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It’s been a while since I shared any recent Trader Joe’s finds, and since I always love to hear more about what other people buy at Trader Joe’s, I am happy to share some of my favorites as well.
As I have mentioned previously, I am currently going to the store every two weeks, and while I often buy thes same things (don’t we all?), I also always explore new items, especially at Trader Joe’s. In fact, I am part of a Trader Joe’s Facebook Group, solely for the purpose of finding new items that I haven’t paid attention to/tried out before. I also follow a few Trader Joe’s fan-accounts on Instagram, because you never know which new items you might have missed out on.
Here are a few things I have picked up recently. Some are old favorites, some are new (to me) items that I have come across lately.
Smoked Paprika* (2.6 oz) $2.29 // pantry section
You guys, I feel like smoked paprika is one of the most under-used spices in the US. I haven’t seen it used much in recipes here at all. In Germany, it’s a staple spice – somewhere up there with salt and pepper. I’d highly recommend you start adding this to your meals. Thank me later. (Or, in case you already use paprika a lot: good for you!).
Pita Bread* (12 oz) $1.69 // bread section
I love this pita bread. It’s versatile, inexpensive, and tasty. In the summer, we use it as a side with salads and in the winter, it goes well with soups and stews. They also have a whole wheat version that I have bought before (I like to switch it up!).
Flaxseed Meal* (16 oz) $2.99 // pantry section
Flaxseeds are really good for you. I used to not know what to do with the seeds, but ever since I found this flaxseed meal, it basically goes into (almost) everything. I add to my rye bread, baked goods, granola, or smoothies. It’s a great source of fiber and omega-3 acids, and the ground version is easier to digest.
Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp (16 oz) $10.99 // frozen section
Ok, I know these are expensive. But if you want to cook with shrimp and make it a fancy meal, please do yourself a favor and pay the extra two dollars instead of buying the (farm-raised) medium-sized regular shrimp. The Argentinian shrimp are superior in taste and texture and you won’t regret it. I promise. I’ll share a great recipe with these shrimp later this month.
Olive Wood Spoon $2.99 // seasonal items
I love Trader Joe’s seasonal non-food items. They usually make great gifts, but I also often end up buying some of the items for myself, like this wood spoon that I couldn’t pass up for the price.
What have you bought at Trader Joe’s recently?
* 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.