Trader Joe’s Fall Haul

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I might be obsessed but I’m estatic that a Trader Joe’s opened up closer to our home!  Today I’m sharing some of our Trader Joe’s Fall Haul.

We have our favorites and seasonal (Fall) items we decided to try out.  Here’s just some of what we got…

Our Trader Joe's Fall Haul

Fruit Bars

These babies are just fruit and NOTHING else! Love them! They also have an Apple Coconut bar…that one is NOT a favorite of our family.

Trader Joe's Fruit Bar

Candied Ginger

My kids LOVE the candied ginger! They are sweet and spicy!  We use these for a candy treat, upset stomach, or for holiday baking.  Oh and they are SUCH a great deal per oz compared to your regular supermarket!

Trader Joe's Candied Ginger

 

Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea

Mmmmm….pumpkin!  I’m not a huge tea drinker but I enjoy this seasonal tea (and I’m a sucker for a cute tin).

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea

 

 

Crushed Garlic

I just discovered this little gem and I’m happy with how it flavors our food.  I cook a lot with garlic and I have a nifty little Pampered Chef press for fresh garlic, but this makes cooking with garlic SO much more convenient.  The 2 ingredients in the crushed garlic are Citric Acid and Crushed Garlic.  I love simplicity of ingredients.

Trader Joe's Crushed Garlic

 

Cinnamon Graham Crackers

We’ve been getting this little crackers for a while.  They are totally old-fashioned and yummy!!  One day, I’ll be supermom and make homemade graham crackers.  Until then, these will more than suffice.

Trader Joe's Cinnamon Grahams

 

Green Fin – Cocobon – Benefactor Cellars – Dark Horse

I’m not a connoisseur of wines but here is my take on these 4 wines all in the “cheap wine” price range.

Green Fin – This Cabernet Sauvignon is an okay wine.  Nothing to go crazy about but it is suitable in my opinion. I’d buy it again especially since it’s only $5!

Cocobon – I bought their Red Blend and I LOVED it!  Loved it!  I HIGHLY recommend it and I’ll buy this one regularly, (it was only $7)!

Benefactor Cellars – I’m not a wine expert but I know a terrible wine when I drink one.  Benefactor Cellars ~ Cabernet Sauvingnon is a TERRIBLE wine!  Terrible!  I never throw wine away…but I don’t even think this one is suitable for cooking.  I should have noticed there was a screw cap which is pretty much a sure sign that a wine is less than par.  Listen to the skeleton pirate below!

Cheap Wine at Trader Joe's

 

Dark Horse – Uh -yeah this was a big winner!  $8 and relatively smooth!  I’d still choose Cocobon over this one but this was a close 2nd place.

Trader Joes Dark Horse Wine

 

Ginger Cats Cookies for People

Again…we got ginger thing going on here. These are a nice treat for my little people.

 

Ginger Cats Cookies Trader Joe's

 

Macaroni & Cheese

I debated about including this macaroni and cheese.  Seriously. it’s mac n cheese and not a complicated food.  To justify this inclusion, I must tell you that my kids eat mac & cheese about once a week.  They don’t care for the Annie’s brand which has better ingredients (though more clumpy to make) than Kraft. But they liked Trader Joe’s macaroni and cheese and it’s only $1.  Win!

Trader Joe's Macaroni & Cheese

Pumpkin Cereal Bars

This were just okay.  A little too sweet for our tastes honestly but good flavor in-spite of that.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bars

Dark Chocolate Coconut Caramel

Yum!!!  Have gotten this for a while now.  Very good chocolate with crunchy coconut in there!

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate

Pita Crisps with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

These are REALLY good but our dipping choices are pretty limited right now.  I think they’d be great with some sort of cheese ball…but my creativity is lacking to pair them with something deserving.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cranberry Pita Crisps

Goddess Dressing

Ever tried to find a salad dressing without sugar?  It’s tough but I’m happy to report the Goddess Sauce doesn’t have sugar.  I’m not 100% sold on it yet, it’s pretty tart.Trader Joe's Goddess Dressing

Popping Corn

Love non-GMO popcorn.  Win!
Trader Joe's Organic Popcorn

Fluoride Free Toothpaste

We generally avoid fluoride.  This toothpaste is less than $3!  Yippee!!Fluoride Free Trader Joe's Toothpaste

Halloween Joe Joe’s

FYI – these are NOT Oreos. But for a store-bought Oreo substitute these fit the bill wonderfully!

Halloween Joe Joe's

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These have been a favorite of ours for a while, creamy peanut butter…mmmmm.Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Onion Bagels

Now if you compare these to fresh from the bakery bagels, you’ll be sorely disappointed.  But compared to other shelf stable bagels, they’re pretty good.
Trader Joe's Onion Bagel

 

So these are just a few of the things we’ve been buying.

And of course, Trader Joe’s doesn’t know me nor have they ever heard of me.  I’m just sharing what works and doesn’t work for us from Trader Joe’s.  How about you all?  What are some of your favorites from Trader Joe’s that I missed out on?

 

 

 

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