Trader Joe's Reveals Their Top 50 Products In Honor Of Their 50th Anniversary

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Joe just turned 50 — Trader Joe's, that is. I know, I know. He looks amazing for his age. To celebrate the anniversary, Trader Joe's top 50 products, selected by customers and team members, were featured in the Fearless Flyer newsletter; and now I'm hungry.

TJ's has stolen our hearts for years (50, to be precise) with its Hawaiian vibe, innovative snacks, hard-to-find treasures, and killer prices — something they accomplish by buying directly from suppliers, bargaining for better deals, buying in volume, nixing additional fees for suppliers, and keeping their own costs low, which means a better price tag for you.

Their actions paid off; and what started as a small chain of convenience stores in 1958 (#throwback to Pronto Markets!) evolved into the Trader Joe's we all know and love today. Joe's is known for offering the best prices on items you'll have a hard time finding elsewhere, employees who always look happy (seriously, no one else loves their job that much), and perhaps the most dangerous dessert section of any grocery store in the United States.

Although my beloved plantain chips didn't make the list (what were you guys thinking?), TJ deserves a huge shoutout. In honor of Trader Joe's 50th anniversary celebration, here are the fans' top picks for their 50 best items. Happy Birthday, Joe!

1Brewed Ginger Beer

Ginger beer for the win! This is always a good idea.

2Organic Tea & Lemonade

The little man on the bottle is impeccably dressed, so you know this stuff is legit.

3Just Mango Slices

Fruit in a bag! We love it.

4Wish Flower White Wine

It's wine. Wine is grapes. Grapes are fruit. Fruit is healthy. Wine is healthy.

5Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottoms up! Joe's always has good adult beverages.

6Mango & Sticky Rice Spring Rolls

7Unsweetened Golden Oolong Tea

This makes for the perfect midday pick-me-up.

8Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter and chocolate: the best food combination known to mankind.

9Organic French Roast Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

Don't you want to get naked and swim in it?

10Red Refresh Herbal Tea

Let's be real: we'd buy this just because the box is pretty.

11Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips

Restaurant style but better, because it's Joe's!

12Pretzel Slims

Slim pretzels means you can eat them with extra dip.

13Gochujang Flavored Almonds

10 bucks says no one even knows what this name means but they eat it anyway because it's from Trader Joe's and it's amazing.

14Triple Ginger Snaps

Appropriate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

15Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

The name makes me giggle, but this chicken is no joke.

16Pita Bread

Everything is better in a pita pocket.

17Cold Pressed Lemonade — Matcha Green Tea

18Gluten Free Cheese Pizza With Cauliflower Crust

This gets 10 thumbs up, because gluten free pizza is always dope AF.

19Dark Chocolate Almonds

Dark chocolate is considered a powerful health food, which means you can eat as many of these as you like.

20All Natural Chicken

Cook 'em on the stovetop with a little bit of Joe's EVOO, and life is complete.

21Kohlrabi Salad Blend

Anti-salad people, rejoice! There is a salad for you.

22Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Be careful with these — your fingers will hit the bottom of the container before you know it.

23Five Seed Almond Bars

24Mozzarella Cheese Log

Yes, it's meant for slicing. Or you can just, you know, eat it whole. Whatever...

25Mandarin Orange Chicken

Your friends will think you are the ultimate chef. Thanks, Joe!

26Mini Ice Cream Cones

In the language of ice cream, "mini" means you get to eat two.

27Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Please don't leave me alone with these.

28Organic Sriracha And Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce

Things are getting out of control in here.

29Seasoning Salt

30Green Dragon Hot Sauce

A trusted source has confirmed that everything tastes good soaked in this stuff. You're welcome.

31Corn and Chile Tomato-Less Salsa

Sometimes, it's just nice to mix things up a bit.

32Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar with a twist! Innnnteresting.

33Premium Salmon Burgers

You haven't lived until you've tried these.

34Carne Asada Autentica

Let me think... yes, yes, and more yes.

35Organic Midnight Moo

I'm not telling you to eat it straight from the bottle; I'm just telling you no one will judge you if you do.

36Mozzarella And Tomato Salad

This is great for when you're feeling a little fancy and regular salad won't do the trick.


Get it? A plum and an apricot? LOL! Joe, you're the best.

38Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

Warning: you might devour the whole bag in one sitting.

39Chicken Tikka Masala

No one will ever know it came frozen.

40Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches

So. Much. Chocolate.

41Organic Broccoli Slaw

Even if you don't like broccoli, you might find you're down with the slaw anyway because it's just that good.

42Organic Purple Maize Flakes

Don't these sound like a fun time? And look at the color!

43Whole Milk Mango Kefir

This pairs beautifully with fresh fruit slices.

44Grand Reserve Chardonnay Santa Lucia

Cheers to 50 years of delicious treats!

45Bruschetta Sauce

Step 1: open container.

Step 2: stick your face in it.

46Secco Mango Mangocini

47Mediterranean Hummus

48Organic Corn Chip Dippers

Organic means healthy — write that down!

49Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Everything in life is better when it's cooked, doused, or dipped in Trader Joe's olive oil. This is science.

50Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries

If you've graduated from Pop Tarts but aren't quite ready to let go of your favorite childhood treat, here it is organic, which means it's adult-friendly.

Bonus: Petit Reserve Meritage Paso Robles 2014

Wine is medicine for older people. Remember that.

Double Bonus: Drive Thru Red Dry Hopped Red Ale

Joe's knows how to quench our thirst.