What Trader Joe's products are the most popular?

Spices, mandarin chicken and cauliflower gnocchi are on the shoppers' list

Trader Joe’s fanatics have voiced their ultimate favorites, making it easier for newbies to know exactly what products may be worth a try.

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The company's bagel seasoning blend, prepared meals of mandarin chicken and cauliflower gnocchi were ranked at the top of the list of shoppers' favorites, according to the company's annual Customer Choice Awards.

Every year, the major competitor in "fresh format" grocery stores allows its customers to vote on products based on a variety of categories.

Here's are the results from Trader Joe's survey:

The overall favorite

Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

Trader Joe's 

The seasoning comes in at number one as the overall fan favorite with some customers saying, "This stuff is, quite literally, my everything."

The blend, which costs $2, is exactly as advertised. The 2.3-oz. bottle includes sesame seeds (white and black), poppy seeds, sea salt and dried garlic and onions.

The runners-up in the category include: 

  • Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • Unexpected Cheddar

Favorite Entree

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Trader Joe's 

Trader Joe's customers consider the chunks of chicken in a crispy breading a go-to choice with some customers saying, "Trader Joe's Orange Chicken is still King!"

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The product hit store shelves in 2004 and it has been a fan favorite for several years, according to the company. The 22-oz. packages go for $5.

The runners-up in the category include: 

  • Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Butter Chicken
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter & Sage

Favorite vegan/vegetarian item

Cauliflower Gnocchi

Trader Joe's 

The dumplings made with about 75 percent cauliflower, as well as cassava flour, potato starch, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt have won over customers looking for a vegan/vegetarian alternative.

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The 12-oz. bags cost $2.69 each.

The runners up in the category include: 

  • Soy Chorizo
  • Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto
  • Cowboy Quinoa Veggie Burger
  • Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Morsels

Favorite Sweet Treat

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Trader Joe's 

Customers craving a sweet have overwhelmingly turned to the company's version of dark chocolate peanut butter cups. The sweet treat comes in small packs for 99 cents each or a tub for over $4.

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The runners-up in the category include: 

  • Hold the Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones
  • O&H Danish Kringle
  • Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Gone Bananas! Dark Chocolate Covered Bananas

Favorite Snack

Plantain Chips

Trader Joe's 

Customers have chosen the sliced, cooked and salted snack as their favorite. The company's Plantain Chips come from Peru and are on the "starchy side" compared to its sweet counterpart, the banana, Trader Joe's say.

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The 6-oz. bag goes for $1.79.

The runners up in the category include: 

  • Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
  • World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs
  • Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers
  • Chili & Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

Favorite Beverages

Non-Dairy Oat Beverages

Trader Joe's 

These vegan, gluten-free dairy alternatives have become a big hit with customers. A 32-fluid-ounce container of the creamy vegan Oat Beverage goes for $2.29. A 64-fluid-ounce container goes for roughly $4.

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The runners-up in the category include: 

  • Honeycrisp Apple Cider
  • Triple Ginger Brew
  • Spiced Cider
  • Charles Shaw Wine

Favorite Produce

Avocados

Trader Joe's 

The single-serve Hass Avacados have topped the list of the favored produce. A six-count bag of avocados sells for $3.

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The runners-up in the category include: 

  • Bananas
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Favorite Cheese

Unexpected Cheddar

Trader Joe's 

The cheese tastes like an aged cheddar and sports a tangy flavor and slightly crumbly texture. The company says the cheese is such a crowd pleaser this pick was far from unexpected.

The cheese has been a best-seller since it first hit cheese cases back in 2011. It costs $4 for each 7-oz. piece.

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The runners-up in the category include: 

  • English Cheddar with Caramelized Onions
  • Creamy Toscano Soaked in Syrah
  • Wild Blueberry & Vanilla Chèvre
  • Cranberry Chèvre

Favorite in home, bath and beauty

Scented Candles

Trader Joe's 

The company says its seasonal Scented Candles are "collectible, cult classics."

Customers can shop for its Peony Blossom in the spring, Mango Tangerine in the summer or wait for the Vanilla Pumpkin and Honeycrisp Apple in the fall.

Shoppers can buy a travel-sized Trader Joe’s Candle Tin Trio for $8. Customers can also opt to buy a 5.7-oz. candle priced at just $4.

The runners up in the category include: 

  • Rose Water Facial Toner
  • Coconut Body Butter
  • Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask
  • Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

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