A couple of things. If I try too hard to come up with a creative title, it’ll likely end up feeling forced, inauthentic, and insincere. And that has happened. So I kept it simple. Because I love Trader Joe’s. It has my heart and its had it for years.
So when I look back at my past posts and realize I’ve gone over six months (so nothing in the Spring up to now) without writing about them, it’s been long overdue.
What’s also been going on is like you, like me, like everyone, we get busy. The places we love to go to, the things we want to do, and the people we want to see become a bit more challenging because life happens, it goes on, and new interests, new places, new things, and new friends emerge.
But a friend like Trader Joe’s you never want to take for granted. It’s been there for me in the ups, the downs, the highs, the lows, and all the good stuff in between and peripherally.
I’ve been back several times recently to do some shopping of course, seek inspiration for future posts, and to soak in all the good vibes. Because it’s always been about the good vibrations.
You know what always draws people in? Free samples. And TJ’s is always so generous with a charming sample of foods, coffee, tea, and a tea lemonade. This is what introduced me to their Organic Tea & Lemonade. And with its ever-so-charming golf inspired label, how can you not be drawn to it?
The reasons for the golf design are fairly obvious. But even if you or I wasn’t aware, the art is still mesmerizing. And you got some nifty golf terms on the back to impress some people with. It’s all new to me!
And how was the drink? I mean it’s not going to set the world on fire. But that’s just a personal opinion. It’s a refreshing, filling, yet light summertime and anytime beverage. I wanted to go this in town while its still Summer because it only makes sense. But as long as you’re going golfing, or just enjoying life in general, this is as good as beverage as any.
This is premature, and a bit sad in a way, but it may have been too soon for the Five Seed Almond Bars to be paired with this beverage, or any. If you read the ingredients this will make sense. I know to some that’s exciting, but to me its bittersweet in a way. I love Summer, and wish it could go on forever.
As a bonus, I also discovered the Organic Green Tea Lemonade, not on any special display, but hidden in plain sight with a whole bunch of other tea and tea inspired beverages, that I hope to get to periodically. I keep thinking that I”ll run out of idea and things to talk about when it comes to this store, but I should never doubt.
I think I liked the Green Tea Lemonade even better. Simply for the fact that it’s more my speed. It’s not as sweet as the aforementioned Tea/Lemonade, and it had that genuine green tea taste that we’ve all grown to love. Mix that in with a lighter (at least to me) tasting lemonade, you’ve got a winning combination. No, not the most creative of labels, but this is why you should never judge anything by its over…
…well unless you judge the Honey Butter Potato Chips, because they look even and taste even better than its portrayal on the bag. What a perfect complement to a beverage that I think is even more custom made for all seasons versus the Tea Lemonade.
Nevertheless, both drinks are only $3.00 for these 64 oz. bottles, so you’re not risking much for such a great reward. The chips were only $2, and the almond bars were about $5-6.
Ah this is so exciting. Oh how I’ve missed you and missed writing about you Trader Joe’s.
Drinks like this, posts like this, and visits to one of my favorite grocery stores is always a treat and can be invigorating. More is always coming and who knows what the future holds. Who knows what next week holds, who knows what tomorrow holds.
More to come.
Thanks so much.