The 10 BEST Trader Joe’s Items You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
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Wonder what the best Trader Joe’s gotta-have-it items are?
We love Trader Joe’s because there’s value around every aisle, including the most innovative, hard-to-find, and great tasting foods you won’t find at other grocers. Here are the top 10 best finds you just won’t find anywhere else!
1. Seasonal Sensations
Trader Joe’s should be your go-to stop for all the seasonal essentials throughout the year. From a pumpkin explosion of products in the fall to just about anything you could need for a holiday spread, there’s an endless array of fun and delicious options for everyone.
Hip Tip: Curious about what Trader Joe’s offers each season? Check out these posts for all their must-have holiday, summer and fall goodies!
Love sprucing up your home with fresh flowers? We love the seasonal floral arrangements that Trader Joe’s offers year round. With beautiful bouquets starting at just $3.99, there’s something here perfect for any occasion. And if you have a big party (or even a wedding) coming up, they also take large flower orders upon request!
3. Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
This versatile blend of sea salt, garlic, sesame, and onion can be used in a variety of ways and is absolutely delicious. It’s so affordable at only $1.99, especially when compared to other name brand seasoning blends!
Hip Tip: Want a fun way to use this Trader Joe’s seasoning? Make these crazy simple 2-ingredient air fryer bagels and sprinkle on top for a delicious and easy breakfast or anytime treat!
4. Speculoos Cookie Butter
If you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s cookie butter, you haven’t been living! The first time I actually went to Trader Joe’s was to try this popular treat, and I may or may not have finished the whole thing in a few days! 😂 These delicious cookie spreads are so good, you could just grab a spoon and eat it alone. And if you’re a fan of frozen desserts, TJs has this flavor available in ice cream form as well!
5. Mandarin Orange Chicken
Recently Trader Joe’s fans voted their Mandarin orange chicken their favorite overall item to purchase at Trader Joe’s; that’s enough of a reason to add it to your shopping list right now! We love this quick and easy meal with its savory chicken and addictive sauce. Serve it over steamed rice and veggies or go the no-fuss appetizer route by sticking a cup of toothpicks next to a platter of the tangy bites!
6. Toasted Coconut Pancakes
These toasted coconut pancakes are downright delicious — and all you have to do is add water! Spread some butter on a sizzling griddle, pour the batter over the pan, and you will have fluffy toasted coconut pancakes with a perfect crust on the outside. This box of goodness is perfect for whipping up a quick snack or for any morning.
7. Vegan Kale, Cashew, & Basil Pesto
Trader Joe’s vegan kale, cashew, & basil pesto is an impressively versatile condiment that can be tossed with pasta or chicken, spread on a wrap or sandwich, or enjoyed as a dip on veggies or crackers. This is a fresh staple item that makes adding flavor to any dish extremely simple!
8. Coconut Body Butter
Trader Joe’s is so much more than just food products. Their body butter is rich and ultra soothing. I love that after applying it on my skin, there’s no oily residue left behind. It’s great to keep on hand year-round to keep skin feeling silky soft all day!
Hip Tip: In the fall, make sure to scoop up some of their popular Pumpkin Body Butter, which is only available seasonally.
9. Dark Chocolate Bars
These Trader’s Joe’s dark chocolate bars are irresistibly good and come in unique, fun packaging. They’re so appealing, they’d even make a great gift – although the delicious flavors of caramel with black sea salt, toffee with walnuts and pecans, and coconut caramel may find you munching away, free from prying eyes so you don’t have to share them!
While these may not be available at every location due to state liquor licenses, the wine at Trader Joe’s is a total steal! They’re known for their “Two Buck Chuck” because it’s actually just $2.99 AND it’s pretty good for what you’re paying for. If you like trying new wines, many come with recommendations from the Trader’s Joe’s staff. And if you end up not enjoying your pick, Trader Joe’s takes returns on anything you don’t love. What do you have to lose!
What is your favorite thing to buy at Trader Joe’s?
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