Trader Joe’s Reviews

23 11 2009

Hey all! As most of you know, I visited the new Trader Joe’s in my area a couple weeks ago and fell in love! I’d been to a Trader Joe’s once before, but this time it was sooo surreal, haha. Anyways, I thought you might be interested in reviews of the products I got!

Here is what I got: TJ 1. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

TJ pb My Thoughts: Utterly, delicious. They have the perfect balance of sweet and salty. I loved how big they are and they certainly don’t skimp on the peanut butter! Two Thumbs WAY up!

2. Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries

tjs 100_8433 100_8498My Thoughts: Incredible!! I love dark chocolate and cranberries, so I knew this would be a winning combination. I love them plain, but especially with pretzels. I plan on trying them with oatmeal tomorrow!! Yummm!

3. Trader Joe’s PB

pb 100_8472 My Thoughts: I really like it! And with a price of 1.79, it cannot be beat! It tastes just peanut butter should! Definitely recommend it🙂

4. Non-Fat Greek-Style Yogurt

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yog  My Thoughts: I loveeed this! I really loved the creamy consistency and the price as well! It’s cheaper than Chobani, Fage, and Oikos. It worked fabulous on its own and in a Greek Yog Mess!

5. Regular Apricot Mango Greek Yogurt

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100_8382  My Thoughts: How could you NOT like something as rich and creamy as this?? Haha, but seriously, it is SO thick and creamy. It also had little pieces of fruit=added bonus. Very rich!

6. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter

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100_8545If you are wondering what a room full of winter/fall spices smells like, SMELL THIS! Oh my, it’s like heaven in a jar! Loved it! I love the combo of peanut and pumpkin butter.

Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this food-filled post. But wait, I’M NOT DONE!😀

I recently won one of Heather’s giveaway: NuNaturals! Thanks so much HEAB! 100_8502 100_8503 100_8507 100_8508 100_8509 A trip to the grocery store is in order tomorrow. My grandparents are coming in on Tuesday!! I’m SO excited!

I have basketball practice from 5-6:30 on Monday, and then I’m done for the week. I am running 13 suicides tomorrow during practice. Scary, but it’s like 8 minutes! I can do it🙂 I think…

I am in love with Google Calendar!! It’s SO cool and I feel so much more organized! I love it wayyyy more than todoist.com! Off to go fool around with it some more😉

But back to the grocery shopping…I plan on getting some dates and cashews and other ingredients like that to make some of Averie’s and Katie’s recipes that I’ve been drooling over for so long!

One more delicious breakfast to show y’all…

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Nuff’ said.😀

Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:1-5

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Really puts Thanksgiving in a different perspective. I guess it’s not all about the food+football😉

Have a fabulous last bit of your weekend, everyone!

❤ jess

xoxo


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26 responses

23 11 2009
Jenny

I almost opted out of reading this review because I knew it would make me insanely jealous — but I couldn’t help myself, I love you far too much!

…but it did make me insanely jealous😉 bah!

23 11 2009
kbwood

i SOOO wish i had a trader joes near me!! ahh! those all look awesome.. im super jelous

23 11 2009
merittothecarrot

Oh, I miss TJ’s….. you are one lucky gal! best place on earth. besides whole foods😉

23 11 2009
Jenna

love alll the new items! i am defs headin over to TJ’s when i get home🙂
jenna

23 11 2009
jenngirl

So jealous you’re near a Trader Joes…but I can say that I’m all about store brand all natural pb. Kroger’s is usually around 1.89 and the only ingredients are peanuts and salt🙂

Good luck with practice in the morning! Just think about all your time off ahead!

Great verse, His love does endure🙂

23 11 2009
Megan

Ahh I love all your trader joe’s goodies!! I don’t think I’ve ever tried something there that I haven’t loved!!

23 11 2009
simplysavlysav

Your TJ finds look super tastey!! I have only been once, you got me wanting to make a trip there now! haha
A bible verse every day?!?! I love your blog girl!!❤ ❤

23 11 2009
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope

Can I just say that I am SO jealous of all these TJ’s goods!!! I’ve never had the pleasure of even going INTO a Trader Joes, but I can’t say I’ve ever heard a bad review of their products. I’m just drooling over those Greek Yogurts Jess! YUM!

xxoo
Heather

23 11 2009
crazylittlethingneela

aww trader joe’s sounds so freaking amazing! thanks for the review. i wish i could try some of that stuff some day😦
and the giveaway looks amazing! you have some good food coming your way my lady😉
xoxo

23 11 2009
julia

Wish we had a TJ here…making me wanna try all of this!

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

23 11 2009
VeggieGirl

I LOVE LOVE LOVE #1 and #6!!🙂

23 11 2009
Christina

Totally craving dark chocolate cranberries now. They sound delish!

23 11 2009
Yasmin

I am so jealous of y’all who have Trader Joe’s nearby. None here in Texas. Pumpkin butter sounds like my cup of tea. Enjoy all your fabulous treats for me.

23 11 2009
shell625

wow those trader joe’s eats look deliciouss..going to have to purchase some when i get home!

xoxo
shelley
http://findinghappinessandhealth.wordpress.com

23 11 2009
glidingcalm

NuNaturals!!! I have always wanted to try that!!!!!!!!!!! Someday!!

Trader Joe’s is amazing!! i really should stop by, but it’s a bit out of my way!! TJ’s pb is one of my favs. CHEAP and unsalteD!! perfect!!!

i miss their greek yogurt too, and can you belive…… I’ve never had the pb filled pretzels! seriously! crazy! they seem to be a huge hit around blogland!!!

HUGS TO YOU GURLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!!!😀

23 11 2009
ellie

$1.79 for PB? HOW did I not know this?!!!!!!!!!! I miss TJ’s- I have the pumpkin butter ready to crack open…yum!

23 11 2009
april

Dark chocolate covered cranberries?? count me in!!

23 11 2009
My Organic Intuition

TJs the best! everytime i go i always try to remember to buy those pb pretzels but always forget🙂 they look soooo good!!

23 11 2009
marissa8161

13 suicides is impressive! I remember those killed me at practices. But my coach only made us run 10 at a time… but I think a gymnastics floor might be bigger than a basketball court? :/

24 11 2009
Maria

Ah yes, the church service emphasized that yesterday😉

I agree that those PB pretzels and pumpkin butter are divine! In fact, pretty much everything from TJ’s is!

Congrats on the NuNaturals stuff. It’s sooo much better than other stevia brands, and I’ve tried many!

24 11 2009
burpexcuzme

Those are all some of my fave Trader Joe buys! Jess, you HAVE to try the roasted plantain chips though…they are super super fantastic…and the pretzel thins! Try the “everything” flavor!

24 11 2009
katie

have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!! U are very lucky to be spending it with alot of family, this is my first year without mine : ( but I know my son and fiance and I will have a great one!! xoxoxo

25 11 2009
tropicaleats

ahhh suicides are the worst. I gave up basketball because my knees couldn’t take them.😦 My sister had to get knee surgery in high school bc of them too.

That PB pretzel pillows look SOO good. They are making me hungry🙂

25 11 2009
Tina

Hello miss fabulous!

Muchos gracias for the comment on my blog and sorry for being MIA lately… it’s just crazy busy around here (it’s that time of year again – when time flies and you just wonder where it’s gone!)

Loving all the butter’s your spreadin on the bread (pumpkin butter sounds so interesting!)

Love,

Tina

25 11 2009
katie

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving love!!!!! Yes the cookie was good and so is the protein pie!!! I cant wait for tomorrow, I am craving stuffing!!!! Have a great turkey day!!! xoxoxo

25 11 2009
luckytastebuds

ahhh yes!! i 180% agree that the TJ’s peanut butter cannot be beat!! How can they sell such delicious peanut butter for under 2 bucks??? Ridiculous!!!!! But in a great way of course!! Thank you so much for letting me know about the TJ’s yogurt!!! I am DEFINITELY jumping on the TJ’s band wagon and getting them soon!!!

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