Summer is here! It's the season of embarrassing tan lines, mosquito bites, and trips to the beach. If you're planning on heading to the shoreline, don't forget to bring sustenance. The days are long and hot, and you're going to need to snack and hydrate. Don't settle for that generic veggie platter form the local grocer though, because I've got 16 Trader Joe's items you have to take to the beach this summer.
It's always a good time for Trader Joe's. This past fall and winter, they stole our hearts with pumpkin-flavored everything and the best damn Drizzled Triple Ginger Biscotti I've ever had, and I've had a lot of biscotti in my life. I love TJ's so much that I have to avoid going there, because my debit card just can't handle the pressure. If it could, though, I'd probably move in.
I'll make an exception for the summertime, though. I'm sick of bringing fruit bowls and bottled water to the beach. I'm sick of soggy sandwiches and warm Capri Sun. YEAH I'm a nearly 30-year-old woman and I still drink Capri Sun. Fight me! This summer, I need something different. Something better. I need up to my game. I need...
... Trader Joe's.
Here are 16 items you can assume will be in my beach bag or cooler.
1. Movie Theater Popcorn
It's buttery. It's salty. It's melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. TJ's popcorn is even better than the real thing.
There's nothing more convenient and satiating than granola bars, and because these came from Trader Joe's, they're even more delicious than you would expect. Yes, you read right: they're covered in a layer of Greek yogurt.