Sharing my favorite finds from Trader Joe’s!
Hellooooo! How are you? I hope you’re enjoying the day so far. I have a couple of meetings this morning and am looking forward to a massage later today. I hope you have a beautiful day ahead!
For today’s post, I wanted to share My favorite Trader Joe’s finds! I LOVE learning about the new products at Trader Joe’s – there are so many good things about them. As of 2020, the Pilot did most of the purchasing. Since he was “in the world” longer during that time that shall not be named, it was something we did for safety. He bought most of our groceries at Trader Joe’s and we ordered everything else for pickup at Whole Foods.
Over time, as things changed, the shopping routine remained the same. He bought most of his groceries at TJ’s, I bought leftovers at Whole Foods or Natural Grocers. While I loved the fact that he took this important task off my shoulders, I definitely missed exploring Trader Joe’s and finding new and fun things. When I finally came back… I went a little wild hahaha. The checkout guy said, “I’m going to buy you a second stroller,” lol.
For today’s post, I wanted to share some of my all-time favorites. Try to keep in mind that I tried to include only more *fun* things in this list. Yes, everything but Bagel Seasoning is life-changing, and Trader Joe’s has delicious medjool dates, salad greens, flowers, and candles, but I wanted to include products that are unique to Trader Joe’s. Let me know if you have any favorites, especially for fall!
My 15 Favorite Trader Joe’s Products
1. The gluten-free brownie mix
I have tried so many bridal brownie mixes over the years and this is hands down the best. It’s sweet, smooth, super rich and let’s ignore the fact that the number one ingredient is sugar.
2. “Everything but Elote” Chips
These chips are LIFE and nothing tastes as good as the first chip. They are extremely flavorful, a little spicy, and have the perfect fry-style shape and crunch. 10/10
3. Chili Lime Flavored Rolled Tortilla Chips, aka TJ’s Takis
We all agree that they taste even better than Taki’s and have much better ingredients. The flavor is much bolder and more limey, and contains no red food coloring. Win everywhere.
4. Sweet and Spicy Jalapenos
They are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet and taste amazing on nachos or tortilla chips.
5. Simply mix of almonds, cashews and chocolate
I love this simple trail mix with chocolate chunks. My other favorite trail mix is NOW Foods Raw Energy Nut Mix and I’ll add chocolate chips to it!
6. Mini Vegan Ice Cream Cones
These are the perfect little sweet bite! I usually get chocolate chips, but recently they came out with salted caramel. Hmm.
Ok, this is the least *fun* on the list, but I love their tahini. It’s organic, has a lovely texture, is perfect for hummus (which I make a couple of times a week), and much less expensive than some of the other brands.
8. Instant Boba
The girls go crazy for the instant boba, which is frozen. It only takes a couple of minutes to heat up, I pour almond milk on top and they include boba straws.
9. Truffled almonds
These truffled Marcona almonds are spectacular on a cheese board or in a salad. They are nice and salty and have the perfect amount of truffle flavor.
10. Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
If I could eat one sweet bite forever, this would be it. They are a perfect size for a quick treat and the peanut butter inside has a great flavor and texture.
11. Special Sauce (medium)
This sauce is like restaurant sauce and is great with eggs, rice, enchiladas, or French fries.
12. banana chips
The plain ones are amazing and I like the chocolate dipped ones too! While I wish they used olive, coconut, or avocado oil, they are still tasty with a little guacamole.
13. Pickle Salad Kit
We’re all obsessed with kids’ pickle salad, but this one beats out Whole Foods because it comes with dill pickle chips to crumble into the salad. Seriously 10/10.
14. Organic orange juice
It really tastes like freshly squeezed orange juice with a bright citrus flavor and just the right amount of pulp.
15. Everything but the Smoked Salmon Bagel.
Just add it to a piece of sourdough with Kite Hill cream cheese and it’s a dream.
Ok folks, please share all your favorite Trader Joe’s products! I’d love to hear about your favorites and add them to our next shopping trip.