Happy Tuesday! Now I know most of free world has already been to Trader Joe’s and probably will understand my obsession but this post is for the few underprivileged, like myself, that have never been!
I’ve been dying to check out TJ’s for years now but the closest one is about an hour away from my house and I just couldn’t justify driving an hour to grocery shop…well…how wrong I was Just wanted to share a few of the fun things that I found on my first Trader Joe’s Haul!
It was like the mother ship calling me home!
The store was super crowded and I was trying very hard to not spend my life savings or I really would have done some major damage! I have so many items that I’d like to post but I just picked a few of my favs so this post wasn’t a mile long!
Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
It’s important to mention that while my kids (and my sister) love these kinds of cookies, I never much cared for them BUT these were so good! I couldn’t stop eating them…I think it was mostly due to Trader Joe’s policy that their private food brands are claimed to not include the following:
-No aftificial flavors or preservatives
-No synthetic colors
-No genetically modified ingredients
-No partially hydrogenated oils (artificial trans-fat)
I honestly don’t know if I believe this policy is adhered to 100% of the time but the point is that it made me feel better about inhaling cookie after cookie! Safe to say these have been violently crossed off the repurchase list…
Guacamole Hummus? Yes please! I’d probably eat a turd if it was covered with guacamole….Just kidding (no, I’m not).
Chewable Children’s Vitamins
Kids multivitamins with NO artificial food dyes…I’ll try to stay off my soapbox but I will say that why someone would such unhealthy ingredients in a VITAMIN for CHILDREN that’s supposed to be ensuring GOOD HEALTH is just beyond me. I’ve been searching for naturally colored ones that didn’t cost me my left arm and first born. AT $5 a pop, I’m buying 10 of them my next visit!
Arugula & Parmigiano Reggiano Ravioli
No caption needed. Bomb.com
Many clove garlic cooking sauce
Haven’t tried this yet but anything that is garlic on garlic on garlic sounds good to me!
Last but not least, I’ve heard of the amazing Cookie Butter for years now and I worried that it would disappoint..it didn’t! It’s everything I hoped it would be (except fat-free, sugar-free and turn me into a supermodel with one spoonful)! I’m not sure how, but I’ve been able to refrain from eating a half a jar in one sitting…definitely a must try, if you haven’t already.
Can’t wait to go back and stock up on some of these items again, not to mention the entire cart full of other stuff I bought!
What are your favorite things from Trader Joe’s? I’ll be sure to add them to my list for my next trip!