Sometimes you just have to add a little spice to your life. Trader Joe’s, known for their reasonably priced, unique, and downright addictive snacks, spices and so much more, is just the right place to shop to quench your desire for something a little zesty. We’ve gone through two notable Trader Joe’s feeds – @traderjoes and @traderjoeslist – to find the best spicy options.
We Love These 13 Spicy Trader Joe’s Items
Spicy Chunky Tomato and Pepper Pasta Sauce
A spicy sauce adds a little kick to all kinds of delicious meals.
From Shakshuka to spaghetti, you can’t go wrong with this sauce.
Jalapeno Seasoned Corn & Rice Puffs
Trader Joe’s is known for their snacks and for good reason.
Just like a classic chip, we bet you can’t eat just one (handful).
Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeno Dip
Cauliflower maintains its place as the “hit” vegetable with this creamy, spicy dip.
Add some fresh bread and you’re good to go for the perfect party app.
Fermented Jalapeno Slices
Sometimes you just want to add a little spice, but fermenting jalapeno sounds like way too much work.
Thankfully, Trader Joes’ has these delicious slices that can be added to everything.
Honey Aleppo Sauce
This sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
Add it to the next time you’re making an international entree.
Organice Jalapeno Limeade
While you might not consider drinking jalapenos on a regular basis, this drink will change your mind.
Just a touch of spice, but mostly sweet.
Harrisa Flavored Chicken Thighs
Buying anything that’s already marinated is such a win.
These pre-marinated chicken thighs make dinner extra easy.
Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend
Trader Joe’s may be best known for their Everything Bagel seasoning blend, but this one should also hold a special place on your spice rack.
Use on everything from chicken to these delicious Elote-Jalapeno Cornbread Pancakes.
Spicy Chakri Mix
We can’t stress this enough: Trade Joe’s has the best snacks.
This Indian-style snack mix is another to add to your repertoire.
Mango Jalapeno Apple Fruit Snacks
When you need to spice up your fruit, these are a great option.
Bonus: Toss them in any bag or backpack for a go-to snack.
Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce
The ultimate pumpkin spice.
Also, way easier than making up your own curry sauce.
Spicy Fermented Napa Cabbage
Trader Joe’s take on Kimchi is a great item to add to your fridge.
Easy to add to lots of dishes, including eggs, rice or veggies and it boats lots of health benefits.
100% Ginger Drink Mix
Easily add a spicy boost to your morning smoothie.
Trader Joe’s made it super easy to enjoy with individual packets.
You pretty much can’t go wrong with a shopping trip to Trader Joe’s, but it can also be overwhelming because there are SO many choice. If you’re looking for something with some spice, we hope this list helps narrow down the options a bit.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.