It’s been a while since I shared my favorite Trader Joe’s* items. I am sure you must have missed my reviews, right?
To be honest, I am currently patiently waiting for an Aldi to finally open in our area. I am just really curious about the Aldi USA, because it’s originally a German supermarket chain and Trader Joe’s is owned by the same family, although the store concepts are very different. I used to shop at Aldi in Germany all the time and I hear from others that their prices here are so very affordable, not to mention that the store has “German weeks” when it offers a lot of German products that are usually hard to find here in the States. That is the same in Germany by the way, the German Aldi has “American weeks” (and sometimes designated weeks for other countries) where you can buy products specific to that country’s cuisine for a short period of time. I wish we would have the option to shop there. But I am curious: do you have an Aldi where you live? Tell me about your experience.
Anyway, since we still don’t have an Aldi here in Northern California, I will keep on loving on Trader Joe’s in the meantime.
Without further ado, my recent favorite TJ’s buys.
Gingerbread Coffee ( 14 oz – $7.99) ★★★★★ // pantry section
Well, it’s that time of year again. I am not much into flavored coffee usually, but this coffee is a must around the holidays. It smells so good and tastes delicious. Have you tried it?
Organic Popcorn ( 5oz – $1.99) ★★★★★ // cereal and snack aisle
I must have walked by this popcorn gazillion times, but I never bought a bag before until a few weeks ago. And now, I am hooked. This stuff is so tasty and a relatively healthy snack to have around.
Organic Sriracha and roasted garlic BBQ sauce (19.5 oz – $2.99) ★★★★★ // pantry section
I never thought of myself as someone who liked BBQ sauce. I would occasionally have it with ribs, but other than that, we never had BBQ sauce at home. And then I tried the Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ sauce and was a changed person. This sauce is seriously so good. It has great BBQ flavor and the Sriracha adds a a nice kick to it. If you haven’t tried it, you should definitely pick up a bottle on your next trip to TJ’s.
Gnocchi Italiani (17.6 oz – $1.69) ★★★★★ // pantry section
We’ve been into these gnocchi lately. They’re a wonderful addition to a variety of dishes (I’ll share a recipe later this month) and they cook quickly, which is a plus for quick-and-easy weeknight meals. I also love adding more potatoes into our diet during the winter months.
Uncured Bavarian Bratwurst (17.6 oz – $3.49) ★★★★☆ // meat section
We picked up these brats earlier this summer. Apparently they replace the small Nürnberger sausages that they used to have. While these are pretty darn good, the small Nürnberger were even better in my opinion, so they only get 4 stars from me.
On a side note: why does Trader Joe’s always seem to discontinue their best items?
What did you pick up at Trader Joe’s this week?
* I am not affiliated with Trader Joe’s, nor have they endorsed, sponsored or paid for my reviews. I am just sharing my love for the store and its products, which basically means free advertisement for them. Ha. All opinions are my own.