Since launching in 1958, Trader Joe’s has steadily carved out a reputation as one of America’s leading grocery store chains. While it may not have the same operational scale as other brands like Walmart, Trader Joe’s still has 505 locations in 42 states. With a market value of over $13 billion and over 10,000 employees, Trader Joe’s has proved it has the recipe for success.
Consumers regularly visit Trader Joe’s, even if they don’t live close to a location. There are plenty of red-hot deals to be found, from brand names to Trader Joe’s own products that some find more favorable than competitors like Costco. That being said, even TJ’s has its downfalls.
Some deals are simply better value than others, but it’s not always the case. Even if the price is right, the quality might not stack up against other, similar items that can be bought elsewhere. Let’s take a look at some of the best (and worst) deals to be had at Trader Joe’s, from granola to $3.99 wine.