Trader Joe’s Secco Bellinis are absolute summer must-haves


If you’re as addicted to Trader Joe’s as we are (how can you not be?!), this just might be the best news you’ll hear all day. Everyone’s favorite grocer is giving us a sip of summer with sweet secco Bellinis. Now, these aren’t necessarily new—in fact, the peach one has been around since 2017—but the price tag on these puppies never gets old.

Here’s how you can jumpstart the warm-weather season just by dropping by Trader Joe’s.

All the Flavor, Half the Price

It looks like a bunch of major retailers—we’re looking at you, Aldi—are hopping on the low-budget booze bandwagon, and we’re not complaining. If you need an easy beverage to wow your guests, this line from Trader Joe’s has your back. For the humble price of only $6, you can get a readymade Bellini in one of these mouthwatering flavors:

  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Strawberry Raspberry

The prosecco-laced beverage comes from a family-owned German winery, and with 8% ABV, it’s sure to go along with a good time, whether it’s for brunch, over apps or with dessert. The back of the bottle doesn’t give a calorie count, so if you’re looking to indulge this summer while watching your figure, you may want to tread lightly. (Or try one of these skinny cocktails instead.)

So…why is Trader Joe’s so cheap?

Get Your Bottle STAT

Got a craving for these sweet secco Bellinis? Hit up Trader Joe’s ASAP (they’re sadly not available online). Rumor has it they’re even cheaper—around $5—in specific locations, though you’ll have to pop by TJ’s to find out if your store is one of them.

If there’s no Trader Joe’s in your neighborhood, make sure to stop at Aldi for these satisfying and budget-friendly hard seltzers.

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Banana Date Nut Bread Crisps

It’s like your favorite bread, but made crispy and crunchy. Trader Joe’s makes these by baking bread, slicing it thinly and baking it again. Eat it like a cracker with cheese and fruit or chow down like it’s a crispy cookie. 

Cold Brew Coconut Cream Lattes

These cold brew lattes—in original coffee and caramel spice flavors—will wake you up with a smile (especially our dairy-free and vegan friends!).

Organic Crumbled Feta Cheese

It’s darn good feta cheese, but made organic with cow’s milk (instead of traditional sheep’s milk). 

Ghost Chili BBQ Sauce

Ghost peppers are HOT! But combined with sweet BBQ sauce, it’s more than doable. 

Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Covered Mini Pretzels

While it’s true Trader Joe’s has had chocolate covered pretzels in the past, these are an upgrade from a new supplier with a new recipe. Think darker and better quality of chocolate.

Benne Wafer Cookies

These cookies (pronounced like “benny”) are made from a wheat flour cookie batter and benne (a variety of sesame seeds). They’re baked crispy and have a candy-like texture that’s nutty, maple-y and oh, so good. 

Jalapeño Sauce

If you’ve ever been to Austin, Texas, you’ve tried their creamy jalapeño sauce that’s goes great on just about anything. Well, this is a lot like that—not too spicy and creamy (yet it’s vegan!).

Sparkling Watermelon Juice

 This juice has zero grams of added sugar, only the stuff derived from fresh watermelon juice. It’s sweet and bubbly and perfect on its own or poured into a cocktail. 

Egg Frittata

New to the frozen section, these light and fluffy frittatas are made with eggs, Swiss cheese, fried onions and cauliflower. And, they pack 12 grams of protein per serving!

Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix

These protein-packed pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, whey protein concentrate and buttermilk powder. You can also make this mix into waffles!

Organic Coleslaw Kit

Serve it as a side for summer barbecues or add it as a sandwich filler—it’s the perfect complement to smoky, spicy meats.

Villa Alena Rosé

There’s a new rosé on the shelves of TJ’s! This easy-drinking wine is imported from Piedmonte, Italy.

Mochi Cake Mix

You might think of ice cream when you think of mochi, but the rice paste used to make the ice cream’s “wrapper” can be used in other desserts as well. 

This cake is inspired by Hawaii’s butter mochi that has a bouncy texture and sweet flavor. 

Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies

They’re chocolate chip cookies, but made organically. Eat them on their own, in your favorite dessert, or go crazy and dip them in this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip.

Tortilla Chips Seasoned With Brussels Sprouts

These tortilla chips are seasoned with powdered, freeze-dried Brussels sprouts, baked and seasoned again with garlic, onion and parsley for a nutty, rich flavor.

Organic Vanilla Wafer Cookies

These are classic vanilla wafers, but made organic! Eat them on their own or as part of your favorite dessert.

Jerk-Style Plantain Chips

These chips draw inspiration from classic Jamaican cooking and coat plantain chips in jerk seasoning, which is a mix of allspice, garlic powder, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg and ginger extract. One chip is not necessarily spicy on its own, but with each bite the spice builds.

Milk Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar

This candy bar, which combines both milk and dark chocolate, and is accented with crunchy Butterscotch bits, is practically made for sharing. 

Organic Spicy Avocado Hummus

This is one delicious mashup! It’s made with organic garbanzo beans, Mexican avocados, lime juice, Tahini, a little EVOO and jalapeños. Spread it on a sandwich or dip all your favorite chips in it.

Fudgy Chocolate Quinoa Loaf Cake Mix

Don’t worry—this cake is made with quinoa flour, so you won’t be getting any crunchy quinoa bits when you take a bite. And that first bite will be memorable, especially with the extra packet of chocolate fudge sauce that’s included. 

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Like Trader Joe’s iconic dark chocolate peanut butter cups, these are for those almond butter lovers.

Shakshuka Starter

To put it simply, Shakshuka is eggs cooked in a spicy tomato and pepper sauce. With this starter kit, all you need is eggs and a microwave to make it. 

Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions

These medallions are basically wafers stuffed with gooey caramel, then coated in Belgian milk chocolate and topped with sugared hazelnut bits.

Broccoli Kale Pizza Crust

This pizza crust is gluten-free and vegan — unlike other vegetable-based crusts on the market, it doesn’t use cheese or eggs to bind the ingredients together. Trader Joe’s recommends adding classic tomato and mozzarella as a topping, or playing on broccoli cheddar soup flavors by topping the crust with TJ’s Mushroom Alfredo Sauce, cheddar cheese and chopped broccoli florets. 

Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli

This meals turns traditional ravioli on its head! The pasta is filled with white meat chicken, poblanos, and four kids of cheese — ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano — heavy cream and breadcrumbs.

Gochujang Chop Salad Kit

This triple-washed ready-to-go salad kit combines napa cabbage, lettuce, carrots, celery and Korean-style mix-ins like black sesame seeds, puffed brown rice and a sweet and spicy gochujang vinaigrette.

Candy Coated Chocolate Peanuts

Think Peanut MM’s, but without the unnatural dyes and chemicals. 

Organic Buffalo Style Hummus

This is a dairy-free alternative to buffalo chicken dip that’s smooth and creamy, and perfect for dipping veggies into on game day. 

Organic Bolivia Yanaloma Small Lot Coffee

This coffee boasts a mild acidity with notes of apple, pear and apricot. Like all of TJ’s small lot coffees, it’s also a limited-edition. So, if you see it, grab it!

Outside-In Stuffed Gnocchi

Traditional gnocchi is served with tomato sauce and cheese, but this version packs it all into one flavorful Italian dumpling. 

Vegetable and Soba Noodle Stir Fry Kit

This plant-based stir fry is ready in 10 minutes and makes crunchy veggies and soft and chewy noodles doused in a soy ginger sauce. 

Avocado Tzatziki Dip

This dip combines traditional Greek tzatziki with avocado and a dash of jalapeños. 

Freeze Dried Red Seedless Grapes

Create the flavors of a classic PBJ by pairing them with Trader Joe’s Bamba Peanut Snacks

Gluten Free Cocoa Crunch Cereal

This cocoa cereal will turn your milk into chocolate milk, and what’s better than that?

Organic Thick and Chunky Salsa

Dip your chips into this salsa or use it as a topping for fish, chicken, salad and more. 

Amba Mango Sauce

This sauce is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. 

According to a Trader Joe’s announcement, “Ripe mangoes and green mangoes are fermented then simmered with garlic, salt, turmeric, paprika, and a host of Indian spices. The finished product has a deep-yellow color with a thick, very smooth texture; the flavor is savory and complex, with some considerable heat.”

Try it on kebabs or over vegetables. 

Crunchy Red Drago Fruit Chips 

Enjoy these fruit chips as a healthy snack on their own or throw them over Greek yogurt, an açai bowl or even ice cream. 

Onion + Chive Cream Cheese Spread

Spread this flavorful cream cheese on your favorite bagel or use it as a base for a delicious sandwich. 

French Fromage Slices

This cheese is super creamy and mild (similar to French Brie) and is great on sandwiches, baked into bread (as shown) or used as a burger topping. 

Organic Green Vegetable Foursome

Find this vegetable medley in the frozen aisle! It comes with broccoli florets, shelled peas, trimmed French green beans and zucchini quarters.

Sprouted Wheat Sourdough Bread

A slice of this hearty bread boasts 7 grams of protein and only 90 calories.

Organic Toasted Sesame Dressing

This dressing is slightly-sweet and thick, making it the perfect pairing for not only salads but sandwiches, wraps, slaws, pasta salads and more. 

Ruby Cacao Wafers

Pink chocolate is indeed not just dyed that way — it’s a new type of chocolate entirely! It’s made from the ruby cocoa beans, which give it its natural color and a subtle tangy flavor. 

Mushroom Company Multipurpose Umami Seasoning Blend

This Japanese-inspired seasoning blend mimics the fifth taste (in addition to salty, sweet, sour and bitter) and is Whole 30 and Paleo diet compliant.

Chili Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

These chips are similar to Takis and come with a little eat, but they aren’t so hot that you’ll need to put the bag down. 

Joe-Joe’s Slims

They’re like regular Joe-Joe’s, but with a thinner cookie and less cream. They’re, well, slim!

Chocolate Chip Pain Au Lait

These brioche-like French rolls are sprinkled with dark chocolate chips and make for a great breakfast, snack or dessert. 

Organic Balsamic and Fig Dressing

This new salad dressing is like your regular balsamic dressing, except Trader Joe’s mixed in real, organic fig paste for a subtle sweet taste.

Cinnamon Croissant Loaf

This is what you’d get if you mixed a croissant with Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread. It’s light, airy and a new breakfast staple. 

Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie

Inspired by Polish mazurka wafers, this cookie is light, airy and covered in chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups

Those allergic to peanuts, rejoice! Trader Joe’s new alternative to peanut butter cups is all the salty and sweet you’ve been craving. 

Corn, Pea, Bean Quinoa Crisps

These are like tortilla chips, sprinkled with pink sea salt and black pepper. 

Organic French Rolls

Pair these light and airy rolls with soup or a hearty stew.

Beer Bread Mix

All you need is beer, butter and this mix to make a hearty loaf of bread. You can top it with cheese and jalapeños or give it your own unique twist! 

This is a limited-edition, seasonal product so if you see it, get it ASAP.

Organic Earl Grey Tea

This bold black tea is combined with oil from Italian Bergamot oranges to give it a slightly sweeter, spicy taste. 

Organic Rosé Vinaigrette

This new dressing is tangy, light and slightly floral. It’s made with rosé wine vinegar.

Malabari Paratha

This Indian bread is similar to naan, but is made with cow’s and buffalo’s milk instead of yogurt and yeast. It’s dough is rolled into long ropes that are then rolled into spirals (like a cinnamon bun!) and pressed flat. 

Organic Spinach and Riced Cauliflower Salad

This salad kit comes with spinach, riced cauliflower, roasted golden beets, almonds and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. 

Jackfruit Cakes

Jackfruit has a tender, meaty texture, but you can serve these like crab cakes with eggs, salad or just a little bit of lemon and remoulade. 

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