The retail gods have smiled upon Utah County; Trader Joe’s opens this week.

For those unfamiliar, Trader Joe’s is a sort of specialty grocery store, with organic and fresh foods being at the forefront of the product options; not to mention a strong cult following.

And we get it, organic can feel like an elitist word, especially when Whole Foods charges $20 for a grape. Not literally, but it seems like it by the time you get that receipt. Trader Joes has items that fit every budget, whether you’re looking for grass-fed beef or a cheap jar of quality salsa.

To truly understand Trader Joe’s, you have to just experience it first-hand. For the uninitiated, we asked our readers to tell us their favorite items for your first Trader Joe’s run.

-Kurt Hanson, Daily Herald

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