When did mango become the pumpkin spice of summer?
Megan texted that we should do a Trader Joe’s mango haul and I thought her phone autocorrected to mega haul. I had no idea what she was talking about. But, apparently some of her friends were already raving about all the mango things at Trader Joe’s.
Is the mango bonanza new this year? I shop at Trader Joe’s all the time and I don’t really ever remember seeing so many mango offerings. No joke, I bought nearly $80 worth of stuff. All mango in some way, shape or form. Every section and sub-section of the store had something mango related. Mango salsa? Check. Mango pizza? Check. Mini frozen mango pies? Juice? Freeze-dried snacks? Cookies? Mochi? All check.
The checker mentioned that I forgot the mango ice cream. I did consider running back to grab a carton from the freezer but instead grabbed my paper bags and lollipop and left.
So what exactly did we get? A lot. Watch the video. We even give a few first impression taste tests of some of the most unusual items.
Watch our Trader Joe’s Mango Haul
I’ve got to say the mango bar bites were slightly reminiscent of pureed baby food but the mini pies were delicious. The absolute worst were the mango flavored Joe Joe’s. Definitely not Trader Joe’s finest product. But don’t miss out on the Island Salsa with mango. Dump that jar on a brick of cream cheese and go to town with some tortilla chips.
Have you shopped Trader Joe’s for any of these mango products? What’s your favorite? I hear there are many, many items I’ve missed and I sort of want to go back to get them.