After moving to Portland, I had a hard time adjusting to the lack of Walmarts-on-every-corner.
Instead, there's a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's on every corner (at least where we live). We tried Fred Meyer, but lordy that place is pricey... and under construction.
1. Pomegranate and Blueberry Cereal - this stuff is AMAZING. If you don't know, I can't eat mushy foods. Call me picky, I'll take it. But I don't do mushy. Mashed Potatoes, Yogurt, Pudding, gag me. Can't do it. So one thing I HATE is when your cereal gets soggy.
This cereal never gets soggy/mushy. The blueberries are real. The clusters add a touch of sweet. I can't get enough of this cereal!
2. Hummus Salad Dressing - I found this little gem when I was at my mom's house in July. Which also means it's GLUTEN FREE. So unique - I've never seen anything like this anywhere else!
3. Trader Joe's Black Beans - Boyfriend and I eat black beans with everything. The Trader Joe's brand black beans are supepr firm (NOT MUSHY). The best part is they don't come in that thick-gunky-black-bean-residue stuff, which means you don't have to rinse them first! Lovelove!
4. Carne Asada - THIS IS SO YUM YUM! It took 25-ish minutes to cook. Threw it on some corn tortillas with chopped onion and cilantro. Added some lime and INSTANT YUM YUM! This is a keeper and well worth the $7-$8.
I could go on and on about the little gems we get from TJs (don't even get me STARTED on the Rosemary cheese!) - but these are some of the hidden hotties that I'm unable to find at other stores. Lovelovelove!
Anyone have any other Trader Joe's hot items?!