Trader Joe’s recently came to my town and its reputation definitely preceded it. I didn’t know quite what to expect when I first walked in…would it live up to all the hype? One hour and a bulging shopping cart later, I was a believer. Trader Joe’s is foodie peep show. It’s the type of store you want to walk up and down each aisle just ogling at all of the yummy foods. But where to start? Here are the top 20 Trader Joe’s items you simply must try. Have some we left out? Feel free to add them to the comments below!
Top 20 Favorite Trader Joe’s Items
1. Speculoos Cookie Butter (all varieties)
2. Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip
3. Speculooos cookies (and pretty much every cookie variety!)
5. All cheeses
They have an amazing selection of gourmet cheeses. Look for the blueberry & vanilla goat cheese!
This stuff never lasts more than a day in our freezer.
Trader Joe’s has the best deal around on organic bagged spinach, kale, arugula, and other bagged greens.
12. Trader Joe’s nuts and dried fruits
13. ABC cookies
My kids inhale these. These cookies are awesome! Mild flavor, great snack, and educational too!
14. Shelf Stable Whipping Cream
This stuff is genius. It comes in the perfect sized container and you can keep it in your pantry (doesn’t need refrigerated!) until you’re ready to use. Just pop it in the fridge the night before, then whip up some delicious cream for your pancakes in the morning!
15. Cheap spices
Trader Joe’s has a fantastic selection of spices…most only $1.99.
16. Almond Butter
17. Toasted Coconut pancake mix
Want to create a little piece of heaven in your very own kitchen? This is it.
18. All kids of crazy-delish hummus
I just tried the beet hummus for the first time. Oh my goodness…so good! If you are a hummus fan, check out their crazy selection of delicious versions.
19. Lemon Pepper Pappardelle pasta
Get a yummy recipe to use it here.
So good and cheap–I usually grab five extra to throw in my freezer.
Do you have any favorites that I missed? Feel free to add yours to the comments below.
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