Trader Joe’s Best List

Some more of my Trader Joe's favorites! I include a simple recipe for baked broccoli!

I’m back with another Trader Joe’s Best List!  The three items I am comparing are Broccoli, Olive Oil and Salt.  I am comparing them to my local Walmart.


Trader Joes: 12 ounces for $1.99

Walmart: 12 ounces for $2.48

Salt Grinder:

Trader Joes: 3.3 ounces for $1.99 (0.60 per ounce)

Walmart: 2.12 ounces for $1.96 (0.92 per ounce)

Olive Oil:

Trader Joes: 33.8 ounces for $6.49 (0.19 per ounce)

Walmart: 17 ounces for $4.48 (0.26 per ounce)

Trader Joe’s for the win!  I grouped these three things together because I make the most delicious baked broccoli! Here’s how to make it:

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Place broccoli in a large bowl, pour olive oil and sprinkle salt, mix it up. (I don’t measure)

Place non-stick foil on a baking sheet and place broccoli evenly on the sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes (I like mine to get dark and crispy)





Trader Joe’s Best List

I am a Trader Joe’s lover like a lot of other people and for good reason!  They have quality products and many of them are more affordable than any other grocery store!  I am going to start sharing items I purchase at Trader Joe’s and compare them to Walmart prices.

My first 3 items are:

Joe’s O’s: $1.99 for 15 ounces =.13 per ounce

Cheerios at Walmart: $3.64 for 21 ounces = .17 per ounce

Bananas at Trader Joe’s: .19 each= .95

My 5 bananas were 2 lbs which would have equaled .47 per pound

Bananas at Walmart: .52/pound

Orange Juice at Trader Joe’s: $1.99 for 64 ounces

Orange Juice at Walmart: $2.58 for 64 ounces

Do you love Trader Joe’s too? What items do you buy?

-Kristin 🙂