These Were The Most Beloved Trader Joe's Products Of 2017

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When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2018, people all over the country threw up their hands, breathed a huge sigh of relief, and said, "finally, that terrible year is over." Since then, we've done all we can to leave 2017 in the past. However, Trader Joe's just reminded us that there were a few good things about 2017 that are worth remembering.
Among all the BS last year brought, there were so many Trader Joe's products that filled us up, satisfied our sweet teeth, wet our whistles, perked us up, and spiced up our lives — you get the picture — and now, TJ's is honoring the best of them. Recently, the grocery chain announced the winners of its 9th annual Customer Choice Awards.
To get the winning lineup, loyal customers voted for the products they enjoyed the most in 2017 in a variety of categories including best bakery item, best beverage, best condiment, and more. The chain also tallied votes to decide the best over all.
In addition to announcing its most beloved products, Trader Joe's also listed four runners-up in each category, so we can be sure to try many different favorites. The chain was sure to note in the official Customer Choice Awards announcement that every product listed may not be available at every store location.
Sure, it might be healthy to leave some things in the past, but we're writing all these items down on our eternal grocery list with plans to throw them in our baskets during 2018 grocery store runs. Take a look ahead to see which products made it to the top in 2017. If you keep up with the Customer Choice Awards each year, you may notice a few returning champs, new comers, and even some dark horses. Let us know in the comments if these items match up with your favorites.
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Favorite Overall: Mandarin Orange Chicken

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
Unexpected Cheddar
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Cookie Butter
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Favorite Bakery: Almond Kringle

Sliced French Brioche
Chocolate Brooklyn Babka
Sliced Sourdough Bread
Organic Baguette
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Favorite Beverage: Spiced Cider

Brewed Ginger Beer
"Wine. All Of It."
Sparkling Mineral Water
Triple Ginger Brew
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Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate PB Cups

Scandinavian Swimmers
Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
English Toffee
Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
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Favorite Cheese: Unexpected Cheddar

Double Cream Brie
Cheddar Cheese With Caramelized Onions
Smoked Gouda
Pub Cheese
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Favorite Coffee: Cold Brew Coffee

French Roast
Wintry Blend
Pumpkin Spice
Organic Fair Trade Sumatra
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Favorite Condiment: Organic Ketchup

Green Dragon Hot Sauce
Sweet Chili Sauce
Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce
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Favorite Frozen Appetizer: Spanakopita

Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Chicken Gyoza Potstickers
Vegetable Bird's Nests
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
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Favorite Frozen Dessert: Hold The Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones

New York Deli Style Cheesecake
Macaron Variés
Key Lime Pie
Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Favorite Frozen Entrée: Mandarin Orange Chicken

Joe's Diner Mac'n Cheese
Chicken Tikka Masala
Hatch Chile Mac 'n Cheese
Kung Pao Chicken
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Favorite Holiday: Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars
Dark Chocolate Covered Pepppermint Joe-Joe's
Jingle Jangle
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Favorite Meal On The Go: Black Bean & Jack Cheese Burrito

Cubano Seasoned Wrap
Tofu Spring Rolls
Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese
Southwest Salad
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Favorite Meat (Less): Soy Chorizo

Meatless Meatballs
Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Carne Asada
Uncured Applewood Smoke Bacon
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Favorite Produce: Bananas

Teeny Tiny Avocados
Riced Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts
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Favorite Snack: Peanut Butter Pretzels

Organic Corn Chip Dippers
Roasted Plantain Chips
Cornbread Crisps
World's Puffiest White Cheddar
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Favorite Pumpkin: Organic Pumpkin

Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
Pumpkin Pancake Mix
Pumpkin Ice Cream
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