What's Good at Trader Joe's?
If you're on a gluten-free diet, the items on this list will make you feel like you're not missing out on much. We found some delicious foods at TJ's that are every bit as good as, and in some cases better than, their gluten-full counterparts. Also, check out the second part of this slideshow for our first batch of gluten-free Trader Joe's triumphs.
Final rating: 6.5 out of 10
#4 Trader Joe's Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
It seems like Trader Joe's has consistently gotten the taste of gluten-free products right, but textures often pose more of a challenge. However, if you're a fan of crispy chocolate chip cookies, à la Famous Amos, you won't be disappointed with the flavor or feel of these crunchable confections.
Final rating: 8 out of 10
#3 Trader Joe's Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips
Garlic, beans, and onion salt combine to create a perfect chorus of tortilla flavors. Add to that an amazing stoneground corn chip texture featuring grains of quinoa, and you might be tempted to give these crunchy morsels a nickname, like Russ did when he dubbed them "bean-wah" chips.
Final rating: 9 out of 10
#2 Trader Joe's Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles
Incredibly soft cookies, sweetened with fruit juice, and free not just from gluten, but also milk, eggs, soy, and peanuts... and they actually taste good! Whoever cooked these up is a miracle worker.
Final rating: 9.5 out of 10
#1 Trader Joe's Pumpkin Macarons
It seems like a crime that you'll probably have to wait until September or so to try a package of this seasonal scrumptiousness. It should be noted that Nathan and Sonia are both self-proclaimed pumpkin addicts, especially around autumn, but they've given out exactly one perfect score in almost two years — and this was it.
Final rating: 10 out of 10