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Trader Joe’s favorite produce item isn’t bananas anymore


Over the past 10 years, Monrovia, CA-based Trader Joe’s has polled customers on their favorite items to buy in-store.

While most of the results skew toward the chain’s quirkier exclusive items like Cookie Butter, Mandarin Orange Chicken and, of course, Two-buck Chuck, the past few years in produce have been less-than-unique.

Bananas have topped the list as Trader Joe’s customers’ favorite produce for the past three years.

There’s a new winner in the 10th Annual Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards:

Introduced in May of 2017, Teeny Tiny Avocados are a single-serving option hailed by the Millennial-loving press as the best thing since toast—or the best thing ON toast, if you’re following Millennial trends.

The runners-up in this year’s list include:

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts
  • Honeycrisp apples.

Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services.