Feb 1, 2023

Trader Joe's Reveals 2022 Customer Choice Awards Winners

Trader Joe's reveals their 2022 (14th Annual) Customer Choice Awards Winners, which represent the favorite Trader Joe's products selected by over 18,000 respondees when asked, "If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, which nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you?" They then grouped the winners into nine different categories.

Here are the winners and runner-ups for each category:

Best Overall

  1. Trader Joe’s Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Tortilla Chips (Trader Joe's take on Takis)
  2. TJ's Hashbrowns
  3. Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
  4. Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
  5. 4 Chocolate Croissants

Best Beverage

  1. Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice Beverage
  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
Best Cheese
  1. Cheddar with Caramelized Onions
  2. Syrah Soaked Toscano
  3. Baked Lemon Ricotta (seasonal)
  4. Blueberry & Vanilla Chèvre
  5. Brie (various)

Best Entree
  1. Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice
  2. Chicken Tikka Masala
  3. Kung Pao Chicken
  4. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (seasonal)
  5. BBQ Teriyaki Chicken
Best HABA (Health and Beauty Aids)/Household Items
  1. Scented Candles
  2. Daily Facial Sunscreen
  3. Ultra-Moisturizng Hand Cream
  4. Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo & Conditioner
  5. Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Best Produce
  1. Bananas
  2. Teeny Tiny Avocados
  3. Honeycrisp Apples
  4. Brussels Sprouts
  5. Organic Carrots of Many Colors
Best Snack
  1. Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
  2. Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers
  3. Organic Corn Chip Dippers
  4. World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs
  5. Crunchy Curls
Best Sweet/Dessert
  1. Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones
  2. Danish Kringle (various)
  3. Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches
  4. Chocolate Lava Cakes
  5. Brookie
Best Vegan/Vegetarian
  1. Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto
  2. Vegetable Fried Rice
  3. Beefless Bulgogi
  4. Palak Paneer
  5. Cauliflower Gnocchi
This year marked the first time that products were excluded (those products are now in the Trader Joe's Hall of Fame) from the choices.

Photo via Trader Joe's.

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