Sampler Awards: The Top 10 Products of All Time

November 24, 2020
Cynthia Nakad


Sampler Awards: The Top 10 Products of All Time

We asked, and Sampler users answered! For the past 6 years, millions of Sampler members have matched with, claimed, and put products to the ultimate test. This year, we’re launching the first ever Sampler Awards to declare the best of the best. From cosmetics, to food and beverage, all the way to baby products, this list rounds up the highest rated products in Sampler history by those who know best - our Samplers.

Here are the top 10 products across all categories according to consumers:

10. Seattle Chocolate San Juan Sea Salt Truffle Bar

San Juan Sea Salt Chocolate product sample with packaging and without.

The crunchy toffee is made in Woodinville, Washington and has Pacific Sea Salt in creamy milk chocolate. The perfect blend of sweet and salty, this truffle bar boasts local Northwest ingredients, a smooth meltaway center. The result? A sweet and decadent treat Samplers can’t get enough of. Learn more here.

9. PATCH Natural Bamboo Bandages

Open cocunuts, PATCH Natural Bamboo Bandages and packaging.

PATCH Natural Bamboo Bandages are a natural, breathable, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable strip bandage designed to help little eco-warriors with abrasions & grazes. These cool natural adhesive patches are quickly changing the way Samplers treat their injuries and the environment so it’s no surprise they made their way to the list. Lear more here.

8. REESE Outrageous! Candy Bar

Someone holding a REESE Outrageous! Candy Bar beside a table

REESE Outrageous! Candy Bar

The newest addition to the REESE chocolate family, their Outrageous! Candy Bar! has savoury peanut butter, REESE'S PIECES Candy, caramel and chocolate all together in one bar. Basically the best of everything. Learn more here.

7. Caveman Foods Grain Free Granola

Three samples of Caveman Foods Grain Free Granola surrounded by granola on a cutting board.

Caveman Foods Grain Free Granola has captured a satisfying, craveable blend of sweetness and spice with maple syrup, coconut sugar, and fresh cinnamon. Packed with real almonds and seeds, now you can sink your teeth into this guilt-free granola all day, every day. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any better, Caveman granola clusters are non-GMO, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Learn more here.

6. Bromley's For Men Get A Grip Razor

A hand holding a Bromley's For Men Get A Grip Razor sample.

Bromley's For Men Get A Grip Razor

Bromley's For Men Get A Grip Razor

Bromley’s for Men, Get a Grip Razor makes every shave smooth with our smoothest precision-aligned 7-Blades. The classy grip handle is super sturdy and has a rubberized handle so you can shave that Lucky Face, Head or whatever you shave without the worry of slipping. Learn more here.

5. Persil ProClean® Discs

A hand holding up a Persil ProClean® Discs sample.

Persil ProClean® Discs

Persil ProClean® Discs

Designed to make laundry convenient, just one of these handy disc lifts stains, provides long-lasting freshness, and fiber care. A new household go-to, this product has made life just a little bit easier for Samplers by simplifying the dreaded laundry day. Learn more here.

4. Nature Valley Wafer Bars

Two samples of Nature Valley Wafer Bars on top of a blue patterned book.

Nature Valley Wafer Bars

You can satisfy your sweet craving with the crispy, creamy Nature Valley Peanut Butter Chocolate Wafer Bar. It’s made with light and crispy whole grain wafers, layers of peanut butter and topped with chocolate and crunchy granola. Need we say more? Learn more here.

3. Dove Women Cool Essentials Dry Spray

A sample of Dove Women Cool Essentials Dry Spray beside a 	makeup mirror with flowers in the background.

Containing ¼ moisturizers and with an alcohol-free, dermatologically tested formula, this fresh Dove antiperspirant leaves underarms feeling soft and smooth while providing protection that lasts for up to 48 hours. It goes on instantly dry so you can get dressed and start your day straightaway has a revitalizing scent of cucumber and green tea. Learn more here.

2. method® pink grapefruit cleaning wipes

A  method® pink grapefruit cleaning wipes sample on top of a  toilet with other bathroom cleaning products and tools.

Grease and grime don’t stand a chance with method® pink grapefruit cleaning wipes. Each compostable* wipe, in all its fragrant glory, packs a powerful cleaning punch with naturally derived ingredients. cleaners made with corn + coconut whisk away spills + splatters with ease, leaving nothing behind but the pleasant smell of victory. Learn more here.

1. Albanese Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™

A Albanese Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™ sample in front of a pregnant woman who is holding her stomach.

Drumroll please: the #1 spot on the top 10 products of all time in Sampler history goes to Albanese Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™. The same unsettling obsession, unmatched standards, and relentless pursuit that brought you the World's Best 12 Flavor Gummi Bears® created the ULTIMATE™ gummi and Samplers were all for it. By combining natural flavors and colors from real fruits and vegetables with their signature texture - The World's Best just got even bigger and Samplers can't seem to get enough. Learn more here.

Winners by category

Check out the complete list below to see which superstar products earned the top 5 spot in their category:

Top Baby/Kids products of all time

  1. WaterWipes | Simply 2 Ingredients
  2. Beech-Nut Naturals Fruit & Veggie Bars
  3. MegaFood Kids Multivitamin Soft Chews
  4. HUGGIES® Little Snugglers
  5. Weleda Baby Comforting Body Lotion

Top Beauty products of all time

  1. Atelier Cologne Clémentine California
  2. NYX Cosmetics On the Rise Mascara
  3. Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum
  4. Schwarzkopf Keratin Color
  5. NYX Cosmetics Matte Setting Spray

Top Beverage products of all time

  1. NESCAFÉ® Sweet & Creamy
  2. Tims® Premium Instant Coffee
  3. The Republic of Tea®, Daily Beauty Blueberry Lavender Herb Tea
  4. Tetley Cold Infusions
  5. NoMI Grapefruit Sparkling Water

Top Food staples products of all time

  1. Nature Valley Wafer Bars
  2. Caveman Foods Grain Free Granola Crunch
  3. Karma Nuts Toasted Coconut Cashews
  4. Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce
  5. Birds Eye Superfood Blends Free Item (coupon)

Top Pet products of all time

  1. Milk-Bone® Wonder Bones® Dog Chews
  2. Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Soft Spots™
  3. Fancy Feast Creamy Delights™
  4. CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Sea Cat Food
  5. Barkaron® Decadent Doggie Desserts®

Top Health products of all time

  1. PATCH Natural Bamboo Bandage Coconut Oil
  2. Alocane® Emergncy Brn Gel
  3. Ultima Replenisher - Naturally Hydrating Electrolytes
  4. Preservative-Free Biotrue® Eye Drops
  5. Flora Elderberry+ Immune Booster

Top Household products of all time

  1. method® pink grapefruit cleaning wipes
  2. Persil ProClean® Discs Laundry Detergent
  3. HEX Performance Wet Dryer Sheets
  4. Abeego - Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap
  5. ARM & HAMMER In-Wash Scent Booster

Top Snacks & Sweets products of all time

  1. Albanese Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™
  2. REESE Outrageous! Candy Bar
  3. Seattle Chocolate Sea Salt Truffle Bar
  4. Justin's Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Cups
  5. UGLIES Potato Chips - Jalapeno Flavor

Top Personal Care products of all time

  1. Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray
  2. Bromley's For Men Get A Grip Razor
  3. InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser
  4. 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off
  5. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

And that wraps up the 2020 Sampler Awards! We may be a little biased, but we truly believe the best way to get to know a product is by simply giving it a try. So when Sampler members say these are the top products of all time, we believe them!


Interested in learning more about Sampler?

Connect with one of our sampling experts today

Speak to a sampling expert