Unconventional Valentine’s Day Treats at Trader Joe’s

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Valentine’s Day can be a stressful time for those in a relationship, especially those on a budget. Around 75% of couples either get takeout/dine in on this celebratory day, but 80% would rather have a comfy night in. Skip the expensive, small-portioned meals in crowded restaurants, and instead ball on a budget with these fun, easy, and romantic foods.

Heart-Shaped Pasta

Trader Joe’s sells delicious heart-shaped pasta which you can buy for under $5. Though not sold online, if you can get your hands on this pasta in-store, you can make a yummy meal in the comfort of your own home. A candlelit, home-cooked dinner provides for an intimate experience that a fine-dining restaurant cannot offer.

Pair the pasta with one of the various flavors of Rao’s Italian pasta sauce from Trader Joe’s for a cheap meal made with lots of love!

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Chocolate Strawberries (and More!)

Another fun (and inexpensive) treat to make on Valentine’s Day is chocolate-covered strawberries. However, Trader Joe’s knows that strawberries aren’t the only bite-sized foods that are best eaten with chocolate!

With their fun and festive $3 chocolate dipping kit filled with sprinkles and different types of chocolate, you can drizzle warm, creamy goodness on crackers, cookies, and whatever else your heart desires.

Everything tastes better when dipped in some chocolate, so bring this kit to a date or your friends and dip away!

Heart-Shaped Pizzas

Challenge your loved ones with a pizza making competition! Throw some mozzarella, sauce, and your toppings of choice onto some dough and see who can make the best-looking pizza.

Trader Joe’s sells a wide variety of dough, including gluten free, cauliflower, and pesto deep-fried.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, spice it up and shape your pizza like a heart! Instead of spending $30 on pizza from a fancy restaurant, spend $5 and make your own while having a fun with people you love.

Avery is a senior in her first year of writing for the Chronicle. She seeks out stories that highlight student life on campus and runs the Galles Guide. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, often at the beach!

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