Trader Joe's has achieved cult status by offering gourmet food at budget prices. 

If you're a fan of the grocery-store chain, Consumer Reports has some helpful tips for what you should and shouldn't buy there. 

Experts from the publication tested hundreds of items to find the best products.

Their full report can be found in the magazine's January 2015 issue. 


Organic Plain Lowfat Yogurt

The yogurt scored high points for being creamy despite the lowfat label. 

Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth

Experts recommended the chicken broth for its excellent flavor. 

Maple Syrup 

Syrup from Trader Joe's scored high for its "thickness and flavor." 



"More sour than Hellmann's and not as tasty," the magazine reports. 

Trader Joe's Liquid Laundry Detergent HE 

Experts said that the detergent didn't remove common stains like grass, blood, or sweat. 

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