The 14 BEST Trader Joe’s Items You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
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The best of Trader Joe’s all in one place.
We love Trader Joe’s for their happy tropical shirt-wearing employees, the values down every aisle, and some of the most innovative, hard-to-find, and great tasting foods you simply can’t find at other grocers.
Today we’re sharing the top 14 best finds you’ll be glad you scooped up on your next shopping trip!
1. This cauliflower gnocchi is the easiest recipe to whip up for dinner.
Stop what you’re doing and go buy this cauliflower gnocchi! Not only are they ridiculously easy to whip up in a pan, but with everyone searching for healthier alternatives and obsessing over everything cauliflower, this bag of goodness is a must-try! Your only regret will be that you didn’t grab more bags.
“Of all the things Trader Joe’s sells this is by far my favorite thing ever! I always make sure to grab a few bags so I have an easy and healthy dinner on hand at all times.” – Brooke
2. Score a bouquet of flowers at Trader Joe’s starting at just $3.99!
Love sprucing up your home with fresh flowers? We love the seasonal floral arrangements that Trader Joe’s offers year-round (right now they have gorgeous bunches of peonies for $7.99 – my favorite!).
With tons of other beautiful bouquets starting at just $3.99, there are flowers perfect for any occasion. If you’re having a big party (or even a wedding), they accept large flower orders upon request! Just note that oftentimes you won’t get to choose the color of the flowers.
“Trader Joe’s flowers are beautiful and priced great. When my son got married last year they over-ordered roses so they would have a bunch for the wedding rehearsal dinner. I had about a dozen white roses in the middle of all the tables, and we put different colored roses on the tables where the parents and bride and groom sat.
The entire place was gorgeous and I didn’t spend a fortune like I would have if I had gone to a florist. It was really amazing!” – Kathy
3. Your spice cabinet will be complete with Everything But the Bagel seasoning.
This versatile blend of sea salt, garlic, sesame, and onion can be used in a variety of ways such as sprinkling it on delicious avocado toast or using it for the best cream cheese appetizer. Plus, it’s super affordable at only $1.99 a jar!
It’s become so popular that Trader Joe’s even recently launched Everything But The Bagel Nut Duo – its super nutty and delicious counterpart.
Hip Tip: Want more ideas for this Trader Joe’s seasoning? Make these incredibly simple 2-ingredient air fryer bagels and sprinkle this seasoning on top for a delicious and easy breakfast or anytime treat!
4. All you need is a spoon to enjoy this 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.
If you’re a fan of frozen desserts, Trader Joe’s even has this flavor available in ice cream form as well!
5. Get a restaurant-quality dinner on the table with Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken.
Recently, Trader Joe’s fans voted Mandarin orange chicken as their favorite overall item to purchase at Trader Joe’s; that’s enough of a reason to add a few bags to your cart the next time you head to the store!
“Orange Chicken is a weekly staple in our house! My boys can’t wait till it’s Orange Chicken night every week. I pair it with Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice and it’s amazing and so easy to make!” – Heather
6. Shop for all the best seasonal items at Trader Joe’s.
Trader Joe’s should be your go-to stop for all the seasonal essentials throughout the year. From watermelon fruit spread & purple yam ice cream in the summertime to a pumpkin explosion of products in the fall, there’s an endless array of fun and delicious options for everyone.
Hip Tip: If you’re curious about what Trader Joe’s offers all year long and what we’re currently obsessing over, make sure to follow our Trader Joe’s page so you can stay up to date on all the delicious news.
7. Take peanut butter and jelly to the next level with these kid-friendly snack bars.
Spice up the kid’s snack time with these unique peanut butter and strawberry jam bars. They’re always in stock and such a fun and easy snack to take with you anywhere!
8. Make the best & easiest pesto recipes with this 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!
9. Whipped Coconut Body Butter will make your skin silky smooth.
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!
In the fall, make sure to scoop up some of their popular Pumpkin Body Butter, which is only available seasonally.
“I’m like a kid in the store at Trader Joe’s. I love their beauty products, especially their body butter which I have been using for years.” – Mary
10. Grab a jar of this fig fruit butter to make some seriously delicious recipes.
Hip Tip: This butter spread will pair perfectly with a charcuterie board.
11. Take home a few of these dark chocolate bars for the ultimate treat.
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!
Check out delicious flavors of caramel with black sea salt, toffee with walnuts and pecans, and coconut caramel — but find a good hiding spot in your house so you don’t have to share them! 😉
12. Stash some of these delicious chocolate peanut butter cups in the fridge.
A personal favorite of mine, these peanut butter cups are a tiny treat you won’t have any guilt over late at night. Trader Joe’s even offers a variety of flavors like milk chocolate, dark chocolate, minis, and even almond butter ones covered in dark chocolate. 🤤 Better yet, all of them taste even more decadent in the fridge.
13. Mini ice cream cones will satisfy every sweet tooth.
While we’re on the topic of sweets, you might as well try a box of these Hold the Cone ice creams. The perfect size for kids to enjoy a cold treat and perfect for you when you’re watching your sweets. Choose from traditional vanilla or chocolate, both dipped in a chocolate coating — you simply can’t go wrong!
“They’re perfect ice creams for kids! I love that I can give my 4-year-old a treat that won’t melt everywhere before he can eat it.” – Taryn
14. Don’t forget a couple of bottles of the best Trader Joe’s wine.
It wouldn’t be a Trader Joe’s line up unless we shared the tasty and inexpensive wine that they’re so well known for. 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 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!
Did you grab a wine that you’re not crazy about? Here’s what one reader suggested:
“Bad wine makes the best sangria. Add some fruit, brandy, and housewives of NJ. Awesome night in.” – Daniela