If you're anything like me, you have a love-hate relationship with Trader Joe's. You stop there at least once a week, because of course. But you walk in with the intention of picking up a loaf a sourdough and some cheese, and leave with 47 bags of plantain chips and the entire dairy department. Thankfully, you have one thing working in your favor: TJ's reasonable price tags. And because you'll undoubtedly go crazy and binge-shop the next time you're there, I've rounded up 17 things under $5 at Trader Joe's that you absolutely, positively must try. You're welcome.
Trader Joe's is unlike any other grocery store. Their return policy is unmatched — you can bring anything back, no questions asked, even without a receipt. Employees are the friendliest, always available, and genuinely happy. And although shopping at Trader Joe's on the weekend takes a truly brave soul, it's always worth the hassle of the crowded parking lot and long lines.
And I haven't even gotten to the prices. The prices are a warm breeze on a cold winter day. They're a three-day weekend. They're Thanksgiving leftovers when you don't feel like cooking.
A lot of stuff won't even cost you five bucks. Here are just 17 of the cheapest TJ finds.