Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite stores. And here is the list of what’s good at Trader Joe’s.
1. Pain Pauline Artisan Bread
100 % Whole Wheat organic bread. It reminds me bread I used to eat in Russia.
And here is the way I like to eat this bread ( not all the time but sometimes).
2. Multigrain Blend with Vegetables.
It includes perfect combination of grain:barley, rice, wheat; and vegetables: peas, carrots, zucchini. Multigrain Blend with Vegetables from Trader Joe’s is a perfect side dish and it can be served cold or warm. It is fully cooked, so it does not take much time to prepare.
3. Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts and Wild Mushrooms.
It includes seasoned potatoes, green beans (haricot verts), and mix of mushrooms. Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts and Wild Mushrooms is the only product I have seen in American stores that includes chanterelle mushrooms. Chanterelle mushrooms mushrooms are very delicious. The package actually includes only a few chanterelle mushrooms but they definitely make this product unique.
4. Organic Pops
Organic Lollipops from Trader Joe’s are super delicious. They also do not include any artificial colors. All flavors are natural- watermelon,pomegranate, orange oil, lemon oil, and raspberry. If there is no Trader Joe’s in your area, you can order Organic Lollipops from Amazon.
5. Very Cherry Berry Blend
Very Cherry Berry Blend from Trader Joe’s includes a mix of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries & cherries. Very interesting combination! I have not seen similar berry mixes in other stores. You can mix it with yogurt, put over ice cream or make a smoothie!
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Here is the smoothie I made out of Very Cherry Berry Blend. You will need to add some juice into the mix;otherwise, it will be hard to blend. I prefer pineapple juice for very cherry blend combination.
6. Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
Love pumpkin deserts! This is an excellent pumpkin baking mix that delivers great results; however, you will need to add eggs, oil and water. You can also buy this baking mix from Trader Joe’s on Amazon.
Pumpkin Muffins can be a perfect baked gift for a party. Here is the mini muffins I made out of Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix from Trader Joe’s. I have added cranberries, culinary orange peel and walnuts into the mix to make these mini muffins. They were very popular!
8. Trader Joe’s Pear Tarte
Pear Tarte is frozen; so you will have to put it into the oven before you serve it. The desert consists of a crisp, buttery tart filled with pears and a rich frangipane. By the way, frangipane is an almond flavored filling. It is a great desert for two to three people as it. So, buy a few if you are having guests for dinner. This pear tart tastes so good that I would pay per-slice for it in a bakery or in café.
9. Kumato, Brown Tomatoes
Trader Joe’s sells my favorite tomatoes-Kumato. I like Kumato tomatoes because they have a unique color and taste. Kumato tomatoes have a firm and juicy texture. They are just perfect ingredients for salads. I always add them to my summer garden salads.
10. Chocolate Lava Cake
If you are a chocolate fan, you might like Trader Joe’s Chocolate Lava Cake. It is a super delicious chocolate desert, better then you can find in the restaurant. My only complaint is that the portions are too small, 2 little chocolate cakes per box.
Please, let us know what else is good at Trader Joe’s.