Trader Joe's, aside from being a brand that gives you the most bang for your buck, is a magical grocery store-land filled with delicious treats, both well known and hidden. The privately held chain was founded in 1958 and hasn't stopped creating incredible specialty products since. Everyone has their favorite Trader Joe's items, but which of their products are the absolute best?
From Cookie Butter to Charles Shaw, Trader Joe's doesn't disappoint. While you probably don't buy your produce here, TJ's is the go to stop for fun, though probably not essential, grocery items. Their sweet treats, frozen meals, and unique snacks will spice up your life and satisfy almost any craving.
What are the must have products from Trader Joe's? Cast your votes below, and add any essential Trader Joes original products (i.e. no Clif Bars, even though you can buy them there) that you can't live without that aren't already on the list. Items should be under the labels Trader Joe, Trader Jose's, Trader Giotto, Trader Joe-San, Trader Ming, etc.
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Smoked Gouda Cheese Delicious snacking cheese that weirdly tastes like hot dogs (in a good way!).
Garlic Naan Eat it with the Tikka Masala!
Crispy Crunchy Broccoli Florets For trying to trick yourself into thinking you're eating chips.
Harvest Grains Blend Israeli couscous, red and green orzo, split dried garbanzo beans, red quinoa. It's the best!
Mango and Cream Bars For a sweet (but healthy) treat.
Popcorn with Herbs and Spices For when you want popcorn, but not the butter.
Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets For when you breaded chicken without the bread.
Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies For when regular cookie butter just isn't enough.
Plain Nonfat Frozen Yogurt Make your own Pinkberry!
Brown Rice For when you don't want to boil water.
Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream For when you need cookie butter, but also want ice cream.
Pineapple Salsa For when you need salsa, but also a serving of fruit.
Seaweed Snack For when you want to eat an entire package of something in under three minutes.
Chunky Olive Hummus For when you are sick of regular hummus.