The 9 Best Things We Bought at Trader Joe’s in February
Ask us to name our favorite groceries at Trader Joe’s, and we’ll surely give you a different list every. single. time. Because there’s always a bunch of new groceries rolling out at Trader Joe’s — and that’s part of what makes shopping there so much fun. (Sadly, though, sometimes a few favorites get taken away). If we had to make a list for this month, and we do because that’s the point of this post, it would look a little like this.
Here’s a list of our favorite Trader Joe’s groceries that we bought this month. Some are new for the month, some are old classics — and all of them are worth adding to your own cart if you can find them.
1. Spinach Sour Cream Dip, $3.49 for 11 ounces
2. Buffalo Chicken Dip, $4.99 for 12 ounces
3. Mandarin Orange Chicken, $4.99 for 22 ounces
4. Kale Gnocchi, $2.69 for 12 ounces
Trader Joe’s launched this Kale Gnocchi in early January and we might have bought a bag every week since then. We are not kidding around when we say it’s better than the cult-favorite Cauliflower Gnocchi. Seriously. It gets super crispy and just has the slightest hint of kale flavor, which means even picky eaters will get on board.
5. Artichoke Hearts, $3.29 for 12 ounces
One of our writers turned us onto these when she told us they were one of the most underrated finds in the TJ’s freezer section. She’s right, too. They’re a pretty near match for the fresh stuff and require way less work. Our favorite way to eat them? As a snack, believe it or not! Just thaw them, pat them dry, and roast them in a very hot oven with olive oil and salt.
6. Hold The Cone Mini Ice Cream Cones, $3 for eight
7. Dark Chocolate Mini Heart Cookies, $3 for 10 ounces
We wish these special Valentine’s Day cookies were available all year round. They’re shortbread cookies covered with dark chocolate and nonpareils. ‘Nough said, right? Note to TJ’s: Just make these round and they work for the rest of the year.
8. Protein Patties, $4.49 for two
9. Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream, $4.99 for 3 ounces
Because this winter is doing some damage on our hands! Even though we wear gloves when we wash dishes, we still end up with our bare hands under the sink faucet a lot. Combine that water with the cold winter air and you’ve got some dry, cracking skin! This hand cream goes on thick but rubs in nicely without leaving any oily film behind. It reminds us of L’Occitane — only it’s way less expensive.
What are some of the best things you bought at Trader Joe’s this month? Tell us in the comments below!