Sick of buying the same bag of peanut butter-filled pretzels each trip to Trader Joe's? Want to try something new, but feel overwhelmed by the immense selection? Let the stars be your shopping guide! Just as the zodiac can help you find a perfect romantic match, it can also direct you to the one item you need to try at Trader Joe's, so you don't keep distractedly walking the aisles.
Trader Joe's has a bevy of strange and wonderful original products that range from "Why didn't I think of that?" to "How the heck did they come up with that?" TJ's is always ready with their own take on the hottest food, health, or beauty trend (at an affordable price, of course). New items hit shelves weekly, and limited-edition or seasonal products can sell out pretty quickly — forming a kind of cult around certain hard-to-get products.
It's hard to believe that Trader Joe's is turning 50 this year. To this day the supermarket giant prides itself in "packaging innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under the 'Trader Joe’s' name" — so you're not sure what to buy, we have a handy guide to make shopping simpler. With a little help from the ancient wisdom of the zodiac, these affordable, tasty, and nutritious options can improve dinner and your snacking routine.
Here is the one item you need to try at Trader Joe's based on your Astrological sign:
Aries (March 20-April 19) Trader Joe's Product: Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Aries is a pioneer, the first of 12 signs of the zodiac, and that shows up in their personal and professional life. Those born under this fire sign like to be the first to do something, so why not be the first to try TJ's new cauliflower pizza crust? The gluten-free vegetable-based option is made with riced cauliflower and corn flour, which is just begging to be covered with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings and popped in the oven. Organized and adventurous Aries can turn dinner into a fulfilling project by make the healthy pizza of their dreams with this veggie canvas!
Taurus (April 19-May 20) Trader Joe's Product: Chocolate Almond Butter Tarte
Those born under Taurus enjoy earthly pleasures, from luxe fabrics to gourmet food. Nutty and rich, this decadent dessert will appeal to the Taurus's sweet side. The French-style tarte features a layer of creamy almond butter, chocolate ganache, and a cocoa butter crust. Some Tauruses may be bummed they didn't make the tarte from scratch, but this stress-free, elegant product will go perfectly with an espresso after dinner.
Gemini (May 20-June 20) Trader Joe's Product: Organic Jalapeño Limeade
Represented by the sign of the twins, versatile Gemini has many sides. Geminis can be chatty social butterflies at one moment and restless and distracted the next, but their unique energy will always win them friends. TJ's Organic Jalapeno Limeade is a lot like the Gemini, combining flavors that compliment each other, such as sweetness, citrus, and spice. The vibrant drink can be shaken with tequila and ice to make a spicy margarita, or served chilled with fresh herbs for a refreshing drink on a hot day. It will be quickly Gemini-approved.
Cancer (June 20-July 22) Trader Joe's Product: Speculoos Cookie Butter
If you haven't treated yourself to a spoonful of this classic Trader Joe's product that hit shelves all the way back in 2012, then get thee to the store little crab! Cancers will enjoy this comforting spread that tastes great on anything from french toast, to bagels and pretzels. Made from crushed Belgian cookies, the spread has a caramelized, nearly gingerbread-y flavor perfect for those relaxing brunches at home or as a tasty snack for a family movie night.
Leo (July 22-August 22) Trader Joe's Product: Liberté Cabernet Sauvignon
Nothing can help set the mood for romance and passion like a good bottle of wine. So when the theatrical Leo woos its target, why not with a juicy red? This Paso Robles Cabernet with notes of cassis, black currant, cherry isn't shy, and its affordable price tag (just under $10) makes it the perfect secret weapon. Leos may have a knack for getting in touch with their emotions, but sharing a bottle of wine with someone special will make this fire sign's powers shine even brighter.
Virgo (August 22-September 22) Trader Joe's Product: Oven-Baked Cheese Bites
Analytical Virgos tend to stick to the healthy options when they go grocery shopping, but sometimes this shy sign likes to push it boundaries when it comes to snack food. Introducing Trader Joe's new(ish) oven-baked cheese bites. These crunchy snacks are made from two types of cheese: tangy Grana Padano and semi-aged cheese. the Virgo's utilitarian nature will appreciate that they are gluten-free and chock-full of protein, so they won't feel totally unhealthy while nomming on these addictive cheese snacks.
Libra (September 22-October 23) Trader Joe's Product: Ancient Grains and Nuts Granola
Next time you venture out on a hike, dear Libra, make sure to start your day with a bowl of this new granola. Libras love peace and harmony and everyone knows you can't have that on an empty stomach. This not-too-sweet granola includes a protein-packed blend of nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews, as well as coconut, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Nourish the body with this crunchy fuel, so you can get out in the sunshine and fresh air and nourish the soul.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Trader Joe's Product: Somewhat Spicy Dill Flavored Kettle Cooked Chips
Intense Scorpio knows how to turn up the heat and these chips can do the same. The pickle flavor is absolutely perfect for a summer picnic, and the thick-cut chips offer enough crunch to make you go back for more. The chips' unique flavor suits the Scorpio's obsessive personality and flair for originality, making them the perfect snack for this water sign.
Sagittarius (November 21-December 22) Trader Joe's Product: Harissa Salsa
For the adventurous Sag, the fusion of flavors found in this Harissa Salsa will be a welcome surprise. No doubt someone born under this fire sign is already familiar with this spicy North African hot chili paste, which turns up the heat on the salsa's sweet red peppers. Sags can make it a truly international affair by pairing this unique salsa with hummus and pita! After all, sags love taking risks, especially when they pay off with big flavors.
Capricorn (December 21-January 19) Trader Joe's Product: Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
The pragmatic Capricorns love family and tradition, and what is more traditional than an everything bagel? This bagel topping is a beloved blend of garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and salt, which will add a punch of flavor to anything from ice cream to popcorn. Even responsible Capricorns can get bored of eating a bagel for breakfast every day, so now they can enjoy the seasoning anytime.
Aquarius (January 19-Feberuary 18) Trader Joe's Product: Matcha Joe-Joe's
Those born under Aquarius have never been ones to follow the leader, so this new take on a classic sandwich cookie will appeal to their independent spirit. Matcha Joe-Joe's fill two vanilla biscuit cookies with a sweet crème flavored with Matcha green tea, giving the cookie a bitter kick. These naturally-flavored cookies are also vegan, which will speak to the humanitarian side of the Aquarius. But the best part of these cookies is that there's enough in the box to share with friends.
Pisces (February 18-March 20) Trader Joe's Product: Cannelés de Bordeaux
Pisces is a dreamer and these delightful cylindrical cakes will transport them to a distant land. With a delicate vanilla flavor and a custardy inner texture, these little pastries can make a big impression. The artistic Pisces will love listening to music and sipping their morning coffee with one of these sweet french treats.