During my recent trip to LA, I passed by Trader Joe’s to buy some goodies for a friend back in Manila. I love Trader Joe’s and used to go there on a weekly pilgrimage to by these artisanal, organic, and unique food items. It reminds me of your neighborhood grocer, gone bi-coastal. I also love their snack section above the freezers. Here are my favorite finds:

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Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

My ultimate guilty pleasure from Trader Joe’s. Think Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, but in tiny button sized pieces that are great as a sweet treat or as movie grub. If this were dark chocolate, it would be heavenly. The downside: When I arrived in Manila. I left my tub out in my room, and when I arrived the cups melted into one big mass of goober.

Dilettante Chocolates Fruit Medley

Apricots, Cherries, Blueberries & Strawberries in dark, milk and white chocolate. It’s like a fruit party in your mouth.

Dark Chocolate Covered Powerberries

Acai, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberries juices dipped in dark chocolate. This make snacking on chocolate feel healthier… just a little bit.

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Dark Chocolate Edamame

I bought these from my friend Veronica, and I accidentally peeled of the seal, so I tried a couple of pieces. It was weird. But hey, she likes em.

Triple Ginger Cookie Thins

Apparently this is THE ultimate gingersnap experience. Next time I come back, I will try them.

So, what’s your favorite Trader Joe’s Find?