Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Top 10 Favorite Trader Joe's Products

Top 10 Favorite Trader Joe's Products

I feel like this is a very personal list because there are SO many good items at Trader Joe's and everyone has different tastes (like for example, I am not obsessed with the Everything But the Bagel seasoning), but I thought I'd round up my top 10 favorite products you can find at Trader Joe's! 

These are items that I pick up each time I go (or just always have on hand) and have loved for years. We don't have alcohol at our Trader Joe's so that's left out as are items like produce which I feel like are pretty standard at most grocers. 

Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce// This is a mustard-base BBQ sauce and it is SO good. It is perfectly tangy and we mostly use it in the crockpot with chicken! YUM!

Salsa// This is seriously SO good. I put it on everything from eggs to tacos. It's very fresh tasting and the ingredients are pretty darn clean, too. 

Harvest Chicken Salad// I usually take the chicken out of this salad because it weirds me out. So I'll either add my own protein or just eat without. But, I love the dressing in this SO much. It's very mustard and vinegar tasting but also creamy so it's a very interesting combination and I so badly wish that they sold it in bottles! I also love the cheese cubes- it's just a very good mix of things that you don't often find in a premade salad. 

Blood Orange Seltzer Water// This is my all-time favorite seltzer water. It's different than La Croix in that it has about 15 calories and it has a tiny amount of organic blood orange juice, and organic orange juice. It's a very light flavor and not sweet at all. It tastes similar to tangerine La Croix but fresher. I also use it in my 'skinny margarita'.

Apple Blossoms// These are in the dessert freezer section and oh my goodness they are SO good. You just pop them into the microwave and you have yourself the most delicious mini apple pie. They are not at all healthy, but they are not fake tasting at all and taste fresher like something you might find at a nicer restaurant. I love eating it with vanilla ice cream. They're really pretty, too! 

Triple Cream Brie// This is SO creamy and smooth. It's one of the best brie versions I have ever had. It's definitely mild/light in flavor and so easy to spread. 

Fig and Olive Crackers// These are one of my favorite crackers. They are textured and very crispy and the fig is sweet without being overwhelming. I don't taste the olive flavor too much but it's enough to give them that sweet and salty flavor. I LOVE them paired with the triple cream brie and usually always include this combo on a cheese platter! 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi// This is in the frozen section and oh my goodness does it taste like you are at an upscale Italian restaurant. It has a really nice sage flavor and is so rich. This is definitely not something I eat often but it is always such a treat when I do eat it! 

Almond Croissants// I love almond pastries and the almond danish and kringle almost made the list, but I think I love their almond croissants the most. They are a freezer item and you leave them out overnight to rise. You bake them on a baking sheet and oh my goodness they taste like they came from a French bakery. They're SO good and so flaky and flavorful. I like to have these on hand for special occasion mornings or for when we have overnight guests!

Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup// This soup is in the aisle with the pasta and condiments and sauces. We always have a carton of this on hand if not more than one. This is seriously one of the best soups I've ever had. It's so rich and flavorful and just wonderfully creamy. We especially love to eat it with grilled cheese in the winter. 

So tell me, what are your Trader Joe's must-haves if you could only pick a few?! I love trying out new items. I'm due for a trip early next week so I'll share some items I snag on my instastories. I will share items I grab from time to time and save them to my highlights for you all to refer back to. 


Maureen said...

I love all of the items you've listed and try to stay healthy and clean food wise.......but I never go to TJ's w/out grabbing a box of dark chocolate peanut butter cups! They're a special treat and so worth it!

Suburban prep said...

Trader Joe's is right around the corner from my home.
I must admit that my husband and I probably go once a week.
There are staples that we get each time we are there.
The meat lasagna (my husband is Italian and he states that it is the closest to his mother and grandmother's). I must purchase a few of the sparkling apple cider vinegar drinks--I really like these. There are two flavors--Strawberry/ basil and Cucumber/mint. I have not tried the strawberry as I am allergic to strawberry but love the cucumber/mint.
I agree re: the croissants.
So many other items.

Ksmith said...

What a wonderful Post! Thank you!

Brittney said...

You HAVE to try the Unexpected Cheddar - it's amazing and a #1 seller.


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