At last, Trader Joe’s annual roundup of its most beloved customer food items is here!
On Jan. 22, the grocery store released its list of Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners — based on votes from its customers — for its 15th year.
Since 2009, the company has been collecting lists of favorite products, then sharing the top-five in several categories. But last year, as Trader Joe’s noted in a blog post, it retired five products that had won many times in multiple categories over the years (sorry, Mandarin Orange Chicken!), which has allowed some shakeups in formerly firm categories. But you can still check out those “retired” products in TJ’s Product Hall of Fame.
This year, customers voted on their favorite cheeses, snacks, beverages, produce and more. So grab your grocery cart and have a look at this year’s winners. It’ll make your trip-making decision down the aisles as easy as pie.
Overall Favorite: Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
Just like last year, Trader Joe’s zesty, crunchy rolled-up corn chips have taken home the prize of overall favorite. For fans of Takis and all things that will make the roof of your mouth feel like it’s on fire, this one will be a surefire favorite in your cabinet.
- Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
- Steamed Pork & Ginger Soup Dumplings (a Jenna Bush Hager favorite!)
- Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
Favorite Beverage: Apple Cider
TJ’s beloved Apple Cider might only appear on its shelves for the autumnal season, but it will always be on your mind. Loaded with apple and spiced flavors, for this one, you’ll want to fill up your mugs and enjoy the hype.
- French Market Sparkling Lemonade
- Triple Ginger Brew
- 100% Tangerine Juice
- Non-Dairy Brown Sugar Flavored Oat Creamer
Favorite Cheese: Goat Cheese
You’ll have a baa-a-a-ll with TJ’s creamy, fresh goat cheese option. The grocer recommends serving the cheese crumbled or with Chevrè with Honey.
- Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip (limited)
- Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper
- English Farmhouse Cheddar with Caramelized Onions
Favorite Produce: Bananas
TJ’s customers are going bananas for a bundle of these peelable fruits. The brand says its prices are unmatched at 19 cents per banana.
- Teeny Tiny Avocados
- Honeycrisp Apples
- Persian Cucumbers
- Lemony Arugula Basil Complete Salad Kit
Best Appetizer: Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey dip made primarily of cheese? According to the grocer, its Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip is great to top off with a burger, those rolled chips and basically any vegetable.
- Mac and Cheese Bites
- Parmesan Pastry Pups
- Greek Spanakopita
- Vegetable Bird’s Nests with Soy Dipping Sauce
Favorite Breakfast and Brunch: Hashbrowns
You can never go wrong with ol’ reliable, and Trader Joe’s customers agree! Dubbed the brand’s customer top pick for breakfast and brunch, these pre-shredded potatoes make for the perfect side for breakfast, piled in your egg sando, or as the “toast” for your avocado toast.
- Chocolate Croissants
- Almond Croissants
- Double Chocolate Croissants (limited)
- Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patties
Best Lunch and Dinner: Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice
Let’s give a round of applause to Trader Joe’s beloved tandoor-style fare for all the comfort and warm feelings it provides.
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Steamed Pork & Ginger Soup Dumplings
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
Best Snack: Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
No, you’re not seeing double! Yes, TJ’s Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips was so good that topped the list in not one, but two categories.
- Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers
- World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs
- Crunchy Curls
- Patio Potato Chips (limited)
Best Sweet Treat: Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches
No ending is complete without a sweet treat; perhaps there’s no better way than reaching for something with “sublime” in the name. This tasty delight has vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies and rolled in chips.
- Mint Chip Ice Cream
- Hold the Cone! Chocolate Chip
- Hold the Cone! Chocolate
- Almond Kringle