These Were the Most Popular Products at Trader Joe’s in 2018

updated May 24, 2019
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Just two weeks into 2019, our friends over at Trader Joe’s have already polled their loyal customers and tallied up the results to determine the grocer’s most popular products of the past year. And ever since TJ’s teased the announcement on their Instagram, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for a presenter in a sparkly gown to dramatically open an envelope and tell me the winners.

Feel free to make fun, but we, the impassioned grocery store dorks that we are, are more excited about the 10th Annual Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards than the Academy Awards. Seriously, give us a Fearless Flyer over an Oscar nod any day! Since Trader Joe’s always seems to have their finger on the pulse of the trendiest groceries, the Customer Choice Awards are a great way to see how their shoppers’ tastes are shifting with the tides.


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Mandarin Orange Chicken!!!

Team, this is the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW that this $4.99 freezer-aisle staple has walked away with this honor, and I’m feeling pretty whelmed about it. But the people have spoken! Worthy runners-up in the overall category include Cauliflower Gnocchi, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, and Unexpected Cheddar (many of which won other awards)!

Here are a few noteworthy winners in other categories: Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip (another frozen item) made an appearance as Favorite Appetizer, Danish Kringle swept the bakery category once again, Sparking Mineral Waters quenched TJ’s fans’ thirst all year long as Favorite Beverage, Unexpected Cheddar continues to reign supreme as the BIG CHEESE, and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend took the crown as favorite condiment.

For a complete list, check out the 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners!

And now it’s your turn to weigh in: Did your favorites make the cut? What were your favorite TJ’s products this year?