Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer: February 2016

Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer - February

Trader Joe’s has released the February 2016 Fearless Flyer! I’ve broken out the featured items by section here, but you can also peruse the featured items online.


Trader Joe's Bakery

  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, 6 ct $2.49
  • Cinnamon Bread, 24 oz $2.99 (not available in PNW stores – sad!)
  • Organic Baguette, 11.5 oz $1.99


Trader Joe's Beverages

  • Costa Rican Tarrazu Coffee, 13 oz $6.99
  • Fairtrade Organic Rooibos Honeybush Tea, 20 bags $2.49
  • Fresh Almond Beverage, Half Gallon $2.99
  • Just Beets, 20 fl oz $3.99
  • Organic Fair Trade Wake Up Blend Coffee, 28 oz $14.99
  • Organic Power of 7 Juice, 33.8 fl oz $3.99
  • Organic Sumatra Fair Trade Coffee, 13 oz $7.99
  • 100% Tart Cherry Juice, 32 oz $4.99

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Trader Joe’s Customer Favorites for 2015


Trader Joe’s Customer Favorite Products

For the past several years now, Trader Joe’s has put together a list of customer’s favorite products. I always like checking out these lists because one of the biggest questions people have about Trader Joe’s is what on earth to buy there?!

So, I printed out a list and brought my mom with me as she was visiting from out of town and had never been to Trader Joe’s. It was helpful for her to see what other people like, and I also think it’s helpful to see what the products actually look like so you don’t go cross-eyed trying to find something specific.

Here’s this year’s list of Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Award Winners. Do you agree? Which of these items are your favorites?

trader joe's cookie butter

Favorite Overall: Cookie Butter

Trader Joe’s cookie butter comes in two different varieties – crunchy and creamy. It’s priced at $3.69 per jar.

Other nominees in this category:

  • Mandarin Orange Chicken (this will show up later in the list)
  • The Trader Joe’s Crew
  • Joe’s Diner Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Unexpected Cheddar Cheese (this will show up later in the list)

trader joe's sourdough bread

Favorite Bakery: Sourdough Bread

There are several different varieties of sourdough bread, but the winner overall is this sliced sourdough bread for $2.99 for a 24-oz loaf.

Other nominees in this category:

  • Almond Kringle (seasonal)
  • Chocolate Babka (seasonal)
  • Soft Pretzel Stick
  • Ciabatta Rolls

trader joe's spiced cider

Favorite Beverage: Spiced Cider

Trader Joe’s spiced cider is a seasonal beverage, but when it’s available it’s very popular. Drink it as-is or warm it up. It’s $2.99 for a 64-oz bottle.

Other nominees in this category::

  • Charles Shaw Wines (a.k.a. 2-Buck or 3-Buck Chuck)
  • Non-Dairy Almond Beverage
  • Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • Winter Wassail (seasonal)

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Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer (December 2015): Holiday Edition!

trader joe's holiday edition

The new Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer is here! This month’s edition (December 2015) features items you might use for your upcoming holiday parties or gift giving. I’ve broken out the featured items by section here, but you can also peruse the featured items online.

Keep in mind that some of these items are seasonal so when they’re gone, they’re gone! Also note that Trader Joe’s will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve they will close at 6pm.


  • Chocolate Babka: $4.99
  • Cranberry Orange Ricotta Cake (gluten free): $5.99

winter wassail


  • Aged Sumatra Coffee, 14 oz: $7.99
  • Festively Flavored Single Serve Coffee Cups, 20 ct: $9.99
  • Sencha Green Tea Selection, 32 ct: $5.49
  • Triple Ginger Brew: $2.99 (my husband would love this!) – this is a Customer’s Choice Award Winner!
  • Winter Wassail, 64 oz: $3.99

isle of arran cheddar cheese


  • Fig Goat Cheese Log, 8 oz: $4.49
  • Fondue: $5.99
  • Grand Blue Blue Cheese: $12.99/lb
  • Isle of Arran Extra Mature Scottish Cheddar Cheese, 8.8 oz: $7.49
  • Sticky Toffee Cheddar Cheese: $8.99/lb

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My Visit to Trader Joe’s…. the Pumpkin Stuff is Starting to Come!

Buy all the pumpkin things at Trader Joe's

I haven’t been to Trader Joe’s in awhile, so I decided to pop by yesterday to do my shopping. What I was hoping to find: the first of their seasonal pumpkin stuff. What I actually found: the first of their seasonal pumpkin stuff.

For the last two years running, the full line-up of pumpkin-flavored items were announced in their October Fearless Flyer, so I do think we’ll find even more pumpkin and seasonal items in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here are a few things you can look for at your Trader Joe’s store…

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli - Trader Joe's

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli for $3.49. What kind of sauce would you pair with this?
Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese - Trader Joe's

Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese for $4.49. Doesn’t that sound delicious?!Pumpkin O's - Trader Joe's

Pumpkin O’s for $2.99. I bought a box and had some today for breakfast as a matter of fact! Very good and a great little carby meal before today’s 4-mile run.

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Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer: Guide to Summer 2015

Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer: Guide to Summer

Trader Joe’s has put out another Fearless Flyer! This time, it’s all about the summer flavors. I thought I’d share what those featured products are, and their prices.

Tuscan Cantaloupe: $2.99

Honey Moon Viognier: $5.99
A wine that has flavors of honey & mango.

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Key Lime Pie: $5.49
I had the chance to sample this today & it’s outrageously delicious. The employee serving it said it often sells out quickly. Heads up! (Sold in the frozen section.)

Partially Popped Popcorn: $2.49/bag
Popcorn purposely not-fully popped to leave a crunch. Hmmm.

Spicy Brown Mustard: $1.29/12 oz

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Ghost Chili Grinder: $4.99
Considered one of the hottest chili peppers on the planet. (So, you’d probably want to proceed with caution!)

Caprese Mozzarella Log: $5.99/16 oz
Serve with fresh basil leaves, fresh tomato slices, and drizzle with olive oil & balsamic.

Cheddar Cheese Sticks: $2.99
Sourdough bread and cheese dough rolled together and baked up into a snack.

Girasoli Ricotta & Lemon Zest: $2.99
Ravioli-like, sunflower-shaped pasta stuffed with fresh ricotta, lemon zest, butter, bread crumbs and salt.

Avocado Salsa: $2.99/12 oz
Made specifically for Trader Joe’s.

DSCN4048 (800x600)Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena: $4.99/8 oz
Aged in wooden casks for a minimum of three years. Thick, rich and aromatic.

Cookie Butter Ice Cream: $4.49/quart
Speculoos cookies blended into vanilla ice cream.

Blister Peanuts (salted): $2.69/13 oz
These peanuts are “soaked and stirred and soaked and stirred, and then roasted in peanut oil. This process takes about four times as long to complete as a more traditional oil roast, but we think the results speak for themselves.”

Three Chocolate Bars: $1.79
I love these – the dark chocolate are my favorite. I just ate one this morning, as a matter of fact!

Mini Almond Biscotti: $3.99/8 oz
Each serving (3) cookies has just 130 calories.

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Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer (October): Pumpkin Foods are Here!

traderjoesIt’s my favorite time of year to shop at Trader Joe’s: PUMPKIN TIME! This year, Trader Joe’s has pulled out all the stops, adding even more pumpkin-themed items to their store. Please note that many of these items are seasonal and as such, may sell out. I discovered this last year when I went to purchase some pumpkin cereal bars only to discover some customer had wiped out the store and they would not be getting any more in stock. (So don’t let this happen to you!)

Here are a few items that are catching my eye on the October Fearless Flyer, which was released today.  (You can get the details on their website.)



Pumpkin Bread Mix: $2.99

This mix is truly delicious – sweet, spicy, and definitely moist. I love making this bread and then having some for breakfast with my coffee or packing a slice in my kids’ lunch. Quintessential fall.  Last year, I took a box of this bread mix and turned it into pumpkin cookies and topped with Trader Joe’s cookie butter. (Here’s the recipe, now that I have your attention!)

pumpkincoffeePumpkin Spice Coffee: $7.99

This delicious, medium dark roast coffee is best served (in my humble opinion) with a little bit of cream and sugar. A delicious accompaniment to the pumpkin bread (see above!).



Pumpkin O’s Cereal: $2.49

This cereal is new to the pumpkin line-up at Trader Joe’s this year! According to the product description, “Unlike some “pumpkin flavored” cereals you may find in other stores, these are made with actual pumpkin, the real deal. A bit of cinnamon hints at pumpkin pie.” I’ll definitely have to try this the next time I make a trip!

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Trader Joe’s Top 25 Customer Favorite Products

Trader Joe's Top 25 Customer Favorite Products

Trader Joe’s Top 25 Products

Trader Joe’s recently released a list of their top 25 customer favorite products (you can see the list here). I was curious to see how many of them I had tried, or was at least familiar with. To my surprise, there were quite a few I’d never even heard of!

How many of these products have you tried? I have only tried 8, so I have 17 more to go.

We’re listing these products in order of their popularity!

Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Snaps

1. Triple Ginger Snaps

Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

2. Speculoos Cookie Butter (link)

Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Cookies with Cookie Butter

Trader Joe's Joe-Joes

3. Joe Joe’s Cookies – (link)

Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Guacamole

4. Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole – (link)

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