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Trader Joe’s Best-Selling Products and Family Favorites

Find a new TJ’s favorite on this list of 2021’s best products

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Published on: February 10, 2022

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Trader Joe’s 13th Annual Customer Choice Awards results are in, and we’ve taken that list and organized it into our ultimate family favorites. From kid-friendly snacks to easy entrées, read on to view the best winners and finalists. 

But first, check out the category winners below:  

  • Favorite overall: Mandarin Orange Chicken 
  • Favorite vegan/vegetarian item: Soy Chorizo 
  • Favorite cheese: Unexpected Cheddar 
  • Favorite beverage: Non-Dairy Oat Beverage
  • Favorite snack: Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets
  • Favorite produce: Teeny Tiny Avocados
  • Favorite entrée: Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • Favorite home, bath and beauty product: Scented Candles

Our favorite snack for kids

Who can argue with the winner of this category, the Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets? The peanut butter packs some protein into this salty snack. Our favorite runner-up from the snack category has to be the Organic Corn Chip Dippers. For young kids who love a good chip-dip, these are a convenient and tasty option.  

Our favorite sweet treat for kids

Having a sweet treat in the freezer is kind of a must during these trying times of constant change. That’s why we love Trader Joe’s Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones, the winner of the sweet treat category this year, and Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches, the runner-up on the sweet treat list. 

Our favorite entrée for kids

We’ll take anything on the entrée list, thank you very much. From the winning Mandarin Orange Chicken to the Chicken Tikka Masala runner-up, TJ’s always has our back in the convenient dinner department. That said, if we had to choose our favorite, there’s nothing more comforting and kid-pleasing than Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese. 

Our favorite cheese for kids

Can we take a moment to thank TJ’s for including this all-important category in their awards competition? The runners-up are all cheeses with style: Baked Lemon Ricotta, Syrah Soaked Toscano, English Cheddar With Caramelized Onions and Triple Crème Brie. For kids, we prefer the winner: Unexpected Cheddar. It’s the most versatile option, and sure to please even the pickiest of kiddos. 

Our favorite vegan/vegetarian food for kids

if you’re looking for a dinner recommendation, you can’t beat Vegetable Fried Rice or the Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Morsels, which is a winner winner, chicken dinner ... without the chicken. 

This article was originally published in February 2021, and updated in February 2022. 

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