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Things From Trader Joe’s You MUST Try (Not Sponsored)

Previously published Jan 16, 2022.

Previously published Jan 16, 2022.


Weekly grocery runs at T.J.’s are often the highlight of my week, and they can be yours too.


1. Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches

These ice cream sandwiches are what Friday movie nights are made of! The chocolate chip cookies are soft, but not too soft that they’ll break. The mini chocolate chips that coat the sides add a satisfying crunch. The vanilla ice cream is perfectly sweetened. The combination of these three make a perfect ice cream sandwich. The only issue is that they’re so addicting that brain freezes are prone to happening, so watch out!

2. Chocolate Whole Milk made with Fair Trade Cocoa

This chocolate milk is what I think of when I reminisce about my childhood. On a hot day, this is exactly what is needed. My childhood consisted of a lot of chocolate milk, so I’m an experienced chocolate milk connoisseur. Trust me, you definitely need to try it.

3. Organic Naan Crackers

My aunt hooked me up with these crackers, and I’m obsessed. They’re perfectly salted and don’t require any dip. Some may say that these crackers just taste like flour, but they don’t understand how good gluten tastes. From my experience as an Indian kid, I know what naan is supposed to taste like. These crackers don’t taste completely like warm naan, but they’re great as an afterschool snack! If you’re into charcuterie boards, these are perfect.

4. Vegan Banana Bread with Walnuts

This banana bread is delicious, especially when you’re rushing to school and need to grab a quick breakfast. Don’t get thrown off by the vegan part. It’s so yummy. You can pair this with the chocolate milk mentioned earlier, and you’ll be in heaven.

5. Cold Brew Coffee & Boba Coconut Non-Dairy Dessert

Ever had boba in ICE CREAM???? Well, now you will. This ice cream doesn’t even taste like it’s dairy-free. It’s always sold out, so go to Trader Joe’s either as soon as they open or an hour before they close. Yes, I do know when they restock their items.

6. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

The cookies are soft like shortbread cookies. The chocolate hazelnut filling is a perfect balance of chocolate, sugar, and hazelnut. These cookies are great for snacks and quick desserts, to the point that they gave me the idea to write this article, so there’s proof that they’re amazing!

7. Dark Chocolate Covered Mini Pretzels

These pretzels are my most recent T.J. ‘s find, and I’m loving them. They’re the perfect combination of chocolate, crunch, and salt. They’re also a great snack or dessert, as they keep me happy and satisfied (even though they’re absolutely delicious, and I’d eat the whole bag if I was up to the challenge). Get these! They’ll change your mind about pretzels. I used to hate pretzels , and now I’ll excitedly eat them if they’re coated in dark chocolate.

8. Chinese Style Chicken Salad

I love this salad! This is the only salad I’ll eat. The dressing is amazing, and the crunch from the crispy wontons is even better. I’ve gotten some friends to try this out, and they agree with me. It’s the perfect lunch, and you can get your greens and protein in.

9. Mediterranean Hummus

This is my favorite dip ever! The hummus is soft and creamy. The pine nuts and olive oil on top make it even better. This would be great with pita bread, pita chips, or those naan crackers that I told you about earlier.

10. English Toffee with Milk Chocolate

These are the best treats for after lunch or dinner. You know what HEATH Toffee candy bars taste like? These are like that but a hundred times better. The chopped almonds sprinkled on top add a nice crunch and hint of nuttiness. Get these!

I swear I’m not paid by T.J.’s; I just wholeheartedly love their products. Hopefully I convinced you to check out Trader Joe’s for this week’s grocery run. I know most of what I recommended was sweet, but I have a sweet tooth, so it’s inevitable. Happy eating!!
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