Trader Joe’s Released its 2019 Best-Seller List—This Product Is a Clear Winner
Plus, 14 other top picks.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 6:50 AM
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We’re in the middle of award season. Yes, the Golden Globes are great and everything, but have you heard about the Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards? The 10th anniversary of the supermarket’s “best of” report contains a roster of fan-favorite products—some that you probably already buy religiously and some new ones you might want to start buying religiously.
The product that won the top prize is last year’s winner (and perpetual TJ’s employee fave) Mandarin Orange Chicken. Which is great news because according to a recent podcast episode, Trader Joe’s is revamping this crowd favorite and making a meal version that comes with rice and veggies. Keep your eyes peeled in the frozen aisle.
Here are the products Trader Joe’s can’t keep on the shelves:
Best Overall: Mandarin Orange Chicken Best Appetizer: Spinach and Artichoke Dip Best Bakery Item: Danish Kringle (seasonal) Best Beverage: Sparkling Mineral Water Best Candy: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Best Cheese: Unexpected Cheddar Best Condiment: Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend Best Dessert: Hold the Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones Best Entrée: Mandarin Orange Chicken Best Home, Bath, and Beauty Item: Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo Best Meal on the Go: Black Bean and Jack Cheese Burrito Best Meat: Carne Asada Autentica Best Produce: Teeny Tiny Avocados Best Snack: Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels Best Vegan/Vegetarian Item: Soy Chorizo Best Seasonal Item: Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s
All in all, it’s a solid list. The spinach artichoke dip is particularly great for upcoming Super Bowl festivities—serve with Trader Joe’s Corn Dippers for a guaranteed hit. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. We could (and did) write a whole article espousing the virtues of this game-changing blend and the myriad ways it can be used for every meal.
Take this list with you on your next shopping trip and try out a few new items. Who knows? You might discover a new pantry staple.