It’s no secret Trader Joe’s has a cult following
From heat-and-eat meals and fun florals to unique products you can’t find anywhere else, it can be hard to know where to start as a TJ’s newbie. Luckily, the grocer just released the results of its 14th annual Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards, which highlights fan faves. In a new twist for 2023, five of Trader Joe’s best products have been retired to make room for new contenders, but don’t worry, you can see them in the Trader Joe’s Best Product Hall of Fame. Check out which products earned the prestigious honor this year.
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Favorite Overall: Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
Made from stone-ground corn masa that's rolled and fried to crispy perfection, then sprinkled with zesty hot chili and lime flavoring, these snackable rolls took the top prize!
- TJ's Hashbrowns
- Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
- Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
- 4 Chocolate Croissants
Favorite Beverage: Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice Beverage
Sweet and (ahem) crispy, Honeycrisp is the best apple variety out there (we think, anyway), so it's no surprise that TJ's three-ingredient sparkling apple juice topped the list as the favorite beverage this year.
- Triple Ginger Brew (seasonal)
- Sparkling Peach Black Tea with Peach Juice
- Sparkling Cranberry & Ginger Beverage
- Non-Dairy Brown Sugar Oat Creamer
Favorite Cheese: Cheddar with Caramelized Onions
This English cheddar is a creamy, full-bodied, cheese mixed with sweet caramelized onions. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, anyone?
- Syrah Soaked Toscano
- Baked Lemon Ricotta (seasonal)
- Blueberry & Vanilla Chèvre
- Brie (various)
#1 Entree: Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice
Whole chicken chunks, creamy curry with tomatoes, paired perfectly with long-grain Basmati rice—what's not to love?
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (seasonal)
- BBQ Teriyaki Chicken
Favorite Sweet/Dessert: Chocolate Chip Hold the Cone
This fan-favorite treat took top dessert honors in 2022's Trader Joe's Customer Choice Awards, and we're not surprised to see it top the list again this year. With just enough ice cream, crunchy cone, and chocolate bottom, they're perfect for little hands or for parents looking to snag a sweet treat on the sly (they're gone in two bites).
- Danish Kringle (various)
- Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Chocolate Lava Cakes
You can check out the rest of the winners at traderjoes.com.
All photos: Courtesy of Trader Joe’s
—Additional reporting by Karly Wood