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Happy Chocolate Cupcake Day!

18 Oct

Celebrating chocolate cupcakes around the world

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Happy National Cheesecake Day!

30 Jul

Celebration suggestion: Buy Trader Joe’s New York-Style Cheesecake. Grab three forks and a couple of friends, and dig in.

Ed. note: I learned this through years of experience. It was hard, but I managed somehow. All for your benefit, dear readers.

You’re welcome.

A little cheesecake is the right thing to do

Over-the-top, creamy sweet goodness

It’s always time for chocolate

17 Apr

WhenItComesToChocolate

Brought to you by Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints.

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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A snack for all seasons: Roasted Plantain Chips

12 Oct

I bought a package of Trader Joe’s Roasted Plantain Chips as part of my travel snack kit for a trip a couple of months ago. I was trying to pick healthier items. I rationalized the health benefits as:

Plantain = fruit

Baked = not fried

Chips = CHIPS!!

(Two out of three isn’t bad.)

Roasted Plantain Chips from Trader Joe’s

Unfortunately, though, the little bag didn’t fit in my suitcase, so it sat in my kitchen, unopened. Until this week.

I hesitated trying the chips for so long because I was afraid that they might be a little sugary. They might hold a hint of sweetness, and I’m a salt fiend.

I finally decided to open them, and to my salt-loving surprise, they are delicious! Almost too much so. No hint of sugar. The small bag can be easily snarfed in a sitting, so the chips do require a modicum of restraint.

And here they are, this week’s Friday recommendation.

We have Trader Joe’s to thank for that. Thanks, TJ’s

And thank you for reading and following Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

What’s your favorite snack at TJ’s? Have you tried Roasted Plantain Chips? If so, what did you think?

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Dark chocolate espresso beans: Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!

21 Sep

These might be the best. office. treats. ever. (At least, according to the enthusiasm of my coworkers.)

They liked these so much on Monday, that I’m bringing more to end the week. It’s a surprise. A sugary, stimulating slice of heaven.

Dark chocolate covered espresso beans by Trader Joe’s

These are certifiably D-licious: large espresso beans covered with thick, dark chocolate.

A treat so good, it’s like getting your allowance twice in one week; scoring a front row seat at a Broadway show; finding out that the treasure map on the back of the cereal box is real.

Reward yourself and anyone you like with a box of D. chocolate E. beans. You deserve it.

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

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Box of candy-coated licorice

5 Sep

A rectangular box. Festive ’50’s-style design. Small bits of sugary goodness inside. All signs point to finding this item at the movie theater concession stand. It’s cute and tasty – what more does one want or need in a candy?!

Ready for the movie to start: Candy-coated licorice

The coating is a little thick, but it’s not too sweet. And the candy contains a potent shot of licorice.

Stop by and pick one up on your way to the movies.

Bonus: This would make a good shaker for an impromptu jam session.

Thanks, TJ’s.

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Summer: Savor the flavor. Caribbean Fruit Floes

31 Aug

I first tried and loved Trader Joe’s Coconut Fruit Floes, giving them a “4-wow” rating. But there are several members of the Fruit Floe family. Judging by the way Caribbean sang for me, it’s a clan with a lot of talent.

Caribbean Fruit Floes

As those of you in the U.S. begin your Labor Day weekend, and for anyone in a country sinking into autumn soon, I would highly encourage you to check out these yummy Popsicles. Although the presence of several tropical fruits are identifiable, strawberry takes center stage.

Have a safe and delicious weekend!
Thanks, TJ’s

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