Sporked Awards: Best Trader Joe’s Product We Tasted in 2022

Trader Joe’s is constantly releasing new products. It’s hard to keep up! And let me tell you what: They take a lot of swings. Some are truly horrific, but sometimes they hit it out of the park. In the two instances listed below, Trader Joe’s completely crushed it. These are the best products we tried in 2022 from the beloved cult grocery store, Trader Joe’s.

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Pork Gyoza Potstickers

The pork gyoza potstickers from Trader Joe’s are the number one thing you should be buying from Trader Joe’s. They are better than any other frozen potsticker on the market. I promise! I tried almost every single one the grocery store has to offer in our frozen dumpling taste test. They are juicy, savory, and gingery. They’re perfect steamed, pan fried, air fried, or tossed into a soup. These are so flavorful, you don’t even need to dip them in sauce! That is a huge compliment coming from me because I love sauce. And after trying these dumplings? I love these dumplings. They are the best Trader Joe’s product of all time.

Credit: Liv Averett / Trader Joe’s




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Unexpected Cheddar Spread

The Unexpected Cheddar Spread was definitely one of the best new products that came out in 2022 from any company. It’s not surprising, though. Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is wonderful in both block and shredded form. The spread has all the wonderful flavor of the classic Unexpected Cheddar, but with a new, creamy texture. And creamy is an understatement. It’s luxuriously smooth. Justine Sterling, Sporked editor-in-chief, wanted to “spread this cheese on slices of tart green apple” or eat it “slathered onto a sandwich with ham or turkey or just a fistful of sprouts.” I would happily let Justine feed me either of those.

Credit: Liv Averett / Trader Joe’s




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The 2022 Sporked Awards

We ate our way through hundreds of products this year to find the best. Now it’s time to honor the best of the best.

About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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