What’s In My Trader Joes Shopping Bag

Hey guys! This weekend I made a trip to one of my favorite stores and I thought I would do a little what’s in my bag post.
Girl Gone Veggie Erin Smith Trader Joes Shopping Bag Grocery Shopping

My Trader Joe’s bag! 😀

Lily introduced me to lentil Crunchy Curls. Omg are they delicious. This is going to be a really weird description but they taste like Cheetos without the cheese. haha I’m kind of addicted.

I tried these Powerberries last winter and love them. They’re basically a fruit chew covered in dark chocolate. They’re so tasty.

I am in love with these Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips. I eat baked chips because they’re so much better for you than fried chips but I love fried chips. These taste like the fried chips but with 40% less fat. I think a big reason is because they use rice to help give the chips some crunch. They’re my favorite tortilla chips.

I love Farro. Packed with protein and fiber I’ve been loving cooking this up and serving it with some spinach and goat cheese for dinner.

I don’t know what happened to me but I used to hate mushrooms and now I love them. These Mushroom Raviolis are delicious. This is going to sound strange but they taste delicious with potatoes. 😀

I love hummus. Trader Joe’s has a huge assortment of hummus and bean dips. This Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus had a sign next to it that said it won an award for best hummus in a magazine. Me being curious, I wanted to try it but was worried it was spicy. I can’t handle hot stuff. I asked an employee if it was spicy, and they didn’t know so they took me over to the food sample lady. She said she wasn’t sure either but she’d love for us to find out. She opened it right there on the spot for me, got me a chip and had me sample it. It was absolutely delicious and I was so impressed by their service, I picked up a hummus. I’ve been enjoying it on the reduced guilt tortilla chips.

Oh Goat Cheese Medallions. Trader Joe’s is so smart, I love these serving size packs for when I have a cheese craving. (Which is basically like all the time.)  They’re also perfect for a snack on the go. Next on my list to try is the brie serving packs.

I LOVE cookie butter. If you haven’t tried making a cookie butter smoothie I highly recommend it. When Trader Joe’s debuted their crunchy cookie butter I was so excited to try it. I love it and how it has little mashed up cookie bits in it. My favorite is still the smooth cookie butter but they’re both amazing. Either is a good choice. 😀

Question of the Day: What are your favorite items from Trader Joe’s? Do you buy the same items over and over or do you like to try new foods?


  1. says

    I love the Traders Joes 10 minute farro–and ooh those dark choc berries look delicious! I know what I need to get on the next trip!

  2. says

    I love their roasted beets (in the refrigerated produce section) — beets area food I used to hate. I should try that hummus. I’d be scared of the jalepeno too, but I LOVE cilantro!

  3. says

    I have a TJs nearby and hit it every Tuesday. I absolutely love their products and their pricing. My favorites include their coffee, their 50% salted almonds, their PB, and their Greek yogurts. I don’t know what I’d do w/o them!

    I have yet to try the cookie butter b/c I know I would lose control with it!

  4. says

    Trader Joes is the best! I tend to buy most of the same things (always greek yogurt, cheap produce, and their hummus) but I tend to get 1 or 2 items I haven’t had. This week was their sweet potato gnocchi- heavenly!

  5. says

    I seriously shop a t TJ’s several times a week!! I love it there– I have a bag of the farro and need to cook something with it!! One of these days… There canned goods are the best and it’s so reasonable… especially their organic stuff!!!

    • says

      Yes, I had their veggie chili soup the other day and it was amazing. I also love how every time you go there’s samples!! 😀

  6. says

    I love Trader Joe’s, but when I go in I’m always so overwhelmed! Thanks for sharing your choices – I’ll look for those next time!

    P.S. Do the mushroom ravioli have whole mushrooms inside, or are they processed? I know that’s a random question but I used to go to a restaurant that used whole and they were SO good. Haven’t been able to find them anywhere though and the place closed :(.

    • says

      There’s whole pieces of mushrooms but there’s also other ingredients and fillings. I looovee fresh mushroom ravioli at a restaurant!

  7. Lauren says

    I’m obsessed with the olive tapenade (the kind near the hummus). it’s especially delicious on their olive demi baguette. My other go-tos are caribbean fruit floes, low carb tortillas, light cheese sticks, diet hansen’s ginger ale, very cherry berry frozen fruit mix, and reduced guilt mac and cheese when I need a little comfort food. :)

  8. says

    More proof I’d be a broke girl if Trader Joe’s had stores over here … Especially regarding the hummus variety, crunchy curls and tortilla chips.

    Generally, I’m buying my favourite items over and over but enjoy trying new items when they’re truly special, too. I’d say I’ve found a balance that works for me :D.

  9. Jess says

    The nearest TJ’s is an hour away, but I took a cooler and made the trip last weekend. I didn’t see the goat cheese – will have to find that! And the tortilla chips! I picked up three packets of farro, plus a ton of other goodies! Love it!

  10. says

    Ahhhh this post made me sad that we don’t have TJ’s in Canada. This was after getting confirmation this morning that Chobani yogurt is NOT available anywhere in Canada, even though it used to be. *SIGH*

    Everything looks awesome, but those goat cheese medallions….that is just GENIUS! One of the issues I have with buying cheese (specifically goat cheese) is that sometimes I just want it for one meal, but then I feel like I’ll have to eat the whole log quickly to avoid it going bad. UGH. Someone needs to sell those near me!

      • says

        Finding this out made me super sad and now I’m just mad, because I’ve read some articles about it and it’s kind of ridiculous!

        It’s okay, I’m pretty sure I’m going to Buffalo this weekend with a cooler to buy some because my friend and I are nuts…errr, dedicated. :)

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