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34 Trader Joe's Products That Are Totally Worth It

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their all-time favorite products from Trader Joe's. Here are the results:


1. Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds

"I was deployed to Afghanistan and these were wildly popular. If you didn't come back from break in the States with a couple boxes of these little pieces of heavenly crack, you were doing it wrong."

Van City Corgi

2. Ultimate Vanilla Wafers

"They have the power to literally bring a tear to my eye. Every time I bite into one, I'm transported to my Nonna Des's 'special cabinet' and my place at her tiny kitchen table, just waiting for the dunking to begin."

Diet Coke Head

3. Cookie Butter

"Like Biscoff cookies that have been kissed by the gentle breeze made by angels' wings as they fly by."


"It makes Nutella look like an amateur in deliciously sweet spreads. I put it on bagels, pretzels, cake, and bread for a snack any time of day."

Ellen PDX

4. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Sage

"Soft pillows of deliciousness that melt in your mouth. I've used them for brunch; add a fried egg on top with Trader Joe's uncured turkey bacon!"


"I buy at least five bags every time I go!"

Shel Stew


5. Baconesque White Cheddar Popcorn

"To DIE for. We recently moved two-plus hours away from the closest TJ's. On our latest trip, I bought 12 bags of this popcorn and promptly ate one sitting in my car."

Kelly H

8. Diner Mac and Cheese

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"It is so horribly good. So many cheeses, and it takes literally five minutes to microwave. I often microwave to eat half as a side and then have the other for breakfast the next morning."

Diana Sussmant

9. Green Dragon Sauce

"The best thing that has ever happened to me. It's a jalapeño-based hot sauce with garlic and cilantro hanging out in the background. I haven't eaten Sriracha since discovering it."

—Del Brown, Facebook


10. Dark Chocolate Covered Powerberries

"A snack, a dessert, a fruit, a candy... I never feel guilty about eating them. And when you bite into them, it's like eating a chocolate-covered Gusher! Yum!"

Katie E

11. Chocolatey Coated Chocolate Chip Dunkers

"Four stars according to my Grammy. Dunkable in hot cocoa and milk."

—Alison Casey, Facebook

"They are the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had!"

Sour 918

12. Chickenless Mandarin Orange Morsels

"It's to die for, and this is coming from a person who doesn't consider a meal a meal unless there's meat involved."

Caroline S

Get the recipe for this chickenless wrap here.

13. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter–Filled Cupcakes

"Oh, holy crap. I bought them the other day and ended up eating the last one that was supposed to be for my boyfriend. Made a special trip Friday evening to buy more. I had to have him hide the last one so I wouldn't eat it again. They're incredible."

Katie M

"Honestly these are some of the best cupcakes I've ever had (including homemade, Magnolia, and Georgetown.)"

Kahlil G


15. Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

"I never would have thought to try them, but I read a rave review online...and I've been buying two bags every time I go to Trader Joe's since."


19. Shrimp Toast

"Amazing! I bake them in the morning and have them for lunch and the bread is still crunchy!"

Mariah P

"I bought them on a whim one time and may or may not have eaten all eight of them in one sitting..."

—Lauren Goldenberg, Facebook


20. Steamed Lentils

"I'll eat them straight from the package, plus they're perfect on salads, as a side, or mixed with eggs and spices to make 'meatballs.'"

Props Pixie

Get the recipe for a three-ingredient lentil dip you can make with these here.

26. Chocolate Croissants

"So legit, y'all. I let them sit overnight in the cold oven to let them proof, then you just turn the oven on when you wake up. I always scald my mouth on the hot chocolate because I can't even wait for them to cool."

—Janai Lax, Facebook

28. PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar

"I literally never leave the store without getting one from the checkout area. It's my entire childhood in a chocolate bar. Truly magical."

—Karishma Pinto, Facebook

31. Garlic Salt

"As a Canadian, I go to the States specifically for it. It's great for seasoning basically anything! Veggies, fries, wonton chips, meats... Whatever you decide to put it on will be amazing!"

Gillian G

32. Flowers

"Makes my house feel like spring all year long. They last for weeks, they're cheap, and absolutely beautiful. One of the cashiers gave my toddler a little bundle of daffodils for free one day and she still remembers her personal bouquet of flowers."

Olivia Jadel

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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