The 17 Most Garlicky Groceries at Trader Joe’s

updated Jan 25, 2021
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If we were to poll our readers for their most-used ingredient in the kitchen, our guess is that garlic would land pretty high up on the list. And if we were to ask those same readers what their favorite grocery store is, Trader Joe’s would probably take the cake. Put those two things together and this master list of garlicky items at Trader Joe’s is born.

Here are 17 of the best garlic-based or garlic-flavored groceries we could find on the shelves at Trader Joe’s. If there’s one thing they get, it’s garlic.

1. Colossal Garlic, $0.49 per bulb

Where would this list be without ACTUAL bulbs of garlic? If you’re not stopping here for at least one bulb a trip, are you even a garlic-lover?

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2. Roasted Garlic Hummus, $1.99 for 8 ounces

The dips at Trader Joe’s are unmatched. Among the fan favorites? This tub of roasted garlic hummus, which, as they say, is “perfect on crackers, veggies, sandwiches, and wraps.”

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3. Garlic Spread-Dip, $2.99 for 8 ounces

You’ll find this Garlic Spread-Dip right next to the Roasted Garlic Hummus. Inspired by toum, it’s made with garlic, lemon juice, and oil. TJ’s recommends pairing it with pita or fries, or even using it as a pasta sauce.

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4. Chile & Garlic Cashews, $3.99 for 8 ounces

You will never find a better deal on nuts than you can find at Trader Joe’s. We love these Chile & Garlic dusted cashews for both their flavor and price.

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5. Cuban Style Citrusy Garlic Seasoning Blend, $1.99 for 2.25 ounces

Here’s a newbie that (we’ll admit!) we haven’t tried yet. According to the TJ’s seasoning crew, this Cuban-inspired blend is “tangy, garlicky, and downright delicious.” It’s already got a loyal fan base, hence its spot on the list.

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6. Garlic Salt with Grinder, $1.99 for 2.46 ounces

For those who use garlic as frequently as they use salt, try this garlic salt grinder! It’s filled with roasted garlic, sea salt, dried onion, and parsley.

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7. Garlic Powder, $1.99 for 2.6 ounces

This particular version of this spice-shelf go-to won our garlic powder taste test. Out of every brand we tried, Trader Joe’s was the best-tasting (and most-garlicky).

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8. Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce, $2.49 for 9 ounces

If you’re unsure of what to spread this Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce on, try anything. Apparently it “improves everything it touches.”

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9. Garlic Naan, $1.99 for 2

You caught us … Garlic Naan is not pictured above because there wasn’t any Garlic Naan left in the freezer case! If that’s not a testament to how delicious this frozen staple is, we don’t know what is.

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10. Organic Garlic Naan Cracker, $2.99 for 10 ounces

For those who prefer their garlic naan in cracker form, TJ’s has just the box for you.

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11. Plantain Croutons, $1.99 for 5 ounces

Here’s another new-to-shelves product — and while it doesn’t have garlic in its name, it’s a prominent ingredient! We recommend trying these garlic-salted plantain squares on salad or soup.

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12. Garlic and Onion Pistachios, $6.99 for 13 ounces

These pungent pistachios pack the punch of both garlic and onion! Are they the perfect snack? We think so.

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13. Minced Garlic, $1.99 for 8 ounces

We know plenty of people who are on the fence about pre-minced, jarred garlic. But honestly, it’s nice to have a jar on hand to use in a pinch. Plus, with a scoop of this stuff, your fingers will never smell like garlic again.

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14. Everything Pretzel Slims, $2.29 for 8 ounces

Trader Joe’s has pretty much put Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on everything, including these garlic, poppy seed, sesame seed, onion, and caraway dusted pretzel slims.

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15. Peppercorn Garlic Boneless Pork Tenderloin, $5.99 per pound

In the meat aisle you’ll find this pre-marinated pork tenderloin that’s heavy on the garlic. (Just the way we like it.)

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16. Dorot Gardens Crushed Garlic Cubers, $2.29 for 20 cubes

Kitchn editors swear by these frozen cubes of garlic. They’re at lots of mainstream supermarkets and also at TJ’s! For reference, 1 cube = 1 clove.

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17. Everything But the Bagel Seasoned Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips, $2.49 for 7 ounces

Trader Joe’s latest addition to the chip aisle might not have “garlic” in its name, but you’ll get a good ol’ whiff when you open the bag. Make sure to have a glass of water nearby.

Did your favorite garlicky grocery make the list? Tell us in the comments below!