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    20 Trader Joe's Items Worth Selling Your Soul For And 10 That Are, TBH, Overrated

    Hard pass on the cauliflower NO-cchi.

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    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: Umami Seasoning Blend

    2. Underrated: Gummy Tummies (Penguin Edition)

    3. Underrated: Queso Cheese Dip

    4. Underrated: Super Lemon Room Spritz

    5. Underrated: Everything but the Bagel Greek Style Yogurt Dip

    6. Underrated: Aloe Vera Gel

    7. Underrated: Smashing S'mores

    8. Underrated: The Flower Section

    9. Underrated: Chewable Melatonin

    Bottle of Trader Joe's chewable melatonin

    10. Underrated: Zhoug Sauce

    11. Underrated: Strawberry Licorice Twists

    12. Underrated: Habanero Hot Sauce

    Two bottles of Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    13. Underrated: Virtuoso Lip Balm

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

    14. Underrated: The Chimichurri Rice in the Frozen Section

    Chimichurri rice by Trader Joe's cooking in a pan

    15. Underrated: Crunchy Mochi Rice Nuggets

    16. Underrated: Soy Chorizo

    1. Underrated: Kumato Brown Tomatoes

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

    18. 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

    Twitter: @TheSaladArtist

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


    19. Underrated: Spicy Cashew Butter Dressing

    20. Underrated: Masala Simmer Sauce

    Jar of Trader Joe's Marsala Simmer Sauce

    1. Overrated: Cookie Butter

    2. Overrated: Dried Mandarins

    Bag of Trader Joe's Dried Mandarins

    3. Overrated: Cauliflower Gnocchi

    4. Overrated: Jackfruit Fishcakes

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

    5. Overrated: Danish Kringle

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

    7. Overrated: Mandarin Orange Chicken

    8. Overrated: Chili Onion Crunch

    Jar of Trader Joe's Chili Onion Crunch

    9. Overrated: The Sushi Section

    10. Overrated: Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend

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

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