a 212-acre mountaintop, characterized by the ideal soils, microclimate, and elevation for Bordeaux varietals. With its deep ruby color and complex aromas of blackberry, cassis, and graphite, Soul of a Lion delivers a rich and balanced palate of dark fruit, velvety tannins, and a long, satisfying finish.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

De Nigris Sweet Rosé Vinegar

De Nigris has added a sweet rosé vinegar to their line of traditional and innovative products, aimed to spark creativity for home chefs and excite foodies nationwide. The De Nigris Sweet Rosé Vinegar brings elements and culinary experiences adored by fans of rosé wine into a kitchen staple. De Nigris Sweet Rosé Vinegar is naturally fruity and more floral when compared to the more intense, bittersweet notes of traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. It is made exclusively with the finest Ancellotta grapes in Italy and is a true sweet wine vinegar to adorn fresh dishes with bright, fruity accents. A combination of the slow cooking process of the grape must along with aging up to three years in oak barrels creates a sweet yet slightly acidic quality and gives the vinegar its signature pink color.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Destileria Barako Ube Cream Liqueur™

Destileria Barako introduces Ube Cream Liqueur™, a masterpiece blending Filipino heritage and innovation. This award-winning liqueur, featuring the distinct flavor of purple yam, has clinched top accolades: Platinum Medal at SIP 2023, Innovation Award at SIP 2023, Gold Medal at SFSC 2023, and World’s Best Cream Liqueur at WLA 2022. Beyond its global recognition, each bottle embodies the warmth of community, the joy of festivities, and the lively spirit of the Philippines. Join the revelry and savor the unique fiesta experience in every sip!

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Drops of Dough

Drops of Dough launched with a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe 35+ years in the making, with a mission to fund pediatric cancer research. Children of three families living in the two co-founders’ town of 11,000 were diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, for which there was only one treatment. With a soft start in a local grocery store and online D2C sales, the early results were encouraging. Three years later, Drops of Dough operates in its own commercial kitchen (after renting space in a shared commercial kitchen for 2.5 years), production has increased, ice cream sandwiches were added to the product mix and awarded the Best New Frozen Dessert in the country, equipment has been purchased, and a solid production team has been formed. We have expanded into new and exciting sales channels: Cloud Kitchens, Private and Corporate Events, and onboarded with a national grocery distributor.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Eastern Standard Provisions’ Gluten Free One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites

Eastern Standard Provisions’ new Gluten Free One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites are the brand’s first gluten-free option and are meticulously crafted with simple ingredients delivering a light, airy interior for a one-of-a-kind soft pretzel experience. Includes 10+ Gluten Free One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites and (1) Classic Pretzel Salt. The product launched in Whole Foods Market this July and demonstrates Eastern Standard Provisions’ responsiveness to market trends and solidifies its position as a company that listens and adapts to the evolving preferences of its valued customers.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Easy Ice Subscription

The Easy Ice Subscription is an all-inclusive leasing program for industrial-grade commercial ice machines. Instead of purchasing commercial ice machines—notoriously expensive and maintenance-heavy pieces of equipment—the Easy Ice Subscription guarantees their customers always have the ice they need for one monthly payment. Ice machine installation, cleaning, biannual preventive maintenance and repairs are all covered in the subscription, and if the ice machine breaks down due to mechanical failure, they’ll even have bagged ice delivered to their customer’s business.

From restaurants and bars to hotels, hospitals, corporate offices and more, Easy Ice serves a variety of businesses across multiple industries. With a constantly growing fleet of over 33,000 ice machines, they now serve customers in 47 states with plans for continued expansion.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

El Tequileño Extra Añejo

El Tequileño announced the debut of its most exclusive and refined expression to date – El Tequileño Extra Añejo. Made with tequila that has been aged for three to four years in American Oak and new French Oak, this ultra-premium spirit is bottled at 40% ABV and encased in a custom-made crystal Bastiaan Decanter by Pavisa Group, premium glassmaker and long-time El Tequileño partner. Crafted using the same techniques established over 60 years ago, Master Distiller Tony Salles and his father Gran Tequilero Juan Antonio Salles carefully selected each barrel for their robustness, incredible depth, and velvety finish. The resulting tequila is creamy and lush, featuring notes of rich cooked agave, toasted oak, burnt orange, toffee, vanilla, and walnut, with a slight earthiness. This expression is available in select national and local retailers for an SRP of $800.00.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

EMPAVA Freestanding Dual Zone Wine Cooler

Ideal for the entertainer, sommelier, or wine enthusiast, the EMPAVA 70-inch Freestanding Dual Zone Wine Cooler ensures beverages remain fresh and chilled to perfection for an extended period. Crafted with an expansive, larger than average storage capacity, the cooler seamlessly accommodates up to 160 bottles of varying sizes and styles. Its innovative dual zone technology allows the homeowner to store and chill wine at the optimal temperature through two independent cooling zones, ranging from 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the upper region and 50 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit in the lower. The sleek, yet durable stainless-steel design features digital controls, soft blue LED lighting, French doors with a convenient 100-degree opening, and double layered tempered glass windows to see your beverage selection while protecting them from light exposure. Achieve optimal cooling levels through three innovative, energy-saving convection fans and a powerful compressor, designed to evenly distribute cold air throughout.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Fast Penny Spirits Shakerato

Fast Penny Spirits, an award-winning woman-owned amaro distillery and Certified B Corp based in Seattle, crafts the Shakerato—a canned cocktail that melds amaro with coffee, inspired by the founder’s Italian roots. This company doesn’t just mix drinks; it’s dedicated to making a difference. The Shakerato stands out as the ideal day or night energizer for those seeking a sip of heritage and innovation.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Feel Good Foods’ Jalapeño Bites

Feel Good Foods’ Jalapeño Bites are the perfect fusion of textures and flavors. The fiery kick of the jalapeno is expertly tempered by the richness of the cheese filling, and the golden crispy coating adds a delightful textural contrast. In the competitive snack category, this creative flavor pairing sets the Jalapeño Bites in a league of their own. They reinforce Feel Good Foods’ mission of breaking down dietary barriers to good foods. The Jalapeño Bites are a versatile addition to any culinary repertoire. Whether served as a snack, an appetizer, or paired with a delicious dip, these bites add a burst of flavor and excitement to any meal. More than a product, these Jalapeno Bites are a testament to Feel Good Foods’ culinary innovation, quality, and commitment to making unforgettable flavors accessible to everyone. Unparalleled in both its taste and craftsmanship, these Jalapeno Bites push the boundaries of snack food.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

FinaMill

FinaMill is a reinvented spice grinder. The magic is in the interchangeable, refillable, pods. Go beyond salt and pepper and grind everything from mustard seeds to cumin, minced garlic to dried lemon peel. It even grinds dried herbs! Stylishly designed, this award-winning spice grinder moves easily from kitchen to grill to dining room table adding a burst of fresh flavor to every meal. And it’s rechargeable with charges lasting well over 4 months.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Fire Department Coffee’s Instant Coffee Protein Powder

Fire Department Coffee’s new Instant Coffee Protein Powder is a cutting-edge product that combines the benefits of both instant coffee and plant-based protein powder. This innovative powder is highly soluble and provides a convenient and nutritious solution for individuals on the go, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone who wants a quick and convenient way to boost their energy levels and protein intake. The Instant Coffee Protein Powder is made with 100% American-grown, plant-based protein. Each serving contains 225 mg of natural caffeine, no sugar or soy, and 20g of high-quality, upcycled protein. Each container contains 14.1 ounces (400 grams) of powder. Simply add two scoops of the powder to 12 fluid ounces of hot or cold water, stir, and enjoy. Upcycled protein is an innovative food source made from repurposed plant materials, offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional protein powders. It’s sustainable, responsible, and delivers healthy, muscle-building benefits.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

FiveStar Gourmet Foods

FiveStar Gourmet Foods introduces a revolutionary way to now enjoy single-serve salads with their new Simply Fresh Salad Shakers product line. Unlike with traditional single-serve salads, which usually result in only some greens getting dressing and others remaining bare, this new patented “Salad Shaker” bowl system makes mixing easy and fun. The shaking truly covers every bit of the salad with dressing, without the mess. Now shoppers no longer need to struggle with ensuring all of their greens and toppings are mixed together.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

FlyWithWine VinGardeValise

The VinGardeValise by FlyWithWine is a line of tough suitcases designed with dense foam inserts to cradle wine bottles to keep them safe while traveling. Choose from a variety of sizes that hold five, eight, or twelve bottles with room for your clothes and belongings on the other side.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

FOG Tank

The FOG Tank is a heated soak tank that safely and easily removes fat, oil, grease, and heavy carbon buildup from your metal cookware and kitchen equipment. The FOG Tank eliminates scrubbing time, reducing daily stewarding department work by three or more hours and can save a single restaurant location over $3,000 per year in energy costs. The TIGER CARBON REMOVER POWDER® efficiently and safely cleans your equipment without any scrubbing required. The chemicals are all non-caustic, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The FOG Tank uses up to 60% less space than a 3-compartment sink and fits under the drain board or any countertop. Additionally, the unit saves over 340,000 gallons of water per year since the water and chemicals last for a full 30 days of usage.

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

FoodStory Brands Yellowstone Bunkhouse Medium Roast

This year, FoodStory Brands and Paramount Consumer Products partnered to curate an elevated, authentic line of elevated cowboy cuisine that brings the rustic roots of Yellowstone, Paramount Network’s #1 hit television series, to life in Americans’ kitchens. The provisions line embodies the Dutton family’s rugged ethos for fans to indulge in the flavors of the West including Yellowstone Coffee. With 100% Arabica coffee beans for a high-quality, full-bodied taste, the coffee line includes the smooth and balanced notes of Bunkhouse Medium Roast, the bold and robust profile of Ranch House Dark Roast and the sweet and indulgent taste of Caramel Oatmeal Light Roast. The products are available in 12-count Single Serve coffee pods and 12 oz. bags of ground coffee, both of which are available at Kroger, Walmart and on Amazon.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

For Bitter For Worse Eva’s Spritz

For Bitter For Worse makes complex cocktails with love, not alcohol. The company is a proud woman-owned, disability-owned brand with a mission to create a healthier, more inclusive culture. Depth of flavor is achieved through their proprietary “reverse bootlegging” process, which uses certified organic raw botanicals, rather than off-the-shelf extracts and lab-derived natural flavors. Eva’s Spritz is a sparkling aperitif. Tart and herbaceous, with notes of rhubarb, bitter orange peel, and hibiscus.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Free AF

Free AF was founded to inspire a better relationship with alcohol and make not-drinking cool AF. The original Italian classic is made with orange liqueur, prosecco and club soda. Their non alcoholic version is made with Afterglow™, a natural botanical heat extract which mimics the pleasant warmth of drinking, without the alcohol, and is perfect for aperitivo lovers who like to stay sharp AF. Serve Free AF Apero Spritz with a slice of orange, skewer of olives or a sprig of rosemary.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

FUNNY WATER

It’s water with a punchline– FUNNY WATER is a flavored water with a little bit of alcohol and no carbonation. As a first of its kind “hard water,” FUNNY WATER is a “better for you” beverage that offers just the right amount of buzz for any occasion. FUNNY WATER is available in stores throughout the country and comes in a deliciously diverse set of flavors: Cucumber Mint, Watermelon, Citrus, Blueberry Açaí, Ginger Lemon, and Jalapeño Lime. With zero sugar, only 80 calories, and just 1g of carbs, FUNNY WATER is a refreshing way to drink better.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

General Foodservice’s 20Qt Planetary Mixer

General Foodservice’s 20 Quart All-Purpose Commercial Stand Mixer uses dual motion planetary mixing action that consistently blends, mixes, and aerates delivering beautiful results for any commercial kitchen application. The built-in performance enhancing and safety functions on this industrial food mixer ensures years of durable efficient use. The integrated features on this unit can be maintained easily with proper attention and preventative maintenance. General mixers deliver years of trouble free, reliable, low maintenance, efficient operation.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Giuseppe Giusti Banda Rossa

Unveil the essence of Giusti’s vinegar craftsmanship with “Banda Rossa,” the ultimate testament to Giusti’s artistry. Originally a cherished gift from Uncle Giuseppe to family members, this elixir stands as a testament to the company’s heritage. It embodies a robust, extraordinary complexity and a lavish bouquet of aromas that will transport your senses. Crafted from the must of cooked grapes and aged wine vinegar, “Banda Rossa” undergoes a meticulous aging process within antique small casks dating back to the 1700s. Extracted in limited quantities, only once a year, its quality remains unparalleled.

 

Editor’s Top Pick: 2023 Products of the Year

Glenmorangie A Tale of Tokyo

A Tale of Tokyo is Glenmorangie Highland Scotch Whisky’s newest limited-edition creation. Marking the distillery’s first expression to be partially matured using rare Mizunara oak casks, A Tale of Tokyo captures the sensory wonders of Japan’s capital in a creative new whisky. Inspired by Tokyo’s vibrant culture and history, Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Creation, embarked on a multi-year quest to source a small quantity of rare Mizunara oak casks, in hopes of integrating the oak’s distinctive, bold flavor with Glenmorangie’s delicate, floral character. The result is a delicious limited-edition expression characterized by enchanting opposites – crafted from whisky part-matured in Mizunara, Bourbon, and Sherry casks. To bring this whisky to life, Glenmorangie tapped Yamaguchi Akira, known for his maximalist bird’s-eye view illustrations, to create an intricate perspective of the city for the bottle and gift box. The “Where’s Waldo?” style design features hidden Dr. Bill Lumsdens peppered throughout!