10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at Trader Joe’s (Slideshow)

If you look hard enough, there are a lot of very cool and unexpected things for sale

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at Trader Joe’s

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It can sometimes be hard to keep track of all the insanely cool products that stock the shelves or Trader Joe's, so we’ve tracked down 11 that you should definitely know about, but probably don’t. 

Sardines in Harissa

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Sardines are coming into their own as a certifiable superfood, and these are wild-caught off the coast of Tunisia and paired with Northwest Africa’s favorite spicy condiment, harissa. 

 

Greeting Cards

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You can find greeting cards at every Trader Joe’s, and they’re usually cheeky and more original than what you find at the pharmacy. 

Cookie Butter Ice Cream

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Their Speculoos Cookie Butter is one of their most crave-worthy and popular items, and now it’s reached its apotheosis with the August introduction of Cookie Butter Ice Cream: vanilla ice cream swirled with cookie butter, and flecked with chunks of Belgian cookies. 

Organic Coconut Flour

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Did you know that you can turn a coconut into gluten-free flour? Coconuts are dried, de-fatted, ground, and bagged, and it’s high in protein and fiber and low in carbs. It can be used in everything from soups to pie crust, and comes with recipes on the back. 

Zucchini Fries

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Inspired by a Southern Italian recipe, these can be baked right out of the bag and are a great appetizer or side dish, especially when paired with sriracha or tzatziki. 

Cheddar with Caramelized Onions

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Farmhouse Cheddar paired with caramelized onions? Your next roast beef sandwich won’t know what hit it.

 

Tunisian EVOO

Emily K./Yelp

Tunisia is actually the fourth-largest olive oil producer in the world, but it’s not exactly easy to track down. This organic oil is grassy, peppery, and goes perfectly with a hunk of crusty bread. 

Fully Cooked Pork Belly

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Pork belly is super-popular right now, but it’s not exactly easy to get it right all by yourself. This belly is braised for 12 hours before being vacuum sealed, and all you need to do before serving is crisp it up. 

Luxury Beauty Products

Alexi Y./Yelp

Trader Joe’s sells some of the highest-end beauty products you can find, including triple-milled soap, facial cleansing pads, coconut body butter, and moisturizing face lotion. 

Laundry and Dishwashing Detergent

L K./Yelp

Their detergents are generally less expensive than what you’ll find elsewhere, and those who’ve discovered them swear by them.