It is no secret that I absolutely love Trader Joe’s. I wish y’all could see me walking up and down the aisles. Kid in a candy store I tell you.
South Florida was introduced to TJ’s in October 2013. Can we say behind the times? Anyways, I meant to go around the opening but never made it for one reason or another. My first real visit was a few weeks ago, and I’ve been back twice since. Addddddicted!
I can now say that I have a few favorite products that always seem to make their way into my shopping cart. It’s pretty much a given that I will come home with most of these. And since I know so many people shop at TJ’s, I thought I would share what they are. And I’m hoping that you’ll share some of your favorites in the comments (re: PLEASE share your favorites in the comments)!
1. Refried Black Beans. Love love love! Both Vishnu and I love these beans. They taste great on their own and even better with some chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin mixed in. We usually eat them alongside eggs and potatoes. Yum!
3. Speculoos Cookie Butter. No words needed. If you haven’t yet tried this deliciousness, get your butt to TJ’s ASAP! This stuff is amazing in bowl of hot oatmeal (with a few chocolate chips of course)!
4. Organic Brown Rice Penne Pasta. For anyone doubting how good this pasta is let me tell you one thing. Vishnu loved it. Shocking, as he strongly prefers “normal” pasta. Personally, I loved the texture – it was smooth and slightly chewy.
5. Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus. The fact that this even made my list should shock some of my long time readers. I HATE cilantro, but I LOVE this stuff. The only reason I ever bought it in the first place was because I knew Vishnu would devour it. And now? I think I love it more than he does!
9 and 10. Frozen Pineapple Tidbits and Mango Chunks. I love TJ’s frozen fruits, and these two are my favorites. They are perfect additions to my green smoothie drinks. Sometimes Vishnu and I eat the mango all on it’s own. It’s so sweet – love it!