HC UFL Members Share Their Favorite Trader Joe’s Items

Joe, I don’t really know who you are, but I love you. 

Trader Joe’s is the holy grail of grocery stores. Sorry, Publix. Down every aisle is a new snack to be devoured, a new drink to be discovered. What is the good life, some may ask? A trip to Trader Joe’s. 

I am not ashamed to say that I go to Trader Joe’s even when I am not in dire need of groceries. If I could, I would spend every free moment I had at Trader Joe’s. With a college budget and an open heart, the possibilities are endless at Trader Joe’s. 

There’s no doubt that Trader Joe’s sparks joy in all of us. With that in mind, here are some of favorite Trader Joe’s items that spark joy within Her Campus UFL members.

Darcy Schild, our editor-in-chief, loves the Rose Water Facial Toner. Its price is unbeatable at around $5, and she swears by it. As for food, the Sprouted Whole Grain Pizza Crust makes for a quick and easy dinner and cures her pizza cravings on the daily. For our 21+ ladies, the Trader Joe’s Simpler Wines are a must. Most importantly, the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning is Darcy’s lifeline. She no longer eats avocado, eggs, toast, or anything really, without it.

Features writer Viviana Moreno also loves the Rose Water Facial Toner and the Tea Tree Oil. Her food-favorites include the Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter, Orange Chicken and Powerberries.


Features writer Jessica Hernandez loves the Pre-Steamed Lentils, Peanut Butter with Chia and Flax Seeds, and the Trader Joe’s version of LÄRABAR products. 

Brianna Moye, our news writer and a self-proclaimed Trader Joe’s queen, loves everything. But if she had to choose, her favorite items include the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Trader Joe's brand Strawberry Yogurt O's, Avocado Tzatziki, Chicken-less Orange Chicken Morsels, Masala Simmer Sauce and Garlic Naan.

Features editor Jacqueline Saguin loves the Eggplant Garlic Spread. As a vegetarian, she mostly eats carbs and one of her favorite ways of eating the yummy spread is on toast with avocado. 

Rachel Peterson, PR and events team member, also feels the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning is life changing. Spoiler alert: It absolutely is.

Our Facebook manager Rachel Weinsoff loves the Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings, Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing, Cauliflower Pizza Dough and the wine. 

Ashlyn Cano, PR and events team member, loves the Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Waffles and the Trader Joe’s brand peanut butter.

As for my personal favorite items? I love the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and the Mini Chicken Tacos.

Whether you have specific dietary needs or are just someone who enjoys the finer things in life, there’s something for everyone at Trader Joe’s. Next time you’re browsing the aisles, be sure to pick up some of our team’s favorite items!