15 Trader Joe's Items Worth Selling Your Soul For And 10 That Are, Frankly, Overhyped

    Don't come for me, but I would prefer NOTHING but the bagel.

    Trader Joe's is one of the few comforts we have left in our pandemic-stricken world.

    But of all the many hit products they carry, there are some misses.

    Nobody's perfect! Here are a bunch of wins that you maybe haven't tried yet, and some controversial "flops" that don't quite live up to the hype. Scroll down for the hot takes!

    1. Underrated: The chewable melatonin.

    Bottle of Trader Joe's chewable melatonin

    2. Underrated: Zhoug Sauce

    3. Underrated: Strawberry licorice.

    4. Underrated: The Habanero Hot Sauce

    Two bottles of Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    5. Underrated: The Virtuoso Lip Balm

    Green and white packaging for a 3-pack of Trader Joe's Virtuoso spearmint lip balm

    6. Underrated: The Chimichurri Rice in the Frozen Section

    Chimichurri rice by Trader Joe's cooking in a pan

    7. Underrated: Crunchy Mochi

    8. Underrated: Soy Chorizo

    1. Underrated: Kumato Brown Tomatoes

    "They’re my favorite store bought tomato and first choice if they’re available." - Roxbury_Bat

    10. Underrated: Field Fresh Salad (with black currants, asiago cheese, chicken, and sweet basil dressing)

    Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast from Trader Joe’s http://t.co/RXEKt9gnCp


    "In the prepackaged salad section. This is a new find for me but I've had it 3 times in the last week. So good!" - youinreverse

    11. Underrated: Spicy Cashew Butter Dressing

    12. Underrated: Masala Simmer Sauce

    Jar of Trader Joe's Marsala Simmer Sauce

    1. Underrated: Honey Aleppo Sauce

    Use it to marinade salmon, pork chops, chicken. Also delicious paired with chicken nuggets.

    14. Underrated: Blue Cheese and Pecan Dip

    15. Underrated: Everything But The Bagel Nut Duo

    Bag of Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Nut Duo against a wood background

    1. Overrated: Dried mandarins.

    Bag of Trader Joe's Dried Mandarins

    2. Overrated: PB Cartwheel Cookies

    Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! Trader Joe's has new Peanut Butter Cartwheel cookies filled with peanut butter! One big problem: The actual cookie part is incredibly dry. Not 'crunchy cookie' dry, it's 'something is wrong here' dry. @traderjoes,… https://t.co/uC45acmGXA

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    "From what I can tell, people seem to enjoy these but I just don't get it. I've never had a cookie that seemed simultaneously stale and also crumbled as easily as an off-brand saltine. And the taste is just lacking completely. It's like something pretending to be a cookie. AND for better or for worse, there are only nine of them in a box, which seemed a little light." - merricat_blackwood

    3. Overrated: Cauliflower gnocchi.

    4. Overrated: Jackfruit Fishcakes

    Trader Joe's Vegan Crabless Jackfruit Cakes, served with lemon and parsley garnish

    5. Overrated: The Kringle.

    1. Overrated: Organic Cold Brewed Hibiscus Tea & Lemonade Beverage

    7. Overrated: The Queso

    Jar of Trader Joe's Queso

    8. Overrated: Mandarin Orange Chicken

    9. Overrated: Chili Onion Crunch

    Jar of Trader Joe's Chili Onion Crunch

    10. Overrated: Everything But The Bagel Seasoning

    Bottle of Everything But the Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe's on a kitchen counter

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