My Favorite Trader Joe’s Items

Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Aminos

Organic Coconut Aminos

Kind of like soy sauce but a little coconutty and a little sweet. Not as sweet as teriyaki, though.

Green Dragon Sauce

Very popular. So popular I’m not going to write much.


Fruits and Nuts

There are two kinds of dried pineapple. The dried pineapple that are ring-shaped are bomb ass. The dried baby pineapples are too sweet and contain the core. It’s a “baby” core, so it’s not inedible, but I prefer the “adult” pineapple rings. Other good things: TJ’s organic trail mix, dried mango, organic raw walnuts (they look like brains! How do they get so many whole brains in the bag?) The raisin is the middle child of the dried fruit section. With all the exotic dried fruits out there, the humble raisin’s yumminess gets overlooked. And the Old Fashioned Blister Peanuts are a must-buy. I make the best GORP using the following two items:

Trader Joes Old Fashioned Peanuts

Trader Joe's Organic Raisins

ChocolateTrader Joe's Cocoa Batons

I always get a 2 lb bar of Belgian Chocolate. There are so many candies to try. My newest faves are the Cocoa Batons.


Organic Frozen Riced Cauliflower

It makes awesome fried rice. They also have a variety that comes with other diced vegetables. Both make healthy eating easier, and can be used in lieu of rice or mixed with rice.

Their frozen fried rices are also very good. They make a great, quick dinner.

Trader Joe's Organic Free Range Chicken Broth

Organic Chicken Broth

I buy a bunch of these each time I visit Trader Joe’s. Do a taste test between Trader Joe’s organic, free-range, boxed chicken broth and you will never go back to another brand. It was still only $1.99 as of October 2017, too. I love soup, so sometimes I buy a similar product from my high-priced grocery store down the road, and it’s not only almost three times the price, but it’s watery and doesn’t taste like chicken soup. You’ll see the difference as soon as you pour Trader Joe’s broth out of the box.