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Showing posts from November, 2016

Trader Joe's Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit

This cookie kit needs no introduction. It was simply love at first sight. 

Trader Joe's Turkey Kit

If you're anything like me, turkey is more of a ceremonial food for the season. I take a tiny sliver of dark meat and move onto the rest of the stuffing, mashed potatoes, pomegranate kale superfood salad, etc. And if you're anything like the rest of America, y'all are still elbow-high in turkey. So why not give yourself a break and build a gingerbread turkey? It's a nice transitional piece to move you from too much pumpkin to too much gingerbread. And it's vegetarian. :P

Trader Joe's Black Cold Brew Coffee & French Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee

How did I end up grabbing cold brew after cold brew season has been long over? I know not how or why. Call it hypnotism. Call it brand loyalty. Call it whatever you want. It was the packaging and the fact that there were two of them. I gotta stop that. Maybe after the holidays. :P 

Trader Joe's Creamy Toscano Cheese [Soaked in Syrah]

While the vast public distracted themselves with everything pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon, my friends and I turned our attention to the finer things in life. Namely wine and cheese. And if you're me and can't really appreciate alcohol, just the cheese. My friends, this is Trader Joe's answer to the merlot-cheddar-shaped hole in my palate. And no, not a boozy pumpkin-spice-apple-cider cheese. That's overkill y'all.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream

Well at least they were kind enough to not name this Pumpkin Spice Mochi Ice Cream. There is something...unsettling about mentioning pumpkin spice and my beloved mochi ice cream in the same sentence. We have already established that pumpkin spice sits low on my hierarchy of seasonal foods.  This is the last pumpkin spice review for 2016 y'all. 

Trader Joe's Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

That's it. I'm leaving the country. Perhaps many of you are thinking that. I am too. For travel. Except I need to get a new passport. Homegirl has never been to any non-Asian country, including Canadia. I'm thinking all the Canadian National Parks are free in 2017 (Hellooooo BANFF!). And now I"m considering somewhere where I can try authentic Moroccan mint tea. 

Trader Joe's Harvest Salad with Grilled Chicken

In a world where life is increasingly predictably unpredictable, it is nice to fall back on the reliably predictable. Some might say boring. I say dependable. That's what lunch is supposed to be. If not terribly exciting, something decently delicious that will power you through the rest of the day.

Trader Joe's Korean Style BBQ Sauce

I basically jumped for joy when I saw this in the new products section a few weeks ago. 

And then I saw "style" in brackets and calmed down a little. Let's not jump to skewer (harhar) this product about how un-Korean it is. It's STYLE. Like a Halloween costume. It's supposed to be cool and fun and cute and not taken so seriously! Everybody calm down.