(Closed) What are your favorite things to buy at Trader Joe's?

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Post # 2
146 posts
Blushing bee

Mandarin Orange chicken is amazing. The mashed potato medallions are pretty good too, especially when I’m in a rush to make dinner

Post # 4
533 posts
Busy bee

Broccoli slaw, blister peanuts, flash frozen chicken ( no thawing needed) Thai peanut sauce, salsas ( green &/or pineapple) protein powder, tea tree oil shampoo and body soap. And Frozen creame brulé.

Post # 5
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Cookie butter!!!!!!!! And 90% of the food there….I miss T Joe’s

Post # 6
139 posts
Blushing bee

If you like spicy food, the frozen Indian lamb vindaloo, but you have to add more rice yourself, they don’t give enough but the curry is delicious. Their vanilla and peach yogurts are great. I also like their basmati and jasmine brown rice.

Post # 7
7905 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Aaahh! I love Trader Joe’s! The dried fruit and nuts are a great deal. From the frozen section, I especially like their polenta bags and sweet corn and cheese tamales. There is also an extensive selection of chocolate covered things. 

Post # 8
1624 posts
Bumble bee

Wine, cheese and flowers. I’m not a big fan of their processed foods

Post # 10
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Their frozen butternut squash ravioli is great.  Vegetarian potstickers.  Pizza Olympiad (although I think they renamed it, anyway it’s pizza with feta and olives).  Now you have me wanting to go!  Oh, and by the checkout they have dark chocolate peanut butter cups that I swear are laced with crack.

Post # 11
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

Rosemary crackers!! Great with wine and cheese! 

Post # 12
9580 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

ooh!  Yeah I used to live across from TJs but now I live far away from one–will be stopping in on Friday to grab stuff for our road trip!  Anyway.. in general this is what I bought/appreciated most from them:

– I like all of their trail mixes, but my very favourites are “Go Raw”, “Wasabi”, “Happy Trekking”, and my very favourite.. “Simply the best”.

– I love their bags of in shell pistachios, 1/2 salt!!

– My Fiance is in love with their hawaiian chips

– when they have artichokes or cherries in season, so cheap and wonderful

– great bagged kimchi

– dried bananas (OMG OMG OMG SO GOOD)

– chocolate hazelnut biscotti (I never bought this, but my advisor buys it often since she stocks the lab pantry with TJ snacks.  SO GOOD.)

– wasabi peas (honestly.. I’ll buy these from anywhere)

– their tempeh is really good, and a great price.


Post # 13
9223 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Oh GODDDDD, their Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole.

I can eat a whole tub in one sitting. Which doesn’t exactly reduce my guilt, but whatevs.

Post # 14
9580 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

TheGridMonster:  You should do a controlled experiment.  Eat a tub of the reduced guilt one and then a tub of the regular one, and compare guilt levels. 😛  

Post # 15
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

SurelyAsTheSunWillRise:  oh god yes. those things well toasted with blackberry jam…. To die for! 


Vegetarian meatless swedish meatballs with pasta in the frozen section. I love that stuff. And any dark chocolate bar. ANY. yes please. 

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