Mackenzie Filson

Mackenzie Filson is a writer, cheesemonger, and proud Floridian. You can read more of her writing on her newsletter, Book Sommelier.
The 10 Best Trader Joe’s Wines, According to the Store’s Former Wine Buyer
Life
According to a former TJ’s wine buyer.
yesterday
We Asked 3 Chefs to Name the Best Bacon, and They All Said the Same Thing
Life
One has tried practically every brand out there.
Feb 9, 2024
We Asked 3 Bartenders to Name the Best Vodka for a Martini, and They All Said the Same Thing
Turns out, it’s all about the grain.
Feb 2, 2024
We Asked 3 Chefs to Name the Best Frozen Chicken Nuggets and They All Said the Same Thing
Turns out, it’s a shape thing.
Jan 11, 2024
We Asked 3 Chefs to Name the Best Boxed Mac and Cheese, and They All Picked the Same One
“It is undeniably the best sauce on the market.”
Dec 14, 2023
We Asked 3 Bartenders to Share the Best Bourbon for an Old-Fashioned, and They All Said the Same Thing
Life
Turns out, it’s all about the distillery.
Dec 12, 2023
8 New Can’t-Miss Trader Joe’s Groceries to Try This Month
Living
According to a former employee.
Sep 27, 2023
The “Two Finger” Rule Is the Foolproof Way to Pick the Perfect Watermelon
Living
It's the hack that never fails.
Aug 21, 2023
3 Things to Always Do with Your Cart in Trader Joe’s — And 3 to Never Do
Living
According to a former employee.
Jul 23, 2023
The $6 Trader Joe’s Item I’ll Be Grilling All Summer Long
It’s crispy, smoky, minty, and, yes, squeaky.
Jun 22, 2023
7 of the Best New Trader Joe’s Groceries to Try This Month
Living
The ube pretzels are a must.
Jun 16, 2023
4 of the Best New Trader Joe’s Groceries to Try This Month
According to a former employee.
Mar 26, 2023
4 of the Best New Trader Joe’s Groceries to Try, According to a Former Employee
Including tonight’s dinner!
Feb 18, 2023
7 of the Best New Trader Joe’s Groceries to Try, According to a Former Employee
They hit the shelves this month.
Jan 27, 2023
The $7 Trader Joe's Dessert I'm Bringing to Thanksgiving
It's like an upside-down cake meets a cobbler.
Nov 22, 2022
7 New Trader Joe's Groceries You Simply Must Try This Month
According to a former employee.
Nov 15, 2022
You've Probably Been Skipping Past the Most Underrated Section at Trader Joe's
It's great for cocktails, baked goods, and more!
Oct 29, 2022
6 Things You Should Always Do When You Shop at Trader Joe's
Living
According to a former employee.
Oct 23, 2022
6 New Trader Joe’s Items You Simply Must Try
According to a former Trader Joe's employee.
Oct 18, 2022
7 Not-to-Be-Missed Trader Joe’s Groceries, According to a Former Employee
Frozen finds! Future pantry staples! And even something for our four-legged friends!
May 20, 2022