Our favorite grocery store has done it again. Trader Joe has stocked his shelves with summer essentials you didn’t know you needed, from watermelon and peach macarons to grill-ready buffalo burgers. Read on to find out what’s new at Trader Joe’s this July. Whether you’re hosting a modest backyard dinner or a block-wide cookout this month, you’ll want to make room at the table for these 13 snacks, mains and desserts.
After beach days and barbecues, ice pops are easily our favorite thing about summer. This take on the nostalgic ice cream truck treat has layers of strawberry, blueberry and lemon ice, all free of artificial colors and flavors.
Lunchtime (or brunch) just got a million times tastier, thanks to this plant-based take on brioche that leans on coconut oil and cocoa butter instead of dairy. Use it for French toast, sandwiches, croutons or bread pudding.
Peanut lovers rejoice: This spicy, savory condiment is right up your alley. Slather it over grilled steak, seared salmon, stuffed peppers, fajitas, shrimp tacos, roast chicken, pork loin—just about anything, really.
Few fruits scream summer as loudly as peaches and watermelons. Whether you serve the macarons as the finale of a summer picnic or the star of afternoon tea, their sweet flavor is sure to satisfy. (Personally, we’d use them to top a bowl of sorbet.)
Crunchy, salty nuts + silky, sweet cashew butter = a dangerously poppable snack you’ll want in your pantry 24/7. Might we suggest making them the crowning glory of your next ice cream sundae? (They’re the perfect road trip treat to boot.)
Sure, your kids will be psyched to find these dippable nugs on the table. But we wouldn’t blame grown-ups for wanting to get in on organic breast and rib meat encased in light, crispy breading, too. Prepare them in the air fryer for maximum crunch, then serve with TJ’s Incredisauce (a mix of mustard, garlic, onion, egg yolk and natural smoke) for a flavor boost.
What we wouldn’t give to be sipping a tall glass of horchata on a Mexican beach right about now. Luckily, we can indulge in the next best thing without hopping on a plane. Cinnamon, brown rice flour and a touch of sea salt give the ice cream its signature taste, along with horchata-flavored cookie pieces.
Add eggs, butter, milk and boom—you have ready-to-bake cake batter that can be used as a base for cupcakes, cookies, Bundt cakes, doughnuts and beyond. The texture is moister and richer than TJ’s vanilla cake, courtesy of egg yolks in the mix’s ingredients.
Fresh pineapple juice and tons of tongue-tingling bubbles walk into a bar can. Made with only four ingredients—none of which are added sugar, BTW—this bev is best sipped poolside as a float with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, (or spiked with coconut rum).
Blueberry fields forever. These bars are for serious blueberry fanatics only, as their flavor is notably intense, thanks to both ripe, raw fruit and unsweetened juice in the mix. A creamy ice cream base and a touch of cane sugar take them to the next level.
You’re already manning the burgers, dogs and chops on the grill—why fuss over the salad when this ready-to-eat mix exists? The kit includes a base of green and red cabbage, shredded carrots, broccoli and kale. The crunchy veggies are zhuzhed up with black pepper Toscano cheese, BBQ sweet onion dressing and cornbread croutons.
Hear us out: We have no beef with beef. But these bison burgers are leaner, cook faster and taste sweeter and earthier, all while being just as versatile as the standard. Simply defrost and pop the patties on a grill or in a skillet for five minutes per side.