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Is it me or is there an Avocado Blight or bad crop lately?

The loose/single avocados at TJs have been from Peru for over a month now. I am glad the Peruvian crop will get better with time, but I wish they hadn't even bothered trying to sell the duds!

about 17 hours ago
ohmyyum in General Topics

Is it me or is there an Avocado Blight or bad crop lately?

I've had the same observation about the Peruvian avocados! You are right that the bagged TJs avocados are tiny, but right now, they are the best I can get. Here's a picture of the inside-- like I said, decent/good. Not that gorgeous vibrant green, but it's creamy and ripe, as opposed to grey and crunchy and just plain gross.

I stopped by on my way to work this morning and the organic bagged avocados are from Mexico, while the conventional bagged are from California. Prices have gone up a bit. :(

1 day ago
ohmyyum in General Topics

Is it me or is there an Avocado Blight or bad crop lately?

Hate Peruvian avocados. I can't even believe how terrible they are. California or Mexico, ftw!

Aug 18, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

Is it me or is there an Avocado Blight or bad crop lately?

I'm in NC. I don't usually buy avocados from Trader Joes but TJs is the only store around me with bagged avocados from Mexico right now. Check the tag on the bag to be sure, but the 4pk organic I have been getting have been good/decent. The loose/single ones they have are from Peru and they are terrible. I am not sure what the issue is with Peruvian avocados but some googling suggests that they have been planting a ton of new trees to capitalize on the recent increase in avocado consumption, and that younger plants produce larger (and inferior fruit) but I can't believe how bad they are!

Aug 18, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

I think it returns for a few weeks every year. I bought 6 as soon as I saw them in stock this year. I believe it was around February and I haven't seen them since.

Jul 24, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

iPads and iPods.. No iPhones that I saw.

Jul 09, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

I just swirl it all in so it's evenly dispersed! The cilantro jalapeño is my favorite by far!

Jul 01, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Women who don't eat much when among peers

Happy birthday Chartreauxxx!

Jul 01, 2014
ohmyyum in Not About Food

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

Was the coffee flavor very strong/discernible?

Jun 28, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Help! I need green peanuts!!!

Sorry I know this is an old post, but which Lowes in Winston carries them?

Jun 26, 2014
ohmyyum in Southeast

Does TJ's Go TOO Far To Please Customers?

I have also witnessed customers take advantage of their generous policies. I just hope they don't ruin it for the rest of us.

I have extra broccoli cheddar soup, and we are sick of eating it as soup. Any good recipes for casseroles or anything really?

In addition to all the great ideas for repurposing, it freezes very well!

Jun 26, 2014
ohmyyum in Home Cooking

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

NAY. Why doesn't TJ's refrigerate their fresh cherries? Cherries are highly perishable and lose more quality in one hour at room temperature than in one day refrigerated. I love cherries and there was a huge display of gorgeous 2lb bing cherries at a fantastic price on an island today, but I passed them by because they were at room temperature and TJ's has such questionable produce to begin with that I didn't want to take the risk. They should know better than to keep cherries at room temp! (This was in Winston-Salem, NC)

Jun 24, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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do yu "drink" at work??

If I'm not mistaken, you work in a hospital/health care setting as well? How do you manage to use the restroom enough to drink that much water? There was one shift where I had to pee for about 9 hours and held it!!!

Jun 24, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

If you have a bit of a drive, call first, explain your situation and ask them to hold some for a special order or let you know when they "become order-able." They apparently have a customer hold book at every store. An employee gave me this tip, (probably because she was sick of me asking for them several times a week) and personally gave me a call last Monday to say they were back in the freezer case. She also mentioned that they could be seasonally available and that she would also be stocking up. Yay for the great customer service!

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

I love them too. They said they were out of stock at the warehouse. They are finally back! Grabbed 4 bags.

Jun 18, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

They're not the same :-/

Jun 14, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

I like the frozen chili lime chicken burgers, but I've never gotten around to trying the refrigerated fully cooked chicken patties. They just look weird.

Jun 13, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Picked up a package today and them back after seeing the nutrition facts and long list of ingredients. Tart cherry powder?

Jun 11, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Other English muffin brands besides Thomas?

Omg $8? I know the cost of living is higher in the city but that seems a bit much. I'm in NC and buy them at whole foods, where they semi-regularly go on sale for $3.50 or 2/$7. In fact, I can't even think of the regular price off the top of my head because I can't remember ever paying it.

Jun 10, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

I like the frozen lemon bars. Teensy little bite size pieces of buttery sweet tart goodness. :-)

Jun 10, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Other English muffin brands besides Thomas?

I think they usually come frozen; I get them at whole foods. They are not directly comparable to Thomas' in that they are much denser and aren't as craggy but they make up for that in flavor. http://www.foodforlife.com/product/en...

Jun 07, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

Other English muffin brands besides Thomas?

Ezekiel. They are hearty, chewy, grain-y, and fantastic.

Why is making a good diet so hard?

Actually the iaedp does offer certified eating disorder specialist credentialing (including CEDRD), but I think only one RD I've ever worked with for an ED had that special certification.

Jun 02, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

I love tjs and whole foods. I much prefer Cheetos to "baked cheese crunchies." I miss out on no delights. :-)

Jun 02, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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I scream, You scream... What are you pet peeves about ice cream?

For vanilla, I love trader Joe's vanilla bean. My favorite maple flavor was Hannah Teeter's maple blondie by Ben & Jerry's. Haven't been able to find it in years; I think it was a special edition flavor.

Jun 02, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

I scream, You scream... What are you pet peeves about ice cream?

I think the Ben and Jerry's pistachio ice cream is much more pistachio-y than talenti! Love talenti coconut, however.

Jun 02, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

Also, you can't beat the convenience! I hate handling raw meat, especially poultry. You can just plop these from frozen on the grill.

Jun 02, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

Fldhky it surprises me that you've never had quinoa!

Jun 02, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

YAY! Toasted pumpkin seed oil, $9.99. Appears to be made by la tourangelle, like the holiday nut oil trio. I used it to dress a grain salad, and it was fantastic. Can't wait to try it in other applications.