Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's

There's more to the popular market than Hawaiian shirts and Two-Buck Chuck wine.

Trader Joe’s isn’t your typical supermarket. Its shelves are stocked mostly with specialty items, so you’re more likely to come home with cookie butter and tricolor quinoa than you are milk and eggs.

But “specialty” doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. Here are three secrets you need to know about shopping at Trader Joe’s.

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Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.