L.C. asks from Hilliard, OH on February 17, 2008
Favorite Products at Trader Joe's?
I love to shop at Trader Joe's when I get the chance, but I only go there for a few items. I love their everything pretzels, soyaki sauce, and whole meat chicken nuggets, but I would love to find out what other people love to buy there. I hear their pizza dough is great, and I LOVE there fruit leathers (I buy the stems and pieces bag for $2.50). Suggestions would be grately appreciated. Thanks!
So What Happened?™
Thank you everyone! I went shopping to TJ's and got many of the recommendations. I plan to shop there on a regular basis, especially now that I have so many wonderful things to try. I even bought some of their reusable grocery bags for 99 cents. What a steal! It's fun going green!
N.E. answers from Indianapolis on February 21, 2008
Love their hummus and sun dried tortilla shells!!! They also make yummy pre made food their little quiches are tasty and great for a quick treat for a party.
C.B. answers from Indianapolis on February 19, 2008
Hi L., I absolutely luv luv luv the spicy peach salsa, pineapple salsa and the chips. I have tried several types of the chips and like them all. I also get the unsalted nuts. Trader Joe's is such a cool place....I wish they would put a store on the eastside though. I hope you try the salsa and chips, great snack or something quick. Have a Great Day ! Take care, C.
K.D. answers from Cleveland on February 19, 2008
I love their frozen brown rice (so fluffy, good and convenient - they are often sold out of it). I also love their Fat Free Balsamic Vinagrette and their Fat free soy ginger vinagrette. I love that they sell gallons of organic milk (as opposed to half gallons that I get everywhere else). If you want a treat their Oatmeal Cranberry dunkers with white fudge drizzle are awesome. Oh, and how can I forget their guacamole??? SO DELICIOUS! OH, and one more thing - their triple layer hummus is GREAT!!
J.A. answers from St. Louis on February 19, 2008
Pot Stickers, Naan, marinated tuna steaks, carbonated juices - esp. pommegranate, hummus, sooooo many things
S.M. answers from Toledo on October 02, 2008
I'm not sure if you still need suggestions for things to buy at trader joe's, but I'm a long-time shopper there, and I miss it being nearby (I recently moved here).
What I usually love to buy at trader joes' is their wholewheat pastas, their dips, and particularly their 100% juices that they offer in a variety. I also really like their glycerin soap that is much less harsh on the hands, but cleans very nicely. They have a good selection of wines and seeded breads as well.
L.M. answers from Dayton on February 18, 2008
guaco-salsa with yellow corn tortilla chips...yummm
no-pudge fudge is awesome, and the banana bread mix.
K.G. answers from Dayton on February 19, 2008
Um...everything? Seriously, it's all good. I get a lot of their simmer sauces and stick them in the crock pot with some chicken and viola dinner! I highly recommend any of the indian and thai bottled sauces and my all time favorite is their chocolate covered edamame. Also good are their marinaras and tapenades. Their bread mixes are wonderful too, especially the pumpkin bread and cornbread. I wasn't thrilled with the banana bread. I really think it would be hard to go wrong. Happy shopping!
L.B. answers from Cincinnati on February 19, 2008
We love Trader joe's too! Yes, their whole wheat pizza dough is great and only 99cents. We also love their stuffed chicken breasts and pok chops. You don't have to thaw them out before cooking- pretty low calories too. We also buy their sea salt pita chips and eat that with hummus-kids love it too. they think it's chips and dip Hehe. We also buy their pasta enriched with Flax, tastes great and very good for you. Their quiches are great too- not great for you but really yummy. I also buy their cookie dough balls in the frozen food section. Their chicken chimichungas are awesome too! Ok, now I am hungry. My son really likes their kid Cliff energy bars too. Happy shopping.
A.W. answers from Cleveland on February 19, 2008
Praise God! I also Love the Lord Jesus and thank him everyday for everything!
I really enjoy Trader Joes as well. I especially like the Lobster Bisque, the Salmon burgers and the crabmeat stuffed salmon.
T.W. answers from Lima on February 19, 2008
My daughter got me hooked on Trader Joe's Hot Chocolate mix with Mint. . . It is delicious. It seems you can only purchase it during the winter months. So we stock up. Praise God on high. . . and Enjoy~
A.M. answers from Cleveland on February 19, 2008
The whole wheat pizza dough is great! And their rice bowls are fantastic. My kids love the mini ravioli, and their yogurt. Oh, and the Envirokids Gorilla Munch cereal. It's organic, and yummy! Their jams are great, and their individually frozen chicken breasts are great for putting on the George Foreman grill for a quick lunch. Oh, and we love the Jo Jo's cookies and the Chocolate Cat Cookies (there are also ginger and vanilla ones). They're better than Teddy Grahams!
I could go on for HOURS! But just look around, let the kids push the little cart around and sample their wares. Michelle, one of their staff, is wonderful with kids, and always has a little bag of cookies or something for the littlest ones when she's in the back.
Hope this helps out, from one Middle School Teacher to another! (I taught 6th grade ESL/English and History!)