Trader Joe’s: Favorites

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There have been several great “what to buy at Trader Joe’s” blog posts. Some good ones:

Why I Love Trader Joes // Shutterbean

My Favorite Trader Joes Pantry Items // Shutterbean

Trader Joes Survival Guide

So, naturally, I want to do my own. I think that it’s a really fun thing for some reason. So…here you have it, my favorite items (right now) at Trader Joe’s:

Some old standbys-staples…i.e, I buy these every time I go:

Charles Shaw white wine
Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio…Sauvignon Blanc sometimes as well. YEEEEEEE

Wild Arugula or the organic arugula
Crazy price ($1.99) for a big bag of only arugula. Yum. However, one thing: some bags tend to go bad quicker than others. You gotta keep an eye on it and make pesto the second you see it going!

Frozen Wild Boreal Blueberries
These are teeny tiny and so good for smoothies.

Trader Joe’s Organic Fair Trade Wake Up blend coffee 
Big canister of whole beans. Perfect everyday coffee.

Frozen French Green Beans
Throw these frozen into a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper, and a ton of chopped garlic. Then dump onto cookie sheet and roast according to this recipe. Amazing.

All their canned beans, raw nuts, boxed broths, oils, etc. They are amazing for that kind of thing.

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New favorites. There are some products at TJ’s that I’ll give a whirl, then become obsessed with and burn myself out. Here are some past and present obsessions:

Speculoos Cookie Butter
Of course. It wouldn’t be a TJ’s round up without it. I went hard on this stuff for awhile and now hardly ever buy it. Thank god.

Chile Spiced Mango
I still love this stuff.

Triple Ginger Snaps
Actually, this should be probably just be “entire cookie aisle.” Andrew and I will latch onto one type of cookie and then switch it up.

Dried Flattened Banana
I ate so much for this last year, I can barely look at the package right now.

Currently, I am insane over these Roasted Coconut Chips and these Roasted Plaintain ChipsOMG. Ahhhhhh.

Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds.
Whoa. They’re so tiny, but so delectable.

That’s all I got right now…other than a sad collection of TJ’s inspired photos from my instagram archive. Ridiculous. I need help.

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