Latest Trader Joe’s Purchases
I love trips to Trader Joe’s and I wish there was one closer. Join me for a look into my shopping cart… Let me start off by saying that since the drive is long, pretty much anything that can be eaten in the car is at least sampled.
The Soft Pretzel Sticks are not a new TJ’s item for me. These babies are the best pretzel rolls around. For Realz. Even Riley wants to get in on that deliciousness.
Christina always told me about how awesome the Gyoza is, so I FINALLY tried it and YES! It is super good! The Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons were just as good and PACKED with flavor. I highly recommend them both.
The Macarons des Fêtes and Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls were both in the frozen section so OBVIOUSLY I tried them in the car- hence the missing ones. Both of these are the perfect little treat. The macarons have only 30 calories each, so you can pop a few and not “feel bad.” They have the best texture and I’m really impressed by them. The Cookie Butter cookies pack a big caloric punch, hence why I’ve used them a few times for pre run fuel 🙂 Super delicious.
A new to me grain, Barley. I like that it only takes 10 minutes to cook. And I like the chewy texture of it! I have gladly been adding this to the repertoire of grains I eat. I also got some hemp seeds, which also have a nice little crunch and pack a bunch of good Omega fats and protein!
I can never leave Trader Joe’s without trying one of their many chocolate bars. This one is very interesting. There are literally pop rocks IN the chocolate and it has a spicy kick at the end. I gave a piece to the guy who sits behind me and popped the whole thing in his mouth since it’s so small, but regretted it soon after because the heat sneaks up on you. I’m a fan!
And last and actually least, is the Reduced Guilt Spinach and Cheese stuffed Shells. I had these at work and I over cooked them because some of the cheese was burnt but the shells seemed like they could have “cooked” a little longer. Maybe it’s because I don’t really do frozen meals, but I wasn’t impressed. Won’t be purchasing this again.