Friday, October 28, 2011

Things Worth Buying At Trader Joe's

I used to follow a blog which was supposed to be dedicated to good finds at Trader Joe's. However all of their reviews, for some reason, were 3 stars and under. Which isn't really what's good at all. It's more like, "Here some mediocre items and other things you should not bother buying from Trader Joe's." Not exactly helpful.

So I stopped following that blog and decided to just start a list here (in no particular order) referencing all of the things which are actually worth buying at Trader Joe's. This list is not all inclusive -- I will continue to add items whenever I discover something new that's so delectable I endorse it to the entire planet. Be sure to check back. (Updated: 12/09/12)

I'll even break it up into sections for you.

  • Trader Joe's Clover Blossom Honey
  • Trader Joe's Deep, Dark Gingerbread Cake & Baking Mix 
  • Trader Joe's Pecan Pie Ice Cream
  • Pilgrim Joe's Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • Trader Joe's Crunch Black & White Rice Rolls
  • Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies.
  • Trader Joe's Vanilla Meringues
  • Trader Joe's Sugar Snap Peas
  • Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream 
  • Trader Joe's Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal 
  • Trader Joe's Speculoos 
  • Trader Joe's Sugar, Chocolate & Coffee Bean Grinder 
  • Trader Joe's Journey To The Center of The Cookie
  • Trader Joe's Baked Rice Snack (Yaki Onigiri)
  • Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus 
  • Arabian Joe's Middle Eastern Flatbread
  • Trader Joe's Multi Grain Croissants
  • Trader Joe's Mini Croissants
  • Trader Joe's Wasabi Peas 
  • Calbee Snack Salad Snapea Crisps 
  • Trader Joe's Bite Size Everything Crackers
  • Trader Joe's Raisin Rosemary Crisps
  • Trader Joe's Irish Breakfast Tea
  • Trader Joe's Spicy Chai Latte
  • Trader Joe's Spiced Apple Cider
  • Trader Jose's Dark Lager

And there you have it.

As far as produce, you're really better off buying those things elsewhere. The asking price is high for little return. The produce I get from the modest Russian market down the street is every bit as tasty as the produce available from Trader Joe's and costs upwards of 90% less. That's a pretty steep difference. As a bonus, it's family grown, locally.


  1. Their packaged raviolis are pretty amazing too!

  2. I haven't had any of their basic ravioli yet, but I had their Lazy Lasagna which is essentially layered ravioli with lots of cheese and it was pretty delicious. So I can imagine their regular ravioli are pretty good too.