At Least Ten Reasons to Love Trader Joe's

Friday, 01 June 2012 07:48 Written by  Ashley Linton

Joe is generous with samples, he gives to worthy causes, his super chill style keeps us feelin’ free, and his staff might be the friendliest bunch around. He’s even conscious of your wallet and waistline. The perfect man? I think so. If you were searching for further reasons to love Trader Joe’s, here are a few frugal items you might have missed:





1. Dorot Frozen Cubes

Instead of over-buying ingredients, keep a pack of pesto cubes in the freezer to add to any recipe. They are the ideal size and last longer than a handful of herbs. Flavors include Crushed Garlic, Chopped Basil, Chopped Parsley, Chopped Cilantro, Crushed Ginger, Chopped Dill and Chopped Chili. $1.49

2. Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette

At only 35 calories a tbsp, you add put this scrumptious serum to anything. I mean, an-y-thing. Salads, pastas, sandwiches, snacks… $2.99

3. 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars

But who’s counting? These chocolate bars are the perfect size to curb a craving and hit the spot. Try Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate. $1.99

4. Dried Mango Slices (unsweetened)

The perfect healthy to-go snack for a sweet gal with a sweeter tooth. $4.99

5. Unexpected Cheddar Cheese

The cheese stands alone. The cheese stands alone. Hi-ho the derry-o. The cheese stands alone. $3.99/lb

6. White Bean & Basil Hummus

Okay, this hummus is a revelation. Just take my word for it. Try it with veggies, crackers, or skip the mayo on a turkey sandwich and use this delicious spread. $3.99

7. Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Perfect for a party platter when you haven’t had time to whip up some goodies. Classy and decadent. $4.49

8. Vanilla Chai-Spiced Coffee

Superb with a bit of blue agave and a dash of almond milk. $7.99

9. Charles Shaw Wine

By now, everyone knows Two-Buck-Chuck, but for those who may have been skeptical, it’s worth a 2-dollar try, right? $2.00

10. Grilled Balsamic Vinegar & Rosemary Chicken

One of our favorite prepared foods at Trader Joe's, Grilled Balsamic Vinegar & Rosemary Chicken is great for quick lunches. $5.99

What is your favorite find from our marvelous merchant?