I love when my friend's send me a new recipe or insisting on getting a copy of tasty dish someone served. But sometimes it's nice to know what their new favorite is at Trader Joe's...or anywhere, really.
Trader Joe's is a three minute drive from our house and a 15 minute walk. I hate to admit this but I'm there at least once a week and it seems the last month or so I'm finding myself there two or three times a week. I'm just waiting for someone to call me by name or offer me a job. What makes it even easier is that the kids are so good there...free samples, finding TJ the Tiger (your local Trader probably has another animal), and free stickers.
I thought I'd share some of our latest hits and misses that we've found.
Arancini Bites - GROSS! A rice ball with a doll-up of fontina cheese in the center. The kids wouldn't eat them and while I do have my opinions on my favorite foods, I'll eat just about anything. Even I spit them out.
Raspberry Lemonade Sparkling Water - This is my go to drink when I want something sweet without the calories or sodium. I love the brand La Croix, and it's still my favorite. You may think that they are all the same and I know some people just aren't fans, but these were just ok.
Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus - very tasty, not too spicy but great for snacking.
Falafel - In the frozen section and great for a last minute dinner or even lunch. I like to always have pita and hummus on hand and this is something I can easily now add to make it a meal. Lauren wouldn't try it, so maybe not for the kids.
Revelation Chardonnay - This is the piece de resistance. Normally $6.99, but it's being featured for $4.99. It's really light and not oakey because it's a french chardonnay vs. California. Even if you don't like Chardonnay give this a try, I wasn't a fan before this either.
If you are as obsessed with Trader Joe's as I am, have you found any new favorites lately?
Or what is always in your cart?
A Crawford standby -- Edamame Hummus. It's always in our fridge, the kids love it too!