Honey is an all-natural sweetener that has inspired product developers and marketers around the world to build formulas around its flavor, functionality, and marketing benefits.
The National Honey Board is looking to recognize the best food and beverage products made with honey in its Queen’s Choice Awards. An expert panel of research chefs, product marketers, and the National Honey Board will evaluate products and award winners.
The organization will recognize the best products in six baking and six beverage categories. Categories in baking are cereal (including granola), bread, bars, snacks (salty and savory), sweet goods, and packaging design. Categories in beverage are ready-to-drink tea, carbonated drinks (soda or water), functional drinks, juice drinks, energy/sport/ready-to-drink coffee, and packaging design.
In order to qualify, a product must have been introduced to the market between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. The product must contain honey and fit into one of the categories listed above. It must also be commercially available in the United States.
Eligible made-with-honey products can be entered at the Queen's Choice Awards website.