Score Big Savings This 4th of July: 10 Must-Buy Trader Joe’s Items!

As we gear up for the 4th of July, Trader Joe’s has you covered with a selection of budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing items perfect for your holiday celebrations. Here’s a list of ten must-buy items that will help you save money while impressing your guests! Enjoy reading!

Organic Uncured Grass-Fed Beef Hot Dogs $5.99/10 Oz

When it comes to grilling this summer, Trader Joe’s Organic Uncured Grass-Fed Beef Hot Dogs are a top pick. These hot dogs are made from 100% grass-fed beef, offering a juicy and flavorful option for your cookout.


  • Organic beef
  • Organic spices
  • Organic garlic powder
  • Organic onion powder
  • Sea salt
  • Organic vinegar
  • Organic celery powder

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Total Carbohydrates: Less than 1g
  • Protein: 6g

These hot dogs are free from nitrates and nitrites, ensuring a cleaner and healthier option. With a rich, savory flavor, they’re perfect for grilling and will be a hit at any summer barbecue. Grill them to perfection and serve with your favorite toppings, or slice them into bite-sized pieces for a tasty appetizer. They’re versatile and sure to please both kids and adults alike!

Brioche Hot Dog Buns $3.49/16 Oz

Trader Joe’s Brioche Hot Dog Buns bring a gourmet touch to your BBQ with their soft, fluffy texture and slight sweetness. Perfect for enhancing your hot dog experience!


  • Wheat flour
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Yeast
  • Salt

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 5g

These top-loading buns hold all your favorite toppings without falling apart. Their rich flavor and tender texture make them a perfect complement to any grilling occasion. Beyond hot dogs, these buns are great for lobster rolls, egg salad sandwiches, or even as a base for mini sub sandwiches. The possibilities are endless!

Ground Beef Patties 80/20 $6.49/1 Lb Trader Joe's Ground Beef Patties 20/20

Elevate your grilling game with Trader Joe’s Ground Beef Patties, boasting a perfect balance of 80% lean meat and 20% fat for juicy, flavorful burgers.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 290
  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 19g

These patties cook up perfectly on the grill, retaining moisture and flavor. They’re easy to prepare and ideal for any summer cookout, satisfying both family and friends. Perfect for classic burgers or dressed up with gourmet toppings like blue cheese and caramelized onions. These patties can also be crumbled into pasta sauces or taco fillings for a quick meal.

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns $3.99/11.08 Oz

Enjoy your summer barbecues without gluten concerns with Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns, perfectly soft and deliciously satisfying.

Ingredients: Water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, canola oil, egg whites, and more.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Protein: 5g

These buns are a gluten-free dream! They’re soft, hold up well to all your burger fixings, and have a delightful taste that complements any patty. Great for burgers, sandwiches, or even a creative twist on garlic bread. They’re a versatile addition to any meal, providing a gluten-free alternative without sacrificing flavor.

Magnifisauce! $3.49/9.5 OzMagnifisauce!

Elevate your grilling game with Trader Joe’s Magnifisauce, a tangy, secret sauce that adds a punch of flavor to any dish.

Ingredients: Mayonnaise, mustard, relish, ketchup, vinegar, and a blend of spices.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 0g

Magnifisauce is versatile, adding a delicious tang to burgers, sandwiches, and fries. Its unique blend of flavors makes it a must-have for any cookout. Use it as a burger topping, dip for fries, or even as a salad dressing. It’s perfect for adding a flavorful twist to your favorite dishes.

Carolina Gold Style BBQ Ridge Cut Potato Chips $2.69/7 OzCarolina Gold Style BBQ Ridge Cut Potato Chips

Crunch into summer with Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold Style BBQ Flavored Potato Chips, offering a sweet and tangy twist to classic BBQ chips.

Ingredients: Potatoes, sunflower oil, sugar, vinegar powder, mustard, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and spices.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 140
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 2g

These chips bring the authentic flavor of Carolina Gold BBQ sauce with a delightful crunch, making them perfect for snacking or as a side at your summer cookouts. Enjoy them straight from the bag, or pair them with sandwiches, burgers, or your favorite dip for an extra burst of flavor.

Aperito Spritz $6.99/200 mL

Elevate your summer gatherings with Trader Joe’s Aperito Spritz. This refreshing, ready-to-drink beverage offers a vibrant blend of citrus and herbal notes, perfect for sunny afternoons.

Ingredients: Carbonated grape wine, natural flavors, citric acid, coloring (carminic acid), sulfites.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Alcohol Content: 8% ABV
  • Serving Size: 200 mL

With its bright, effervescent character and convenient packaging, this spritz is ideal for picnics, barbecues, or casual evenings on the patio. Enjoy chilled straight from the bottle, or pour over ice with a slice of orange for a classic Italian aperitivo experience.

Simpler Times Lager $7.49/12 Fl Oz

Relish the nostalgia of classic brews with Trader Joe’s Simpler Times Lager. This crisp, refreshing beer is perfect for laid-back summer gatherings.

Ingredients: Water, malted barley, hops, yeast.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Alcohol Content: 6.2% ABV
  • Serving Size: 12 oz

With its smooth taste and budget-friendly price, Simpler Times Lager is a crowd favorite. It’s perfect for barbecues and casual get-togethers. Ideal for sipping on its own or pairing with your favorite grilled foods, this lager complements any summer menu effortlessly.

Veggie Kabobs $5.99/12 Oz

Veggie Kabobs

These ready-to-grill veggie kabobs are perfect for summer barbecues. Fresh, colorful, and packed with flavor, they make adding veggies to your meal a breeze.

Ingredients: Zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 20
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Total Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 1g

Convenient and versatile, these kabobs add a burst of color and nutrition to any grill session. They’re perfect for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Grill them as a side dish or add them to your favorite pasta or grain bowls for a quick and healthy meal. Perfect for outdoor gatherings!

Organic Freezer Pops $3.49/15 Fl Oz

Beat the summer heat with Trader Joe’s Organic Freezer Pops, made with 100% juice and available in three refreshing flavors.

Ingredients: Orange juice, berry juice, cherry limeade juice, and natural flavors.

Nutritional Information (per pop)

  • Calories: 40
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 10g
  • Sugars: 9g

These freezer pops are a guilt-free treat perfect for kids and adults alike. With no added sugars or artificial flavors, they’re a refreshing snack you can feel good about. Perfect for cooling off on hot days, these pops are also great additions to summer parties or as a healthy dessert option. Just freeze, squeeze, and enjoy!

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