Friday, July 12, 2019
I thought I would make all of my favorites today from Trader Joe’s! Do I talk about TJ’s too much? Yes! But, you know what? I never get tired of this subject. I’m constantly reading others’ reviews and constantly learning about new to me items. They almost always have new products when I visit, too. They change things up with the seasons.
I realize if you live in a Trader’s Joe’s – less city you will feel out of the loop and for that I’m very sorry. But, maybe you can find an identical product at your local grocer.
Why I shop at Trader Joe’s a couple of times a month in addition to my regular grocery:
-Could I just go here instead of regular grocery, too? Probably, but for a family of four it makes more sense to get staples at regular grocery for the prices. But, keep in mind this is a whole lot cheaper than eating out or getting take out!
–This is a great store for those wanting to eat healthier but who can’t afford Whole Foods. TJ’s isn’t nearly as expensive as Whole Foods from what I’ve observed.
-This is a great store for young kids just out of college. There are some prepared foods that are healthier options and there are smaller portions for singles.
–This store just makes you happy to grocery shop and that doesn’t happen for me anywhere else!
-This is a great place for gifts and fresh flowers and plants. Their bath and body products would also make great gifts.
-Their greeting cards are all 99 cents and they are BEAUTIFUL!
-The liquor prices are great.
-If you are traveling this summer and have one nearby this could be a great place to stock up on snacks and breakfast items to save money.
-Some things are really affordable – nuts and cheeses, for example.
My TJ’s favorites:
-Everything but the bagel seasoning
-Frozen already cooked jasmine rice
-Frozen green beans, broccoli, and corn to keep stocked in freezer
-Everything bagels (keep in freezer because they go back quickly due to lack of preservatives – that’s a good thing!
-7 grain bread – again keep in freezer for same reason
-Ciabatta bread and rolls (better than a restaurant)
-Brioche bread for French toast (keep in freezer, take out however many slices you need at a time)
Most recent TJ’s run photo below:
I’m trying for first time:
blueberry goat cheese log – to die for!
bloody mary salsa – haven’t tried yet
Ale mustard – really good – we dipped pretzels in it
chili onion crunch – put it atop cream cheese and want to try it in a pasta dish. The verdict is still out for me on this product.
The Brioche is to die for!
My boys like these turkey corn dogs in the freezer section
New product: Everything ciabatta rolls – I used to make a breakfast sandwich for hub – amazing!
I like to keep this cooked chicken on hand for nachos, pasta, whatever
Great prices on cheese. I love mozzarella and tomatoes with balsamic glaze.
We love these sturdy lime flavored chips. They work great for nachos!
Where do you stand with Trader Joe’s?
A. Stop talking about this store!
B. Who’s Trader Joe?
C. Huge fan! Give me more!
If you said “C”, what products are your favorites? How do you feel about the prices?