rating tiny culinary treasures from TJs all week long

Drink

Sparkling apple cider

Sparkling apple cider

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

Hot cocoa mix

Hot cocoa mix

Merry Christmas Eve from Trader Joe’s πŸŽ„ 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 πŸ₯°

Peppermint hot chocolate

Peppermint hot chocolate

The perfect sample for this cold winters night ❄️ the peppermint got chocolate served with mini peppermint marshmallows! Can Trader Joe’s get more perfect?! πŸ˜±πŸŽ„πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ rich, pepperminty, and delicious – the marshmallows were just the same πŸ˜‰

Hot cocoa snowman

Hot cocoa snowman

Hot cocoa snowman here for a limited time.. even @traderjoes posted today that they are running out of these quick! β˜ƒοΈ These adorable snowmen are made of white chocolate and have chocolate chips and marshmallows inside 🍫 melt them into a glass of warm milk […]

Winter wassail

Winter wassail

Let the winter drinks begin! 🍸 this is the winter wassail, a spiced punch made with black currants, lemon, and the spices. Such great flavors that would be made even better mulled with some warm red wine 🍷 It’s good hot or cold though (served […]

Pumpkin spice ginger brew

Pumpkin spice ginger brew

4/5 mini-forks for the pumpkin spiced ginger brew, with a signature kick of ginger πŸ˜‰ Great nonalcoholic option to bring for your family thanksgiving (keep that uncle in check) or for a nice pick-me-up during your lunch break!

Pumpkin spiced almond milk

Pumpkin spiced almond milk

4/5 mini-forks for the pumpkin spiced almond milk πŸ₯› it tasted like fall and well-spiced, but pretty darn sweet! Don’t think I could handle more than the sample cup size. But I think a little coffee would be perfect to cut the sweetness and make […]

Spiced chai

Spiced chai

5/5 mini-forks for this well balanced spiced chai latte. Made with 1/2 spiced chai mix and 1/2 almond milk, this can be made either hot or cold and tastes great either way! You can also drink it straight for some spicier flavor. Happy fall!

lemon and ginger seltzer water

lemon and ginger seltzer water

Calling all ginger lovers! 5/5 mini-forks for this delicious bubbly beverage. With hints of ginger and a refreshing tartness from the lemon flavor, it’s sure to cool you off on a hot summer day! (and we certainly are getting a lot of those right now!)

Watermelon cooler drink

Watermelon cooler drink

5/5 for the watermelon cooler drink! I think this is a perfect summer drink – cool, refreshing, and pink. I sometimes add a bit of water or sparkling water to it because it can be too sweet on its own (depending on your taste) but […]