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Aug 9, 2021
PARENTS Reveals Winners Of Food Awards 2021
New Kid-Tested and Parent-Approved Snacks from the Best Allergy-Friendly Snack to the Best Morning Snack

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP) PARENTS released the first part of two parts of its Food Awards, a selection of the 25 most tasty and healthy products. The list comprises favorites across pantry, fridge, and freezer categories. PARENTS' Food Awards 2021 is available on and in the September issue of PARENTS magazine, available now. The second part of PARENTS' Food Awards 2021, focusing on dinner shortcuts, will be featured in the October issue.

"As we head into the busiest months of the year, we know parents are looking for on-the-go snacks for every occasion, from sports practices to after school programs," said PARENTS Editor-in-Chief Julia Edelstein. "Our PARENTS' panel of kid taste-tasters sampled hundreds of nutritious products to find the ones that will make the hustle and bustle of family life easier and tastier."

PARENTS editors tested over 200 new snacks with a panel of 75 kids, from toddlers to young teens. A total of 25 products that do not contain artificial sweeteners or synthetic dyes, that are low in added sugars, and that contain nutrients made PARENTS' Food Awards 2021.

The full list of PARENTS' Food Awards 2021 is shown below by category and on

Best Allergy-Friendly Snack: MadeGood Star Puffed Crackers
Best Bar: Quaker Chewy Fruity Fun Granola Bars, Amazing Apple
Best Cereal: 123 Sesame Street C is for Cinnamon Cereal
Best Chips: Good & Gather Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Chips
Best Crackers: From the Ground Up Purple Carrot Crackers
Best Dried Fruit: Sun-Maid Fruity Raisin Snacks, Tropical Punch
Best Nuts: Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Sea Salt & Vinegar
Best Rice Cakes: Lundberg Family Farms Organic Rice Cake Minis

Best Cheese Snack: The Laughing Cow & Go Creamy Original
Best Family Snack: Applegate Naturals Charcuterie Plate
Best Flatbread: Stonefire Naan Dippers
Best Morning Snack: Organic Valley Egg Bites, Uncured Ham & Swiss
Best Pretzels: Hormel Soft Pretzel Bites With Cheese
Best Pudding: GoGo squeeZ AlmondBlend Pudding
Best Snack Kit: Sabra Kids Taco Dip & Rolled Tortilla Chips
Best Yogurt: Stonyfield Organic Strawberry Yogurt and Choco Chimps

Best Chocolate Snack: Trü Frü Nature's Raspberries
Best Frozen Fruit: Wyman's Just Fruit &Greek Yogurt Bites
Best Novelty Snack: FarmRich Star Wars Mandalorian Cheesy Potato Tots
Best Pocket Pie: Del Monte Veggieful Broccoli Potato Cheddar Pocket Pies
Best Smoothie Bowl: Kind Frozen Smoothie Bowl
Best Toddler Snack: Gerber Freshful Start Organic Veggie Bites

Best Family Fave: Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers
Best Fresh Fruit: Rockit apples
Best Treat: Bakerly Chocolate Hazelnut Filled Crêpes To-Go!

PARENTS, the leading source for busy, millennial moms, reaches 8.3 million readers monthly through an award-winning magazine and over 19 million readers on its digital and social platforms. With an understanding that raising good people is the most important job, PARENTS serves up trusted advice that empowers moms and dads to care for their kids with confidence and find ways to enjoy the ride. PARENTS is produced by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

SOURCE Meredith Corporation

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