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'USA Today' notes that Trader Joe's was one of the first retailers to lift mask requirements for fully vaccinated customers.

Trader Joe’s started selling groceries way back in 1967 and they’ve developed an almost cult-like following of fans over those 55 years. The supermarket chain understands their shoppers’ devotion to certain items and for the last 13 years, they’ve been letting them vote on their favorites. Trader Joe’s has now counted the ballots and released the winners of the latest Customer Choice Awards.

There are some returning favorites and some surprising newcomers in this year’s awards. Here’s a rundown of the winners (See the whole list and product descriptions here):

  • Favorite Beverage – Non-Dairy Oat Beverage
  • Favorite Cheese – Unexpected Cheddar
  • Favorite Sweets/Dessert – Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones
  • Favorite Entree – Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • Favorite Home, Bath & Body Product – Scented Candle Tins
  • Favorite Produce – Teeny Tiny Avocados
  • Favorite Snack – Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets
  • Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Product – Soy Chorizo

In the Favorite Overall category, the runners-up are:

  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • Unexpected Cheddar
  • Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend
  • Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

And the Favorite Overall item for the second year in a row is TJ’s Mandarin Orange Chicken

Source: Food and Wine