Trader Joe’s – arguably the best grocery store I have ever been to. It has everything you need from fresh produce and meats to an amazing range of chocolate covered things and cookie butter (of course). However, I’ve read a lot of articles about all that TJ’s has to offer, and a lot of great products are never mentioned. So, here are 8 items that you all definitely need to pick up the next time you’re at Trader Joe’s.
1. Multigrain Baking Mix
At just $2.00, this baking mix is so underrated. It makes delicious pancakes, and it’s multigrain, so you can feel slightly less guilty eating those pancakes.
2. Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles
Careful – these things are addicting. They’re vegan and gluten-free, so they are literally guilt-free, and oh so good.
3. Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Ice cream alternatives are super popular, and these coconut milk-based frozen desserts are among the best. You can barely tell the difference between these and real ice cream. Go for the chocolate, it’s the best.
4. Raisin Rosemary and Fig & Olive Crisps
These miniature crackers are amazing. They are salty and sweet, and go great with anything you would want to put on top of them (or just plain out of the box – you do you). At $4.00 a box, it’s a little steep when it comes to TJ’s prices, but it is definitely worth it.
5. Cheddar Rocket Crackers
These are my holy grail snack. They’re pretty much Goldfish on steroids, and they’re shaped like rockets! They have a hint of cayenne, which makes them incredibly addicting. If you pick up one thing from this list it has to be Cheddar Rockets.
6. Assorted Fish Burgers
For nights you really don’t feel like making dinner, these are a sure fire winner. They’re a lot healthier than normal burgers, and they’re delicious. The Mahi Mahi burgers are my personal favorite – top them with avocado and lettuce and you are good to go.
7. Boxed Soups
From creamy tomato to latin black bean to organic butternut squash – these soups are all delicious. They’re fast, and one of the best easy meals for the dorms. Just heat your portion up over the stove or in the microwave, and there you go.
8. Bottled BBQ Sauces
Nothing is better than barbecue sauce, it’s delicious on everything. Trader Joe’s has a tasty assortment of BBQ sauces that are perfect on top of anything grilled. The Siracha and Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce is a personal favorite.