Trader Joe’s Favorites

Trader Joe’s favorites: a mix of pantry staples, salad toppers, and kid snacks. Here’s the loot from a recent trip to stock up.

The Monthly Stock Up Trip For Trader Joe’s Favorites

We use Trader Joes as a pantry and freezer store. We make a weekly trip to Whole Foods for fresh produce, coffee, and all the other staples (milk, meat, etc). About once every other month I head over to Trader Joe’s to stock up on the things one can only buy there. That’s what TJs does best – unique store label foods. (And cheese!) Here is what I got!

Salad Toppers

Della at Plenty told me that these Parmesan Crisps make great croutons. What a great hack!! They are amazing on a caesar salad (foreshadowing 😉 ) And these Oven-Baked Cheese Bites are SO GOOD! They remind me of the parm crisps at Chopt, but they’re a little bigger in size. I bought them to put on salads, but I’ve been snacking on them too.

Flavored Nuts

In addition to good cheese at a good price, I’ve always gone to TJs for their nuts. These three are my favorites – rosemary marcona almonds (tied with the truffle ones!), candied walnuts, and honey roasted almonds. I also love the little bags of trail mix, but we still had some from last time!

Dried Fruits

I bought some apricots to up our dried fruit game plus freeze dried raspberries that Birch loves.

Cornbread Mix

I’ve tried a bunch of other cornbread mixes and this is the best! Stock up during chili season 🙂

The Best Baby Snack Ever

Birch LOVES these peanut butter bambas! They’re kind of like a cross between a peanut butter cereal and pirate’s booty. And they melt in your mouth so they’re great for someone with only 2.5 teeth 🙂 I also picked up some honey graham crackers for Birch.

Toffee Cereal

What can I say? I love toffee flavored anything.

Other Foods I Often Get But Didn’t Need This Time

  • Sunflower butter
  • Smoked trout
  • Sardines
  • Crackers of all kinds
  • Trail mix
  • Lemon Ricotta ravioli (I forgot to get this!)
  • Unexpected Cheddar
  • Vanilla meringues (love those)
  • All kinds of chocolate (didn’t need)

What are your Trader Joe’s favorites?

What’s one product you don’t leave the store without? And what’s one that you’re newly hooked on?