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  • Writer's pictureLeslie

Trader Joe's Products I Swear By

Honestly, after I started drafting this list I thought that it would have probably been easier to list products I don’t like (that'd be a short list!). It seems like I love everything at TJ’s...probably because I do. The quality of Trader Joe's products is always outstanding, their branding is attractive and the prices are so reasonable!

While I could go on and on about my favorite Trader Joe's products, I've narrowed it down to the top picks that I try to always have stocked up at home.


Trader Joe's Products: Cheese

Cheese - I'm pretty sure Trader Joe's carries every cheese possible. It literally has it's own section. It's glorious.

Pizza Dough - Yes, they sell one-pound bags of premade pizza dough and they're AWESOME. These bags of dough last approximately up to two weeks in the fridge. I always purchase this when I need a quick, cheap meal option. I've used it to make breadsticks, pizza, and calzones. I'm always experimenting with new ways to use it because it only costs $1.29!

Trader Joe's Products: Cooking Oils

Cooking Oils - Olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil - you name it! I really enjoy the 100% organic garlic-flavored olive oil and coconut oil spray.

Microwave Meals - It's hard to find microwave meals that you feel good about eating. Trader Joe's offers healthy options and they are cheaper than an average fast food meal. They have a few options, but Tiki Marsala is my husband's favorite!

Trader Joe's Products: Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt - Are you a greek yogurt fanatic? You'll love the selection at TJ's. There are so many flavor options and they're almost all low-fat or nonfat! The price per yogurt cup is $0.99. My favorite flavor is Almond Butter Coconut. Soooo good!

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning - The most notable seasoning that Trader Joe's sells. It's delicious sprinkled on any food, but I especially love putting it on avocado toast!

Trader Joe's Products: Pork Dumplings

Pork Shu Mai (Pork Dumplings) - I can't get enough of these $2.99 dumplings!! You can find them in the frozen section. We like to eat them as an appetizer or part of our main course.

Orange Chicken - Found in the freezer aisle, Trader Joe's orange chicken is easy to make and full of flavor. Plus, it goes great with the pork dumplings!

Trader Joe's Products: Salad

Salad - The selection of salad greens is phenomenal. They have all sorts of varieties and combinations - usually about $1.99 per bag.


Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer - Made with aloe and green tea extract, this moisturizer always leaves my face soft and hydrated! I use it mostly in the mornings, but it says it can be used in the A.M. or P.M. There are no added fragrances, but the plain smell is pleasant! I did research on this product, that's less than $10, before purchasing and saw many comparisons to La Mer's face moisturizer.

Trader Joe's Products: Rose Facial Oil and Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

Rose Facial Oil - My favorite oil to use when my face feels a little dry. It contains rosehip oil (good for scarring!) and has a nice rose smell. It costs $5.99 and a little goes a long way.

Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum - This $8.99 serum is very hydrating and works hard to lock in moisture. It's my go-to serum to use before bed to rehydrate my skin!


Trader Joe's Products: Wine section

Alcohol - Skip the liquor store & pick up your wine with your groceries! Trader Joe's offers all qualities of wine at all (reasonable) pricepoints. Quality-wise, I recommend skipping the $4 wine and grabbing the $6-7 bottles. They also offer boxed and canned wine, as well as a few beer options.


Trader Joe's Products: Flowers

Flowers - Introducing my FAVORITE section of the store! It's also usually the first thing you see when you walk into a Trader Joe's. There is always a gorgeous selection of plants, flowers and other greenery options available for purchase. Usually, basic bouquet pricing starts at $3.99 and goes up from there.


Trader Joe's Products: Wall of greeting cards.

Greeting Cards - 99 cent greeting cards. This is not a drill. All of the cards are unique. They have fun messages and art for any occasion. This is my go-to place for any greeting card needs. You really can't beat the price!


Sometimes walking into Trader Joe's can be overwhelming because there are so many great products to distract you. I hope this list helps you narrow down your hunt!

Don't have a location near you? I've found some of Trader Joe's products on Amazon!

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