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.