Trader Joe’s February Edition
Trader Joe’s released a new Fearless Flyer recently, and so off I went to go pick up some of the featured items as well as some other things that caught my attention.
I love trying all the new coconut items that Trader Joe’s keeps producing. This coconut creamer is super creamy and white, and it’s dairy free. On its own, you can taste the coconut flavor quite prominently. Once mixed with your coffee, it’s much more faint. I kind of wish it was a little stronger, but it’s still pretty enjoyable.
Chocolate Brooklyn Babka
I was searching for the Almond Danish featured in the FF, but they were out. However, this chocolate babka caught my eye. Look at the gorgeous swirls of chocolate. This pastry is extremely rich and chocolatey. I didn’t care for the artificial chocolate frosting on top, but otherwise, I enjoyed this. I also need to try making my own sometime…
I really like that TJ carries raw nuts. So far I’ve had the cashews and Brazil nuts. I like that they have a slight chewiness to their texture, which goes away when the nuts are roasted. I was really excited to try the raw pistachios. Unfortunately, I couldn’t taste the difference. These tasted just like unsalted roasted ones to me.
Organic Power of 7 Juice
The FF describes this as a blend of seven organic juices, with no added sugars. It contains pomegranate, tart cherry, black mulberry, red grape, carrot, cranberry and blueberry juices. I thought this would be a fresh, refrigerated juice, but this was actually in the bottled juices section on the shelves. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I was hoping for something healthier.
I had been intending on buying the kale sprouts, as TJ is one of the first stores I’ve seen offer them. But one tiny bag was nearly $4 and seemed a little expensive. Instead, I opted to buy some baby broccoli, one of my favorites. Unfortunately, these were a little on the tough side, compared to the baby broccoli I’ve had at restaurants or purchased from Specialty Produce.
Multi Colored Carrots
I’ve been in love with different colored carrots. These are a bit thicker than the ones I usually prefer from the farmer’s markets, but I haven’t had a chance to go to the farmer’s markets recently, so this worked for a quick fix. I especially like the purple carrots, which have a yellow center. I don’t know why, but I just enjoy eating the purple and yellow ones over the regular orange ones.
So that was it from my recent shopping trip. Let me know if I missed anything that I need to go back for!