Hello there! As promised, today I’m sharing my favorite unexpectedly delicious things from Trader Joe’s you absolutely can’t miss.
A little preview: I try to spend as little time as possible there, so I’m always prepared to follow the list and move fast. I was driving back home, and decided to make a quick stop at Trader Joe’s. 40 minutes and 2 groceries bags later I realized that I found my new favorite store.
Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Beverage
This is hand down my favorite milk to make cappuccinos and lattes ar home: it’s not as sweet as most oatmilk out there, so it complements coffee beans. My husbnad enjoys it with iced matcha lattee as well. It’s perfect for making oatmeal, cereal or even on its own! I specifically drive to Trader Joe’s to get it and Trader Joe’s Non_Dairy Almond Beverage.
Trader Joe’s Saucy Scallops with Mushrooms
No matter what day of the week it is, scallops are always a good idea! It goes really good with rice, pasta or quinoa. It’s has a very rich flavor, and more than enough scallops for two people. A glass of wine would make it a date night. 🙂
Trader Joe’s Rice Pudding
My husband’s favorite treat, this rice pudding is as sweet and delicious as Mexican famous “arroz con leche”.
Trader Joe’s Shelled Edamame
I always buy a couple of bags because it’s easy to make (I use rice cooker on “steam”), it’s amazing as a snack and make a great addition to various dishes. This Shelled Edamame is just something I would like to keep in my freezer, especially for a quick snack.
Trader Joe’s Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom Truffle Sauce
If you like all things truffle as much as I do, don’t hesitate giving this ravioli a try!
Trader Joe’s Opera Cake
Being somebody who grew up surrounded by high quality European cakes, I am extremely picky when it comes to flavors. However, this cake didn’t disappoint. When all the pastry shops are closed and you have cravings for a good piece of cake – that’s the one to get!
Trader Joe’s Hummus
This is hand down the creamiest and the most delicious hummus we’ve ever tried! Both of them are so delicious that we also add them to sandwiches and use as dip.
Trader Joe’s Belgium Pound Plus Chocolate
Hands down the most delicious chocolate I’ve tried in the USA: rich, creamy and sweet. It just melts in your mouth! Also availible at Amazon
Trader José’s Tortilllas
Who could ever have thought that their tortillas would be so delicious? High-quality and Mexican husband approved 🙂
Dried Fruit Just Mango Slices and Dried Chile Spicy Mango
I’m honestly surprised how good this product is. I can say that this is the best dried mango slices in the country. If you’re like my husband and prefer spicy snacks over sweet ones, treat yourself to Trader Joe’s Chile Spiced Mango. Both of us are picky eaters, and while it can be challenging to find really good fresh mangos, these dried ones are coming from my favorite mango place – Mexico.
Trader Joe’s French Macarons
If you know me, you know that I’m addicted to coffee and good french macaroons. I saw the box at Trader Joe’s and was ready to pass by, but looked up the reviews and decided to give them a try. They taste almost as good as freshly baked macarons. In addition to amazing quality, you get a great (12 macarons for $5).
Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips
These are our favorite healthier chips after Siete Grain Free Tortilla chips. They are perfect for cooking as they don’t become saggy and can perfectly hold the weight of guacamole or breakfast eggs and sauce of Chilaquiles.
I keep on buying this salsa: it’s mild enough for people who don’t eat too spicy food, it doesn’t contain preservatives and is made with fresh chile peppers. It has great texture and enough flavore to enjoy it with your favorite chips.
Thai Shrimp Gyoza and Spicy Salmon Gyoza
I love Thai food, and I love the idea of using rice steamer to make a quick lunch before I leave the house. I’m down for these steamed gyozas anytime! They are full of flavor and taste just as good as in any Thai restaurant in town. I personally prefer Shrimp one (it also has veggies), and my husband asks for a bag of Spicy Salmon Gyoza. You gotta try both!
Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Granola
If you follow my Instagram, you know that I often have fresh fruits with honey and granola for breakfast. This granola is not too sweet and just crunchy enough to go with the fruits like papaya.
The texture and flavors of this soyrizo are really good. Unlike chorizo and the soyrizo I used to buy at HEB, this one doesn’t have that much oil/fat in it and tastes amazing. Hand down my favorite ingredient in breakfast tacos! Approved by Mexican husband 🙂
Other things you may enjoy:
- Swell high-protein ice-cream
My hubs swears by it and he is always first in line to get it because it’s so good that it’s often sold out at our local Trader Joe’s. Go give it a try if you’re in the mood of really good high-protein ice-cream.
- Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
Now that’s my kind of seasoning! I’m a huge fan of breakfast, sometimes I would eat it three times per day, and I will add this “Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend” to every meal. It’s really delicious and balanced!