19 Cult-Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

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These Trader Joe's items are must-haves in your freezer and pantry
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People tend to go a little nuts for Trader Joe’s products. Whether it’s the popular supermarket chain’s newest products or their top-rated frozen food items, these TJ’s finds have developed a cult-like following thanks to their trendy flavors, easy preparation and high quality.

Trader Joe’s has sold everything from a rosé salad dressing to a trendy mushroom seasoning. While it may seem like there isn’t anything you shouldn’t buy from the store, there are tons of foods Trader Joe’s customers love the most. To save you the trouble of sifting through a lengthy list of reviews or *gasp* browsing the aisles on your own, The Daily Meal has compiled a list of 19 cult-favorite Trader Joe’s products that you can’t go wrong with.

From cheese to frozen chocolate lava cakes, you are sure to find some thrilling new additions to your shopping list. Maybe you’ve heard of some already — the sweet chili sauce is quite popular, as is the Everything but the Bagel seasoning, which has even inspired copycats!

Maybe you’re already a devoted fan of the cauliflower gnocchi or can’t get enough of TJ’s soy chorizo. Either way, you can’t miss out on these 19 cult-favorite Trader Joe’s products.

Avocados

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TJ’s customers love the supermarket’s selection of avocados. Whether you’re buying organic or regular, you can’t lose — they’re a fan favorite and you should eat one every day.

Candy Cane Joe Joe’s

This seasonal product practically flies off shelves during Christmas time. It’s like an Oreo, but with peppermint-flavored filling.

Cauliflower Gnocchi

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Health-conscious Instagram influencers rave about TJ’s cauliflower gnocchi because it’s a great gluten-free (as well as sugar-, dairy- and egg-free) pasta option. They can be boiled, microwaved or even sautéed for a crispier option. They’re a healthy Trader Joe’s dinner hack!

Chicken Tikka Masala

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Trader Joe’s version of this classic Indian dish features chunks of chicken in a creamy, mildly spicy curry sauce. Plus, at $3.49 it’s less expensive than your Indian takeout order.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Who wouldn’t be obsessed with a box of bite-sized dark chocolate peanut butter cups? This TJ’s treat tastes like a Reese’s but comes in the perfect tub for snacking.

Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

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Since it came on the scene, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning has been a cult favorite of Trader Joe’s shoppers. The sea salt, garlic and onion mix that you would typically find coating a bagel can now be sprinkled on everything, and the mixture has even been imitated by CVS.

Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza With Cauliflower Crust

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This gluten-free cauliflower-crust pizza tastes exactly like a regular cheese pizza. It often sells out quickly when it’s in stock, so we recommend picking up two or three.

Hold the Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones

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Who doesn’t love ice cream? These mini cones topped with vanilla ice cream (and coated with chocolate on the inside!) are a bite-sized way to indulge in your favorite frozen treat.

Lemon Rosemary Spatchcocked Chicken

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This convenient whole chicken is butterflied, brined and pre-seasoned. Plus, it’s sold as two-and-a-half-or 3-pound birds to feed the entire family (or just your ravenous roommates).

Mandarin Orange Chicken

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Trader Joe’s mandarin orange chicken won for “favorite overall” and “favorite entrée” on the grocer’s own list of foods customers love the most. Again, a great option for when you’re tired of takeout but want your fix of Chinese food.

Organic Chunky Apple Cinnamon Bread

TJ's baked goods have earned quite a reputation for being fresh and delicious. Their Organic Chunky Apple Cinnamon Bread is an apple-y version of a more traditional monkey bread.

Organic Spicy Avocado Hummus

This hummus is a huge hit with fans of both hummus and avocado. It's definitely not a guacamole, but it's spicy and creamy and perfect as a dip! Chickpeas and avocado just go together so perfectly. 

Parmesan Pastry Pups

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TJ’s customers give their pigs in a blanket situation a massive upgrade with Parmesan Pastry Pups. These mini beef franks wrapped in puff pastry and sprinkled with Parmesan also scored big in The Daily Meal’s Trader Joe’s appetizer taste-test.

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

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They’re peanut butter-filled pretzels. What’s not to love? They’re Trader Joe’s customers’ “favorite snack.”

Soy Chorizo

Perfect for vegetarians, this soy chorizo is full of Mexican spices and, according to Trader Joe’s website, goes great in burritos, tacos, rice, chili, potato hash and even queso fundido.

Spanakopita

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Trader Joe’s frozen spanakopita is flakey, buttery and cheesy. Exactly the way spanakopita is supposed to be, except in the form of perfectly bite-sized triangular pockets. They’re super easy to make, too. They might not be the healthiest frozen dinner, though — especially if you eat a whole box.

Spiced Cider

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This autumnal beverage is a customer favorite come September. The comforting spicy flavor makes this drink delicious cold or hot, and it even mixes well with liquor. Drink it out of a mug for maximum coziness!

Sweet Chili Sauce

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The sweet dipping sauce which features a blend of chiles and garlic is known for pairing well with Trader Joe’s frozen appetizers — especially their Asian-inspired dishes. It’s also their best-selling item in 13 states!

Unexpected Cheddar

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