Perfect Bar, Mondelēz International and California Pizza Kitchen are among several brands honored for new product innovation by the National Honey Board’s Queen’s Choice Awards. The awards recognize the product development teams behind some of the most innovative new product launches of the year.

The 2023 Queen’s Choice Award Winners include:

  • Crispy Peanut Butter & Berry Layers + Crispy Peanut Butter & Chocolate Layers, Perfect Bar
  • Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Choco-Banana, Happy Wolf
  • Grains Almighty Gut Balance, Arnold Premium Breads
  • Simply Honey Nut Bread, Base Culture
  • Uncured Pepperoni & Hot Honey Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen
  • Zucchini and Carrot Waffles, Evergreen
  • Simply Honey Upcycled Oat Protein Cereal, Seven Sundays
  • Tiny Toblerone, Mondelēz International
  • Honey Gummies, Rbel Bee
  • Sriracha Honey Ginger, Brianna’s Marinade
  • Harvest Snaps Selects Honey Dijon, Calbee
  • Wildflower Honey Salmon Jerky, UFisheries
  • Hibiscus Ginger Ale, Sparkling Mint Lemonade, Sparkling Jalapeno Limeade, Fresh Fizz Sodas

“Our 2023 Queen’s Choice Award winners comprise a list of products that use honey in innovative, marketable and technical ways,” says Catherine Barry, the National Honey Board’s vice president of marketing. “We are thrilled to see so many brands turn to honey to provide consumers with an all-natural and unprocessed sweetener.”

The Queen’s Choice Awards recognizes the best new made-with-honey food and beverage products. This year’s submissions, which were announced via livestream on @Honey4Pros on Instagram, were judged on flavor, packaging, innovation and the product’s positioning in the marketplace.