The obsession with popular grocery food chain Trader Joe's is absolutely real. Where else can you buy organic, free trade, and gluten-free at affordable prices? Where else can you, a foodie, find unique products like wasabi mayonnaise or salmon jerky just because you're in the mood? I firmly stand on the assumption that TJ's is a magical place for the broke twentysomething where Pinterest food board dreams come true.
If you are willing to debate this, you haven't been to Trader Joe's enough to understand. And furthermore, it just doesn't make logical sense; who doesn't like high quality food at an affordable price? Combing the aisles for tasty snacks, interesting new products and of course, or whatever is on sale, makes for a memorable experience at the Trader Joe's. If you're anything like me, you know a trip to the holy grail of grocery stores means an internal battle about what you came to purchase versus what's in your cart! If my obsession doesn't convince you to wait in that line which is usually wrapped around the corner, their new products just might do the trick.
It seems like each month, TJ's continues to bless local stores with new products that will either create a new addiction or is completely justifiable given your new "clean eating" regimen And you know you are the grocery store of choice when you can drop your product like a Beyoncé album. These five new products are guaranteed to feed your love of Trader Joe's and a new appreciation for Beyoncé's use of the element of surprise.
1. Mango Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
This isn't a drill. You can take your July 4th BBQ up a notch or two if you spread this sauce on your grilled meats or veggies of choice. This 18-ounce bottle of magic starts at $2.99 and features all of the sweet, smokey flavors you love about summer bbq food.
2. Organic Herbal Flavored Water
Hydration is the key to keeping that glow going all summer long and of course, fighting dehydration. When that regular sip of H20 isn't enough, you can grab one of these refreshing bottled waters. Good news, you have a choice of lemon ginger or spearmint lemongrass. No matter which, your body and skin will thank you!
3. Puff Dogs
Trader Joe's is declaring our beloved summer months as "hot dog season". Between barbecues, pool parties, and rooftop romps, chances are you will probably have one. But instead of that boring bun-mystery meat hot dog, TJ's reinvents the wheel in the tastiest way possible. An all beef hotdog tucked inside of flaky crust, and voilà! You have delicious "puff dogs." It's buttery, beefy genius meets carnival food done right.
4. Avocado Citrus Greek Whole Milk Yogurt
As mentioned, TJ's always delivers when it comes to combining flavors and textures. So if avocado flavored yogurt is on the table, I insist that you give it a try. Not only will Trader Joe's hear you out about a refund or exchange if you don't like it, but you're in good hands. Each cup packs in chunk-free flavors of creamy-buttery avocado, paired with the tart sweetness of blood orange.
5. Sweet Corn, Burrata, and Basil Ravioli
Take heed, this bright delectable dish is only around for the summer season! If you're in the mood to explore your pasta craving this tasty ravioli is food for thought. Filled with sweet corn, fresh basil, burrata and creamy ricotta cheese — pause, let's think about this for a moment. Not only is this limited edition , but if you know anything about TJ's pasta, you can swear by its goodness. If you're looking to spice up your pasta dish, this should take center stage.
If you haven't planned on it already, find your nearest Trader Joe's and run amok! Treat yourself to a few new foods to try that will be a hit at your next gathering or me-time in the kitchen.