These are some of the TJ’s things that we almost always have.
1. Organic Lemons
7. Cranberries (that taste like oranges) SO GOOD – like candy!
(I found out about this one by reading this post at New Nostalgia. I LOVE IT!)
There are a lot more staples on our TJ’s list, always including a few bottles of 3 buck chuck wine!! I’ll take some more pictures and add to the list. It’s such a great little grocery store. Everything is very reasonably priced and so unique. We’ve never tried anything we haven’t liked. But, we have definite favorites. I can’t wait to share more of them with you.
What are your favorites?
Amy Bowman says
what do you do with your almond meal? Gonna have to try that cookie butter!
Trader Joe’s is amazing! They need to reach out to a few more communities, though than those with higher education only (one of their criteria for store placement).
When we go to Trader Joe’s we always purchase: Multi-grain baking mix (like bisquick), Asiago Peppercorn bread, smoked gouda cheese, pink lady apples, granola bars, spinach artichoke dip (in freezer section), coconut oil, some type of nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc, pasta, and something new to try.
We love T.J.’s! It’s about 40 minutes from our house, so when we go we stock up. I can’t wait to see what else you use from there. What do you do with the almond meal? I’m curious.
I was just there yesterday!Love the stuff on your list. I would add:
Trader Joe’s honkin big dark chocolate bar
Preservitve free mayo
Laundry detergent- very economical
Tom’s of Maine toothpaste
Nitrate free salami
Tea irish breakfast decaf
And I like to cover my fish in almond meal and lightly saute it in Trader Joe’s olive oil. The only way I really like fish.
I adore TJ’s wish it wasn’t an hour and a half away…
I think we must be kindred shopping/eating/cooking/corking spirits – a hearty DITTO to everything on your list!
I’m glad you guys all like the list! As for what I do with almond meal…
I put it in my granola bars, I’ve breaded chicken with it and I use it in these cookies (number 11)
So far that’s all I’ve done with it. But I make granola bars a lot, so I like getting it at TJ’s since it’s only like 3 or 4 bucks.
Among the ways you can use almond flour and almond meal:
Use in place of flour when breading chicken or fish. You do have to take extra care not to let the almond flour scorch.
When making pastry flours, substitute a portion of the flour with almond flour.
When making cheesecake, substitute almond meal for graham crackers in the crust.
Use almond meal in place of breadcrumbs in meatballs.
Add almond flour or almond meal to Bechamel sauce for a delicious finish to cauliflower or other vegetables.
I found this list and some great recipes here…..
Bobbi! I have some of those very things in my house right now! Time to make list number two! 🙂
Fran Kingston Dill says
Love that store. My is also about 35 minutes away but well worth the drive!
I love there cheese department and all the nuts and dried fruit!
Thanks so much for this list! Our TJ’s is about the same distance away and I never go there – maybe once a year. I always want to go but it’s always so busy and with a little one to tow around it seems I can’t stop and look like I want to. This list will be of help for sure!!
Nighttime Crafter says
I have never heard of cookie butter? What is that used on? I have TJ’s super close and I’d love to branch out and find new things!
aaaah we’re finally getting a TJ’s here in Colorado…only 15 minutes from my door. I can’t wait. Driving to Santa Fe twice a year shows the love…can’t wait to try some of these things as well!
Tracy Crosby says
OHHHH, to have a local Trader Joe’s !!
I have too many to list, but some faves are their toothpaste(SLS free and cheap), cocoa powder, ketchup, BBQ, caramel sauce, Gone Bananas, pizza sauce, midnight moo, grape jelly, multigrain English muffins, organic carrots (cheaper than Kroger).I saw they are opening in Lexington, so hopefully we are next.
Dining Alone says
I love their pear champagne vinaigrette, white cheddar popcorn, and the pot stickers. The one thing that is like crack to me are their thai chile and lime cashews. So amazing.
OOOO – those thai chile lime cashews sound amazing! I’ll have to look into that next time. Usually by the nut section I have enough time to grab almonds, cranberries and wine and get the heck outta there! 🙂