These Are the Most Popular Trader Joe's Products

See what customers voted for as their favorite Trader Joe's items in the Customer Choice Awards.
Trader Joe's grocery store

Attention: Trader Joe's shoppers have spoken—the votes for the most favorite products by consumers are officially in. That's right, the grocery store that's highly regarded for offering foods from around the world for affordable prices recently held its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, and we got the results. Shoppers had the opportunity to vote for their most favorite TJ's product among 16 different categories.

Here's what customers like you voted for as the best products. Did your favorite TJ item make the list?


Favorite Overall: Mandarin Orange Chicken

Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken is a crowd favorite, garnering the ultimate superlative as the most well-liked store product. The sweet and tender chicken made its debut in stores back in 2004 and has evidently been stealing Trader Joe's fans' hearts ever since.


Favorite Appetizer: Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

The appetizer is equally as important as the entrée, yes? At TJ's, devoted customers weighed in and said that the company's rendition of spinach and artichoke dip was by far their top pre-feast pick. Sink some corn tortilla chips into a bowl of this creamy bowl of cheese and vegetables! After all, what party is complete without spinach and artichoke dip?


Favorite Bakery: Danish Kringle

Trader joe's danish kringle

Never had a Danish Kringle? It's a large, flaky pastry that originated in, spoiler alert, Denmark. Fun fact: The Kringle is the "Official Wisconsin Pastry," having entered the city of Racine by Danish immigrants in the late 19th century. Try Trader Joe's version of the Kringle—it's loyal customers' favorite baked good!


Favorite Beverage: Sparkling Mineral Waters

Trader joe's sparkling water

For the top beverage at a store to be their custom sparkling water is really speaking volumes about the company. To take something as simple as carbonated water and amp it up with natural flavors is impressive. The four flavors—island colada, grapefruit, cranberry clementine, and pineapple—are so irresistible, that they beat out other fan favorites such as Triple Ginger Brew and Spiced Cider.


Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


Peanut butter and chocolate takes the win on this one. Is anyone really that surprised? Check out how you can include them into an even sweeter snack with the Trader Joe's recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cinnamallow Treats!


Favorite Cheese: Unexpected Cheddar Cheese

Um, what's unexpected about cheddar? TJ's bestowed that title upon its custom block of cheddar cheese for a reason. According to the company's podcast, upon the first nibble, it tastes like an aged cheddar. However, upon more savoring, a tangy flavor arises and it almost begins to taste like an aged parmesan. You wouldn't expect that kind of change in flavor, no?


Favorite Condiment: Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend


This is the salty, garlicky blend your taste buds are practically begging for. Skip the bagel and sprinkle this seasoning atop some veggies or meat.


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

These mini cones pack delicious vanilla ice cream and are crowned with chocolate. You can get a box of eight for just $2.99 at TJ's. What a steal!


Favorite Entrée: Mandarin Orange Chicken

This frozen food made it on the charts not once, but twice after earning the title as both the most favorite store product and entrée. Each chicken bite of chicken is doused in a house-made sauce consisting of fresh California orange peels, garlic, ginger, green onions, and—for that salty finish—soy sauce.


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

A cheesy, black bean burrito to go? Yes, please! For only $2.99, you can get a tasty, filling burrito to quell those lunchtime hunger pangs.


Favorite Meat: Carne Asada Autentica

Trader joe's carne asada

Trader Joe's top-rated meat is its Carne Asada Autentica. Shoppers say, "Carne Asada is a BBQ champ!" Check out TJ's Carne Asada Salad recipe for an additional way to incorporate this meat into your meal.


Favorite Produce: Teeny Tiny Avocados

How cute are Trader Joe's Teeny Tiny Avocados? Just how teeny tiny are these avocados? They're about one-third of the size of a typical Hass Avocado. Note that just one of these avocados is equivalent to a single serving of avocado.


Favorite Snack: Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Trader joe's peanut butter filled pretzels


Trader Joe's describes this snack as "crunchy pillows of peanut-buttery-bliss." Enough said.


Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian: Soy Chorizo

Trader joe's soy chorizo

For those who identify as vegan or vegetarian, this meat substitute is made just for you! And it's clearly a hit, with customers voting for it as the favorite vegan and vegetarian store product.


Favorite Seasonal: Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

Trader joe's candy cane joe joe's


Peppermint Bark Oreos have got some serious competition with this Trader Joe's product. Candy Cane Joe-Joe's beat out other seasonal TJ's staples like Mini Mint Stars and Jingle Jangle.

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Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more
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