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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

Nooooooo!

I have a jar sitting in the fridge. . . . now I don't want to open it.

Jul 14, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

Haven't tried the rice crisps, but the salt and pepper ridged potato chips are my all time favorite grocery store chips. Plenty of pepper. These are the only item I can think of that I just cannot buy - I have excellent willpower but not with those ridges.

Jul 07, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

There aren't enough lemon flavored desserts, at least not enough that don't taste like Lysol. Looking forward to trying this.

Jun 10, 2014
Rilke in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Thank you much!

Jun 06, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Is this refrigerated, or shelf-stable? Where is it in the store?

Jun 05, 2014
Rilke in Chains

What stores/chains would you drive long distances for?

When the future Mr. Rilke and I get married, we plan move to Lancaster County. The nearest Trader Joe's will be about an hour / sixty miles away. I will happily make the trek once a month to stock up (big time).

May 20, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - May 2014 [old]

Pane Guttiau

May 10, 2014
Rilke in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - May 2014 [old]

Lovely post, please continue! Your sparkly personality really comes through in your writing, by the way.

May 04, 2014
Rilke in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - May 2014 [old]

The organic Turkish apricots? I LOVE those.

May 02, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - May 2014 [old]

Not really a yay or nay, but I was disappointed when I looked at my newest bag of the dried white peaches and saw that sulfur dioxide is now in the ingredients list. It used to be a single ingredient list: peaches. I like them so much I will probably continue to buy them, but I'm not happy.

Edit: I just looked up the product on Fooducate and sulfur dioxide is listed there. Has it been there all along?? I could have SWORN it wasn't before.

May 02, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

The guac hummus is blech. I don't think TJ's has a truly standout guac, though I do like the reduced guilt for what it is.

Apr 25, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

Welcome to the fray :-D

Apr 25, 2014
Rilke in Chains
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Foods Without Enemies

Hahaha nice :-)

Apr 09, 2014
Rilke in General Topics

Foods Without Enemies

Nope, can't stand Funyons or the IKEA meatballs. Especially Funyons.

Apr 09, 2014
Rilke in General Topics

Foods Without Enemies

I like milk, but I've never been a fan of whipped cream. The made-from-scratch stuff can be really excellent, but it's unfortunately uncommon. The stuff from the can, blech.

Apr 08, 2014
Rilke in General Topics

Foods Without Enemies

Feel free to send any unwanted graham cracker crust this way. . .

Apr 04, 2014
Rilke in General Topics
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Do you prefer French Fries with Mayo instead of Ketchup?

Yesss. I have recently fallen for fish 'n' chips (specifically at Gullifty's in Bryn Mawr, PA), and the accompanying tartar sauce goes well with all of the above. Don't need ketchup at all.

Apr 04, 2014
Rilke in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

Grown in California!

Apr 03, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Danke!!

Apr 03, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

$7+ for a four oz bag?! Or is the Costco size bigger?

Apr 03, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

I've loved those peaches for years. Single-ingredient wonders.

Apr 01, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Philadelphia Bucket List

Don't miss Claudio either. The mozzarella -- plain, marinated, braided, burrata, all of it -- is to die for. I have completely converted my boyfriend . . . He doesn't buy cheese from the supermarket anymore -proud-

Mar 25, 2014
Rilke in Philadelphia
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TRADER JOE'S:Microwave friendly

I second the Indian, especially the Palak Paneer. There is also a frozen item called Cod Provencal that I like a lot. The texture of the fish, once done, is so good it's hard to believe it's frozen.

They also have a large selection of delicious premade salads, though there are some misses. The kale bistro salad and the one with wheatberries, quinoa, and butternut squash are my favorites.

Mar 25, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

The frozen is good but not on its own. I think it would work well as a topping.

Mar 25, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

Shrimp nuggets . . . new product? I gave up meat for Lent so that sounds pret-ty good

Mar 20, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

I love the new(ish) crunchy organic salted. Plastic jar, dark brown lid.

Mar 13, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

Hummus flavored / adorned with olives.

Mar 11, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? - 2014

- Organic tricolor bell peppers (by far the best price I've seen)
- Mediterranean hummus
- Organic Turkish apricots
- Heirloom navel oranges (in season)
- Various trail mixes (especially Salty, Sweet & Nutty) / nuts (esp. half salt cashews)

I know that last "one" is cheating. Oh well.

Honorable mention sweets:
- Milk and dark chocolate peanut butter cups
- Dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar
- Dark chocolate covered ginger

Mar 06, 2014
Rilke in Chains

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? - 2014

So I'm guessing you aren't low carb-ing? ;-)

I love that butternut gnocchi too, but the pain pascal isn't available around here D:

Feb 27, 2014
Rilke in Chains
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

It's in a shallow round tub.

Feb 26, 2014
Rilke in Chains