24 products to buy at Trader Joe's - and 7 you should avoid at all costs
Trader Joe's is one of the most popular grocery store chains in the United States, making more than $13 billion in 2017.
That's even more impressive when you consider Trader Joe's doesn't have sales, a loyalty program, or even an online store.
But customers swear by the chain's products, from cheese to tequila to its famous 19-cent bananas.
Not everything at Trader Joe's is a good buy, however. We consulted food blogs and online reviews to find the Trader Joe's products that are best and worst for shoppers.
With that in mind, here are 24 products to buy at Trader Joes, and seven more you should skip every time.
Buy: Name-brand spirits
Buy: Organic avocados
Buy: Goat Milk Brie
Buy: Unexpected Cheddar Cheese
Buy: Stilton blue cheese
Buy: Seasonal produce
Buy: Greeting cards
Buy: Coconut oil
Buy: Potted plants
Buy: Organic cacao powder
Buy: Dark chocolate peanut butter cups
Buy: Triple Ginger Snaps
Buy: Mandarin orange chicken
Skip: Shepherd's pie
Buy: Organic blue corn tortilla chips
Buy: Everything but the Bagel seasoning blend
Skip: Premade sandwiches
Buy: Soy chorizo
Buy: Lemon verbena French soap
Skip: Prepared salads
Buy: Cheese tortellini
Buy: These Peanuts Go on a Date bars
Skip: Fresh meat
Buy: Spinach and artichoke dip