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The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products 

Amy Boal
Updated April 30, 2019 24.4k votes 3.8k voters 110.4k views 52 items

List Rules Trader Joe's original products only.

Trader Joe's, aside from being a brand that gives you the most bang for your buck, is a magical grocery store-land filled with delicious treats, both well known and hidden. The privately held chain was founded in 1958 and hasn't stopped creating incredible specialty products since. Everyone has their favorite Trader Joe's items, but which of their products are the absolute best?

From Cookie Butter to Charles Shaw, Trader Joe's doesn't disappoint. While you probably don't buy your produce here, TJ's is the go to stop for fun, though probably not essential, grocery items. Their sweet treats, frozen meals, salads, and unique snacks will spice up your life and satisfy almost any craving.

What are the must have products from Trader Joe's? Cast your votes below, and add any essential Trader Joes original products (i.e. no Clif Bars, even though you can buy them there) that you can't live without that aren't already on the list. Items should be under the labels Trader Joe, Trader Jose's, Trader Giotto, Trader Joe-San, Trader Ming, etc.

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Mandarin Orange Chicken ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For satisfying your Panda Express cravings, but not making you feel disgusting.
2
Dark Chocolate Peanut Bu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
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Speculoos Cookie Butter ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For eating with a spoon.
4
Garlic Naan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
Ranker Soccer added
Eat it with the Tikka Masala!
5
Chicken Tikka Masala is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when your favorite Indian place doesn't deliver.
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Speculoos Cookie Butter ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you need cookie butter, but also want ice cream.
7
Brown Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you don't want to boil water.
8
Smoked Gouda Cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
Elise Hennigan added

Delicious snacking cheese that weirdly tastes like hot dogs (in a good way!).

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Mac and Cheese Bites is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you want to eat your feelings.
10
Chile Lime Chicken Burge... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For summertime grilling... with a kick!
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Triple Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
DawnBoxGivens added

For dessert, or any other time you need sweet/spicy goodness.

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Candy Cane Joe-Joe's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you want to taste the holiday season.
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Dark Chocolate Covered P... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you want to be slim, but also fat.
14
Everything Bagel Chips ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you need something to dip in the Trader Joe's salmon dip.
15
Mini Beef Tacos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
powerpunch added

For when you want to feel like a giant.

16
Buttermilk Pancake and A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For the best pancakes you will ever make.
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Pineapple Salsa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you need salsa, but also a serving of fruit.
18
Maple Leaf Cookies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you want to taste Fall.
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Spinach and Kale Greek Y... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
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Mango and Cream Bars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For a sweet (but healthy) treat.
21
Portabella Mushroom Ravi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you want the best pre-made ravioli sold in any grocery store ever.
22
Cookie Butter Sandwich C... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
GnomerSsbDmca added

For when regular cookie butter just isn't enough.

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Mushroom and Black Truff... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you need a frozen pizza, but still want to feel fancy.
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Mini Peanut Butter Sandw... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For eating the whole box, even though you promised your significant other you wouldn't.
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Charles Shaw Wine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products
For when you need wine but aren't feeling pretentious.