I hope everyone had a fantastic Sunday. Mine was filled with running some errands, one of which was a stop at Trader Joe’s!
The Trader Joe’s closest to me is about 40 minutes away, so it’s not every week that I venture to it; actually, the last time I was there was over Christmas break!
Chris & I stocked up on some of our “usuals” (lobster ravioli for me, dried fruit galore for him), but I also spotted a few new items that I simply couldn’t resist!
First up, peanut butter cups trax mix – milk chocolate peanut butter cups in a blend of fruit & nuts.
I just couldn’t resist the mini peanut butter cups in this mix! At $4.99, it was a little on the pricey side – especially for the ever-affordable Trader Joe’s – but I’m hoping that it’ll be worth it!
The other, even more exciting item of the day…
Cocoa almond spread!!!
Forgive me if this has been around for a while, but I’ve never spotted it at TJ’s before! I couldn’t resist have just a tiny sample when we returned home & the verdict is… I love it! Seriously, if you leave near Trader Joe’s run out & get this… right now.
I love Nutella, but I think this is even better. It tastes exactly like chocolate-covered almonds & is a lot less oily than I’ve found Nutella to be. Another $4.99 well spent!
After Trader Joe’s, Chris & I stopped for an early dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.
Of course, I started the meal off with a few slices of their irresistible bread.
For my dinner, I chose something off of the Skinnylicious menu. I decided on the turkey & avocado sandwich – freshly roasted turkey breast, smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, & mayonnaise on a toasted bun. Served with a green salad.
The sandwich was actually really, really good & the salad – although simple – wasn’t half bad either! I think this was the first time I’ve left The Cheesecake Factory without feeling like I needed someone to roll me out.
Don’t think I left without dessert, though. Chris & I always prefer to take our cheesecake to go. There’s something so fun about being able to eat cheesecake in your pjs while watching Friends episodes on DVD. No? Just us? Oh well, we think it’s pretty great!
Tonight I got Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple – creamy cheesecake swirled with caramel, peanut butter, Butterfingers, & Reese’s peanut butter cups.
What are some of your favorite Trader Joe’s products? Any must-haves for my next trip?
What’s your favorite kind of cheesecake? I’ve yet to meet a CF cheesecake I haven’t liked!