OK, '90s kids, gather round! Let's go back to the good ole days of UPN family comedies and shows like All That. Remember that hilarious episode on All That featuring Sugar and Coffee? Yeah, I do too. Who knew that as a real life adult, we would internalize a lot of their banshee-like behavior without that caffeine boost? Whether you just love the taste or need a little pick-me up during the day, Trader Joe's has got you covered in the coffee department. Cold, hot, spiced, or baked into your favorite dessert, the grocery chain leaves little to the imagination and coffee lovers will never go without.
Now whether your obsession with coffee is "OK" is an entirely different topic and listed on your list of things to think about as "TBD." For right now, indulge a little and live out your coffee-flavored dreams in the aisles of your nearest Trader Joe's. Adulting isn't so bad when you've got a grocery list with delectable coffee-inspired items! Now, maybe it isn't a great idea to try all of these in trip. However, this is a judgement-free space and what your roommates or your mom don't know after a shopping trip won't hurt them. You're an adult now. If you want to eat something coffee flavored once a day, so be it!
Better yet, let Trader Joe's guide you on your journey to all things coffee:
1. Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars
If you're tired of the same old iced coffee, this is a treat the ice cream gods afforded to us mortals. Nothing is spared here! You get ice cream vibes and coffee flavor, and maybe get a brief intro to the world of cold brew all while chugging along the frozen food aisle.
2. Adventurous Stranger Coffee Kölsch
Described as a "complex stout," this beer is a coffee lover's favorite waiting to happen. Kölsch, a light beer, would fall under that category of "complex" beers that pair excellently with coffee. It's golden in appearance, but don't let that fool you. The coffee inside this beer has been steeped for 17 hours to maximize flavor! When paired with that summer BBQ food or Thai food, you're looking at a match made in heaven.
3. Mudd Pie
On your way to grab those latte bars, you might come across this chocoholic dream. This is also the one time giving your dessert a gross name actually works — dare I say, making it more attractive. But the history of the Mississippi mud pie dates back to World War II. Named for the mud banks on the Mississippi River, this dessert will send your taste buds into chocolate overload. The southern classic includes a chocolate cookie crust and fudge swirl coffee ice cream, drizzled with (more) chocolate and adorned with (even more) chocolate or "fudge rosettes."
4. Coffee Mochi
While you're at it, why not throw these in your cart? I mean you're already in the frozen food aisle! What could it hurt? Pronounced 'MOE-Chee,' this coffee inspired treat also comes in a dairy-free option. Here's why it's amazing: it's a chewy rice wrapper wrapped around coffee flavored ice cream and filled with a "lava-like" mocha sauce.
5. BBQ Rub & Seasoning with Coffee & Garlic
Let's veer off the beaten path and finally leave the frozen food aisle, no matter how awesome. Now this product borders on interesting, and could be a winner with the right approach. Perfect for chicken and fish, but also on veggies in small amounts, this rub captures the sweet, smoky flavors we love about BBQ season.
If that doesn't satisfy your craving, picking up your favorite cold brew coffee concentrate in regular or coconut-flavored should do the trick! Most of all, go forth and enjoy all this world has to offer in the form of coffee flavors.