Things I love at Trader Joe’s

*Check back for new updates and new additions – apparently, TJ’s gets 10-14 new items each week, and consequently, the slowest sellers in each of the sections that the new items are going in are out of luck. All I like for the taste, some I like for convenience.*


Visit my Trader Joe’s Highlights to see photos or videos of some of my TOP favorites, with prices!


Pantry Items

  • dried cherries
  • whole wheat penne pasta
  • lemon pepper papperdelle pasta (the noodles are infused with lemon and pepper – smells delicious even before cooking!)
  • vodka pasta sauce
  • peanut-butter puffins cereal
  • creamed honey – spread on toast!
  • chai tea latte mix – try mixing a tablespoon into cupcake or cake frosting!
  • jasmine green tea, tea bags
  • Fizelle Bake-at-home rolls and mini-baguettes – excellent to have on hand, in the freezer for last minute dinner guests, and to make any meal feel extra fresh!
  • Honey roasted almond slivers – perfect for dressing up salads and adding some crunch and substance
  • Cranberry orange seltzer
  • aioli garlic mustard sauce – great with hot dogs, pigs in a blanket, and part of chicken marinades or homemade salad dressings
  • Bread and Butter pickles
  • Tomato paste tube – better than the can

Dairy Items

  • honey Greek-style yogurt
  • strawberry kefir yogurt
  • New Zealand Grass-Fed Cheddar
  • Whipped Cream Cheese

Snack Items

  • kettle corn
  • sweet potato chips
  • pita chips (sea salt [blue], parmesan and garlic [green])
  • yellow-corn tortilla rounds
  • double roasted salsa
  • Chipotle Pepper Hummus (awesome with sweet potato chips!)
  • maple cream sandwich cookies – just about the same as the famous Canadian kinds.
  • Virginia peanuts
  • Smashing s’mores
  • Savory banana and nuts trail mix

Dessert Items

  • gummy bears – made with fruit and vegetable extracts and none of those ugly chemicals you can’t pronounce the names of!
  • soft peanut brittle, coated with chocolate

Frozen Foods

  • Spinach and artichoke dip
  • Paneer Tikka Masala with spinach basmati rice
  • Mandarin Orange Chicken – when you have that takeout Chinese food craving but don’t need to spend on delivery!
  • Thai jasmine rice – microwaveable, good for two portions a pouch. Many a leftovers lunch has been made possible with this!
  • sweet potato fries
  • skinny green beans, French Haricots Verts – always in my freezer – for stir fry, steaming, or breaking in pieces to throw in a soup or pot pie.
  • edamame, lightly salted, in pods – an addictive and healthy snack
  • Pizza Palermo
  • spinach pesto pizza
  • bbq chicken pizza

frozen foods used to be an unhealthy indulgence for me. But, I do generally really like TJ’s frozen food selection. Ingredients are the best of any kind of affordable frozen food I’ve found.

Frozen favorites that were discontinued…

  • potato and cheese pierogis
  • vegetable crackers (taste way too good to have veggies in them!)


  • Lavender dryer bags (also, keep moths at bay and scent your drawers!)

Fall Favorites

  • pumpkin bread mix – just add chocolate chips!
  • Honeycrisp candles

Winter Favorites

  • Olive wood bowls
  • Cocoa Peppermint Almond Creamer
  • Pillar candles (short and tall) – beautiful, affordable, and not messy!
  • Peppermint hold the cone mini ice cream cones

Spring Favorites

  • Peonies
  • Peony Blossom candles
  • UBE ice cream

Summer Favorites

  • Watermelon juice

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