Skip to main content


Showing posts from November, 2017

Trader Joe's Stroopwafel Dutch Caramel Waffle Cookies

Three words. Great British Bake-Off. Fine four words. I'm sleep deprived and can't tell the difference. GBBO (baking show for the American Netflix crowd) has convinced me to attempt and taste baked goods I would normally never consider otherwise. I've seen mini stroopwafels before at TJ's (under some European brand instead of TJ's private label) but this drown-in-your-coffee-mug-size is new for this holiday season. Quaint packaging and a little GBBO nostalgia made me more than happy to plop down $2.99 for this baby. 

Trader Joe's Bamba Peanut Snacks

Happy Monday! Perhaps you are one of those people who dragged themselves to work or school this morning after a long weekend of feasting and merriment. Wouldn't we all like 9 days off, *cough* A *cough* Would your days not be filled with dread but hope, productivity, some pep in your step, and snacks to fuel your brain. Who am I to refuse a snack? :P

Trader Joe's Apple Cranberry Herbal Tea Blend

I've reviewed quite a few teas on the blog, but even still I haven't tried every single kind. I like tea. I even appreciate good tea. Although TJ's does carry seasonal loose leaf teas, I've never bothered because I'm not that picky if it tastes good and gets the relaxation or caffeination job done. And as much as I love the idea of brewing a nice cuppa and sitting down to enjoy it, time eludes me. But if y'all have tried the loose leaf teas at TJ's, I love to hear your recommendations. :) 

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup Crackers

I recently drove past a house completely decked out in Christmas lights. I love Christmas and all but is that really necessary? Anyway, I thought I'd throw in one last pumpkin review. Don't believe the mass retailers out for your holiday money - it's technically still pumpkin season. 

Trader Joe's Organic Cranberry Spiced Apple Kombucha

It appears that my wish for more kombucha flavors has come true.  While everyone was fawning over everything pumpkin (which is like soooooo last month by the way :P) on opening day [of the TJ's grand opening I recently attended. never again people. never again] , I grabbed this kombucha partially because it's something I reach for when I'm crazy tired and because it's pink-tinged. Yaaaaass.

Trader Joe's Icelandic Style Nonfat Yogurt (Plain & Strawberry Flavors)

We are quickly approaching the [colder] season where we celebrate and spend time together by filling our bellies with copious amounts of delicious comfort food. And also when people ask me what they should get from Trader Joe's, I tend to recommend treats and special foods that are probably best consumed in moderation. Why? Uh..because it's good? Granted, there are tasty and healthy foods available, but realistically, who is going to drive 45 minutes to a Trader Joe's for some salad and yogurt? Not me. But if I happen to be at a Trader Joe's, lactose or no lactose, Ima try a new yogurt, especially if it has nice packaging. :P 

Trader Joe's Maple Pecan Shortbread Bar Mix

Welcome to another edition of baking for people who like to bake but not too much. Or for people who like to bake but don't want to wash as many dishes. Or for people wanting to impress people with their baking without having to drown in piles of flour and sugar. Trader Joe's has your back y'all.