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Trader Joe's Faves & Judgy Swans

Not only are we sipping on this yummy margarita. We're munching away on all of our Trader Joe's favorites while we chat about all things TJ's! 
TJ Spicy Marg2 oz Trader Joe's jalapeno limeade, 1 oz triple sec, 4 oz. tequila, 2 Trader Joe's hot and sweet jalapeño slices for garnish. Fill two glasses with ice. Divide limeade, triple sec, and tequila between glasses. Stir and garnish each with a jalapeño slice.
Our favorite little quirky grocery store: Trader Joe's
We tasted some of our favorites including:
  • Reduced Guilt Guacamole
  • Double Roasted Salsa
  • Popcorn with Herbs and Spices
  • Pub Cheese with Horseradish
  • Caramel and Cheddar Popcorn
  • Cocoa Glazed Roasted Almonds
  • Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries - Cherry Pomegranate
  • Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies
  • steamed lentils
  • pizza sauce
  • pizza dough
  • High protein tofu
  • Unexpected Cheddar
  • cheese section
  • turkey summer sausage
  • whole milk vanilla greek yogurt
  • mango/peach yogurt


  • hot and sweet jalapenos
  • bread n’ Butter pickle slices
  • creamy tomato basil spaghetti sauce
  • yellow curry sauce + coconut cream = the best homemade curry!
  • Popcorn with herbs and spices
  • Hawaiian BBQ potato chips
  • corn chips (SO much better than Fritos!)
  • Double roasted salsa
  • ketchup
  • cookie butter
  • beer bread box mix
  • cornbread mix
  • coconut cranberry granola
  • almond butter granola
  • jarred pizza sauce
  • ginger beer
  • coconut cold brew coffee


  • Triple ginger snaps
  • dark chocolate peanut butter cups
  • the gourmet jelly beans (in large bag at Easter)


  • meatless meatballs
  • quinoa cowboy burger
  • sweet potato fries
  • Indian food meals
  • naan
  • orange chicken
  • vegetable fried rice
  • sweet potato gnocchi
  • carmelized onion and feta tarts
  • mochi ice cream


  • shaving cream
  • lavender body scrub
  • coconut body butter
  • sponges
  • the dish clothes and also the dish towels (mine only recently started to carry these so not sure if they are everywhere)
  • 3 in 1 body wash, shampoo, conditioner (just don't use on kids, pretty stingy if you get in your eyes!)
  • nourishing face cream in pump bottle (no SPF), this is my night lotion
  • midsummer night's cream
  • lotion and spray sunscreen


  • Candy Cane Joe Joe's
  • Candy Cane Jo Joe's ice cream
  • Sipping chocolate
  • Triple Ginger Brew
We DO NOT recommend:
  • TJ brand beer
  • Hummus (Erica)
  • frozen stuffed mushrooms
Coconut-yellow curry with tofu + brown rice
  • Yellow curry sauce
  • 1/2 can of coconut cream
  • High Protein super firm tofu
  • veggies
  • Brown rice (from frozen)

Spaghetti and "meat"balls

  • Creamy tomato basil sauce
  • Meatless meatballs
  • Whole wheat noodles

Kelsey's Trader Joe's Haikus:

Aisles and smiles are bright
Tiny coffee warms my hand
Cart – and heart – are full 

First sign of Noel?
Not snow falling or sleigh bells
Candy Cane Joe Joes

Frosty, plump mochi
Powder that clings to my lips
Gooey, chewy treat



Erica: butcher paper in the kitchen and "build your own" dinner parties

Kelsey: no changing pad on her bathroom counter; Yogi vanilla spice tea