Best Summer Trader Joe’s seasonal products to buy

Tangerine Cream Bars

Your favorite summer popsicle got a makeover. Instead of using the typical orange found in classic creamsicles, this version from Trader Joe relies on tangerines for a sweeter, juicier exterior. The citrus juice on the outside still envelops a smooth vanilla ice cream, making it a nostalgic staple for summertime frozen dessert cravings.

Sweetcorn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli

Trader Joe’s has plenty of ravioli, but this sweet corn version only appears in the summer. This pocket of pasta is filled with the creaminess of burrata and golden corn, which would feel sweet and heavy if it weren’t for the grassy green of basil and the saltiness of parmesan and white cheddar. It would go well mixed with pesto or served with roasted cherry tomatoes.

Coconut cold brew coffee concentrate

If you’re someone who relies heavily on Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Concentrate, but want to mix it up this season, get this coconut version of the best-selling. It comes with the same ease as the original – just mix one part concentrate with two parts milk or water – but has a more nutty flavor. Experiment with different syrups for the perfect summer iced coffee.

Unsalted All Beef Hot Dogs

Are these the hottest hot dogs I’ve ever eaten? Probably not. But for the convenience of picking them up quickly at Trader Joe’s for a barbecue, they’ll do. These hot dogs aren’t too salty, making them the perfect vehicle for a drizzle of mustard, chopped raw onions and generous dollops of relish.

Brioche Hot Dog & Burger Buns

And if you really want to take your hot dogs to the next level, get a pack of Brioche Hot Dog Buns from Trader Joe. They’re chewy and buttery, but solid enough that drizzling condiments on them won’t make them wet. If you’re more of a burger lover, they also have brioche burger buns.

Ranch Crunch Vegan Salad Kit

If you’re looking for an all-plant-based salad kit for a party (or just for yourself), the vegan ranch crunch kit is a winner. The base contains green and red cabbage, kale, romaine, carrots and green onions and is dressed with sunflower seeds and fried onions. Toss it all in with the vegan ranch, which is tangy and not too creamy, and a perfect lunch is served.

Spicy Mango Lemonade

What I really like about Spicy Mango Lemonade is that it’s actually spicy. With the addition of jalapeño and cayenne, each sip packs a punch softened by the sweetness of mango. You can drink it straight or add tequila for a summery, easy margarita.

Patio Potato Chips

In the summer, there’s nothing better than sitting on a patio with friends and enjoying a hot summer meal, unless you add Trader Joe’s Patio Fries to the mix. . This eclectic seasonal item combines all the flavors of barbecue in a singular bag. You’ll find dill, ketchup, barbecue, sea salt and vinegar crisps all in one and the sweetness, smoke and tangy flavors balance each other out.

Joe-Joe’s Strawberry Lemonade

It wouldn’t be a new season if Trader Joe’s didn’t release a new version of their Joe-Joe’s. This summery take on strawberry lemonade takes a lemon cookie base and sandwiches it between strawberry cream sprinkled with real dried strawberries. It’s sweeter than tangy, but still lighter than the original chocolate cookies. This would be a great low rise option for an afternoon tea service.

Rainier cherries

Summer is cherry season and what better way to celebrate than with Rainier cherries? These yellow cherries are kissed with a hint of pink and invitingly sweet on the inside and crispy on the outside. Rainier cherries have exceptionally short seasons, so if you see a bundle at Trader Joe’s, grab it while you can.

Asparagus Risotto

This asparagus risotto is perfect for a weeknight summer dinner. It only takes five minutes to get started: just add a dash of water and the frozen contents of the bag to a saucepan and cover for five minutes. The asparagus continues to crunch, while the creamy sauce coats the rice beautifully. This frozen dish will go perfectly with lemon shrimp or salmon.

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