Trader Joe’s Announces 11th Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners

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Get ready to hit the grocery aisles! Trader Joe’s recently announced the winners for the store’s 11th Annual Customer Choice Awards—and these are the product picks shoppers adore.

What’s the number one overall customer favorite? It’s probably no surprise that Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend won top honors. While customers picked the seasoning shaker as the best of the best, they also chose Cauliflower Gnocchi, Mandarin Orange Chicken, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Unexpected Cheddar as the runners-up.

Even though the Mandarin Orange Chicken was a runner-up in the overall fave category, it took the number one place as favorite entree item. The runners-up in this category include Cauliflower Gnocchi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage.

Cauliflower Gnocchi took the top spot in the favorite vegan/vegetarian item category, followed by Soy Chorizo, Vegan Kale, Cashew and Basil Pesto, Cowboy Quinoa Veggie Burger and Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Morsels.

If you’re into sweet treats, this year’s winner is Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. The runners-up in this category include Hold the Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones, O&H Danish Kringle, Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches and Gone Bananas! Dark Chocolate Covered Bananas.

Snack-lovers picked Plantain Chips as their top item, followed by Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels, World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs, Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers and Chili and Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips.

Non-Dairy Oat Beverage now holds the number one spot as favorite beverage. The runners-up include Honeycrisp Apple Cider, Triple Ginger Brew, Spiced Cider and Charles Shaw Wine.

When it comes to produce, everyone loves avocados. The other faves include bananas, Honeycrisp apples, brussels sprouts and shaved brussels sprouts.

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In the favorite cheese category Unexpected Cheddar was the clear winner, followed by English Cheddar with Caramelized Onions, Creamy Toscano Soaked in Syrah, Wild Blueberry and Vanilla Chevre and Cranberry Chevre.

Along with foods, fans also picked the best of home, bath and beauty. Scented candles were number one in this category and the runners-up include Rose Water Facial Toner, Coconut Body Butter, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Hair mask and Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Trader Joe’s via Instagram 



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