When it comes to groceries, Farm Boy (AKA Canada’s Trader Joe’s) is one of our favourite spots to find game-changing new products to add to our fridge and pantry (check out our Farm Boy fall favourites for proof). The Ontario-based grocery store puts an emphasis on high-quality produce, meat, and ready-made food, but the real gems are their house label products. This is why we were so excited to see their official Fan Faves of 2022, a ranked list of their most popular products, as voted on by shoppers. Read on to see what made the cut.
1. Spicy Eda-Yummy Kale Dip
With a hearty base of edamame, kale, and jalapenos, this dip is pureed to creamy, spicy perfection. A fan-favourite among the Food Network Canada editorial team, it’s no surprise to us that this ranked as their top product. If you haven’t tried this dip yet, you’re in for a treat (we especially love pairing it with the Farm Boy Fattoush Chips).
2. Lemon Garlic Dressing
This tangy salad dressing goes with just about everything, and also happens to be last year’s #1 Fan Fave product. Whether it’s tossed with fresh leafy greens, quinoa or pasta, it’s always a hit. It also makes for a quick and easy marinade for grilled meat.
3. Butternut Squash Homestyle Soup
We love a good homemade butternut squash soup, but sometimes the effort of peeling, scooping, and cutting up an unwieldy squash is just too much to handle, which is why Farm Boy’s creamy Butternut Squash Soup is such a winner. Made with simple organic ingredients, all you have to do is heat and serve.
4. Bacon Cheddar Gourmet Burgers
These tasty patties are made fresh in-store daily using Canadian ground beef, cheddar cheese, bacon, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. With just a handful of simple, quality ingredients, these burgers make a satisfying dinner even beyond BBQ season.
5. Fresh Ravioli
This small-batch pasta is made in Ontario with quality ingredients. They even offer a gluten-free version, which can be hard to come by in the world of fresh pasta (Feeling adventurous? Read on for tips on making your own fresh pasta). Try tossing it with one of Farm Boy’s Fresh Pasta Sauces or Pestos for an easy weeknight meal in minutes.
6. Artisan Chorizo Sausages
While Farm Boy has 10 varieties of fresh sausages to choose from, customers chose the fiery chorizo as their top pick. Handcrafted in-store daily, these sausages make a great addition to a hearty soup or stew, or as the base of a tasty taco.
7. Fresh Salsa
Available in spicy or mild, this salsa is made fresh in-store daily with sun-ripened tomatoes, lime juice, green peppers, red onions, cilantro, garlic and just the right amount of jalapeno peppers.
8. Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crispy Wontons
This new product has been making waves since it launched in late 2021. Often included in “Best of Farm Boy” TikToks, these crispy wontons are made with an egg-based dough for extra crunch, and they’re pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat and serve for a tasty appetizer. We especially love these prepared in the air fryer for an extra crispy finish.
9. Feta Style Vegan Cheese
Farm Boy puts an emphasis on plant-based products, and this vegan cheese’s spot in the top 10 is really a testament to the quality of their plant-based alternatives. With textures and flavours that taste just like the dairy-based cheeses you know and love, it’s an easy plant-based swap to make in your grocery cart.
10. Authentic Lebanese Hummus
Made with just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and a touch of salt, this tasty hummus has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives! Superbly smooth and creamy, it makes for a great midday snack with a side of veggies and crackers, or dolloped onto a homemade falafel pita.