rating tiny culinary treasures from TJs all week long

Breakfast

Blueberry streusel bread with lemon curd

Blueberry streusel bread with lemon curd

Blueberry streusel bread topped with a thin layer of lemon curd πŸ‹ 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 […]

Gluten free pumpkin spice bagels

Gluten free pumpkin spice bagels

Gluten free pumpkin spice bagels earn a 3.5/5 mini fork rating – perfect for fall breakfasts 🍁 the texture is a bit chewy, but apparently that’s normal for some GF baked goods (?) either way, serve it with some regular or pumpkin spiced cream cheese, […]

Maple streusel bread

Maple streusel bread

Get your morning maple on with this maple streusel bread πŸ₯– I couldn’t taste the streusel but definitely appreciated the maple, 3.5/5 mini-forks in all! Would taste great with cream cheese, cinnamon bun spread, or just some good butter 🍁

Caramel apple granola

Caramel apple granola

3.5/5 mini-forks for the caramel apple flavored granola with vanilla yogurt and medjool dates! 🍴 The granola is definitely sweet from the caramel, and I missed the apple 🍎 The dates actually made it a little too sweet for me – maybe actual apple chunks […]

Pumpkin waffles with vanilla maple syrup

Pumpkin waffles with vanilla maple syrup

Omg what can I say about this stellar combo πŸ˜πŸ™Œ pumpkin waffles, vanilla maple syrup, and a dollop of whipped cream. The only thing wrong with this sample? It’s not full size πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ loved the REAL vanilla flavor of this maple syrup and it was […]

Mini meyer lemon biscotti

Mini meyer lemon biscotti

4/5 mini-forks for the mini meyer lemon flavored biscotti. This biscotti was a PERFECT companion to my coffee sample, and I loved its mini form – less guilt with all the flavor! (As you might be able to tell, I do love all things in […]

Raisin cinnamon bagels

Raisin cinnamon bagels

Yay! Have I told you how much I love breakfast samples? 😍😊 This is the whole what raisin cinnamon bagels with whipped cream cheese and cinnamon. 5/5 for this little treat – so good!!

Blueberry streusel bread

Blueberry streusel bread

Not sure I can make it to TJs today πŸ™ So here’s a #latergram from the *NEW* blueberry streusel bread! Honestly, any sample that comes toasted with warm butter earns 5/5 mini-forks from this sample queen! I loved the new streusel bread, and it would probably […]

Pancake bread

Pancake bread

YUM!!! 4.5/5 for this surprisingly addictive combination of buttermilk pancakes meets loaf cake. Not too sweet, but definitely will hit that brunch sweet tooth we all have. Love the innovations coming out of #traderjoes!

Spanish Olive cream cheese

Spanish Olive cream cheese

Cream cheese take two! Funny how samples come in waves sometimes πŸ˜‰ This is the plain Bagel Josef’s bagel paired with Spanish Olive cream cheese spread. If you love olives – like if you order martinis just to eat the olive, I know you’re out […]