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Things I Buy Cheaper at Trader Joe’s

I often get asked about my pantry staples, and how to save money while stocking a clean kitchen. I shop at a variety of stores to get the best deals and the best quality products, so here are a handful of things I buy cheaper at Trader Joe’s!

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There are currently 465 locations of Trader Joe’s in the U.S. and there are only eight states with no Trader Joe’s locations, including: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

What is Trader Joe’s known for?

Trader Joe’s is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items and friendly staff.

What don’t I buy at Trader Joe’s?

I personally don’t usually buy meat and a ton of produce at Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe's Tulips


Trader Joe’s Finds

  • Nuts: sliced almonds, silvered almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, etc.
    • Sliced almonds ($3.99/8 oz bag)
    • Silvered almonds ($3.49/8 oz)
    • Hazelnuts (7.99/16 oz)
    • Macadamia nuts (7.99/16 oz)
    • Cashews ($7.99/16 oz))
  • Dried Fruit
    • Dried cranberries ($1.49/8 oz)
    • Dried mango ($2.99/6 oz)
    • Banana chips ($1.29/8 oz), dates)
  • Frozen Riced Cauliflower ($2.49/bag)
  • Canned Coconut Cream ($1.69)
  • Organic Ginger Turmeric Tea ($2.99/16 bag)
  • Kerrygold Butter ($2.99/8 oz)
  • Salsa Verde ($1.99/12 oz)
  • Coconut Oil ($5.49/16 oz)
  • Chocolate Chips ($1.99)/Large Pound Plus Baking Chocolate Bar
  • Saffron ($5.99/.02 oz)
  • Diced Green Chiles  ($89 cents)
  • Plantain Chips ($1.99/5.3 oz bag)
  • Pure Maple Syrup ($7.99/12 oz)
  • Coconut Flour ($2.99/26 oz)
  • Organic Powdered Sugar ($3.99/16 oz)
  • Coconut Sugar ($3.99/16 oz)
  • Organic Canned Beans ($0.99¢)
  • Raw Honey  ($5.99/16 oz)
  • Almond Butter or nut butters ($6.99/16 oz) – read labels always!
  • Organic Frozen Fruit
    • Strawberries ($2.69/16 oz bag)
    • Raspberries ($3.69/12 oz)
    • Peaches (3.49/16 oz)
    • Mango ($2.49/16 oz)
    • Blueberries ($3.99/12 oz)
    • Berry blend ($3.49/16 oz))

Updated to note (some new favorites):

  • FLOWERS! They are a great price.
    Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Marinara Sauce without any added sugar
  • Cauliflower Gnocchi (favorite prep method here)
  • Pellegrino Sparkling Water
  • Cheeses for Charcuterie
  • Crackers for Charcuterie
  • Deli meats for Charcuterie
  • Kombucha
  • Sweet Potato & Salmon Dog Treats
  • Gluten-Free Bread
  • Organic Broccoli Florets
  • 3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

What are your favorite products at Trader Joe’s? What would you add to this list?

17comments
March 3, 2017

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17 responses to “Things I Buy Cheaper at Trader Joe’s”

  1. Their entire nut butter aisle for sure! 😉 I love buying my nut butters at TJ’s!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ve recently become a fan of their frozen acai smoothie packets. I also found a bag of hemp hearts for a good price on my last visit. Their selection of frozen veggies is great (I love keeping the mushroom medley and Melodious Blend on hand for easy sides or mushroom toast). And they have great prices on canned coconut milk and cheeses (for those who eat dairy).

    I just wish their produce section didn’t have so much packaging!

  3. Mindalinda says:

    Kerrygold butter is even a bit cheaper than that at Aldi!

  4. sarah.a. says:

    the everything bagel seasoning is great. i put it on chicken cutlets with some mustard, bake and done. delish.

  5. Wow. Consider me seriously jealous of all you lucky ducks living in the US. Aside from the fact we can’t even get some of these items at all, those we can are noticably more expensive (i.e. that amount of coocnut sugar would be ~ 8.50 $ over here and don’t even ask about nut butters … ). If/when I (ever) get to the US Trader Joes will be seriously dangerous for me ;).

  6. Hannah says:

    The Everything seasoning is my new obsession on avocado toast!! It’s SO good!

  7. The curried chicken salad and nan wraps – 4 sandy’s under $7 a great on the go grab for an impromptu to picnic.

  8. I always get frozen cauliflower rice- it’s my favorite for easy dinners! I also love the parmesan sprinkles that they’ve had recently. Put those on everything!

  9. Sarah AJ says:

    I’m imagining several of those ingredients being perfect for those converting to the smoothie bowl craze at the moment.

    Coconut cream, maple syrup, nuts, frozen berries.

    Very tasty and healthy indeed.

  10. […] love picking up unusual items there and love seeing what others are buying. Here’s a list of 20 Things To Buy at TJ’s to save a little grocery […]

  11. Kristyn Miles says:

    Coconut aminos!

  12. Julia says:

    GF rolled oats, Organic Flaxseed Meal, gf instant Oatmeal packets, French Trader Jacques butter, organic heavy whipping cream, gf bagels, they have a great egg salad I get for a quick lunch idea, frozen shrimp

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