Nestlé USA Nesquik Chocolate Milk once again grabbed top honors in the dairy category, and has won every year since the category was launched in 2001 with the exception of 2002, when its sister product, Nesquik Strawberry Milk, won. This year's runner-up in the dairy competition is ConAgra Foods' Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding.
Snyder's of Hanover's Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches and Hershey Co.'s Kissables™ shared runner-up honors in the new product category.
The winners and runners-up will be presented awards at the Automatic Merchandiser Awards Breakfast at the National Automatic Merchandising Association Spring Expo in Las Vegas, along with winners of the 2005 People of the Year contest, who graced the cover of the December 2005 issue.
The Automatic Merchandiser awards breakfast has been held at the Spring Expo every year since the Reader's Choice Products of the Year Awards contest began in 1994. The breakfast has become a high point of the Spring Expo for many convention attendees.
Winners and runners-up are invited to address the breakfast and use it as an opportunity to thank customers and colleagues.
Famous Amos® Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kar Nuts Sweet 'N Salty Mix
Masterfoods USA SNICKERS® Bar
Cloverhill Big Texas Cinnamon Roll
Hot Pockets® brand SUBS Meatballs & Mozzarella
Nestlé Nesquik Ready To Drink Chocolate Milk
Kar Nuts PB & J Mix
Nestlé Butterfinger Crisp
ConAgra Foods Hunt's Snack Pack
Frito-Lay Nacho Cheese Doritos and Planters® Peanuts
Mrs. Freshleys Jumbo Honey Bun
Pierre Foods BIG AZ Beef Charbroil with Cheese
Masterfoods USA M&M's® Bite Size Cookies
Snyder's of Hanover Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches and Hershey® Kissables™