7 Must-Have Seasoning Blends From Trader Joe's

In a lesser talked about land of Trader Joe's lies a section of shelves stacked with small jars; let's call it Spice Land. Spice Land is home to just about our favorite seasoning blends ever. No, we're not talking about your standard cumins and garlic powders, or even Italian herb mixes — these jarred beauties are filled with sometimes strange and always wonderful flavor combinations that you just can't find anywhere else.
Ahead we've rounded up seven of our absolute favorites that are not only affordable ($1.99-$2.49 a jar), but also extend way past the purposes of your average meat rub. These harmonious mixes are multi-purpose and at their best when sprinkled on anything from your favorite snacks (think popcorn, crispy chickpeas, and even a batch of homemade potato chips) to breakfast staples (like oatmeal, fresh fruit, and scrambled eggs). Dinners and lunches are no brainers, too. Scroll on and get seasoned!
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Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning, $1.99
If you love everything bagels like we love everything bagels, then this mix of white and black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic and onion, and sea salt flakes might just change your life. Forget the bagel, we're thinking about sprinkling this over an everything pizza complete with cream cheese béchamel.
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Everyday Seasoning, $1.99
A killer combo of sea salt, black peppercorns, mustard seeds, coriander, onion, garlic, paprika, and chill pepper, TJ's Everyday Seasoning is great for just that (i.e. err-day and err-thing). And although the flavor flourishes are truly endless with this one, we particularly love this spice on top of salmon with a drizzle of EVOO.
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21 Seasoning Salute, $1.99
This savory seasoning is a blend of, you guessed it, 21 different spices: onion, black pepper, celery seed, cayenne pepper, parsley, basil, marjoram, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, savory, rosemary, cumin, mustard, coriander, garlic, carrot, orange peel, tomato, lemon juice, and lemon oil. But here's the kicker — no salt! Ideal for sprinkling on anything really, from meats and dips to even scrambled eggs or fresh slices of avocado. We'll be trying it over homemade baked potato chips.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice, $1.99
Made up of cinnamon, ginger, citrus, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom, this seasonal TJ's spice blend goes great in pumpkin pie (obviously) as well as other pureed gourds and fruits (think sweet potatoes and apple sauce). Hot tip: Sprinkle some on your overnight oats!
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Garlic Salt, $1.99
Sometimes truly next-level things are born out of combining the basics: roasted garlic, sea salt, onion, and parsley. TJ's garlic salt seasoning is an ideal popcorn seasoner — heck, we'd even twist this bad boy over a piping hot plate of pasta with butter.
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South African Smoke Seasoning, $2.29
Looking for a way to seriously switch up your salt and pepper go-to? Try this smokey grinder of African-grown, slow-smoked paprika that's been blended with sea salt, garlic, and basil.
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Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, $1.99
Made from salt, chile, and lime juice powder, this spicy seasoning is delectable sprinkled on fruit (try mango!)
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