By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern
I love shopping at Trader Joes! I usually shop at Walmart for my produce and other items, but Trader Joes has some specialty items that help me get through the week. From snacks to soups, here are my favorite items at Trader Joes.
Organic Creamy Tomato Soup
Goodbye icky acidic Campbells soup, I don’t miss you! Once you try this soup, you will never look back. It’s delicious and creamy, making the perfect pairing for a grilled cheese sandwich.
Roasted Garlic Hummus
This is the perfect classic hummus to pair with pretzels, carrots, pita bread, and more! Great for an afternoon snack or a party appetizer.
Three Seed Beet Crackers
These pair perfectly with the Roasted Garlic Hummus, but would also be good in other dips or stacked with toppings!
Hold The Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones
These mini ice cream cones are delicious and only 80 calories! They come in four different flavors: vanilla, vanilla chocolate chip, chocolate, and coffee bean, as well as pumpkin ginger in the fall.
Trader Joes has a wide variety of flowers, succulents, and other plants, perfect for a housewarming gift or an anniversary present.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Baton
This is one of my favorite items at Trader Joes. They always have these at the checkout, so needless to say, I always get one! It’s a dark chocolate bar sectioned into 5 pieces that you can break off. Inside the chocolate is raspberry pieces. This also comes in two other flavors: plain dark chocolate and espresso.
Grapefruit Hand Soap and Grapefruit Hand Sanitizer Spray
These smell just like fresh Arizona grown grapefruits! The soap is perfect for the kitchen or bathroom sinks, and the Hand Sanitizer Spray is perfect for people on the go. I keep it in my car and use it after shopping or getting gas.
Trader Joes Candles
Trader Joes has a variety of fruity smelling candles that are made with soy wax. They are always bringing in a new scent so if you see one you like, grab it while you can!
Sparkling Coconut Water with Yuzu
I don’t like sparkling water, but I love this drink! It comes in an 8 ounce can and only has 60 calories and 10 grams of sugar (with no sugar added)! You can taste the coconut and the yuzu, a citrus fruit from southern Asia. These will become your new favorite bubbly drink in no time!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
A somewhat healthier version of the popular peanut butter chocolate candies, these dark chocolate peanut butter cups are divine. The perfect treat for mom to keep in her secret chocolate stash (shhh, don’t tell the kids)!
Chantilly Vanilla Bean Sheet Cake
This cake is so delicious. It’s the perfect dessert to buy if you forgot it was someone’s birthday and you don’t have time to make a cake. The frosting is to die for; your friend will be asking you where you got it!
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These carrot cupcakes are such a fun twist on an old classic. They come in a pack of four, and each of the cupcakes are pretty big. These are the perfect solution for kids because no one has to worry about getting a bigger piece than anyone else.
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