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If you’ve been around my blog for a little while, you know that I love grocery shopping and that I love Trader Joe’s. The closest store is only 1.5 miles away and I do 80% of our shopping there. I also frequently lament the fact that we (still) don’t have an Aldi in our area, but then again, I know people who do not live close to a Trader Joe’s and that is a very sad thing. For the record, I would absolutely NOT give up my Trader Joe’s for an Aldi (although the prices apparently can’t be beaten). There are quite a few Aldis in Southern California now, but none where we live. The closest one is a 3-hour drive away. Sigh. Maybe one of these days they’ll build one here.
Anyway, I digress because today I want to talk about my love for Trader Joe’s and their awesome products, and since I haven’t shared my recent Trader Joe’s finds, I thought it was time to remedy that because it was not for a lack of noteworthy products.
Dutch Griddle Cakes* (14.11 oz) $3.49 ★★★★★ // freezer section
These are new, small, pop-in-the-toaster, ready-to-eat pancakes and they’re really tasty. Some people apparently eat them with a sausage patty, egg, and cheese wedged between two griddle cakes. Uhm, yeah, that won’t be me. These are a sweet treat for me – plain or with a bit of maple syrup, thankyouverymuch.
Raw Almond Butter – Creamy* (16 oz) $6.99 ★★★★★ // pantry aisle
This is my go-to, hands-down favorite almond butter. I like the creamy version, although they also have a crunchy version that is good. The best part is, it has exactly one ingredient: raw almonds.
Horseradish & Chives Potato Chips* (7 oz) $2.49 ★★★★★ // snack section
Trader Joe’s always surprises with interesting new flavors of potato chips and they are often only available for a short time, like these chips flavored with horseradish & chives. What an interesting flavor combination! I tried them before and was so thrilled to see them back in store last week.
Organic Apple Mango Fruit Sauce Crushers * (4 x 3.17 oz – $2.99 ) ★★★★★ // pantry section
I am pretty sure that these fruit crushers are meant for kids, but I discovered that they’re a great fuel option for my long runs. They are tasty, easy to store in my running belt, and easy to eat while running. Win – win.
Gingerbread Coffee* (14 oz) $8.99 // produce aisle
Last but not least, I will forever sing the praises of this holiday coffee. I love it and I was so thrilled that it was available already on my last grocery run. Last year, they sold the rest of their stock after the holidays at super-low prices ($2.99/can) and you can bet your firstborn child that I stocked up and drank gingerbread coffee well into the new year! :)
What did you pick up at Trader Joe’s this week? Or, do you not have a Trader Joe’s close by? If not, how do you live?
* 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.