Friday, August 24, 2012

{Trader Joe's Obsessions}

Now that I have a Trader Joe's less than 5 minutes from my house it is my go to grocery store.  Not just because it is so close but because everything really is better there.  The customer service is better, the prices are better and the food is WAY better. 
I thought I would share with you several of my Trader Joe's favorites!
#1-  TJ Vanilla Almond Milk
This stuff is amazing.  So much healthier than normal milk and tastes so yummy.  I have used it in smoothies and cereal mostly but I am going to try to bake with it soon!
#2- Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Chocolate Almonds
Heaven in my mouth.  These things are so dang addictive.  TJ can barely keep them in stock because they are so popular.  I had to wait weeks to buy them because every time I went they were out of them.  Something about the sea salt mixed with the chocolate makes these things amazing.  You MUST try these.  You will love them, I swear.

#3- Peaches
Hands down, best peaches ever.  They are juicy and full of flavor and last much longer than the ones you would buy in a regular grocery store.  I stock up on these every time I go.

#4- Organic Brown Rice
Cooks in 3 minutes and tastes delicious?  Sold.  Love, love, love this rice!  It is such a quick, yummy side for any meal.

#5- Mandarin Orange Chicken
Goes perfect with the brown rice for a quick, week night meal.  This is one of our favorite meals these days, especially after a long day of work when I don't feel like cooking sometimes.

#6- All fruit & produce
Fruit and veggies from TJ are always fresh and lasts a long time.  I used to go to a regular grocery store on Sundays and buy a bunch of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, rinse them and put them in a big bowl so we would have to snack on all week.  Well, by Thursday, it is mush and not so good looking.  I started buying all my fruit and veggies at TJ and my life has changed :)  Now my fruit lasts well over a week!
Plus it is cheaper!  
#7- 100 Calorie Milk Chocolate Bars
So yummy!  These are mini chocolate bars that are smooth and creamy and ONLY 100 calories! Yes, please.  I pick up a little box by the cash register every time I am there. 
If you shop at Trader Joe's, what are some of your favorites?


Whitney@SomethingBroughtYouHere said...

We are getting a Trader Joe's here in Utah soon, finally! I can't wait to find my "obsessions"

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

interesting to see your reviews on TJ, I went to check out that trader joes when it opened and was so disappointed it felt like a mini mart or conveinience store , I had heard so much good about trader joes and then I went into one and couldn't see what the hype was about. I am a HEB loyal I guess!

JKT said...

Yes, yes and YES. I LOVE Trader Joe's.

The Almond milk is THE best and priced so well too.

The Mandarin orange chicken- so so soooo good.

I could go ON and ON. There is just so much goodness in that one little store :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

omg the milk chocolate bars look amazing!