Earlier this week Trader Joe’s 11th Annual Customer Choice Awards announced the winners of its 11th Annual Customer Choice Awards. The list is topped by the buzzworthy Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend and includes a bevy of tasty private brand treats.

The winners are…

FAVORITE OVERALL:
Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
What customers say: “This stuff is, quite literally, my everything.”

FAVORITE ENTRÉE:
Mandarin Orange Chicken
What customers say: “Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken is still King!”
What we say: “But have you ever made it like this?”

FAVORITE VEGAN/VEGETARIAN ITEM:
Cauliflower Gnocchi
What customers say: “Cauliflower Gnocchi FTW.”

FAVORITE SWEET TREAT:
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Pro-Tip: Melt them over ice cream or a batch of warm brownies.
(Additional Pro-Tip: Unwrap them first.)

FAVORITE SNACK:
Plantain Chips
Move over, Peanut Butter Pretzels—it’s time for the Plantain to reign! Try ’em Jerk-Style, too

FAVORITE BEVERAGE:
Non-Dairy Oat Beverages
These vegan, gluten-free dairy alternatives have taken our stores by storm…

FAVORITE PRODUCE:
Avocados
That’s two years in a row now — Bravocado, Avocado!

FAVORITE CHEESE:
Unexpected Cheddar
Frankly, we’ve come to expect the Unexpected in this category. It’s such a crowd-cheeser!

FAVORITE IN-HOME, BATH, & BEAUTY:
Scented Candles*
Nothing holds a candle to TJ’s Seasonal Scented Candles! Wanna see how they’re made? Check it out.

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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.