The 10 Best Trader Joe's Store-Brand Items 


Trader Joe's Indian Fare
These slim, colorful boxes enclose pouches of pre-made Indian food, which have no business being good. But somehow, the bright flavors rival our neighborhood take-out joints – especially the Punjab cholery, a chickpea stew that tastes great over rice and also makes a really delicious topping for a veggie burger.


Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Dunkers
Shaped for dunking in milk, coffee or hot cocoa, these chocolate chip cookies are laced with coconut. We also like the Oatmeal Cranberry Dunkers, which are drizzled with white chocolate.


Trader Joe's Truly Handmade Tortillas
"Their hand-stretched tortillas (only hand-stretched) are as authentic as Texas tortillas. We buy 10 packs at a time and freeze them!" says tipster Jolène Bouchon, an editor at who's Texan-by-marriage.


Trader Joe’s Lime & Chili Cashews
Salt, spice and citrus make these cashews a favorite snack.


Trader Joe's Chopped Basil
If you don't need a whole bunch of basil for your culinary endeavors, these frozen basil cubes will do the trick. Great for throwing into sauces and soups.


Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend
This easy-prep blend of Israeli couscous, orzo, garbanzos and quinoa makes a simple, hearty side.


Trader Joe's Chicken Gyoza Potstickers
Steam, boil or fry Trader Joe's MSG-free potstickers for a super-easy meal. Serve over rice with a splash of soy sauce or toss into some chicken broth for a simple soup.


Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Smashing S'mores
A puff of marshmallow and a crunchy little square of graham cracker coated in creamy milk chocolate – perfect for soothing an afternoon sugar craving.


Trader Joe's Bistro Biscuits
A treat for lovers of Biscoff cookies. "They taste just like the ones you get on Delta flights!" says local Trader Joe's fan Kyle Basilicato.


Trader Joe's Bohemian Lager
A light, crisp lager that will serve you well throughout the warm months just ahead.

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