The Best and Worst Food and Drinks at Trader Joe's
What's Good at Trader Joe's? Devotees of the popular chain might respond with, "Everything!" Since last August, one blog has taken the question as its name and mission: to...
What's good at Trader Joe's? What's not? These are questions that fans and detractors of the store are very passionate about. Last August, Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend...
Trader Joe's: The Good, the Bad, and the Dearly Departed
The team behind What's Good at Trader Joe's? have been reviewing and rating the store's best and worst products since August of 2010. Twice this year, they ranked some of the 130 products...
A Shopping Guide to Trader Joe's
If you love Trader Joe's, really love TJ's, you know the review site, What's Good at Trader Joe's?. Its four-member team has set its sights on reviewing all of the cult grocer's...
Trader Joe's Best Products
If you love Trader Joe's — the colorful shirts, the name tags, the friendly atmosphere, all its quirky products — then you've probably done product recon on What's...
Trader Joe's Reviews
Trader Joe's Drinks
Consider the topic: Trader Joe's and drinks. More often than not, for fans and deal-seekers, thoughts immediately turn to good wines and great prices. And with good reason, too. But look...
In the past few years, peanut butter filled pretzels — little nuggets of crispy pretzel shell filled with peanut butter — have been exploding in popularity. We sampled the ones offered by...
Trader Joe’s sells plenty of frozen items through its eponymous house brand, and the fully-cooked falafel certainly sounds promising. The packaging claims that they’re “quite moist...
We were quite intrigued when we saw firecracker shrimp as an option in Trader Joe’s frozen food section. Advertised as “lightly battered and fried shrimp with a fiery sweet chili sauce,...
When it comes to frozen Indian Food, Trader Joe’s actually makes some of the best around. A good example of their domination of this field is their chana masala, a chick pea curry that’s...
Trader Joe’s makes a Kansas City-style barbecue sauce through its self-titled house brand, and it’s one of the best that you’ll encounter. Kansas City-style sauce is sweet and smoky...
Trader Joe’s house-brand "fiberful" granola bars are touted as a great way to add more fiber to your diet, and they certainly succeed on that front: the fact that each bar contains 9...
Trader Joe’s makes cereal bars in a handful of flavors, and we decided to put its most standard variety, strawberry, to the test. These cereal bars are obviously intended to mimic Nutri-Grain...
Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how sweet instant oatmeal is. In the case of Trader Joe’s maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal, this sweetness is contributed by—what else—...
The ginger snaps from Trader Joe’s are different from the ones you’re most likely used to because of two main reasons: they’re gluten-free, and they don’t go easy on the...
The problems with Trader Joe’s Zesty Nacho-flavored kale chips start right on the bag. While the flavor advertised leads you to believe that there might be actual cheese involved, or at least...
Macaroni and cheese is inherently pretty hard to screw up, barring a major disaster. The folks at Trader Joe’s managed to take a very good recipe for the dish, ball it up into little nuggets,...
Trader Joe’s has its own line of beef jerky in a few different varieties, including teriyaki and spicy, but for our taste test we decided to stick with the classic. It’s thick slices of...
Trader Joe’s Lemongrass Chicken Stix
Trader Joe’s (or more accurately, Thai Joe’s) Lemongrass Chicken Stix take a crunchy outer layer and fill it with a combination of ground chicken, cabbage, ginger, and lemongrass. Our...
Trader Joe's Mini Chicken Tacos
Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products for their site What's Good at...
Trader Joe's Organic Raisin Bran Clusters
The Trader Joe’s answer to Post’s Raisin Bran was the subject of this week’s taste test by our panel of food experts. The box’s side panel displays that this Raisin Bran...