Summer Lovin’ at Trader Joe’s: Fans Can't Get Enough of These 8 Seasonal Favorites

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Snacking Season

There can’t be a season more suited for snacking than summer. We’ve got sun, we’ve got patios, and we’ve got cold beverages. Trader Joe’s, known for its ability to rejuvenate its stores every season with new and returning items, is one of the first places people turn for stocking their summer pantries. 

Redditors recently discussed their favorite products that are returning for the summer season. Have you tried ‘em? Here are eight seasonal Trader Joe’s items to check out this summer.

Related: 5 Trader Joe's Products That Fans Say Have Gone Downhill

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Organic Jalapeño Limeade

There were many votes for this one right here. Name a better mixer for tequila at Trader Joe’s. We’ll wait.

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Patio Potato Chips

There might not be a more perfect summer snack than potato chips. Fresh off the success of his “bunch of different hummus flavors in one container” success, Joe does the same thing with chips. The perfect burger or hot dog companion, these patio chips are a four-in-one situation, featuring Sea Salt & Vinegar, Delicious Dill, Homestyle Ketchup, and Smokin’ Sweet BBQ. More people in the thread shouted this product out than anything else, so I guess it’s time to try it.

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Ube Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix

TJ kind of goes ube crazy every year, with everything from ube spread to ube ice cream, but the buttery richness of everybody’s favorite purple sweet potato is especially nice in pancake mix. 

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Strawberry and Jalapeño Crisps

Did you know dried strawberries and jalapeños make for great cracker ingredients? Neither did I. I’ll be grabbing these next time I’m in the store without question.

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Dill Pickle Mustard

There was a chorus of echoes for dill pickle mustard amongst the thread, with one user even pointing out that they intend to buy four bottles at once. That is just so much mustard.

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User u/syncboy points out that Trader Joe’s has pre-mixed Negronis, which is just about the best summer cocktail I can think of. This will be a beautiful counterpart to patio season.

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Horchata Ice Cream

Yeah, this sounds terrific. No two ways about it. The best part, though? Tiny little horchata cookies strewn throughout. Love the ingenuity.