6 Things You Should Never Buy from Trader Joe’s

We know it is hard to believe, but there are some things you should skip over at Trader Joe’s
Flickr/MikeMozart Don’t spend the money on these products.

Cookie Butter

Ok, ok. We know it is delicious. We know it makes all of our taste buds’ dreams come true. However, it is extremely caloric and is totally an extreme indulgence. For your health’s sake, it is worth the skip.

cookie butter

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Produce

Not only is the selection of produce sometimes wonky, Trader Joe’s has come under harsh criticism from environmentalists for the way their produce is packaged and shipped. Think tons of unnecessary plastic.

produce

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Dumplings

Compared to the dumplings you can find from authentic ethnic restaurants, these pale in comparison. Not only is the size way off, but you’ll definitely spend more money than necessary on them.

Pork Dumplings

(ClubTraderJoe’s)

Turkey “Meatloaf Muffins”

Trust us, they are just EW.

meatloaf

(What’s Good at Trader Joe’s)

Sushi

Meh, Trader Joe’s alarmingly cheap prices on sushi should be the tip off. Not only is it stuffed with imitation meat, but the rice used has been described as “slimy.”

sushi

(Flickr/TrektheUSA)

Two Buck Chuck

Wine enthusiasts are not impressed by this bargain wine at all. First of all, it now costs $2.49 to $3.79, depending on location — and experts feel you can get wine that tastes lots better for not much more elsewhere.  

trader joe's

(Flickr/ChrisDevers)

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