Trader Joe’s Products That Will Make Your Summer

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Hot days and long pool stays are around the corner! When it comes to embracing the sweet sounds and tastes of summer, no one does it better than Trader Joe’s. The next time you head out to your favorite neighborhood market, make sure you pick up some of these seasonal products to make your summer all the tastier.

Sparkling Watermelon Juice

Say hello to summer by popping open a can of refreshing Sparkling Watermelon Juice. This seasonal beverage has zero grams of added sugar and only 60 calories! Enjoy on its own or add to a fun adult beverage for a little extra fizz. A 4-pack is available for $3.99 throughout the summer season.

Tzatziki Dip

Though not a new product, Trader Joe's Tzatziki Dip has been a long-standing fave for 10 years and is simply the taste of summer. Made from kefir cheese, sour cream, thinly-sliced Persian cucumbers and flavorful herbs, this creamy dip works well with a side of meat or pita chips while you're enjoying a summer cookout.

Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars

Too hot to enjoy that jolt of caffeine? Pick up a box of TJ's Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars on your next grocery run, and problem solved! A smooth creamy texture is married with the rich flavor of coffee that will not only help you beat the heat but is easy on the pocketbook––each box is only $1.99 in the freezer aisle.

Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce

It's getting hot out, and especially so when you top your ribs and skewers with Trader Joe's Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce. Made with TJ's own garlic infused Sriracha sauce, this Memphis-style barbecue sauce is thick and made with a rich tomato-base, spices, hickory smoke and sweet molasses. A 19.5 oz. bottle is only $2.99 and yours for the taking.

Organic Dark Chocolate PB&J Minis

Dark chocolate is good for you! These Organic Dark Chocolate PB&J Minis come individually wrapped for when you need that little taste to satisfy your sweet tooth, and did we mention they're gluten-free? Get your bag for just $2.99.

Jalapeño Sauce

Trader Joe's brand-spankin' new Jalapeño Sauce is the epitome of hot. The recipe is more than 50% jalapeños but somehow manages to be hot without the "set your mouth on fire" feeling. It's smooth, creamy and vegan! You can grab a 10 oz. bottle for just $3.49.

Neapolitan Joe-Joe's

TJ's always mixes up their cookie game for the season, and you won't want to miss the summer offering: Neapolitan Joe-Joe's! Made with a vanilla-flavored wafer cookie and a cocoa-flavored wafer cookie surrounding a strawberry-flavored creme, these cookies also include flecks of freeze-dried strawberries. Snag a box on an end cap before the summer's over for $2.99.

Simply Seasoned Tuna Burgers

Craving lighter fare on the grill? Pick up a box of Simply Seasoned Tuna Burgers for only $6.99 and enjoy wild, line-caught Albacore tuna that is seasoned with carrots, celery, and onion. The result? Juicy and mild-flavor that also has 18 grams of protein!

Mint Watermelon Flavored Black Tea

If the promised flavor of this tea isn't enough to entice you to pick up a pack, then the adorable watermelon tin should! New this year, TJ's Mint Watermelon Flavored Black Tea is made with black tea, spearmint, orange peel, licorice and even bits of dried watermelon. Pick up the gorgeous tin of 20 sachets for $4.99.

Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins

You no longer have to wait for the Girl Scouts to get your Thin Mint fix. Trader Joe's Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins are a thinner, chocolate-ier version that we can't wait to get our hands on. Enjoy on your next camping trip while lounging by the campfire, sprinkled over a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream or dipped in your iced coffee. This is the perfect summer cookie that you'll need to eat fast. No melting allowed!

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

In a fresh find, Trader Joe's released a summer treat just in time to beat the heat: Frozen Chocolate-Covered Strawberries! And not just any chocolate, but DARK chocolate which is the perfect pairing with the sweet sensations of strawberries. Add these to the top of plain cheesecake, to a bowl of ice cream or just grab by the handful when it's blistering hot out. There's seriously no way you can't enjoy these bite-sized treats.

Unsweetened Almond, Cashew & Macadamia Nut Beverage

The newest nut milk on the block is Trader Joe's Unsweetened Almond Cashew & Macadamia Nut Beverage. It's been hailed as the most nut-tasting of similar beverages and is best enjoyed cold. This thicker milk is a great option for dairy-free diets and affordable one too––coming in at only $2.99 a carton.

Spicy Cheese Crunchies

Turn up the heat this summer when you open a bag of Trader Joe's Spicy Cheese Crunchies. If you love the spicy hot goodness of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, you'll really enjoy sitting down with a bag of this cheesy treat. Topped with real cheese and spice, and gluten-free, this snack can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a mid-afternoon hot snack.

Jalapeño Limeade

Lip-smacking good and a drink will make you sweat just thinking about it, Trader Joe's Jalapeño Limeade is perfect for summer gatherings. Enjoy with ice or use in your favorite margarita recipes––you'll wonder why you never thought of this combination before. Little goes a long way with this organic drink, and you can't beat that $2.99 price tag.


BBQ Rub & Seasoning

The first thing you'll notice when you dive into dinner that's been cooked in Trader Joe's BBQ Rub & Seasoning are the coffee, garlic and paprika notes––NOT all that excess salt! The combination of herbs used in this rub and seasoning (in addition to onion, bell pepper and mandarin orange rinds) make a perfect addition that's smoky, spicy and sweet. You can use as a meat rub or in small amounts on veggies, potatoes or pasta. There's nothing this little can can't do.

Maria Jola Sangria

Sangria usually makes for the perfect summer cocktail—if you have enough time to make it. Traditional methods require overnight refrigeration to get all the flavors you love about this fruit-infused wine. When you don't have the time, grab a bottle of Trader Joe's Maria Jola Sangria. Made in France, this red wine sangria is ONLY available during the summer so don't wait to grab a bottle (or five) before Fall sneaks up on you.

Peaches & Cream Tarte

Sugared peaches and sweet cream cheese––is your mouth watering yet? Trader Joe's new Peaches & Cream Tarte has arrived just in time for summer. A buttery, flaky crust is hand folded around the mouth-watering ingredients, and this delicious dessert can be warmed in the oven or microwave. There's virtually no wait time when it comes to enjoying this delicacy.

Organic Mediterranean Style Salad Kit

Avoid cooking on hot summer nights by enjoying the fresh Organic Mediterranean Style Salad Kit from Trader Joe's. Packed with shredded broccoli, radicchio, celery, romaine lettuce, roasted chickpea and seasoned strips of flatbread, this salad will make you think you've stepped into Greece. This completely organic kit also comes with feta cheese and a delicious tangy salad dressing made from olive oil, red wine vinegar and basil. You can't find a better salad anywhere for just $3.99!

––Karly Wood



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