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This Is Trader Joe’s Product of the Year, According to Customers

A bowl of chicken and rice sits on a table.
Trader Joe’s

When it comes to iconic grocery store foods, Trader Joe’s takes the cake for the chain with the beloved items. Now, you can find out customers’ favorites.

Trader Joe’s 13th Annual Customer Choice Awards have been released, and the brand’s Mandarin Orange Chicken is the new must-have.

The chicken was voted the best overall item and is made from chunks of chicken coated in a spicy and sweet orange sauce. The retailer recommends baking it in the oven and then tossing the chicken and sauce together in a wok before serving with rice and veggies for a whole meal. Like many of Trader Joe’s items, it’s affordable at $4.99 for a 22-ounce bag and can be picked up at your local store.

While the Mandarin Orange Chicken topped the overall best list, other well-known goods also hit the list. The brand’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Unexpected Cheddar, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend, and Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese rounded out the top five items.

Trader Joe’s awards, however, span multiple categories with fans able to weigh in on everything from their favorite cheese to the brand’s favorite bath and body products. You can find all of the winners over on the brand’s website.

If you’re a Trader Joe’s lover, check out our hacks for easy, delicious dinners using some of its staple items.

[Via Food and Wine]

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