What To Buy on Your Next Trip To Trader Joe’s

By Kelley Boymer
15 May 2023
What To Buy on Your Next Trip To Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s is one of our favorite places for finding everything from delicious snacks to frozen meals and quality wines. But with so many different products in the store, it can be hard to know where to begin. Whether you’re looking for something sweet, savory, vegan, or gluten-free, Trader Joe’s offers something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on your next Trader Joe’s run. We are rounding up some of our classic favorites and new additions that you definitely should try. If you’re in need of more Trader Joe’s recommendations we’ve got you covered. We’re covering sweets, snacks, breakfast ideas, frozen foods and more here.

What To Buy on Your Next Trip To Trader Joe’s

Peanut Butter Brookie

These Peanut Butter Brookie AKA brownie/cookie is a new addition to TJ’s sweets repertoire and we cannot wait to try them. These Peanut Butter Brookies are your favorite rich, fudgey brownies and sweet peanut butter cookies (with bits of peanuts and topped with sea salt of course) all wrapped up into one. You will never have to make the decision between cookie and brownie again when you can just have it all in one delicious bite. Even better served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I mean can you go to TJ’s and not grab a container of the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups? I know I can’t! They have somehow mastered the best peanut butter cup around and the dark chocolate is truly the chef’s kiss. Want to go a little wild? Grab a box of the Trader Joe’s Truffle Brownie Mix while you’re at it and make these beauties, Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. Don’t tempt us with a good time.

Carr Valley Cheese Sweet Vanilla Cardona Cheese

So a sweet cheese may sound a little strange, but this Carr Valley Cheese Sweet Vanilla Cardona Cheese paired with a dollop of fresh strawberry preserves on a cracker along with a glass of merlot is everything you need for a delicious spring or summer snack or picnic. The cheese is just subtly sweet enough to hit that perfect sweet and savory combo. Be sure to grab this special edition cheese before it sells out!

Trader Joe’s Flowers

Such a mood booster, the flower selection at Trader Joe’s is always so on point, in season and affordable. You really can’t go wrong with Trader Joe’s flowers (or a plant) to bring some fresh greenery into your home.

Flowers at Trader Joe's

Blueberry and Lemon Hand Pies

Another new addition to the TJ’s lineup is the Blueberry and Lemon Hand Pies the perfect flavor combo for our spring season and you’ll want to get them quick while they are still around, as they are seasonal. These are just too delicious to pass up. Enjoy one on your commute or pack in a picnic or lunch to go. Even better served warm (in your air fryer!?) with a dollop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

Perfectly Pickled Pups

If you are a fan of TJ’s Parmesan Pastry Pups, then you will also love the fun twist on their new, Perfectly Pickled Pups. These mini uncured beef franks are infused with dill flavor and then coated in breadcrumbs. Dip in a yummy mustard, ketchup or ranch and enjoy!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This new Buttermilk Ranch Dressing makes the perfect pairing for salads, veggies, sandwiches, wings (ahem, Buffalo Style Chickenless Wings–see below) or whatever your heart desires. It’s extra creamy, herby and delicious and much healthier than your usual ranch dressing bought at the grocery store. Stock up on America’s favorite condiment and feel a little less guilty about the indulgence.

Buffalo Style Chickenless Wings

Whether you are vegan or not, these Buffalo Style Chickenless Wings paired with the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing sounds like the perfect comfort food minus the unhealthy ingredients. Made with soy and pea protein and a classic vegan buffalo hot sauce these wings achieve the crispy, spicy outside while also honoring a juicy, tender inside.

Chicken with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Vegan Poke

Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish made with raw fish and a variety of delicious spices and sauces. This new Vegan Poke from TJ’s has captured the flavors and texture of poke while keeping things vegan with a secret ingredient– beets! All the same delicious flavors without the fish, this Vegan Poke makes a great meal over rice, side dish or appetizer served with chips.

Gnocchi Alla Romana

TJ’s is known for their delicious Gnocchi and the Gnocchi Alla Romana do not disappoint. These giant Gnocchi are made from potatoes, durum wheat semolina flour, butter, padano PDO cheese, and egg yolk. These Gnocchi make a delightful pairing with a salad, soup or protein. Heat and enjoy!

Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

The Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips are crispy, tangy and just spicy enough to keep you going back for more. Beware, they are addicting and can be eaten alone but also pair nicely with TJ’s Guacamole or the Roasted Garlic Hummus.

What do you find yourself grabbing at Trader Joes these days? Let us know in the comments below!

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3 Comments

  1. Katie wrote:

    I never thought it was possible to have TJ fatigue, but I think I’m there.

    5.15.23 | Reply
  2. Bee anderson wrote:

    The apple cinnamon muffins
    Frozen brown rice always

    5.19.23 | Reply
  3. Karen L wrote:

    The Green Goddess Dressing and the Vegan Dill Dressing g in the cold case in the produce section are favorites
    I always keep the toasted slivered almonds on hand as well. They are excellent in salads or yogurt.

    5.20.23 | Reply

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