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
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!