12 Trader Joe's Items That Deserve More Attention

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We all love Trader Joe's—there's no question. Whether you love and constantly use your favorite items from the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning to their Sour Cream And Onion Puffs, there's something for everyone at Trader Joe's. With the large handful of delicious, unmatchable items at Trader Joe's, it's easy for customers to forget about certain items that may be less talked about.

1. Green Goddess Seasoning Blend

Could there really be a better seasoning than the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning? Though the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning will always remain a Trader Joe's favorite, the Green Goddess Seasoning Blend is definitely worth a try. With a bit of a lemon flavor and a fresh herb taste, the Green Goddess Seasoning Blend is paired very nicely with avocado toast.

2. Mac And Cheese Bites

The store's Mac And Cheese Bites are nothing short of heavenly. My favorite comfort food, this item is stuffed with seven different types of cheeses—cheddar, havarti, swiss, gouda, cream cheese, monterey jack, and pecorino romano.

3. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

This item is unquestionably my favorite. It combines two of my favorite things: creamy, soft peanut butter and crunchy, salty pretzels. Enjoy them as a snack with some kind of fruit for the best flavor combination.

4. Chocolate-Covered Banana Slices

Dessert is a must, no matter how full I am from dinner. I can say with certainty that I always have room for some of Trader Joe's chocolate-covered banana slices. You can't go wrong with banana and chocolate.

5. Vegan Kale, Cashew, And Basil Pesto

Nothing serves as a better pasta sauce than Trader Joe's Vegan Kale, Cashew, and Basil Pesto. The pesto is so fresh and tasty, making it the perfect addition to any savory meal or snack. Once you try it, you can't stop buying it!

6. Hash Brown Patties

If your breakfast does not include Trader Joe's Hash Brown Patties, you're missing out. Adding them to the side of any breakfast or even using them as a bread replacement for avocado toast is a game-changer.

7. 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers

While the name of this item is a turn-off for many people, Trader Joe's 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers are perfectly sweet and salty. Though I never thought I would say it, they are better than standard chips. Serve them with hummus for a satiating, delicious snack.

8. Fig Butter

Fig butter tastes exactly how you think it would taste. Spreading it over toast and crackers is one of my favorite, go-to snacks.

9. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These are by far the best-tasting dark chocolate peanut butter cups I have had. Can there be a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter?

10. Cookie Butter

With the same consistency as nut butter, cookie butter is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth. Similar to the taste of gingerbread, Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter is made with crushed biscuits.

11. Zucchini Spirals

Perfect to mix in with a pasta dinner, Trader Joe's zucchini spirals offer amazing texture and taste to your meals. When you're not in the mood for pasta or noodles, these zucchinis spirals are the way to go.

12. Jicama Wraps

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Though nothing will ever beat a soft, warm tortilla, Trader Joe's Jicama Wraps are a great alternative if you want something refreshing and crunchy.

Sophene Avedissian
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Sophene Avedissian is a freshman at Westridge School for Girls. She is the author of Stand Tall, a book that highlights women's rights issues, an editor for Polyphony Lit, and a Los Angeles Times High School Insider. During her free time, Sophene enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.