These Are The Best Trader Joe’s Items, According To Shoppers

Check out the winners of Trader Joe's Customer Choice Awards, and prepare to feel hungry.

For the last 10 years, everyone's favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's, has polled their loyal shoppers to find out which items they like best. They call it their Customer Choice Awards, and this year's results are in! 

There are various awards ranging from favorite appetizer to candy to vegan/vegetarian item — covering practically every corner of the colorful store. Keep reading for the 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards winners. Which of these items would make your favorites list? 

Favorite Overall: Mandarin Orange Chicken

Runner ups: Cauliflower Gnocchi, Everything But Bagel Seasoning, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Unexpected Cheddar

Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken is apparently better than getting take out, and probably a whole lot more affordable too.


Favorite Appetizer: Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Runner ups: Spanakopita, Pastry Bites with Feta & Caramelized Onions, Vegetable Bird's Nests, Parmesan Pastry Pups

You just can't go wrong with a spinach and artichoke dip, so we're far from surprised this came out as the winner. 


Favorite Bakery: Danish Kringle

Runner ups: Sliced French Brioche, Chocolate Brooklyn Babka, Sliced Sourdough Bread, Vegan Banana Bread

The Danish Kringle is a seasonal item, so be sure to nab it when you can!


Favorite Beverage: Sparkling Mineral Waters

Runner ups: Triple Ginger Brew, Spiced Cider, Charles Shaw Wines, Brewed Ginger Beer

Yes, water beat out the infamous "Two-Buck Chuck" — oh you healthy, huh?


Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Runner Ups: Scandinavian Swimmers, Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

You had us at dark chocolate and peanut butter.


Favorite Cheese: Unexpected Cheddar Cheese

Runner ups: Coastal Syrah Toscano, French Brie, Cheddar with Caramelized Onions, Triple Crème Brie

What makes the cheddar so unexpected? Well, first it tastes like a creamy cheddar, but then develops a tangy flavor and begins to resemble parmesan. How fun!


Favorite Condiment: Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

Runner ups: Blue Cheese Mustard, Green Dragon Hot Sauce, Organic Ketchup, Sweet Chili Sauce

This is a cult favorite that can be put on literally. anything.


Favorite Dessert: Hold The Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones

Runner ups: Macaron Variés, Gone Bananas, Chocolate Lava Cakes, Key Lime Pie

This video makes us love these little ice cream cones even more.


Favorite Entrée: Mandarin Orange Chicken

Runner ups: Cauliflower Gnocchi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Kung Pao Chicken

The Mandarin Orange Chicken won in not one, but two categories! 


Favorite Home, Bath, And Beauty: Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

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Runner ups: Rose Water Facial Toner, Coconut Body Butter, Honey Mango Shave Cream, Organic Argan Oil

A shampoo that tingles — we're intrigued. 


Favorite MeaL On The Go: Black Bean & Jack Cheese Burrito

Runner ups: Rainbow Wrap, Chicken Tikka Masala, Tofu Spring Rolls, Mediterranean Style Orzo Pasta Salad

We will never say no to a burrito. 


Favorite Meat: Carne Asada Autentica

Runner ups: Lemon Rosemary Spatchcocked Chicken, Chicken Shawarma Thighs, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Turkey Meatballs

This carne asada salad is looking pretty good right about now. 


Favorite Produce: Teeny Tiny Avocados

Runner ups: Bananas, Avocados, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Honeycrisp Apples

Avocados will always be our favorites, too. 


Favorite Snack: Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Runner ups: Roasted Plantain Chips, Organic Corn Chip Dippers, World's Pffiest White Cheddar, Bamba

These tasty snacks have apparently won this award for three years in a row. 


Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian: Soy Chorizo

Runner ups: Cauliflower Gnocchi, Kale Cashew & Basil Pesto, Vegan Tikka Masala, Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers

A great option for all you vegetarians and vegans out there. 


Favorite Seasonal: Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

Runner ups: Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Joe-Joe's, Jingle Jangle, Mini Mint Stars, Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

We love how the top runner up is just another version of the same product. 


Now that we have our shopping list... BRB, going to Trader Joe's! 

Associate Editor at Livingly. You can reach me by email at sydney.fogel@livingly.com and on Instagram @sydneyfvz
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