The Blogifam’s All-Time Favorite Trader Joe’s Picks

Trader Joe’s announced their 14th Annual Customer Choice Awards winners this week, and after noticing several of our favorite items were missing (rude), we decided to have our own little Blogilates Team Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards.

Maybe we need to work on the name of our version if we decide to make this an annual thing. And if you’re wondering, my vote is that we absolutely should. IMO, revealing the best Trader Joe’s items was more exciting than watching the Oscars.

Anyways, here are our picks for the best Trader Joe’s items in a random set of categories.

I was surprised to see how much our list differed from the official Trader Joe’s awards. Let us know in the comments if you agree with our picks, or if you side more with TJs. Promise you won’t hurt our feelings.

Best Salad Kit

Lemony Arugula Basil Salad Kit

We CRAVE the toppings – lemon basil vinaigrette, parmesan cheese, and chopped almonds.


Runner Ups:

Southwestern Chopped Salad Kit

Brussels Sauté Kit

Best Savory Snack

trader joe's popcorn with herbs and spices

Popcorn With Herbs & Spices

A must-have for bingeing Netflix.



Elote Corn Chip Dippers

Fancy Cheese Crunchies

Best Sweet Snack

trader joe's dark chocolate covered marshmallows

Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Dare you to eat just one.



Sour Scandinavian Swimmers

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Best Vegan/Vegetarian

trader joe's mushroom medley best vegetarian item

Mushroom Medley

A go-to side dish.


Runner Ups: 

Spicy Mexican Style Riced Cauliflower

Soy Chorizo

Best Appetizer

trader joe's mac n cheese bites

Mac & Cheese Bites

So crispy and delicious.


Runner Ups:

Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas

Steamed Pork and Ginger Soup Dumplings

Best Beverage

Sparkling Black Tea With Peach Juice

Sweet, but not TOO sweet.


Runner Ups:

Winter Wake Up Tea

Organic Coconut Smoothie

Best Cheese

trader joe's cranberry chevre goat cheese

Cranberry Chevre Goat Cheese

Add this to your charcuterie boards.


Runner Ups:

Unexpected Cheddar

Pizza Bread Cheese

Best Seasoning

trader joe's everything but the elote seasoning

Everything But The Elote

Cassey’s fave! Try it on rice cakes with guac.


Runner Ups:

Everything But The Bagel

Umami Seasoning

Best Dessert

trader joe's ube ice cream

Ube Ice Cream

You know we love Ube around here.


Runner Ups:


Vanilla Bean Mini Sheet Cake

What are YOUR top Trader Joe’s picks?

Let us know in the comments!

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  1. monkey mart says:

    I was very tempted when I first saw those mac and cheese pieces today. Next time, I’ll have to grab them.

  2. Jen-Ai Notman says:

    Omg just saw those mac and cheese bites today and was so tempted! I’ll have to grab them next time.

  3. Amy says:

    Ube ice cream on rice cakes with guac? 🙂

  4. Crystal E says:

    Cauliflower pancakes, cauliflower thin, just mango, mushroom flatbread pizza!