Clean Choice Awards

We've combed the grocery store shelves to bring you our list of top products for 2017. From snacks and drinks to household and beauty products, our in-depth guide will make it easier to stock your fridge and pantry with wholesome, CE-approved supermarket finds. 

The Clean Criteria

We don't take product testing lightly around here. We tested more than 1,000 submissions to narrow down the list to these 100 exemplary picks, examining them inside out – from ingredients to packaging and everything in between! Here is a rundown of the stringent criteria we used to determine the winners.

  1. Eco-Friendly Packaging. We look for goods that have recyclable packaging and companies with an anti-landfill policy because we care about what happens to a product's packaging after it's consumed
  2. The Convenience Factor. These items should help make cooking and eating clean easier and more convenient. In some cases, these foods can save you loads of time in the kitchen.
  3. Trend Alert. We're always on the lookout for the best food trends and new, must-try ingredients – this year, keep an eye out for cassava flour and cauliflower pizza crust!
  4. Simple, Wholesome Ingredients. Every winning product has a simple and clean ingredient list, with no additives, preservatives or fillers
  5. Texture Counts. Just as important as flavor is mouthfeel: Is it perfectly crisp? Velvety and creamy? We’ve considered this, too.
  6. Safe & Nontoxic. We test out all household products and check their ingredient lists to ensure they are free of hazardous ingredients. We also run them through the Environmental Working Group’s database (if applicable) to ensure they have an “A” or “B” rating for safety against harmful toxins.
  7. The Taste Test. Health is king, but we want you to love our picks! Our judges have high standards for taste, and we stand behind all of these winners.
  8. Easily Accessible. The majority of these offerings are available in stores nationwide. In some cases, we made an allowance for the extra-special item that we felt was worthy of ordering online.
  9. Organic, Sustainable & GMO-Free. We only endorse brands that are in line with our philosophy, which includes focusing on organic, sustainable and GMO-free foods.