POM® Wonderful and Wonderful® Pistachios Receive Several Accolades; Adam Cooper Shares the Details
- by Lilian Diep
LOS ANGELES, CA - With retail shelves nationwide loaded with delicious, high-quality products ripe for consumer baskets, receiving recognition from shoppers and grocers signifies that your offerings stand out among the masses. This is the case for the Wonderful Company as its Wonderful® Pistachios and POM® Wonderful brands recently earned several accolades showcasing the success of their products.
“Life is better lived with a bit of flavor. Our complete No Shells lineup adds a little zing or spice to snack time, and to the snack aisle, in a nutritious way,” said Adam Cooper, Senior Vice President of Marketing, The Wonderful Company. “With the plant protein of Wonderful Pistachios, consumers can fuel their summer adventures or satisfy at-home cravings with a tasty, healthy snack.”
Bringing home several awards to add to The Wonderful Company’s trophy case, Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Sea Salt & Vinegar were launched in March 2021 and have already stepped into the snacking spotlight as a top contender for consumer attention. According to a press release, the No Shell pistachios have 6 grams of plant protein in one serving, fiber, and unsaturated fats that keep shopper fuller, longer, meeting the increased demand for healthy snacking options.
Recognizing the lineup’s contribution to the snacking aisle, Good Housekeeping highlighted the innovative product with a Good Housekeeping 2021 Healthy Snack Award in the Nutritious Nuts & Legumes category. Only snacking products that meet the publication's nutritional criteria can earn this honor. The products are also analyzed by an in-house registered dietitian and team of nutrition experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Nutrition Lab to examine ingredients lists, nutrition facts labels, packaging claims, and flavor profiles to ensure the best products are selected. Consumer testers also weigh in on the taste to provide real-life analysis.
In addition to its award from Good Housekeeping, the brand won Gold for “Best Savory Snack” in Delicious Living magazine’s 2021 Best Bite Awards for Consumer Choice, which is voted on by natural health shoppers. The Salt & Vinegar flavor was also named the “Most Innovate New Product” in the Salty Snacks category at the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is judged by leading retail names from companies like Costco, 7-Eleven, and Walgreen’s.
Joining Wonderful Pistachios in the addition of new accolades, POM Wonderful earned several distinctions as well for its POM Antioxidant Super Tea flavors, Pomegranate Elderberry Boost Tea and Pomegranate Orange Blossom White Tea.
“We’re thrilled to expand the POM Tea lineup in time for summer, bringing refreshing new flavors with floral notes and antioxidant goodness to brighten up beverage options,” added Cooper. “These accolades for our new POM Antioxidant Super Tea flavors solidify the strong consumer demand we’ve seen across the board for POM Wonderful products that harness the power of antioxidants.”
Each bottle of Antioxidant Super Tea contains not only pomegranate juice, but a blend of brewed teas and antioxidant-rich ingredients like elderberry and organic blossoms that gives consumers the chance to sip on healthy, fresh-forward options all summer long.
Showcasing the lines popularity, Pomegranate Orange Blossom White Tea was selected as a winner of PEOPLE Magazine’s 2021 Food Awards for “Best Tea,” after being tested by the magazine’s test kitchen, editorial staff, and panel of chefs and experts.
The Pomegranate Elderberry Boost Tea took home gold for “Best Ready to Drink Beverage” in this year’s Delicious Living magazine’s 2021 Best Bite Awards for both Retailer and Consumer choice.
Since their launch in 2021, the new additions to the POM Antioxidant Super Tea portfolio have increased in sales volume by more than 45 percent as shoppers continue the search for ready-to-drink beverages with functional health benefits.
Both POM Wonderful’s Antioxidant Super Teas as well as its Wonderful No Shell Pistachios are available online and at retailers nationwide. Could your stores be the next to carry these popular products that have wooed consumers?