Monday, August 26, 2013

My favorite things at Trader Joes

Let me preface this by saying that TJ's and I are homies. I do all of my grocery shopping there every week so I consider myself a TJ's pro. A lot of there items taste like things I used to spend a fortune on at gourmet shops and I've rounded up my favorite deals. 
I've eaten my share of chocolate croissants and these taste homemade, largely due to the fact that you leave them out overnight to rise and then bake them morning of. AMAZING. We do these a lot on Saturday morning when we don't want to spend money on our favorite brunch spot. 
This balsamic glaze is amazing and you can put in on anything, pasta, salad, meat, ice cream. Its delicious.
 This is the sausage I used on the spicy italian sausage recipe I posted last week. It doesn't disappoint.
 I take cheese very seriously and this is UNBELIEVABLE. Swear it tastes like a $25 a lb cheese. It's Syrah soaked and it can't get any better than that.
 Best authentic salsa and its $1.70 each.
I'm also a wine snob and I really enjoy this. Its $4.99 and tastes way more expensive then it is. 

What are your favorite things from TJ's? I don't want to miss anything good :-)
xoxo

25 comments:

  1. Those chocolate croissants look divine! Here in Rome we also get cornetti al cioccolato...my very favorites! This post made me so hungry...and I already had my lunch!

    www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com

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  2. All of your faves, except the wine are on my shopping list! I will be picking up one of those bottles on my way home

    Also on my list:
    Cocoa Almond Spread (TJ Nutella)
    Gorgonzola gnocchi (and the sweet potato gnocchi w sage butter
    Unsalted tortilla chips
    Fresh flowers

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  3. oh and the manjo salsa, its great over grilled fish!

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  4. Chicken Shu Mai...frozen dumplings, YUM!! And the three layer hummus! Can't wait to try your picks!

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  5. I havent tried any of these...adding them to my list! My weakness is the thin dark chocolate pretzels...yum!

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  6. I'm TJ's obsessed too! That Salsa is seriously my favorite. I'm always looking for new cheese so I just may have to give this one a go. I'm always buying their spicy hummus, white cheddar popcorn (OMG I can eat the whole bag in one sitting) and their turkey stuffed bell peppers.

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  7. Um what a wonderful post - I could write a book about TJ's, it really is the best. I want to try that balsamic glaze!

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  8. I was just there last night, so clearly i have a list:
    1. espiral vinho verde. $4.49 & delish (green bottle)
    2. their white cheddar organic mac and cheese- SO much better than kraft blue box :)
    3. TJ brand spicy hummus
    4. Gorgonzola Crackers- heaven.

    also their gnocchi is excellent and crazy cheap!

    i wish i saw this post before- i HAVe to try that cheese!!

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  9. I love everything about Trader Joes! I've never tried that balsamic glaze but you better believe I'll be picking some up this week.
    My favorites:
    Trader Joe's Corn And Chile Tomato-Less Salsa (this is addicting!)
    Tomato Basil Hummus
    Frozen Sweet Potato Frites

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  10. I pretty much have the exact same things in my fridge/pantry! Haha...those chocolate crossaints are legit! Haha!

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  11. trader joes is my favorite!!!!! i love their turkey meatballs, flat iron steak, guacamole (seriously the best i have found!), chocolate coconut milk ice cream, cinnamon rolls and orange-strawberry-banana juice.

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  12. Those croissants look delicious!

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  13. Love TJ'S and I was just there yesterday doing my shopping! Their prices are amazing! My favorite items are their white cheddar popcorn in the peach bag, olive oil, orange juice, and produce of course!

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  14. English Breakfast Tea (literally $5 less than Twinings for the same amount), frozen Indian meals, sea salt peanut butter, sea salt caramel, sea salt brownies, parmesan/ pecorino romano cheeses ($17/lb at the grocery store, $9/lb at TJs), Power to the Greens, frozen hericot verts, tahini-free hummus, whole grain bread, dukkah(!). And... pretty much everything else they sell. Sigh, love TJs.

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  15. What about their guilt free frozen meals? Love those too...and their fishes!

    xo
    www.carlyonqueue.com

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  16. GREAT post. I also love TJ's cinnamon-apple sticks, pumpkin-flavored pancake mix, and their TJ brand greek yogurt.

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  17. How does one become a wine snob. What book does one read to consider oneself a wine snob. You have read books about wine and like how to read a wine label? don't laugh a wine label should provide you with valuable information well maybe not the ones at TJ though.. Im talkin bout labels from bottles in Europe i guess...

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  18. Denny blogspot,,How does one become a wine snob. What book does one read to consider oneself a wine snob. You have read books about wine and like how to read a wine label? don't laugh a wine label should provide you with valuable information well maybe not the ones at TJ though.. Im talkin bout labels from bottles in Europe i guess...

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