I haven’t shared my most recent Trader Joe’s buys with you and I am sure you’ve been desperately waiting for an update, am I right?
Isn’t it weird? I shop at Trader Joe’s every single week. I usually have a shopping list that I try to stick to, but I also always peruse the aisles and explore new products. Do you also frequent the “food tasting stand”? It’s always nice to try foods before you buy them and I often try things that I would never ever would have picked up on my own.
However, there are still a ton of items that have been around (apparently) forever, but that I have never consciously seen or purchased. It’s a little mind-boggling to me, because our Trader Joe’s store is a good size, but not HUGE by any means and you’d think, as often as I am there, that I have seen it all, but far from it.
In case that happens to you, too, that you’d like to be made aware of great items that have escaped your food shopping radar so far, I am sharing my Trader Joe’s finds every once in a while, because who knows what you might be missing out on!
So, without further ado, a list of things that I highly recommend you try sometime, if you haven’t already.
European Whole Grain Bread ( 18 oz – $2.99) ★★★★★ \ bread section
It shouldn’t surprise you that I buy this European-style bread from Trader Joe’s. It’s healthy, it’s filling and you should definitely try it with a slice of gouda, touch of mayo, tomato, onion and a pinch of salt & pepper. Then come back and tell me that you couldn’t eat this for the rest of your life. I’ll wait.
Uncured Salame di Parma Mild Salami (4 oz – $4.99) ★★★★★ \\ deli section
This is hands-down the best salami I had in this country so far. It’s sliced thin and it’s so delicious.
Haricots Verts (Green beans) (12 oz – $2.99) ★★★★★ \\ vegetable section
As mentioned in my last “monthly favorites”-post, we’ve been on a bit of a green bean kick. We buy these haricots verts from Trader Joe’s and just bake them for 15-20 minutes. It’s the best.
Spinach tortellini (10 oz – $2.29) ★★★★★ \\ refrigerated section
I love that Trader Joe’s has tortellini filled with spinach (my favorite!). They cook really quickly, are great with a bit of pesto or other pasta sauce, or, as I like them, in the tortellini soup I can’t shut up about. At this price point, they are a good deal, too. Most fresh-packaged tortellini are much more expensive.
Gluten free oat cranberry flaxseed cookies( 6 cookies/ 5.7 oz – $2.99 ) ★★★★☆ \\ bread section
Someone recommended them (on social media, was it Instagram?) and of course, I had to buy and try them, because I like oats-everything. And I tell you, they did not disappoint. They could be a little crispier for my personal taste, but I’d assume most people like the slightly softer texture just fine. I’d definitely buy them again.
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.