Updated June 20, 2014
I feel like I am super late to the Trader Joe’s game, seeing as how one opened up in Houston only two years ago or so. However, it is one of my favorite places to shop for unique food items at a great price. Okay, if I’m being completely honest, I’m sort of obsessed. It’s just a fun experience! From the quirky packaging, fun hand-painted signs, friendly employees, and product selection, I just enjoy going there every chance I get. Before we visited Trader Joe’s for the first time, I reached out on social media to ask my friends and followers what I should get. I got a lot of awesome advice. Ever since then, we know pretty much exactly what we want when we go. We plan our trips out and always look forward to picking up our favorite Trader Joe’s items!
Today I’ve put together a little list of my favorite Trader Joe’s items. There are so many more things that we love, so I tried to narrow it down to my most favorite things ever.
Coconut Oil Spray: I haven’t been able to find coconut oil in spray form in my local grocery stores, and this is so darn useful for cooking. We use it all the time!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: Holy moly, how can I even explain how good these are?! Let’s just say they have lasted a hot minute in our house.
Cookie Butter: I finally picked this up on our most recent trip and the hype is true. This stuff is indescribable and amazing. Just go get some.
Green Tea Mochi: This mysterious pastry / ice cream is so delicious! I kept hearing so many people talk about the mochi at Trader Joe’s and they really are worth picking up. They have them in strawberry and chocolate, too.
Two Buck Chuck: The wine is actually $3, but it’s great quality and we love to have some on hand in case we have guests over. Not like I can participate right now (#preggoproblems).
Frozen Vanilla Fat Free Greek Yogurt: We inhale ice cream around our house, so we pick up at least two. This stuff is tart and delicious and really refreshing. We love it better than any frozen Greek yogurt we’ve found in a regular grocery store.
Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate: I just picked this up for the first time recently and I can’t even explain how much I love it for summer time. It’s a little expensive ($7.99) but I figure it is less than hitting up Starbucks frequently. I love mixing it with water, half and half, sweetener (I use liquid stevia), and ice. Perfect iced coffee!
Chocolate Covered Bananas: Oh dear goodness, how incredible are these? They are frozen banana slices covered in chocolate. You keep them in the freezer. They seriously are addicting.
Dried Mango: It’s really hard to find dried mango that isn’t covered in sugar. Or tastes like it came from the Philippines. This is the closest we’ve found.
Hass Avocados: I know this is kind of a random pick, but Trader Joe’s has the cheapest Hass avocados! They’re $3.99 for a bag of 5. At our regular grocery store, we usually pay at least $1 per Hass avocado.
So, y’all. I need you to tell me all of your favorite Trader Joe’s Items, because mama plans on making a bunch of trips there over the summer. I need to try all of your favorites!