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9 Things You Should Buy on Your First Trader Joe’s Run

I think of Trader Joe’s as a mini supermarket. It has everything you need to make a quick meal, while also selling a myriad of unique snacks and beers. I love going to Trader Joe’s because they always have free tasters, which has inspired me to purchase some of the items on this list. Here are some of the things you should buy on your first Trader Joe’s run.

1. Cookie Butter

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Cookie butter is amazing and it goes on pretty much anything. Waffles, toast, cookies – you name it. It can be addicting, though, so definitely keep track of how much you eat. This sweet spread will make all your meals a little sweeter.

2. Pirate’s Booty

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It looks like your typical bag of popcorn, but don’t be fooled. It’s pirate’s booty and it’s so much better than popcorn. This white cheddar goodness will have you back to Trader Joe’s in no time. If you don’t like cheddar flavored popcorn, there is also veggie-flavored pirate booty and fruity pirate booty.

3. Hummus

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Hummus is amazing. But you haven’t truly had hummus until you’ve tried the Tomato and Basil Hummus at Trader Joe’s. Hummus goes well with anything and serves as a good snack for watching a football game or just watching a movie with friends.

4. Ginger Snaps

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These ginger snaps go well with anything. Dip them in peanut butter, hummus, or even cookie butter. It serves as a great afternoon snack after a long day of work or school.

5. Wine

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For those of you who are of age, why not grab a bottle of wine or a six pack of beers to enjoy with all your new snacks? Trader Joe’s lets you create your own six pack of beer, with any beers you want, so why not take advantage of that?

6. Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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This spinach and artichoke dip is a great addition for a great afternoon snack. Buy a bag of chips and dip them in this unique dip. This tasty, cheesy goodness will have you back at Trader Joe’s in no time.

7. Mini Beef Tacos

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These mini beef tacos can be a great appetizer if you’re having people over and want a little snack before the entree. They’re easy to make and don’t take that long to cook, so your guests will definitely be full by the time they leave.

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8. Parmesan Pastry Pups

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This appetizer is like “pigs in a blanket,” but better. It’s essentially a small hot dog wrapped in dough, topped with parmesan cheese. This snack is perfect for a Super Bowl watch party or even if you’re just hanging out with friends.

9. Spiced Cider

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Sick of having water or milk every day? Well, this spiced cider is sure to spice things up. This unique drink is great for a fall day or even if you just want to have something different to drink. Also, it contains components of apples, so it can make you feel a little healthy.