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Best Trader Joe’s Products: 25 Favorite Summer Buys

From frozen yogurt parfait bars to hard lemonade and guilt-free hot dogs, Trader Joe's serves up essential summer buys in its Petaluma and Santa Rosa aisles.

No other store embodies fun summer food shopping quite like Trader Joe’s. With its signature Hawaiian shirts and clanging ship bells, this nautical Californian grocery staple can transport us to a seaside trading post, while we purchase affordable provisions for a sunny picnic on the beach.

Whatever your plans entail — be it road trips, beach days or lounging at home with the AC cranked up — Trader Joe’s has everything you need to make the most of the dog days of summer. Check out the store’s best summer buys in our gallery.

Trader Joe’s locations in Sonoma County: 169 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 3225 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 2100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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