I have a love affair with Trader Joe’s.
We have only had one here in Louisville for about a year now, and I honestly don’t know what I did before it came to town. Maybe saved more money?? ;)
I love Whole Foods too, but Trader Joe’s is much more economical (meaning: cheaper!!). Plus, I’m always finding a new treat to try out.
Since my diet has had to change, I was getting a bit down and out about all the foods I couldn’t have. I was not in a good mood the other day when I went into Trader Joe’s. This is unusual for me, because I love grocery shopping.
While in there, I got my usuals and then I found a goldmine! 3 new to me products that I could actually have!!
You all know that I love Trader Joe’s frozen garlic cubes right?? Well, they have soybean oil in them, so I haven’t been able to use it.
That is when I spotted this jar:
Crushed garlic with no soybean oil or preservatives. No more chopping garlic cloves for this girl!
I’m a dental hygienist and I have an irrational fear of going to work with my fingers smelling like garlic.
Right below the garlic was the frozen foods. That is when I spotted these guys:
Frozen chopped leeks! I can’t have onion or celery right now, and leek is a great sub in soups and anything that calls for onion. Leeks can be a bit of a challenge to chop when you are in a hurry since they are full of sand.
During the week, these are going to be awesome to speed up my cooking time.
My third and maybe favorite find was this pumpkin butter!
Holy yum!! I think I have already eaten half of the jar. I’m addicted.
Have you all found any new products lately?
Do you get excited over new foodie finds?
What are your favorite things at Trader Joe’s?