The most Googled Trader Joe's foods in every state
You'll be surprised which snacks people in our nation's capital are searching for.
Right now, someone in Colorado is really jonesing for some vegan banana bread.
A new report from Workwise, a business software company that apparently doubles as a Trader Joe's fan club, broke down the popular grocery chain's customer favorites according to U.S. state – and found some pretty surprising results.
For example, did you know that the most Googled Trader Joe's item in Washington, D.C., is Bamba, the puffy peanut snack from Israel that's said to be responsible for lower incidences of peanut allergies there?
Indeed, these nutty puffs are experiencing a craze of sorts around the world, and until a little over a year ago, they weren't very easy to find in the U.S. But thanks to the California-based food market, millions more Americans can finally get their hands on these fun finger foods.
And, in making Bamba more available and spreading its popularity even farther, Trader Joe's may have furthered another positive trend: reducing peanut allergies in young children.
As we reported previously, Israel has a very low rate of childhood peanut allergies. Many people in the medical and dietary community attribute that to the prevalence of Bamba in Israel, where children eat this stuff like it's going out of style. Indeed, Bamba makes up 25% of the country's snack food market.
"The advantage of this snack is that you can even put it into the mouths of babies who don’t have teeth, because it really melts," said Dr. Yael Levy, deputy director of the Kipper Institute of Immunology at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.
Before your snack craving passes, take note: There are other intriguing bits from the Workwise report that any fans of the chain would relish. Kung Pao Chicken held interest for customers in Delaware, West Virginia, and New Mexico; New York searched for a universal fan favorite, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, most often, and Wisconsin was true to its roots with the Danish Kringle, a local delicacy.
But why, you might be wondering, did the folks at Workwise do this? "People just can’t get enough of the grocery store chain, and it inspires an unprecedented amount of brand loyalty among its base," company officials explained. "Many of our employees here at WorkWise are committed Trader Joe’s fans, and they were thrilled to see a few of their favorite items featured as customer favorites. But this got us thinking – what are locals looking for specifically from Trader Joe’s? Overall sales are one thing, but what are people looking for on a state by state basis?"
Here's the full report, in graphic form for easy reading:
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