Trader Joe’s Announces 14th Annual Customer Choice Award Winners

Last Updated on October 15, 2023

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One of our local Trader Joe’s stores.

Trader Joe’s shared the results last week of its yearly poll of customers’ favorite products. The grocer, which is a cousin to Aldi, asked shoppers what nine TJ’s products they would take with them to a deserted island, and more than 18,000 customers shared their favorites.

In addition, Trader Joe’s moved some longtime popular favorites such as Mandarin Orange Chicken and Unexpected Cheddar to a new Trader Joe’s Product Hall of Fame in order to make room for new favorite products in the annual survey.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the Trader Joe’s 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards, with links to our own reviews of those products where applicable. (And feel free to chime in down in the comment section with your own favorite Trader Joe’s products.)

#1 Overall:

Trader Joe’s Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Tortilla Chips

2. TJ’s Hashbrowns 
3. Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
4. Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
5. 4 Chocolate Croissants

#1 Beverage:

Trader Joe’s Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice Beverage (seasonal)

2. Triple Ginger Brew (seasonal)
3. Sparkling Peach Black Tea with Peach Juice
4. Sparkling Cranberry & Ginger Beverage (seasonal)
5. Non-Dairy Brown Sugar Oat Creamer

#1 Cheese:

Trader Joe’s Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions

2. Syrah Soaked Toscano
3. Baked Lemon Ricotta (seasonal)
4. Blueberry & Vanilla Chèvre
5. Brie (various)

#1 Entree:

Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken

2. Chicken Tikka Masala
3. Kung Pao Chicken
4. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (seasonal)
5. BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

#1 HABA/Household:

Trader Joe’s Scented Candles

2. Daily Facial Sunscreen
3. Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Cream
4. Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo & Conditioner
5. Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask

#1 Produce:

Trader Joe’s Bananas

2. Teeny Tiny Avocados
3. Honeycrisp Apples
4. Brussels Sprouts
5. Organic Carrots of Many Colors

#1 Snack:

Trader Joe’s Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Tortilla Chips

2. Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers
3. Organic Corn Chip Dippers
4. World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs
5. Crunchy Curls

#1 Sweet/Dessert:

Trader Joe’s Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones

2. Danish Kringle (various)
3. Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches
4. Chocolate Lava Cakes
5. Brookie

#1 Vegan/Vegetarian:

Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto

2. Vegetable Fried Rice
3. Beefless Bulgogi
4. Palak Paneer
5. Cauliflower Gnocchi

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at

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