Al Roker Revealed His Favorite Foods from Trader Joe’s, and The List Includes One Item That Shoppers Are Obsessed With
Taking a trip to Trader Joe’s — or “TJ’s” as it is affectionately referred to by us regulars — is usually one of the more exciting errands to run throughout the course of a busy day. It’s for this very reason that it should come as no surprise that some of America’s favorite celebrities find joy in making trips to their local TJ’s as well. And one celeb in particular recently delivered a full list of Trader Joe’s items that you can always find in their pantry.
Earlier this month you may remember us rounding up a few frozen breakfast sandwiches that are almost better than homemade. Well, on that list is the Trader Joe’s Eggwich Breadless Breakfast Sandwich. And apparently, it’s not just a winner for us — Roker thinks it’s a hit, too.
“You know, one of my favorite things for breakfast is their Eggwich, which is really great,” he explains. “It’s like an Egg McMuffin, except instead of the McMuffin part are eggs in a little circular shape.”
Another favorite TJ’s item on his list? The chain’s Fully Cooked Pork Belly. And just like we like to use it as a good shortcut to help you recreate your favorite restaurant dishes at home, Roker’s on board with that as well.
“The Trader Joe’s pork belly is really good,” Roker says, adding that he uses the shop’s sauces and Soyaki to take it to the next level. “Sometimes as an entree, I’ll just get one for each of us and then heat it and slice it. I might put a little Trader Joe’s barbecue sauce on top or a teriyaki type of glaze that I’ll slap on after I’ve heated it and put it under the broiler — just to crisp it up a little bit.”
“Every week, I would get a couple of packages of the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, you know, snack-wise,” Roker said. I’m right there with you, Al; I’m right there with you.