Trader Joe’s has always intimidated me. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of all the products I don’t recognize. I’m a stay-in-my-comfort-zone type of girl and prefer my Yoplait yogurt and Kellogg’s cereal. But then I read Emily’s post about What to Buy at Trader Joe’s and I decided to face my ridiculous phobia.
I headed to Trader Joe’s to pick up meals for our road trip next month. I took Emily’s advice and gave myself a budget of $50. Unfortunately I broke the budget when we came across the dark chocolate peanut butter cups, oh my!
I decided a fourteen hour road trip deserved a few fun treats. The cheddar corn puffs are similar to Pirate’s Booty and much cheaper than Costco. One of the employees at the store let us crack into the box of graham crackers and Cat Cookies – yum!
We need some quick meals to fix on vacation and these were highly recommended. The meatballs can be thrown into some pasta sauce for easy spaghetti and meatballs. Add some rice and a salad with the orange chicken and we have a delicious meal sister!
That huge container of olive oil cost only $5.99! I will be going back for more of that when I run out. The Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil was also only $5.99. I plan on making Peanut Butter Granola Bars and Maple Cluster Granola using the coconut oil and shredded coconut. (What else am I going to do with all those nuts and dried fruit I got at Safeway last week?!) Finally, the Sweet Chili Sauce was only $1.29 and looks delicious!
Now it’s your turn. Do you regularly shop at Trader Joe’s or like me are you just too intimidated the moment you walk in the store?!
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