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Updating the sample archives

Hi all! Wanted to give you a heads-up that because This is all for fun and I have a regular job unfortunately I have been a little slow at updating the website and focusing more on my Instagram (@traderjoes_samplequeen) So it’s time to update the […]

Cajun style fettuccini Alfredo

Cajun style fettuccini Alfredo

4/5 mini-forks for the Cajun style fettuccini Alfredo with chicken 🌶 I like it but I don’t LOVE it! It’s a rich creamy Alfredo sauce with some added heat (much appreciated) all with chicken and pasta 🍝 comes in the frozen section for a quick […]

Mushroom truffle flatbread

Yum! Let the truffle continue with this mushroom 🍄 and truffle pizza 🍕 coming at you from the frozen section of Trader Joe’s! It’d probably make a better passed appetizer or side dish rather than main pizza, but good either way! If you like mushrooms, you’ll definitely enjoy it 👍

Sparkling apple cider

Sparkling apple cider

I love it when there’s a drink sample too 💕 this time the sparkling apple cider, a perfect nonalcoholic alternative to champagne on NYE or for all the kids in your life 🙃 perfect amount of bubbles! Be warned, it is pretty sweet! 🥂

Cocktail hot dogs with Carolina gold bbq sauce

Cocktail hot dogs with Carolina gold bbq sauce

Happy 2020! 4/5 mini-forks for the beef cocktail hot dogs paired with Carolina gold BBQ sauce. This makes a great appetizer, especially warmed in a slow cooker, and tastes high quality for a low price 🍖

Blueberry streusel bread with lemon curd

Blueberry streusel bread with lemon curd

Blueberry streusel bread topped with a thin layer of lemon curd 🍋 I loved this toasty sweet bread with hint of blueberry, and finally had an opportunity to try the lemon curd! Smooth and rich and did not disappoint. Use it for baking, cooking, or an afternoon tea with friends ☕️

Butter toffee coated peanuts

Butter toffee coated peanuts

3.5/5 mini-forks for the butter toffee coated Virginia peanuts 🥜 a nice twist on the idea of candied walnuts or almonds, the peanut does make it taste like a nice toffee peanut brittle 👍 fun to snack on but nothing insanely special!

Caramelized onion and feta bites

Caramelized onion and feta bites

Do yourself a favor and buy these caramelized onion and feta bites as an appetizer from the frozen section, before Trader Joe’s closes at 6 pm tonight for Christmas! They are savory and salty and all SORTS of delicious 😋 one of my all-time favorite […]

Hot cocoa mix

Hot cocoa mix

Merry Christmas Eve from Trader Joe’s 🎄 4.5/5 mini-forks for this classic hot cocoa mix .. just add milk of water for a great quick cup of cocoa! Reasonable price too 🥰

Dark chocolate stars

Dark chocolate stars

4/5 mini-forks for the dark chocolate stars 🌟 honestly these would have gotten 5/5 rating.. but I have to save that for the mini mint dark chocolate stars 😍😍 they are both so good, rich delicious shortbread robed in dark chocolate.. but the mini mint […]

Cauliflower onion dip

Cauliflower onion dip

4/5 for the quinoa and black bean chips with cauliflower onion dip (found in the frozen section!) this makes a great appetizer and is basically a healthier (hopefully) alternative to spinach artichoke dip, without sacrificing the flavor! These are also some of my favorite tortilla […]