Where did the month of June go? This Thursday it’s my birthday, which is always exciting but bittersweet since that means June is almost over! Before it was too late, I wanted to share some recent favorites this month from Trader Joe’s. If you missed March, April, or May favorites, you should revisit them! This month items are kitchen essentials I have discovered and love.
Pomegranate White Tea
This tea has become a part of my evening ritual. I love that the white tea is light and fragrant from the hibiscus and pomegranate flavors. It calms me down while I finish up blogging at night or reading my book. While I drink this hot usually, I would love to experiment with brewing it cold for daytime iced tea.
I am working my way through almost every Trader Joe’s salsa and I keep coming back to this one. It is my ideal dipping salsa for tortilla chips. It’s mostly smooth, but has some chunks for texture. Not too spicy, not too sweet – this chunky salsa is a staple in my fridge at all times. I also use it to top scrambled eggs, burrito bowls and tacos.
After months of walking past this Israeli Couscous in the pasta and grain section of the store, I finally purchased it for a Greek salad and was obsessed! You toast the teeny pearl shaped pasta before boiling it, which gives it a delicious layer of flavor. I am going to use this for summer salads and in soups in the fall.
Jumbo Raisin Medley
I became obsessed with golden raisins after eating the Starbucks oatmeal several times this year. Pairing this Trader Joe’s medley of raisins with slivered almonds, cinnamon, agave and oatmeal makes for a breakfast better than the Starbucks version!
Sesame Honey Cashews
Just like the salsas, I am working my way through Trader Joe’s nut selection. There are so many different kinds of flavored cashews, almonds, pecans, etc. These sesame honey cashews are just a little sweet, extra crunchy from the coating of sesame seeds and a perfect topping for salads.
I tried the Cabbage and Kale combo for salads one week and it was just a little too much texture for my already crunchy Asian Chicken salad. It may be good for a lighter coleslaw-type salad, though. Trader Joe’s cold brew coffee is still growing on me. I love the idea of buying the cold brew base and adding my own almond milk and sweetener, but the taste of their cold brew even with my additions is not my favorite. For the $10 that I pay for it, I would rather just make my own cold brew batch.
What items have you discovered at Trader Joe’s lately that I should try?
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