10 Fabulous Trader Joe’s Items That Should Be In Everyone’s Baskets

Trader Joe’s is a grocery store with a cult following for its unique and delicious products. In their online forum, users share their experiences and recommendations on some of the most popular items at Trader Joe’s.

Whether you’re a fan of dips, dumplings, or burgers, there is something for everyone at this beloved grocery store. So join the conversation and discover your new favorite product at Trader Joe’s.

1. Korean Beefless Bulgogi: A Vegetarian Delight

I lost track of how many folks raved about the Korean Beefless Bulgogi. Despite its lack of meat, the bulgogi does not disappoint. A vegetarian commenter swears by this product for its flavor. Pro tip: Trader Joe’s gochujang can amp up the spice!

2. Maple Pancake Puffs: The Cause of Marital Disputes

Trader Joe’s maple pancake puffs are all the rage! You’ve heard about someone having the last laugh, but get ready to discover who is having the last pancake. One user mentions keeping a tally of many puffs are eaten.

Otherwise, they find themselves fighting with their partner over who had more pancakes. These puffs are so good; folks are willing to sacrifice their marriage! 

3. Discover the Dukkah

Someone shared an utterly rare Trader Joe’s find with the forum members. It’s called The Dukkah, and everyone’s sleeping on it. This delicious nut and spice mix is the best for coating some bread. Its nuts and spices will make your friends go nuts at your next get-together.

4. Garlic Dip: A Versatile and Must-Have Condiment

Garlic dip is one of those things you can’t go wrong with. One user mentioned how versatile it is. It can be used with everything from Mediterranean bowls to sandwiches. They love it so much that they buy three packs each time.

5. Chimichurri Dip: A Cilantro Lover’s Dream

Speaking of dips, TJ’s chimichurri dip is another insanely good find. As one shopper pointed out, it will be right up your alley if you like cilantro. Just grab a french baguette and dip it in. The rest is magic.

6. Butter-Covered Cashews: A Dangerously Addictive Snack

Folks are nuts about Trader Joe’s butter-covered cashews. One fan shared that they’d only let themself have one for every five trips because they can’t stop otherwise. But hey, it’s not cheating if you make those five trips in one day. 

7. Mediterranean Style Hummus: The Best Store-Bought Option

Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Style Hummus is where it’s at if you’ve been trying to find a decent store-bought hummus. One person went as far as to say that Trader Joe’s hummus is best among all other mass-produced hummus. 

8. Shrimp Burgers: Simple, Flavorful, and Versatile

Shrimps and burgers are two of my favorite things, so seeing them together at Trader Joe’s sent me on cloud nine. A Joe’s shopper that TJ’s shrimp burgers are super simple and flavorful. These burgers can be turned into any dish of your liking.

Shrimp burgers are the perfect combination of surf and turf. You can have them any way you like – from salads to lettuce wraps!

9. Vegan Thai Green Curry: It’s Better Than Takeout

Luckily, Trade Joe’s has tons of vegan options. As one person mentioned, Trader Joe’s Thai green curry is flavorful, spicy, and better than most Thai takeout food. Now, that’s some high praise! It is, however, packed with only a few vegetables, so feel free to add your own.

10. Soup Dumplings: The Affordable Dim Sum Alternative

If you’ve not had soup dumplings yet, you’re missing out. Trader Joe’s has a wide variety of soup dumplings, and there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. Numerous people raved about these dumplings. Popular flavors were pork, ginger, and chicken. Have them with chili onion crunch and soyaki, as one user suggested.

To be realistic, one person admitted they were not as good as the dim sum. However, don’t let that discourage you since the price point justifies them.

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