Here are the 13 most popular Trader Joe's foods

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Trader Joe's is like the ultimate best friend: reliable, approachable, always armed with quality, cheap wine and, admittedly, a little crazy. That's why we're always willing to wait in that line.

But aside from the overall experience, there are also certain products that keep us coming back for more. (Like, imagine buying cookie butter anywhere else? Blasphemy!)

So, which are the best of the best? Every year, TJ's holds a Customer Choice Award survey — and the results are in.

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Many of the winners and runners-up have remained the same year to year, but there was a big surprise: Cookie Butter was, at last, dethroned — by Mandarin Orange Chicken.

Find out if everyone else loves your TJ's faves as much as you do:

Favorite Overall

Mandarin Orange Chicken

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Runners-up: Cookie Butter, Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese, Triple Ginger Snaps, Pound Plus 72% Dark Chocolate

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Favorite Bakery

Soft Pretzel Stick

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Runners-Up: Almond Ring Danish, Sourdough Bread, Kringle, Organic French Baguette

Favorite Beverage

Spiced Cider

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Runners-Up: Triple Ginger Brew, Winter Wassail, 100% Honey Crisp Unfiltered Apple Cider,100% Cranberry Juice

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Favorite Candy

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Runners-Up: Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, Scandinavian Swimmers, English Toffee, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Favorite Cheese

Unexpected Cheddar

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Runners-Up: Triple Creme Brie, 1000 Day Gouda, Sharp Cheddar Pub Cheese, Goat Cheese Log

Favorite Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

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Runners-Up: French Roast Coffee, Wintry Blend, Kona Coffee, Joe's Dark

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Favorite Condiment

Organic Ketchup

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Runners-Up: Green Dragon Hot Sauce, Thai Sweet Chile Sauce, Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce, Hatch Valley Salsa

Favorite Frozen

Mandarin Orange Chicken

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Runners-Up: Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese, Riced Cauliflower, Hatch Chile Mac 'n Cheese, Chocolate Croissants

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Favorite Meat(less)

Soy Chorizo

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Runners-Up: Meatless Meatballs, Ground Turkey, Chicken Sausage, Grass Fed Angus Ground Beef

Favorite Produce


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Runners-Up: Avocados, Brussels Sprouts, Riced Cauliflower, Arugula

Favorite Salad


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Runners-Up: Baby Spinach, Cruciferous Crunch, Butter Lettuce, Healthy 8 Chopped Veggies

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Favorite Snack

Peanut Butter Pretzels

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Runners-Up: Organic Corn Chip Dippers, Plantain Chips, World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs, Kettle Corn

Favorite Pumpkin

Pumpkin Butter

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Runners-Up: Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix, Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix, Organic Canned Pumpkin, This Pumpkin Walks Into a Bar