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In-Store Guide

One of the most common questions I get when talking Trader Joe's is, "Where is the food?" If you are new to Trader Joe's, the shopping experience can be overwhelming as it is not set up like a traditional grocery store. There aren't ten options for each food item; instead, there are only one to five. There aren't your typical grocery store brands;


Instead, you'll find:

  • Trader Joe's

  • Josef 

  • Trader Mings

  • ...and a few select brands that they believe in that won't white label.

Speaking of white labels, let's talk about why there are only a few options for each item at Trader Joe's...

The team at Trader Joe's does their due diligence when researching new products. They find what they believe are the very best products worldwide. They negotiate the very best price, put their label on it and bring it to a store near you! This means the research has already been done for you, so you can trust that almost every time, you'll love the product. 

Here are a few new products that I have tried and loved!! Keep checking back as these will continuously change!


Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning is a staple in our house. The name is telling as we literally use it everyday! It is the perfect compliment on most things. I use it on burgers, steaks, soups, gnocchi, roasted cauliflower and carrots and everything in between!


Trader Joe's Garden Vegetable Soup: This is soup is fantastic without any additions! It has a peppery robust flavor that will have you questioning if there is meat added! Just heat, eat and enjoy!


Dorot Gardens Crushed Garlic: This is one of those items that does not "white label" and one of the view Trader Joe's products I buy that does no carry the Trader Joe's name. It is not exclusively sold at Trader Joe's but is most definitely a staple in our house. I try to always have fresh garlic at our house but when I don't, this is the best substitution for fresh garlic that I have used. You'll find this must-have in the freezer section. 


Trader Joe's Organic Ginger and Turmeric Herbal Tea: This tea is a "sweet" caffeine-free indulgence! Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder and you have an instant Ginger Tumeric Latte!


Trader Joe's Better Than Leftovers! Assorted Dog Treats: Chip's face says it all! There is no treat that he craves more!! They are soft and easily breakable making them the ultimate training treat! 


Trader Joe's Avocado Oil Spray and Chile Lime Seasoning Blend: If you are an air fryer (if you're not, you're missing out), then you must have this combination. Whenever in doubt, season your veggies, meat or gnnochi with this combination. 

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