Julian Montijo

Julian Montijo is a law student and writer from San Diego, CA. He is the blogger behind Can’t Afford This Meal who spends an inordinate amount of time at Trader Joe’s.
It’s Back: The Trader Joe’s Find That Will Make Everything You Eat Taste Like Thanksgiving
Get some before it sells out!
Oct 14, 2021
I Tried Every Cereal at Trader Joe’s — These Are the Ones I’ll Be Buying Again
Trader Joe’s now carries more than 30 types of cereals, granolas, oats, and clusters — and I made it my mission to try them all.
Aug 21, 2021
We Tried 30 Different Frozen Dinners at Trader Joe’s. These Were Our 5 Favorites.
Is your favorite on the list?
Aug 7, 2021
This Frozen Breakfast Item from Trader Joe’s Tastes Just Like My Favorite Drive-Thru Breakfast Treat
"At just $1.99 for a pack of 10, I always have these in my freezer."
May 6, 2021
We Asked Trader Joe’s Employees for Their Least Favorite Freezer Finds — Here’s What They Said (and What You Should Get Instead)
Stumbling upon a less favorable Trader Joe's item happens only once in a blue moon.
Apr 29, 2021
The 10 Things You Should Never Do at Costco, According to Store Employees
Whatever you do, don't do #6.
Apr 15, 2021
We Tried Every Single Bag of Frozen Pasta at Trader Joe’s — These Are the 5 You Shouldn’t Miss Out On
Do you think the Cacio e Pepe made the cut?
Mar 23, 2021
Is the Trader Joe’s Sample Station Ever Coming Back? Here’s Everything We Know Right Now.
We got word from the company, directly.
Oct 1, 2020
I Tried Every Frozen Pizza at Trader Joe’s — These Are the Very Best Ones
Our top winner tastes like something straight out of a gourmet pizza shop.
Sep 11, 2020
The 5 Best New Frozen Groceries at Trader Joe’s
This list includes not one but TWO new frozen desserts.
Aug 12, 2020
8 Smart Ways to Use Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend
This seasoning blend has gotten a lot of love from TJ's fans — for good reason!
Jul 12, 2020
These Are the Best 4th of July Groceries to Pick Up at Trader Joe’s
According to the self-professed Trader Joe's Sample King!
Jul 1, 2020