Trader Joe never disappoints with his innovative snacks, crowd-pleasing appetizers, comforting mains and drool-worthy desserts, no matter the season. But we feel his creations shine brightest in the summertime, each of them designed for sharing with friends in the yard. Read on for ten of our favorite new products to shop right now, from gluten-free strawberry muffins to shrimp boom bah.
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Bang bang who? This heat-and-eat delight is guaranteed to become your new go-to. The shelled, tail-off shrimp are impeccably crispy, thanks to a savory seasoned batter. The sweet-and-spicy sauce they come with is just a bonus. Use them in lettuce wraps and rice bowls or nosh on them solo.
One thing about Trader Joe is that he *never* runs out of exciting ideas for new ravioli. The latest addition to the roster is this super-size ravioloni that's stuffed with creamy burrata, mozzarella and a trio of crushed, roasted and dried tomatoes. (Go ahead and crown your bowl with fresh summer tomatoes, too.)
This dangerously poppable treat is inspired by mee krob (also spelled mi krop), a Thai dish of fried rice noodles tossed in an aromatic sweet-and-sour sauce. This take is made similarly to the O.G.: Rice noodles are deep fried, seasoned and layered with a tamarind-vinegar chili sauce. Might we suggest using the bites as croutons on soup and salad?
Come summer, we scarf down as many in-season strawberries as possible. These gluten-free muffins, made with a blend of white and brown rice flours, potato starch and tapioca starch instead of AP flour, are no exception. The batter includes buttermilk and sour cream, so the muffins are equal parts tangy and moist.
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.