Trader Joe's is a great place to find foods that you can't easily get anywhere else. Whether you're going there for some sweet treats or healthy snack alternatives, you're sure to get exactly what you're looking for and then some.
1. Triple Ginger Snap
These cookies offer an outer crunch, with an inner chewiness that melts in your mouth. There are real pieces of tangy, crystallized ginger in the middle. They come in a large tub that is meant for sharing, if you can manage to pull yourself away from it long enough to share.
2. Pound Plus Chocolate
The fact that this delicious chocolate is indeed a pound is very dangerous. But it has easily breakable pieces so you (hopefully) don't eat a pound of guilt in one sitting.
3. Rosemary Marcona Almonds
Marcona almonds seem to be Trader Joe's gourmet secret. They are sweeter, plumper, and softer than normal almonds and the rosemary flavor adds the perfect kick these almonds need to take them to the next level.
4. Corn and Chili Pepper Salsa
This is a great choice for the tomato haters. The sweetness perfectly balances out the spiciness. You will have to resist he urge to eat it by the spoonful out of the jar. It's great on chips, tacos, burger, and just about everything else.
5. Chocolate Orange Sticks
Trader Joe's has an obsession with covering everything in chocolate, and oranges are no exception. It's the perfect mixture or tangy citrus with bitter chocolate.
6. Speculoos Cookie Butter
Peanut butter and cookie flavor married, to create one of the most popular items ever created. It is not uncommon for these jars to sell out as soon as they hit the store shelf. You can eat it on almost anything, from apples to bread, or straight from the jar.
7. Joe-Joe's Cookies
These cookies look very much like another popular cookie, in the cookie aisle of most grocery stores. They are less sweet than those cookies, but still taste as great dunked in milk. They come in vanilla crème, chocolate crème, and seasonally, in candy cane flavor.
8. Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole
Anytime that you can eat guacamole, feel better about eating it, and have it taste delicious, it is placed in the win category. Whipped with Greek yogurt, this guacamole boasts fifty percent less fat and forty percent less calories, than regular guacamole. It still contains chunks of avocado, tomato, and jalapeno.
9. Charles Shaw Wine
The cheap brand of wine is a big seller at Trader Joe's. Some of the varieties are better than others, but the price keeps people buying time after time. If you are not too picky about your wine, then you can save quite a bit of money by purchasing their bargain basement wine selections.
10. Frozen Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food that is a staple in most homes. This variety has four different cheeses including cheddar, havarti, Swiss, and Gouda, which bring it a step above the rest. When it comes to different microwave meal options, this premium Mac and cheese steps it up a notch above the rest.
11. Almond Butter
For those looking for an alternative to peanut butter, almond butter is a popular choice. Be sure to stir it before using it, as contains more liquid than peanut butter. It can be a bit salty for some people's liking, but the almond flavor gives it a nice finishing taste.
12. Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
When looking for a break from the traditional beef burgers, the Chili Lime Chicken Burgers are a delicious option. Serve these at your next BBQ, with rave reviews to follow. You can taste both the chili and the lime combining into one delicious, burger offering.
13. Fennel Bulbs
Fennel is delicious to grill, sauté, or throw into a salad or a soup. You can chop it up and use it as a garnish on your favorite dishes. It is a versatile vegetable that is aromatic, and a popular seller at Trader Joe's.