Trader Joe's Customer Choice Winners Include Some Old Favorites and a Few Surprises

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The shoppers have voted and here are the winners.
Updated Jan. 29, 2024
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For the 15th year running, Trader Joe’s asked customers to vote on their favorite items and the results are in. Trader Joe’s just released their Customer Choice winners, and some of them may surprise you.

This value store always has a ton of delicious snacks and meals that customers quickly sell out, and we have no doubt that this list will introduce many shoppers to new favorites. And many of these products are affordable dupes for some classic must-haves.

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Overall winner: Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

Courtesy of Trader Joe's Bag of chili and lime flavored rolled corn tortilla chips

Price: $2.99

We’re not shocked that this snack has won the best overall and best snack categories. Taki’s are a huge hit, and this tasty dupe is perfect for a milder heat that still packs a ton of flavor. Be sure to grab a bag of these winners for a crunchy snack that’s perfect with any meal.

Breakfast & brunch: Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patties

Courtesy of Trader Joe's bag of trader joe's chicken breakfast sausage patties

Price: $2.99

Here’s a tasty breakfast sausage that will have you asking, “How is this chicken?” This bold and flavorful chicken sausage is a must-have for breakfast and brunch, and it’s easy to cook as well. This is an especially great choice if you don’t typically like pork or turkey sausage.

Lunch & dinner: Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice

Courtesy of Trader Joe's box of trader joe's butter chicken with basmati rice

Price: $4.49

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious Indian dinner, then this fan favorite is worth buying. The frozen butter chicken meal with basmati rice is perfect with Naan from Trader Joe’s, which is why it’s got the top spot for lunch and dinner. And thankfully, the butter chicken isn’t too spicy if you can’t handle the heat.

Bath, body, and home: Daily Facial Sunscreen SPF 40

Courtesy of Trader Joe's bottle of trader joe's daily facial sunscreen spf 40

Price: $8.99

There’s a good reason why this took the number two spot on the bath, body, and home list. Many customers love this sunscreen for being a dupe to the more pricey Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen. You can use this as a clear primer under your makeup or just as a sunscreen during those busy days.

Sweet treat: Almond Kringle (seasonal)

Kristina Blokhin/Adobe A Trader Joe's shopping cart

Price: $9.99

Honestly, we’re surprised this one only took the fifth spot in the dessert category. The Kringle notoriously sells out when it’s released, and Trader Joe’s even offers limited-edition flavors throughout the holidays, like pumpkin and pecan. Be sure to grab this treat when it’s available. Its tasty pastry with a delicious filling is totally worth trying.

Bottom line

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Stock up on some new favorites without breaking the bank when you shop at Trader Joe’s. This value store has a ton of exclusive products that might just become go-to's for you and your family. And be sure to check out the rest of the Customer Choice favorites to find some other deals.

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Author Details

Ariel Taranski Ariel Taranski is a writer for FinanceBuzz. She has worked as a content marketer for CPAs and financial advisors, and she enjoys being frugal and money-savvy in her day-to-day life. Ariel has also worked with clients such as The Knot, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Alpha Prime, and many more in her time as a freelance writer.

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