Trader Joe’s names 2014 Customer Choice Awards winners


On its website, Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s announced the winners of its sixth annual Customer Choice Awards. The winners were named based on votes from customers, who were asked to vote for their favorite product in each of 11 categories. The winners and runners-up are:

  • Overall Product
    Winner: Speculoos Cookie Butter
    Runners up: Mandarin Orange Chicken, Frozen Croissants — Almond & Chocolate, Triple Ginger Snaps and Unexpected Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced Breads
    Winner: Sourdough Bread
    Runners up: Sprouted Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Rye Bread and Cinnamon Bread
  • Beverages
    Winner: Charles Shaw wines
    Runners up: Spiced Apple Cider, Honey Crisp Apple Cider, Low Calorie Lemonade and Triple Ginger Brew
  • Cheese
    Winner: Unexpected Cheddar Cheese
    Runners up: Creamy Toscano Cheese Dusted with Cinnamon, Cranberry Chevre, Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda
  • Frozen Entrées
    Winnner: Mandarin Orange Chicken
    Runners up: Joe’s Diner Mac ‘n Cheese, Gyoza Potstickers, Chicken Tikka Masala and Tarte D’Alsace
  • Condiments
    Winner: Organic Ketchup
    Runners up: Whole Grain Dijon Mustard, Sweet Chili Sauce, Salsa Verde, Wasabi Mayonnaise)
  • Salads
    Winner: Organic Arugula
    Runners up: Baby Spinach, Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast, Romaine Hearts and Broccolo Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat
  • Meat/Meatless Options
    Winner: Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage
    Runners up: Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon, Organic Boneless, Skinless Chicken, Meatless Meatballs and Soy Chorizo
  • Candy
    Winner: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
    Runners up: Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels, English Toffee and Dark Chocolate Covered Powerberries
  • Snacks
    Winner: Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil
    Runners up: nuts (all varieties), Kettle Corn, Roasted Seaweed Snack and World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs
  • Pumpkin-Flavored Products
    Winner: Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
    Runners up: Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix and Pumpkin Pie