As even the novice investor knows, owning quality dividend stocks is a rewarding way to unlock lasting wealth. However, finding dividend stocks with sky-high yields isn't enough. Instead, investors should look for companies with long-standing histories of dividend payouts backed by solid balance sheets. In the presentation below, I've outlined why PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP), Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are the strongest consumer-facing Dividend Aristocrats available today. 

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