Ranking what's new at Trader Joe's by calories

From its humble beginning as a Southern California grocery chain to a nationwide brand with more than 450 stores, Trader Joe's has worked its way into America's heart. The chain was even voted as the country's favorite supermarket from 2013 to 2015, according to survey data from Market Force.

One of the main reasons why customers keep returning -- outside of the friendly Hawaiian shirt-wearing staff -- is the fact that the store regularly refreshes its shelves with new offerings. To help shoppers stay up to speed on the latest goods, HealthGrove, a health and nutrition data site by Graphiq, ranked the newest items at Trader Joe's by their caloric content. The data experts looked at all new items released between Sept. 29 and Dec. 1. Keep in mind that serving sizes vary from one product to another, so direct comparisons should be taken with a grain of salt.

Take a peek at the new offerings below (scroll through to #22 for that dessert-flavored cheese we can't get over):

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What's new at Trader Joe's -- by calories
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What's new at Trader Joe's -- by calories
#35 - Organic Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea

Calories: 0
Serving Size: 1 cup
Released On: 09/02/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 0

#34 - Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea

Calories: 0
Serving Size: 1 cup
Released On: 09/23/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 0

#33 - Fair Trade Malawi Coffee

Calories: 0
Serving Size: 1 cup
Released On: 10/06/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 0

#32 - Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

Calories: 0
Serving Size: 1 cup
Released On: 10/12/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 0

#31 - Organic Mango Fruit Spread

Calories: 30
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (18g)
Released On: 09/28/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 5

#30 - 3 Cheese Wafers

Calories: 60
Serving Size: 33 wafers (15g)
Released On: 09/09/16

Fat (g): 1.5
Sodium (mg): 140

#29 - Oh My Guava!

Calories: 70
Serving Size: 8 fl oz (240mL)
Released On: 11/23/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 5

#28 - Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets

Calories: 80
Serving Size: 1 pack (3.5 oz/100g)
Released On: 10/14/16

Fat (g): 5
Sodium (mg): 20

#27 - Vegan Spread & Dressing

Calories: 90
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (14g)
Released On: 10/05/16

Fat (g): 10
Sodium (mg): 75

#26 - Organic Ginger Zinger

Calories: 100
Serving Size: 8 fl oz (240mL)
Released On: 09/19/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 10

#25 - Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces

Calories: 100
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (57g/2oz)
Released On: 09/16/16

Fat (g): 6
Sodium (mg): 750

#24 - Avocado's Number Guacamole to Go

Calories: 100
Serving Size: 1 pack (57g)
Released On: 11/18/16

Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 300

#23 - Buenalba Cheese with Paprika

Calories: 110
Serving Size: 1 oz (28g/about 1 inch cube)
Released On: 10/10/16

Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 190

#22 - Apple Pie Cheddar Cheese

Calories: 110
Serving Size: 1 oz (28g/about 1 inch cube)
Released On: 09/12/16

Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 200

#21 - Italian Bigonda Cheese with Herbs

Calories: 110
Serving Size: 1 oz (28g/about 1 inch cube)
Released On: 11/09/16

Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 200

#20 - Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Calories: 110
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (30g)
Released On: 11/07/16

Fat (g): 10
Sodium (mg): 230

#19 - Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice

Calories: 120
Serving Size: 1 bottle (450mL)
Released On: 10/26/16

Fat (g): 0
Sodium (mg): 190

#18 - Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix (Not Prepared)

Calories: 120
Serving Size: 3 Tbsp dry mix (31g) (amount for about 1/2" slice bread)
Released On: 10/28/16

Fat (g): 0.5
Sodium (mg): 220

#17 - Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Calories: 120
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
Released On: 11/28/16

Fat (g): 14
Sodium (mg): 0

#16 - Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds

Calories: 130
Serving Size: 9 pita crisps (28g/1oz)
Released On: 10/24/16

Fat (g): 4.5
Sodium (mg): 150

#15 - Organic Grass-Fed Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

Calories: 130
Serving Size: 1 link (57g)
Released On: 09/07/16

Fat (g): 10
Sodium (mg): 310

#14 - Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars

Calories: 140
Serving Size: 1 bar (35g)
Released On: 11/25/16

Fat (g): 5
Sodium (mg): 90

#13 - Gingerbread Cookie Sticks

Calories: 150
Serving Size: 1 cookie (35g/1.25 oz)
Released On: 11/16/16

Fat (g): 7
Sodium (mg): 95

#12 - All Natural Ground Chicken

Calories: 170
Serving Size: 4 oz (112g)
Released On: 10/21/16

Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 130

#11 - Coffee Mochi

Calories: 180
Serving Size: 2 pieces (80g)
Released On: 09/05/16

Fat (g): 6
Sodium (mg): 30

#10 - Vanilla Bean Greek Whole Milk Yogurt

Calories: 180
Serving Size: 1 container (150g/5.3oz)
Released On: 11/15/16

Fat (g): 6
Sodium (mg): 50

#9 - Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

Calories: 190
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (140g)
Released On: 11/21/16

Fat (g): 6
Sodium (mg): 710

#8 - Whole Milk Vanilla or Mango Kefir

Calories: 200
Serving Size: 1 cup (240mL)
Released On: 10/17/16

Fat (g): 7
Sodium (mg): 125

#7 - Almond Butter Granola

Calories: 220
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (50g)
Released On: 10/31/16

Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 100

#6 - Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

Calories: 220
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (37g)
Released On: 11/03/16

Fat (g): 15
Sodium (mg): 50

#5 - Grainless Granola

Calories: 300
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (61g/2.1 oz)
Released On: 09/27/16

Fat (g): 16
Sodium (mg): 10

#4 - Root Vegetable Galette

Calories: 300
Serving Size: 1/4 Galette (120g)
Released On: 10/19/16

Fat (g): 18
Sodium (mg): 350

#3 - Shrimp Soft Tacos

Calories: 340
Serving Size: 1 package (213g/7.5 oz)
Released On: 09/14/16

Fat (g): 12
Sodium (mg): 620

#2 - Nutty Seedy Fruity Bar

Calories: 360
Serving Size: 1 Bar (57g/2oz)
Released On: 11/11/16

Fat (g): 33
Sodium (mg): 5

#1 - Korma Fish Curry

Calories: 380
Serving Size: 1 tray (284g/10oz)
Released On: 11/04/16

Fat (g): 15
Sodium (mg): 760

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When it comes to low-calorie options, there are plenty of new items to choose from. Excluding new teas and coffees, the least caloric item is the Organic Mango Fruit Spread, which contains only 30 calories per serving (18g). On the snack side, the 3 Cheese Wafers contain the fewest calories, while the Oh My Guava! juice offers a low-calorie (albeit sugary) drink.

On the other end of the spectrum, the most caloric new item is the Korma Fish Curry dish, which contains 380 calories, 15 grams of fat and 760mg of sodium per serving (284g). The top three are rounded out by the Nutty Seedy Fruity Bar and the Shrimp Soft Tacos, with 360 and 340 calories per serving, respectively. When comparing calories on a per gram basis, however, the Nutty Seedy Fruity Bar takes the top spot, with 6.3 calories per gram compared to 1.3 calories per gram for the Korma Fish Curry.

To see the full list of new items click here.

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