Here's our Trader Joe's shopping list

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Employees of the Trader Joe's carry supplies into the store in advance of the store's grand opening on Aug. 25.

I've been known to drive out of my way when I'm in Knoxville or Atlanta to find a Trader Joe's.

Recent conversation while in the ATL area:

Me: "Let's swing by Trader Joe's on our way home."

Husband: "Waze says it's 35 miles out of our way."

Me: "Perfect."

So, like many in the Chattanooga area, I am thrilled we're finally getting our very own Trader Joe's.

Friends and colleagues who have never been to this unique store keep asking, "What's the big deal? What do they have?"

So, we're asking readers to share their favorite Trader Joe's items. You can email or answer below.