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July Trader Joe’s Favorites

July 21, 2017

It’s back! For the last several weeks, my posts have been focused around our Van Life trip.  While I love writing about my travels, it’s fun to get back to the basics. Today, I am sharing my July Trader Joe’s Favorites.  As always, here are a few of my favorite finds. Some of these are new products and others are pantry staples.

Chunky spicy guacamole

I buy everything Trader Joe’s samples each week. Last week, they were sampling this delicious spicy guacamole and I scooped it up. Then, I planned an entire fiesta night around it. It’s got a great consistency and a little kick of spice to make things interesting.

Roasted cocoa nibs

These are the perfect addition of crunch to smoothie bowls, ice cream, and cookie dough.  Did you see the recipe I posted for this edible cookie dough? Buy these and thank me later.

Truffle marcona almonds

Colton is obsessed with these almonds. If you haven’t had a macron almond, you are missing out. They are a little thicker and sweeter than regular almonds and are the perfect midday snack.

Mint-a-breath bones

As much as I love puppy kisses, they aren’t always the freshest.  These mint dog treats really help fight bad breath and clean their teeth. Not to mention, they love these little treats. They are much cheaper than Greenies and do the same thing. My dogs love them and beg (and jump) when I unwrap them.

Blueberry and acai facial scrub

I try to share a mix of food and fun products with you, so here is one of my newest obsessions.  First, the smell of this facial scrub is wonderful. Think fruit smoothie and a spa. Second, the consistency is soft, but still scrubs dead skin.  It leaves my skin feeling smooth and smelling great, so it’s a win win. One of my favorite things about beauty products from Trader Joe’s is that they do not test on animals. Check it out.

What do you want to try? Let me know if you try any of these July Trader Joe’s favorites.  Leave me a comment below. 

80 Comments

  • Reply Tanvi Rastogi July 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I have not been to Trader Joes in ages. Your post has spiked my interest. That guac looks so good.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      It’s one of my new favorite food items.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As July 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I’ll have to look into those dog mints. I haven’t been to a TJ in forever.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Yes! They are fantastic.

  • Reply Erik Clausen July 21, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Um, where tha peanut butter pretzels at??

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      next month. 😉

  • Reply Emily July 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I have never been to Trader Joe’s, but I have always heard great things. The facial scrub sounds really cool.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      It’s wonderful! It smells good and works great.

  • Reply Andrea July 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I love Trader Joe’s – i usually go there once or twice a month 🙂

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Yeah. I am a once a week girl. It’s kind of an obsession.

  • Reply Beth Kondrick July 21, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I love Trader Joes. I don’t go enough because there isn’t one super close to me, but I need to get over there. The cocoa nibs alone seem worth the trip to me!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      They really are. Hopefully you will get one closer.

  • Reply Kimberly Airhart July 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I love trader joes! Your pups are so cute!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      awh. Thank you so much. I <3 them.

  • Reply Charlotte July 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I love love love any company that doesn’t test on animals <3 And Trader Joe's is always one of my favorites… I'm actually going to probably head there this weekend, because Buster ran out of his Cosequin pills (they are the cheapest there by far, and have helped him so much with joint pain). I will definitely look for this guac and cocoa nibs–I want to make edible cookie dough!

    Welcome back from your trip and can't wait to hear more about your travels! XOXO

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Me too! I get Chuck’s joint pills there too. 🙂

  • Reply Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor July 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I love Trader Joe’s! I go there at least once a week. I will definitely have to get some of the spicy guacamole the next time I’m there.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Me too! I am always there. Hope you grabbed some and love it.

  • Reply Divya July 21, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’ve tried that guac and I love it!! I like your haul. I wish we lived closer to a TJs!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      It’s so good, right?

  • Reply Ashley July 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Haha after each one of these items I thought, ” ooh I want to try THAT!” I like everything! Off to Trader Joe’s!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      They are all so good. Trader Joe’s is simply the best.

  • Reply Kimberly July 21, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I’m still so bummed that we don’t have a trader joe’s any where near us. GAH. Those finds are so wonderful. I need that guacamole in my life.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Hopefully that changes for you. 🙂

  • Reply Brittany July 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Roasted cocoa nibs!?!?! Um….YUM!!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Yeah. My thoughts exactly!

  • Reply Sheryl July 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I always love when you do these posts. I need to try those almonds and cocoa nibs!! Hope it’s a great weekend.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you so much!! I love doing them.

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries July 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I love snacking on almonds, but I’ve never seen or heard of those! Definitely need to check them out – I’m lucky I can walk to my Trader Joe’s!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      They are so good. I am almost close enough to walk. 🙂

  • Reply Meredith ~ The Papery Craftery July 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Our closest Trader Joe’s is about a half hour away, but I’m going to have to make a special trip just for that guac! Yummmmmm!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      It’s worth the trip for sure. I would drive over an hour for it if I needed to.

  • Reply San July 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    That guacamole is so good!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Gah! Isn’t it?

  • Reply Kristine July 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Oh great list! I love the spicy guacamole. I want to get some of those almonds next time I’m there!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      They have rosemary ones too. 🙂

  • Reply April Kitchens July 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I was just in trader joes and I guess I looked over this face scrub! I’ll have to try it out the next time I’m in there.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      They have it right when you walk in to mine. haha.

  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen July 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I wish we had a Trader Joe’s. Would really like to try that guacamole and those almonds. Both sound really tasty!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      They are so good!

  • Reply Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome.com July 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I haven’t been to Trader Joes in ages! I have to do my grocery shopping tomorrow – you’ve inspired me to head there 🙂 I’ll definitely check out the guac, it looks delicious!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Yay! I hope you loved it.

  • Reply Logan July 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    That facial scrub sounds amazing! I love TJs! I wish we had one close to us!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      I wish you did too. So good.

  • Reply Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. July 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    These all look yummy! (Except the milk bones 🙂). I’ve never been to Trader Joe’s before since the closest one to us is an hour away.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      haha. You should make a monthly trip. It’s so worth it.

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace July 21, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Their guacamole is so good! Your pups look like happy campers!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      They are super happy campers.

  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go July 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I love Trader Joes and I do love thier bath products, although tthis scrub is new to me! I have not had to cocao dibs or marcona almonds I will look for them this week!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Try them for sure! I hope you love it all.

  • Reply Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy July 22, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I clearly need to get myself to a Trader Joes.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      You absolutely do!

  • Reply Whitney July 23, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I didn’t realize that they had dog stuff!! I’m sure my dogs would love these!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      They have a ton of dog stuff! They love them all.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 24, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I don’t believe I’ve been to a Trader Joe’s – I love that they don’t test on animals. That facial scrub sounds great.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Me too. It’s awesome!

  • Reply The Southern Thing July 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I love shopping at Trader Joe’s! I’ll have to try those cocoa nibs!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      me too! It’s my favorite.

  • Reply Lois Alter Mark July 24, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    We love Trader Joe’s and pretty much buy everything there. My husband is all over that guacamole. Now I definitely want to try those cocoa nibs. They look delicious!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Me too. I have never found anything I don’t like.

  • Reply Cassie July 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    My partner gets sick of hearing how much I love Trader Joe’s – we live in Australia and everytime we visit the states I just have to hit up TJs!! I wish we lived over there because there is nothing equivalent here!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Yes! I would stock up every time too. 🙂

  • Reply 65citygirl July 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I wish there was a Trader Joe’s here in Singapore. I could do with some of that spicy guac dip!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      It’s so good!

  • Reply michenn July 24, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    OMG I love their guacamole. I buy it for a work snack and it’s gone in less than 15 minutes. I eat it with their sweet potato chips!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      That sounds delicious. Love those chips.

  • Reply Julie Torres July 25, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I love shopping at Trader Joe’s. They have great food options and I love the ones that you have picked out.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Yes! They really have the best stuff.

  • Reply Cynthia July 25, 2017 at 12:54 am

    The facial scrub sounds very interesting! Love your photos and your dogs are too cute!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much. They are hot messes. haha.

  • Reply Destany July 25, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Oooh that scrub! That looks amazing. I’m always looking for new skin care items, and I think this would fit right in my routine.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Yes! Check it out for sure.

  • Reply Krystal // The Krystal Diaries July 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I think I need to make a Trader Joes trip soon! I haven’t been there in a while and I usually only go during the fall for all things pumpkin.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Yes! They always have a pumpkin explosion that I greatly appreciate.

  • Reply Dee July 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I love roasted cocoa nibs; they’re such a great & healthy addition to smoothies. And that guac sounds soooo delish! Need to try!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Yes! I agree completely. They add a fun flavor and texture.

  • Reply Candy Rachelle July 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I live in Atlanta but spend quite a bit of time in Memphis, I really hate they dont have a Trader Joe’s there!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      I would hate that too.

  • Reply Yeu Doi July 27, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I love some of the cool items at Trader Joes. Love their food items from around the world.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Me too! It’s the best. They have the cutest labels and names for it too.

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