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Saying the 2023 SELF Pantry Awards—and How Manufacturers Can Submit

Like anybody else, we love good meals. Over time, SELF has lined the topic of nourishment and diet in depth, writing about all the pieces from the best way to make scrumptious meals in a selection of circumstances to how the character of what “wholesome” consuming means—and who it’s for—has undergone a elementary (and vital) shift.

Apart from the truth that we want meals to outlive, we all know that meals could be a pleasure, particularly when it’s steeped in custom or a method of celebration. Meals can carry you consolation and delight on a extra mundane degree too: If you discover that one ingredient or recipe that turns your plain grilled rooster into one thing shockingly flavorful or makes your packed workplace lunch that a lot simpler to throw collectively or just helps you nourish your self once you barely have the vitality to get away from bed, it may be downright life-changing.

That’s why we’re psyched to introduce our inaugural Pantry Awards, honoring the packaged and premade gadgets that make our lives simpler, extra satisfying, and extra scrumptious. For all the pieces manufacturers must know to submit, maintain studying under.

Submission Pointers

We’re searching for gadgets within the following classes:

Fast Snacks and Bites

  • Protein bars
  • Crackers
  • Bagged popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Chips/salty snacks
    • Potato chips
    • Tortilla chips
    • Multigrain chips
    • Pita chips
    • Grain various chips (lentil, veggie)
  • Seasoned nuts
  • Nut butters

Condiments, Sauces, & Oils

  • Olive oil
  • Pesto
  • Purple sauce (marinara, pomodoro, arrabbiata, vodka)
  • Cream sauce (alfredo, carbonara)
  • Premade cooking sauces
    • Curry
    • Harissa
    • Enchilada
    • Gochujang paste
    • Masala
    • Tagine
    • Chili (garlic, candy, or scorching)
    • Teriyaki
  • Salad dressing
  • Scorching sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Salsa

Frozen Produce

  • Frozen greens
  • Frozen fruit

Pasta and Grains

  • Spaghetti/angel hair
  • Penne
  • Gluten-free pasta alternate options
  • Instantaneous/fast rice
  • Granola
  • Cold and hot oatmeal
  • Instantaneous ramen
  • Boxed mac & cheese

Boxed, canned, and tinned

  • Pickles
  • Olives
  • Tinned/jarred/canned fish
  • Beans
    • Chickpeas
    • Black beans
    • Cannellini
  • Canned tomatoes (crushed, diced, or complete)
  • Canned soups
  • Broth
    • Hen broth
    • Vegetable broth
  • Shelf-stable milk alternate options
    • Almond milk
    • Oat milk
    • Soy milk


All merchandise have to be submitted through this on-line kind. Please fill out one kind per merchandise—so if you happen to’d wish to submit one sort of oatmeal and one sort of granola, you must fill out two separate varieties. In case you are submitting a number of taste varieties for a selected product, please solely fill out one kind and notice the varieties you want to us to contemplate on that kind.

As soon as we’ve reviewed all submissions, we might attain out and ask for samples. Samples have to be obtainable for testing in December 2022. Please notice that gadgets submitted for testing can’t be returned. If sending in samples will likely be a hardship in your model, please e-mail us; we’d be pleased to determine an answer that works!

Please ship your submissions no later than Monday, November 28, 2022 at 6 p.m. ET.

Obtained any questions? E mail Hannah Pasternak, affiliate director of particular tasks, at We will’t wait to see what you submit.

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