Trader Joe's is the mecca of cheap, good food that is easy to prepare and super yummy. Not to mention the whole aisle full of cheap, delicious wine. "Cheap and delicious" seems to be the theme of Trader Joe's. It would be the most perfect place in the world if their parking lots weren't always legendarily terrible.
But their chocolate coconut almonds make up for it. So does that frozen orange chicken. And that truffle-infused cheese. Ooh, also, everything bagel seasoning goes on pretty much anything you can think of. And cookie butter. How could I forget about the cookie butter? Trader Joe's is great for the grocery shopper who likes to eat good food and to not spend a lot of money on it. And people who consistently shop at Trader Joe's have come up with some pretty great hacks using the interesting things you can buy there. You might want to get yourself a snack because this list is going to make you hungry.
Sorry to hit you with this cookie butter GIF right off the bat.
A pro tip: add a dash of Trader Joe's Umami Seasoning to Kraft Mac n Cheese. https://t.co/fnkE8qnHtU— Katie (@Katie)1550291175.0
Pita Chips and Cookie Butter
God bless trader joes and this combination http://t.co/VqA3hcY2F9— marissa (@marissa)1396926665.0
Mango and Prosciutto
Trader Joes tip du jour: precut mango spears. wrap in prosciutto. raw or grilled. breakfast, lunch dinner. a school lunch box staple.— JFay (@JFay)1237763219.0
Everything Bagel Seasoning
PRO TIP: put Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning on your avocado toast. It’s LIFE CHANGING— Aus Hol (@Aus Hol)1526518309.0
Hot breakfast tip
HOT BREAKFAST TIP If you put cream cheese and Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning on toast, it tastes… https://t.co/PXHb5RI1B0— Patricia Wallinga, Quarter-DEATH Crisis Haver 👻 (@Patricia Wallinga, Quarter-DEATH Crisis Haver 👻)1544022878.0
Chips and dip
Omg sweet potato chips and caramelized onion dip from Trader Joes is the best combo I've ever had— Michelle Lee Addams ✨ (@Michelle Lee Addams ✨)1435341962.0
Sweet potato gnocchi
Weird thing but potential life hack for my celiacs/gluten frees.. The sweet potato gnocchi from Trader Joe’s taste… https://t.co/rwt2c12uFk— emo bimbo (@emo bimbo)1531454442.0
Souped-up soupThis sounds delicious! I never think to combine two different Trader Joe's dishes, but so many of them go perfectly together!
Lazy dip tip: go to trader joe's get their jalapeño artichoke dip, monterey jack or whatever cheese you want, lump… https://t.co/iyk6mnUUJM— Liz F. (@Liz F.)1542340093.0
Burger and fries
Food hack: get Trader Joe's pickle popcorn, veggie chips and ketchup. Tastes JUST LIKE McDonald's burger and fries.— Chris Ciaccia (@Chris Ciaccia)1498182400.0
Freezer cherriesThis sounds like something right out of my brain. Chocolate, cherries, coldness... Sounds perfect.
Cookie butter grahams
vegan hack: trader joe's cookie butter on graham crackers.— juuj🪐 (@juuj🪐)1488596689.0
Trader Joe's food hack: Frozen roasted potatoes w/ roasted peppers & onions + bacon cheddar ranch dip + bacon = bomb potato salad— Joe BOOvies (@Joe BOOvies)1372966527.0
Chocolate, cheese, and wine
Pro tip: Trader Joe's chocolate cheddar cheese pairs very well with Ste. Genevieve Pinot Grigio.— Jenni Simmons (@Jenni Simmons)1382918526.0
Pro tip for your 2018: Trader Joe’s lets you sample anything you want if you ask, & they’re usually stoked to do it… https://t.co/xlMijSyNtw— Kaybergz (@Kaybergz)1514953622.0
Tea tree oil and vitamin E
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: If you ever have a bad breakout or a pimple that won’t go away, use Tea Tree oil and… https://t.co/X9XwaGSF2Y— Cyd Peach (@Cyd Peach)1538579555.0
Pizza tip: Trader Joe's cheese pizzas make a great base. Customize at will. https://t.co/4Sk83UVWdS— Sam Larson (@Sam Larson)1501730466.0
Almonds and cookie butter
trader joes SNACK HACK honey sesame almonds dipped in cookie butter u are so very welcome— GabSaige (@GabSaige)1459741203.0
Amazing #grilledcheese tip: use Trader Joe's 'English cheddar with caramelized onions'. cc: @TraderJoesList @CookingwithTJ— Michael Kauffman (@Michael Kauffman)1356894985.0
PRO TIP: Trader Joe's sells fig jelly. Get some. Put it on non-crappy bread. put some prosciutto and spinach on that b***h. PARTAKE.— ernestwilkins🏁 (@ernestwilkins🏁)1335287055.0
Big samplesThis is such a smart hack that I have never thought of before. This is as good a reason as any to shop in the middle of the night.
Coconut oilIn case you missed the news, you can use coconut oil for anything. And I mean it. Food, skincare...anything.
Lavender soapApparently, Trader Joe's doesn't just have great food, but they also have great soap. Lavender is a lovely scent.
Rice and beans
hey everyone, need an affordable, delicious meal on a budget? try the trader joe's chimichurri rice mixed with thei… https://t.co/5CMieGFBrd— Zach (@Zach)1520181937.0
Pro tip: Trader Joe’s capellini + Trader Joe’s vodka sauce + plain chicken = 🔥— Dominick Summa (@Dominick Summa)1551670077.0
holiday pro tip: Trader Joe’s Christmas paper bags work as great wrapping paper— drew (@drew)1545167047.0
Cream cheese and crisps
My FIT friends got me addicted to putting cream cheese on trader joes raisin rosemary crisps. Best combo in the world honestly— Lexi Coleman (@Lexi Coleman)1533830145.0
Masala burgers and chutney
Tip: Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers with some green chutney are 🔥— Daman Rangoola (@Daman Rangoola)1550296764.0