Trader Joe’s Shooting Stars Cookies (Limited Supply)

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Trader Joe’s Shooting Stars Chocolate- Coated Sugar Cookies Covered in Popping Candy (aka Pop Rocks) is a fun cookie treat for adults and children or my cat who ate one popping candy that fell on the floor.  Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Shooting Stars Cookies (Limited Supply)”

Trader Joe’s Mango Jicama Slaw

IMG_1104 2Mango, mango we love the mango! I feel like that is the mantra at Trader Joe’s headquarters right now. So much mango this summer. Also, a risky fruit to push to the masses who can be scared by anything new they have never tried. I recently had friends over for a BBQ and grabbed the TJ’s Mango Jicama Slaw as a side dish to go with my yummy ribs. The ribs and the slaw were a big hit. Read more…

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Trader Joe’s Popcorn in a Pickle (Seasonal)


front of bagDill pickle flavored popcorn is one of the more out there seasonal summer items at TJ’s. This is its second summer appearance, which means it was popular enough to be brought back another year. Get ready to pucker up, it’s gluten free and kosher and safe for most people to give it a try.  Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Popcorn in a Pickle (Seasonal)”

Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Cantaloupe Juice

frontmixedCold pressed juices are the trendy thing to spend $6+ dollars on.  It’s juice that comes with a trendy hipster price and feeling of smugness that my fruit drink is better than your fruit drink. Over the last couple years Trader Joe’s has introduced a number of Cold Pressed Juices, including Green, Red, Yellow, and Watermelon. This year they went outside of the juice box and created TJ’s Cold Pressed Cantaloupe Juice. Each 15.2-ounce, 140-calorie bottle contains only cantaloupe juice and lime juice. Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Cantaloupe Juice”

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Trader Joe’s Uncured Sliced Pastrami

pastramiboxTrader Joe’s All Natural Uncured Sliced Pastrami is not preserved, you must keep it refrigerated below 40ºF at all times, according to the front of the box.  TJ’s is very serious about their deli meat. I’ve bought pastrami at my local grocery store before when I had a craving for it, but never really expected much in terms of flavor. I could have gone to the deli for better pastrami but that gets expensive fast! TJ’s Uncured Sliced Pastrami is the best pre-packaged deli meat I’ve tried.  Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Uncured Sliced Pastrami”

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Trader Joe’s Pastrami on Brioche Toasts

I like to call these, Pastrami bites! These are a great snack or lunch depending on how hungry you are at the time. The Pastrami Bites were created out of necessity when we ran out of bread and wanted a late night sandwich. I went to the fridge and pantry and pulled out the following ingredients: TJ’s Uncured Sliced Pastrami, TJ’s Brioche, TJ’s Yellow Mustard, TJ’s Sliced Muenster cheese, and TJ’s Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers.

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Trader Joe’s Gin and Watermelon Cooler Drink

I’m going to call this drink, TJ’s Watermelon Cooler Tonic. This is a very refreshing drink I made this weekend for friends joining us for a BBQ feast. This will be my go to drink while at the pool this summer. Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Gin and Watermelon Cooler Drink”