2018 CLEAN CHOICE AWARDS
Clean Eating presents our 7th annual Clean Choice Awards, honoring 100 of the year’s best clean foods and drinks, nontoxic green beauty products and environmentally friendly household cleaners.
THE CLEAN CRITERIA
We reviewed hundreds of submissions to narrow down the field to these 100 outstanding products. We tasted them, scrutinized the ingredients and examined the packaging. Here’s a glance at the criteria we used to select this year’s winners.
1. GREEN PACKAGING Choosing products with recyclable packaging and companies with an anti-landfill policy are key considerations for us.
2. THE CONVENIENCE FACTOR Products should make your life easier – and we found plenty that do just that, saving you loads of time in the kitchen.
3. ON TREND We always keep you in the know on the newest must-try products and ingredients – this year, keep an eye out for our new adaptogen and gut health categories!
4. CLEAN, WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS Every winning product has been vetted for its ingredient list, with no additives, preservatives or fillers.
5. THE TASTE TEST Our judges tried every single product in this guide to ensure it meets our highstandards for taste. Because what good is a healthy product if it doesn’t taste good?
6. TEXTURE, TOO Mouthfeel counts, too, so we look for snacks with just the right crunch and rich, creamy treats.
7. EFFECTIVE & NONTOXIC We examine the ingredient list for all household products to ensure they are free of harmful ingredients, as well as 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. We also test them vigorously to make sure they’re effective.
8. EASY TO FIND Most of the winners are available in stores nationwide. In a few cases, we made an exception for a unique item that was worth ordering online.
9. ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE & GMO-FREE Our philosophy focuses on organic, sustainably sourced and GMO-free foods, and we selected only products that are in line with that.