For the 14th year in a row, Trader Joe’s has asked its cult following what their favorite items are in categories that include everything from their favorite snack to best cheese.
The popular grocery chain tallied 18,000 votes, leaving no uncertainty about what customers can’t leave without.
Unlike this year’s real Oscar’s ceremony – where film To Leslie is be investigated by the Academy for an ‘aggressive’ and ‘illegal’ campaign to snag star Andrea Riseborough a nomination – there’s no doubt these nine items are award worthy (and worth the long checkout line).
The company threw in a twist this year, knocking out five super popular products that have won countless times in the past – including the mandarin orange chicken and soy chorizo.
DailyMail.com takes a look at this year’s winners.
The overall winner is ‘irre-zest-tible’ (and also won best snack)!
Grab your salsa, because the big winner of the 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards was the Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips. It also won best snack
Grab your salsa, because the big winner of the 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards was the Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips.
The ‘spicy little scrolls’ is a fun (and spicy) twist – pun intended – on the traditional corn chip as it is dusted with hot chili & lime flavored seasoning.
It beat out other fan favorites: TJ’s Hashbrowns, Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings, Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend, and 4 Chocolate Croissants for the top honor.
Add a little sparkling to your life… and your taste buds with this year’s favorite drink!
The three-ingredient blend of 100 percent Honeycrisp apple juice, water, and bubbles was a ‘sweet apple daydream’ for Trader Joe’s customers
Trader Joe’s Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice Beverage – a seasonal item – is a fun take a classic fall beverage.
The three-ingredient blend of 100 percent Honeycrisp apple juice, water, and bubbles was a ‘sweet apple daydream’ for Trader Joe’s customers.
‘It’s so crisp and juicy, you might confuse the crack of the can with the crunch of the first bite,’ the company wrote.
The sparkling drink beat out: Triple Ginger Brew (seasonal), Sparkling Peach Black Tea with Peach Juice, Sparkling Cranberry & Ginger Beverage (seasonal), and Non-Dairy Brown Sugar Oat Creamer.
When it comes to cheese, there’s nothing better than a nice slice of cheddar!
A fresh take a classic cheddar won the best cheese this year
Trader Joe’s Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions won the battle of the cheeses this year.
The ‘sweet-savory bite’ beat out: Syrah Soaked Toscano, Baked Lemon Ricotta (seasonal), Blueberry & Vanilla Chèvre, and Brie (various).
The best entrée is a classic chicken and rice dish
A classic Indian dish, butter chicken and basmati rice, won the best entrée
Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken took home the trophy with its ‘authentic Indian recipe that showcases tender chicken chunks in a silky, mouth-watering curry with crushed tomatoes, rich cream, onions, garlic,[and] ginger.’
‘It’s mildly spiced and partnered with delicate, fragrant grains of Basmati rice,’ the company wrote.
It beat out: Chicken Tikka Masala, Kung Pao Chicken, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (seasonal), and BBQ Teriyaki Chicken.
What’s not to love about the best produce option, which will only cost you 25 cents
It hard to pick just one, so why not pick a bunch? The banana won the best produce item
Who doesn’t love a good piece of fruit, especially when this item only costs a quarter! The banana won this year’s produce category.
It beat out: Teeny Tiny Avocados, Honeycrisp Apples, Brussels Sprouts, and Organic Carrots of Many Colors.
Hold the Cone! These mini ice creams had a grip on TJ customers this year, and last!
Nothing is better than an ice cream cone, especially one that comes in so many flavors
In all its glorious flavors, Trader Joe’s Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones won best dessert.
The ‘small in stature’ cone has ‘enormous’ satisfaction!
‘Each crunchy cone is lined with smooth chocolate and filled with creamy ice cream—then dipped in a rich, chocolatey (or a white confectionary) coating, depending on which seasonal cone you’re holding,’ the company wrote.
It beat out: Danish Kringle (various), Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Lava Cakes, and the Brookie.
Nothing makes a sandwich like a healthy amount of pesto!
Grab your nearest sandwich bread, this pesto has won the best vegan item
Among the vegan and vegetarian crowd, the Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto won best dressed.
The ‘creamy, green condiment’ is made with kale, cashew, basil, lemon juice, and garlic.
It beat out: Vegetable Fried Rice, Beefless Bulgogi, Palak Paneer, and Cauliflower Gnocchi.
Nothing says comfort like a good ole candle
The most popular household item was the scented candles that come in mango tangerine, vanilla pumpkin, and honeycrisp apple, among others
Trader Joe’s Scented Candles won the best household item at the grocery chain.
It’s paraben-free, soy-wax blend is unbeatable and includes many scents, including: Peony Blossom, Cedar Balsam, Honeycrisp Apple, Vanilla Pumpkin, and more.
It beat out: Daily Facial Sunscreen, Ultra-Moisturizng Hand Cream, Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo & Conditioner, and Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask.
The company threw in a twist, knocking out five popular products that have won in the past – including the mandarin orange chicken and soy chorizo