Here Are the Most-Loved Trader Joe's Products of the Year, According to Customers

The 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards spotlights the best Trader Joe’s products right now. Did your favorites make the cut?


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Each year, fan-favorite grocery store Trader Joe's invites its legions of customers to vote for the best products of the previous year, and the winners for 2022 (collected in early 2023) are in. Some might argue that everything at Trader Joe's is worth buying, but regulars certainly have their favorites—and their votes don't lie.

Many winners of the 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards are tried-and-true classics, but some are trendier, newer options, or even some products that aren't necessarily offered at all stores.

In the announcement of the winners, podcast hosts Matt Sloan, vice president of marketing, and Tara Miller, marketing director at the grocery store chain, mentioned the five recently crowned Trader Joe's Product Hall of Fame inductees, which are no longer eligible to win a Customer Choice Award since they are already so beloved. "If the same products win in their category every single year, the awards are not really guiding people to try something new, which is kind of what we hope," Miller explained. The members of the Trader Joe's Product Hall of Fame are Mandarin Orange Chicken, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets, Unexpected Cheddar, and Soy Chorizo.

In the past, the awards were split into 16 categories, with one winner and four runners-up for each, for a total of 80 top-ranked Trader Joe's items. This year, for the second year in a row, the awards were simplified a bit and consisted of just nine categories. However, long-time fans of the grocery chain will still see some familiar products, plus a few shake-ups.

Get your grocery list ready and scroll on for the 2022 winners—these top items may give your next TJ's run a new purpose.

01 of 09

Favorite Overall: Chili & Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

A bag of Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

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Runners-Up: TJ's Hashbrowns, Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings, Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend, and Chocolate Croissants.

02 of 09

Favorite Beverage: Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice

Cans of Honeycrisp Apple Juice

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Runners-Up: Triple Ginger Brew (seasonal), Sparkling Peach Black Tea With Peach Juice, Sparkling Cranberry & Ginger Beverage (seasonal), and Non-Dairy Brown Sugar Oat Creamer.

03 of 09

Favorite Cheese: English Cheddar With Caramelized Onions

English Cheddar With Caramelized Onions

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Runners-Up: Syrah Soaked Toscano, Baked Lemon Ricotta (seasonal), Blueberry & Vanilla Chèvre, and Brie (various).

04 of 09

Favorite Entrée: Butter Chicken With Basmati Rice

Butter Chicken

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Runners-Up: Chicken Tikka Masala, Kung Pao Chicken, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (seasonal), and BBQ Teriyaki Chicken.

05 of 09

Favorite Health and Beauty Aids and Household Product: Scented Candles

A scented candle

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Runners-Up: Daily Facial Sunscreen, Ultra-Moisturizng Hand Cream, Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo & Conditioner, and Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask.

06 of 09

Favorite Produce: Bananas (Conventional and Organic)


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Runners-Up: Teeny Tiny Avocados, Honeycrisp Apples, Brussels Sprouts, and Organic Carrots of Many Colors.

07 of 09

Favorite Snack: Chili & Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

A bag of Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

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Runners-Up: Organic Eloté Corn Chip Dippers, Organic Corn Chip Dippers, World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs, and Crunchy Curls.

08 of 09

Favorite Sweets/Dessert: Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones

Hold the Cone

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Runners-Up: Danish Kringle (various), Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Lava Cakes, and Brookies.

09 of 09

Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Product: Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto

Vegan Kale Pesto

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Runners-Up: Vegetable Fried Rice, Beefless Bulgogi, Palak Paneer, and Cauliflower Gnocchi.

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