(Closed) Your favorite things to buy at TRADER JOE’S!!!!

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Post # 45
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oh wow we like…

Gummy Tummy Penguins, the carmel chewy waffel cookie things, This fig walks into a bar, rainbow’s end trail mix, white cheddar corn puffs, garlic fries, roasted frozen potatoes, fake beef strips… I am sure there is more that we love,  but I cant think of more…

Post # 46
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh how I love TJs! The WINE is my fav. But I also love their whole wheat cous cous, tomato soup, hummus, and their packaged salads (Pasadena Chicken salad is my favorite). 

Post # 47
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh and the sweet potato chips! Yum.

Post # 48
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would kill for a Trader Joes in the Quad Cities! As it is, we hit the one in St Louis when we visit my FIs brother every 3 months, or if he has a meeting in Chicago, he will stop there for some of my favorites. #1 is cheese. A big block of parmesan and a block of asiago. Then coffee. I love Trader Joes coffee. I also love the potstickers in the frozen food section. Those are addictive. Plus gotta get some 2 Buck Chuck (although, last I saw I think it was like $3.99) It’s not bad wine and I cook with it all the time! I also love their salsas and chips and their italian pesto, and marinara sauce. Devine!

Post # 49
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

This thread is awesome!! I love their:

– BBQ Chicken Salad

– Non-fat Frozen Yogurt

– Sliced almonds (awesome on oatmeal!)

– Carnitas

– Corn salsa (it has no tomatoes in it, and is great on eggs!)

– Big beans in a jar

– Israeli cous cous

-Panna Cotta

– Fancy Berry Blend (frozen)

– Milk chocolate crisps (addictive!)

-Duchess tea (like Lady Grey)

– Pizza Olympiad (frozen)


And that’s not even half of it! I LOVE TJs!

Post # 50
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cinnamon kitty cat gram crackers…so. addicting.

ps. I just booked this page so I can remember all these yummy foods people posted haha

Post # 51
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow, I used to work at TJ’s years back, and still shop there regularly, and you all are still turning me on to some great new things!

For me the staples are:

Coffee (Dark roast)

Tea (Early Grey and Peppermint, the Peppermint is awesome for sun tea)

Ezekial Bread

Chicken Sausage

Frozen chicken tenders


Dairy staples – Free range eggs, milk, butter, etc…

Cereal and cereal bars

Rice and Whole wheat pasta

Frozen veggies

Joe Joes (the peppermint ones during xmas rock!)

Pita Chips- sea salt and cinnamon sugar

Everything crackers

Wine wine wine

Fiance is a total beer snob and he likes their beer dept a lot.

I do buy fresh produce there quite a bit, but I can get it cheaper at other local produce shops in my neighborhood. I just am too lazy to shop at multiple stores. ๐Ÿ™‚

Not to be weird or go off topic, but if anyone is looking for a part time job, they are an awesome company to work for. Great benefits and they treat their employees fantastically.



Post # 52
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Trader Joes is the best!!

SOME of my favorites:

Temptation Trail Mix

Stevia (pure in containe with little scoop)

Orange Chicken

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (best prices)


Almond Meal

Chocolate Croissants (freezer section)

Garlic Fries



Post # 53
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Tri colored cheese tortelli (It is in a bag in the pasta/pasta sauce aisle)

Honey pass the chex mix (It’s going in our Out of Town bags!)

Everything pretzels slims (FI favorite!)

Their cheeses are pretty awesome

And of course their wines!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

They used to have these coconut macaroons that were incredible- they no longer carry them.  That makes me sad.

Post # 54
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, that reminds me I have a gift card from Christmas I need to use!!

Our faves…

Birahni (yummy curry rice with raisins)

Chimichuri Rice

Curried Nan (in the fresh bread section).  This is amazing!! We buy those 2-3 at a time.

Cheese Enchilada Meal (Freezer)


Manikopita (like above but with mushrooms)


Cheese, cheese and more cheese

24 Karat Cake


Microwave spaghetti

Hummus (the Tuscan White Bean is delish!!)

Pear Cinnamon Cider

The single bottle beer section.  This is a great way to try out different brews without buying a whole 4/6 pack.

I’m sure there’s more I’m missing, but I am starting to drool think about this. 


Post # 55
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Their kettle corn and white cheddar popcorn.

The frozen veggie lasagna.

Definitely 3 buck chuck

Post # 57
998 posts
Busy bee

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@Linz1231: Don’t worry I am 2 hours away from one also but I always have to stop when I am close to one.

My fave things so far have been their chile spiced mangos in the dried fruit section, the light kettle corn and the caramel corn. Yum to all of those. But I have a couple other things I have purchased just have not eaten it yet.

Post # 58
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We always try to have their frozen naan stocked in the freezer (garlic and regular!)  I think we have five packages right now?  Make a hearty lentil soup and the stuff is to die for!

We also just tried their boxed cornbread and were pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was.

Their sparkling sodas are great too!

Post # 59
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thank you for this list!  I found out just the other day that there’s a TJ’s about 2 hours from me… and by the closest mall… so I’m planning on heading there next paycheck ๐Ÿ™‚  (Too bad they don’t sell alcohol in this one ๐Ÿ™ )

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