The Best Things to Buy at Trader Joe’s



the best things to buy this summer at Trader Joe's


It’s funny, my husband doesn’t mind grocery shopping at all and is the one who usually takes care of it. It’s probably my least favorite errand to run, with the exception of going to Trader Joe’s. And, that’s the one store he never wants to go to because I like to take my time browsing the aisles and checking out all of the new items. So, I usually go with one of my girlfriends. Anyway, that’s exactly what I did the other night after work and I stocked my cart with the best things to buy at Trader Joe’s this summer.


The Best Trader Joe’s Items to Put on Your Grocery List



Soft and Juicy Mandarins

These really are juicy and almost as good as eating a fresh mandarin. They also satisfy my sweet tooth.


Trader Joe's Mandarins


Thai Lime and Chili Almonds

These have the perfect kick and heat to them and are a great mid-afternoon snack.


Thai Lime & Chili Almonds


Trail Mix Crackers

Okay, these are really good. The perfect mix of sweet and salty.


Trader Joe's Trail Mix Crackers


Hold the Cone Mini Ice Cream Cones

These mini cones are the perfect size to satisfy your sweet tooth. I also usually eat more than one.


Hold the Cone


Trader Joe’s Beverages:

Mint Watermelon Black Tea

This summer tea is light and refreshing. It tastes great hot or iced too.


Mint Watermelon Black Tea


Coconut Water with Yuzu

Are you wondering what yuzu is? I was too. It looks like a deformed lemon and tastes a little bit like a mix of grapefruit and orange.


Trader Joe's Coconut Water


Reposado Tequila, Jalapeno Limeade, and Chile & Lime Seasoning

Grab these 3 things for the perfect spicy margarita. Rim a glass with the chile & lime seasoning. In a shaker add tequila and the jalapeno limeade. Pour over ice and garnish with a jalapeno slice.


Spicy Margarita Ingredients


Easy Meals from Trader Joe’s:

Breakfast – Steelcut Oatmeal, Raw Pecan Pieces, and Dark Sweet Cherries

TJ’s steel-cut oatmeal is one of my go-to breakfasts. Already sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup, I top it with some raw pecans and cherries.


Trader Joe's Breakfast


Steamed Pork & Ginger and Chicken Soup Dumplings

TJ’s soup dumplings are so delicious, they are always on my shopping list. So asy to heat up in the microwave, you have a meal in 2 minutes.


Trader Joe's Soup Dumplings


Chicken Ginger Miso Soup and Corn Chowder

Both of these soups are delicious. Serve them with a salad for an easy meal.


Trader Joe's Soup


Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli

We love this for a simple weeknight meal. Just add a little olive oil, pepper, and shaved parmesan cheese.


Trader Joe's Sweet Corn, Burrata and Basil Ravioli


The Best Trader Joe’s Extras:

Organic Spicy Honey Sauce

Sweet and savory, you can use this sauce for everything from a glaze on your grilled chicken to adding to a charcuterie board, to drizzling on a pizza.


Trader Joe's Hot Honey Sauce


Green Goddess Gouda

You will definitely want to stock up on this cheese! I used it already for a charcuterie board and forgot to take a photo. I found this one on TJ’s site so I could show you.



Lemon Kitchen Hand Soap

A fresh, vibrant lemon scent to keep at your kitchen sink.


trader joe's lemon kitchen hand soap


Thank you for reading The Best Things to Buy at Trader Joe’s!


What’s your favorite thing to buy at TJ’s? Let me know in the comments!


Also see: Best Trader Joe’s Products this Fall and Tips to Slash Your Grocery Bill this Fall


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