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7 Not-to-Be-Missed Trader Joe’s Groceries That Just Hit Stores, According to a Former Employee


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Trader Joe’s has rolled out a bunch of new items that have perked up my shopping cart. Be on the lookout for some of these on your next trip. 

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PBC Bars, $3.29

If you love TJ’s ABC Bars (which stand for Almond Butter & Chocolate), grab these chewy peanut butter cookie-inspired bars that are coated in chocolate. 

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Dorothy’s Garden Secrets, $7.99

This soft-ripened flower-shaped cheese is similar to a Brie in both texture and taste. It’ll convert any French-cheese lover. 

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Sfogliatella Pastry, $4.49

Filled with a rich ricotta punctuated with candied orange peel, these crackly pastries are just begging to be dipped in your next cappuccino. 

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Avocado Mash, $3.49

I file this product under a category I call “nice to have.” If you’re cursed with over ripened avocados, this will make your life easier. 

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Ube Pretzels, $3.49

The ube train continues onwards at TJ’.The yogurt-y coating fills in each little salty nook and cranny of these mini pretzels.

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Gluten-Free Battered Plant-Based Fish Fillets, $4.49

These are scary good, with a flaky, briny interior (of king oyster mushrooms and jackfruit) and a crisp batter.

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Garlicky Pasta, $4.29 

Inspired by umami-packed San Francisco-style Vietnamese-American noodles, the empty spot in the freezer aisle confirmed their popularity.

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