Walking into Trader Joe’s is not your typical grocery shopping experience. It’s more like walking into a small slice of heaven. With its minimal, but fantastic food selection, all of TJ’s products are good and good for you. Next time you hit up your local Trader Joe’s, seize the opportunity and check out these fabulous finds.
1. Mango Jicama Slaw
Crisp, refreshing jicama, which is often overlooked, is combined with juicy, flavorful mango and crunchy green cabbage to give you a slaw that will sway your world. It’s similar to the original Pineapple Mango Salsa, but when you add in the spicy mango-lime vinaigrette and bits of cilantro, you have something you couldn’t even dream of.
2. Sweet Plantain Chips
These crunchy “chips” have a sweetness that’s all their own. Gluten-free and practically a fruit, you can devour this crunchy snack without a second thought.
3. Vegetable Pakoras
A traditional Indian chickpea flour combined with hearty chunks of potato and cauliflower, spinach, red onion, pomegranate seeds, and savory spices results in a veggie lump that is out of this world. Whether you’re a veggie lover or not, you gotta try these.
4. Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions
The sweet nuggets of caramelized onions harmonize with the savory richness of the cheese to create a mouthwatering delicacy. The firm, yet crumbly texture is perfect for eating by itself, with apples or crackers, or on top of a warm soup.
5. Uncured Bacon Jam
For all you bacon lovers out there, get to TJ quick because this jam will bring you to your happy place.
6. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage
The sweet potato base of the gnocchi heats to perfection as the butter melts and creates a chewy heaven inside your mouth.
7. Mango Waffles
Everything you could imagine about a waffle – rich, fluffy and slightly chewy – with that extra bang, mango! You will be whisked away to tropical paradise at first bite.
8. Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread
If you try it with your eyes closed you might think it’s a donut or even a slice of cake, but no, it’s only bread. And, it’s gluten-free. Check out this fabulous find next time you hit up Trader Joe’s.
9. Sriracha Tuna Salad
You can’t pass up this hot item. The distinct flavor of Sriracha combined with fresh tuna creates a spicy, tangy spin on the classic tuna salad. If you like tuna salad, then you’ll love this stuff.
10. Organic French Roast Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
If you haven’t tried cold brew coffee, then you’re in for a treat. TJ new organic cold brew coffee is delicious and refreshing whether it’s served hot or chilled. Add one part cold brew with two parts milk or water, and you’ll be fueled for anything.
11. Just Beets
That’s all these crunchy, sweet, and savory chips are,– just beets. It’s amazing and you need to try them.
12. Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros
These cute frozen churros can bake up crispy on the outside, soft on the inside in your oven in just under six minutes. I bet your mouth is already watering, so go get these mini churros ASAP.
13. Roasted Coconut Chips
If you love the flavor of coconut and the crunch of chips, then you must try this scrumptious snack. Crisped to perfection with no added oils, you might just have to devour the whole bag in one sitting.
14. Dark Chocolate Cacao Nibs
It’s your regular cacao nib covered in rich dark chocolate, and it’s delicious. With only one calorie per piece, these nibs are great for snacking, sprinkling, and baking.
15. Dried Montmorency Cherries
A little larger and a lot bit tarter than Craisins, these dried cherries are great for anything. We love to stir them into oatmeal, toss with a salad, mix with some nuts for a homemade trail mix, or just devour by themselves.
16. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers
There’s chocolate chip cookies and then there’s TJ chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate. Okay, yes please.
17. Mango Sorbet Bon Bons
Light and refreshing mango sorbet on the inside meets the crispy chocolate coating on the outside to give you the perfect combination. You’ll want to hide these gems in the back of your freezer and hope no one finds them.
18. Charles Shaw Wine
Probably the cheapest high-quality wine out there, and it’s truly something to rave about. You can’t just buy one bottle, so make sure you bring some extra hands with you to pick some of these fabulous wine up from your local TJ.
19. Crunchy Cookie Butter
It might not be underrated, but it will never be overrated. TJ Crunchy Cookie Butter is one of the finest creations on Earth, enough said.
20. Premium Pine Cat Litter
Yes, cat litter. This premium cat litter is highly absorbent and smells like you’re in the pine forest. It breaks down into sawdust when it dries, and you can safely flush it down the toilet. It’s an absolute find for all you cat lovers out there.
So, next time you walk in Trader Joe’s, flock to these overlooked fabulous foods and you’ll be as happy as can be. Happy shopping!