There are plenty of reasons to love shopping at Trader Joe’s: helpful employees in Hawaiian shirts, a “no-questions-asked return” policy, and best of all, low prices.
But not everything is a good deal at Trader Joe’s. Our Smart Cookie Sandra Hanna is breaking down what you should and shouldn’t buy at Trader Joe’s.
Among the lessons she’s learned:
- Buy your milk alternatives such as soy milk and almond milk at TJ’s, but skip the organic cow’s milk — it’s actually cheaper at Whole Foods
- Stock up on high-end frozen meals, but leave the frozen fruit
- Which one of Trader Joe’s most popular products is actually a lousy deal