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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

Please share your copycat recipe! Agree that you do not get much for what you pay!

Dec 11, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I thought the butterscotch wreath cookies were fantastic! Crunchy and so buttery! Product of Scotland, perhaps a private labeled walker's item?

Dec 05, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

Does anyone happen to have a old jar of the TJ's dukkah laying around? I would love to know what exactly was in their particular blend!

Nov 25, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

What is the product pusher? Do you mean the fearless flyer?

Nov 21, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I picked them up because it looked like a new item and they were only $2.99. One look at the ingredients list and I put them back on the shelf: first ingredient was not chocolate, as it should have been, but rather, vegetable fat. Uh no.

Nov 20, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

If you have a Fresh Market near you, I saw a Red Fox made by Belton Farm recently. I think it was around $18/lb.

Nov 20, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

Fldhky, I know you've been getting into goat cheeses. By all means, try the new truffle goat cheese! I think it was $3.99 for 8oz. I bought it on a whim after I heard my favorite employee raving about it, and I'm so glad I did. Wonderful; neither the goat or truffle is overwhelming, and it also had a pleasantly whipped texture. I paired it with the fig and olive crisps, but I think it would be wonderful on a water cracker, or a slice of pear.

(I also highly recommend getting to know the employees at your store. They are a wealth of information, and it seems like they have tried everything).

Nov 20, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

The freeze dried oranges (which were terrible) were discontinued last year, I think-- but my store says the soft and juicy mandarins are seasonal. iirc, they frequently disappear for months at a time so I always grab a few whenever I see them.

Nov 20, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

The gummy tummy penguins better not be discontinued. They are my favorite!

Nov 13, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

Nay. All the organic bagged spinach and other organic salads at my store were slimy today. They were all before the sell by date. The asparagus was also slimy. The employee I told just said sorry but he didn't take it off the shelf or anything. This is why they have a reputation for having bad produce, although the Brussels sprouts on the stalk looked good and fresh.

Nov 13, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

That truffle salt sells out fast.....!

Nov 13, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2014

Let me preface by saying I am not in SoCal and I have never seen coconut flour at Costco. But... I used to order it online from iherb until trader joes started carrying it. $2.99/lb, less than half the price of whole foods, and even less expensive than mail order!

Nov 10, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

My store in NC sells them both thawed in the bakery section, as well as in the frozen section. I imagine you could ask for a frozen one; they are extremely accommodating. They are packaged with a stiff collar of sorts, and I have never gotten a smooshed one.

Nov 10, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

The sweet potato biscuits were a different brand last year with different packaging, and I was not impressed... But I tried a sample of one last week and it was ok. The copious amounts of unsalted kerrygold the sample lady was spreading on them couldn't have hurt.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

It seems to be packaged differently than what you describe, but I think the cheese is one and the same. It may be of note that my TJ's sells the St. Andre cut in wedges, and not in the box like Whole Foods-- but for the price difference, I'll take it!

Nov 07, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

YAY! To the brie with truffles. This was decadent and delicious, with a nice aroma and flavor. I liked it much better than the spotlight raw milk Gouda with truffles, the Italian truffle cheese, or truffle cheddar.

Nov 07, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

Agree that the pacific rock is bitter and terrible! I think it was the October spotlight because it's been around for a while and I just picked up the November spotlight: a raw milk smoked cheddar.

Nov 07, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

HT has COMICE PEARS?!!!!

Nov 07, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Cascade Fresh Yogurt is gone!

Yes! Please consider Trader Joe's as well; they have an excellent yogurt selection and cascade fresh would be a great addition! I am on the east coast, and have never heard of most of those other grocery stores (with the exception of whole foods).

Nov 06, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

The cheese torta? The Gorgonzola one is great (and I dislike blue cheeses with a passion)

Nov 06, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I'm in Winston-Salem. They're apparently "regional," and available only on the west coast... I asked as soon as I saw the mentions upthread because I love them and only order them as gifts or for a very special treat. It was sad that only one employee (my favorite produce girl!) even knew what they were-- she said that Comice pears, which are the varietal Harry & David specialize in, are occasionally available at The Fresh Market. I was impressed with her knowledge, and her willingness to share where I might be able to at least find the same type of pear.

Nov 06, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

The Fresh Market is the only grocery store at which I've ever seen Comice pears, and only sporadically (at least in NC, where I live)... And while good, they paled in comparison to a true Harry & David pear.

Nov 05, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

Fldhky, have you tried the Tunisian? I love the California estate, but the Tunisian Chetou is wonderful as well. Also looking forward to the return of the Novello italian olive oil over the holidays.

Oct 26, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

Good call on the potential seasonality, littleflower! I will make the rare weekend trip to stock up tmrw!

Oct 17, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

At my TJs (Winston-Salem, NC) they said that the pumpkin kringle is done for the season and all they have left is what's in the store... But the almond kringle will be arriving in the next couple of weeks! IMO, the almond was even better than the pumpkin, so keep an eye out for it in your local store before you order it through the website! An employee pointed out that you can buy three kringles at TJs for about the price of one online, and that's even before s&h! What a deal!

Oct 16, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Trader Joe's Different Prices in Nearby Stores !

Since when does TJs have an official Twitter?

Oct 15, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

Now THAT, I think, would be a great and creative way to serve it. It just doesn't work as a sweet main.

Oct 10, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

In my store, they were sampling the pumpkin ravioli yesterday with a cream sauce made with pumpkin butter. It was one of the worst things they have ever sampled. I have a sweet tooth, but this was cloyingly sweet, even too sweet for dessert. I guess I made a face, because the girl laughed and said they had also tried making a savory version with browned butter and sage. Not sure why they didn't serve that instead.

Oct 09, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

Fldhky I thought you were a nay on the chia and flax pb on a previous thread? I remember being surprised you didn't like it because based on your posts, I think we have similar tastes. I personally love it and am glad it is back. It reminds me of the naturally more brand, except it is much much better!

Oct 09, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Breakroom Freezer

I try not to get "medical" on this site, and I think you're probably kidding... But ipecac can be myotoxic to both skeletal and cardiac muscle. No Bueno.

Oct 03, 2014
ohmyyum in Not About Food