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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

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

Oct 17, 2014
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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
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Trader Joe's Different Prices in Nearby Stores !

Since when does TJs have an official Twitter?

Oct 15, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

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

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
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

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

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

Littleflower, have you tried the frozen pumpkin waffles? Also, I just saw a new honeycrisp apple cider! (Not spiced).

Oct 03, 2014
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Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

The pumpkin waffle and pancake mix was being stocked on the shelf (NC) when I stopped by today. The employee said they had just gotten another shipment in!

Sep 28, 2014
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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

I think that might be one of the Amy's products that are all out of stock-- the pesto tortellini and black bean enchiladas are two others. :(

Sep 27, 2014
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Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

Nope, the TJ's pumpkin poptarts are nature's path brand.

Sep 22, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

The new jalapeño Greek yogurt dip is a great sauce! I've used it in a slaw, as well as with the mahi burgers. I like it best as a dip with plain old potato chips.

Sep 21, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains
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Putting food on the table. How did your Mom do it?

I would love a recipe (w quantities) for those cutlets! Sounds great.

Sep 12, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

Are the GF pizza crusts frozen?

Sep 08, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

I found both the collier's welsh cheddar and the vintage cave-aged farmstead cheddar to be pleasantly sharp!

Sep 08, 2014
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Amaranth. Ever cook it?

I love a 50-50 blend of amaranth and quinoa. Cook as usual. You could also cook the blend with some coconut milk and dried fruit and have it for breakfast.

Sep 06, 2014
ohmyyum in Home Cooking

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

Amen!

Sep 05, 2014
ohmyyum in Not About Food

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

You should buy them out and sell then on eBay! Just kidding, kind of....

USA Yogurt Recommendations

I second this suggestion! Love this yogurt. It is thin, yet rich, and I prefer adding my own fruit or honey or preserves to plain yogurt to flavor it. If you want a pre-flavored yogurt, noosa is the way to go! It's available at all major grocery stores and at Costco.

Sep 05, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

What to Buy at Costco?

How much are they per pound? I have been buying unsalted pistachio "nutmeats" at TJs for $4.99/8oz, so $9.98/lb. It seemed pricey to me until I compared prices with whole foods!

Sep 05, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

You mean the smoked trout in the blue tin? There is no need to sauté it-- or cook it at all...

Sep 04, 2014
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Food that can be packed & eaten 10 hours later?

Phantom, You can freeze tuna and egg salad? Does it have to be made into a sandwich in order to freeze well?

To the OP, if she will be having an actual dinner when she gets home, I think an extra PBJ and snack type items with a substantial amount of protein, fat, fiber, and calories (trail mix, string cheese, piece of fruit) would be ideal.

Aug 31, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics

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

Fldhky, call your store and ask them to place a special order for you or call you when they come in! My store just called yesterday to say that the coconut oil was back in stock in limited quantities.

Aug 28, 2014
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Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

You find the prices to be high? Compared to where? The only people I have ever heard complain about the prices are those that shop at aldis or similar, and that's not a fair comparison. There are some items that are less expensive at Costco, but I often don't need or want such a large quantity.

Aug 28, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who is utterly confused yet grossly fascinated!

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

Yay/NAY: I love the frozen key lime pie and have been buying at least one a week all summer long-- it's perfect to have on hand in case a friend drops by, or for any impromptu occasion.It's featured in the most recent flyer and I went to pick one up today... Only to be told that it was depleted for the 2014 season. Why put it in the flyer if it's not even available? Luckily I have one left in the freezer that I will save for a special occasion (or maybe just eat all by myself) but if you see it in stock at your TJs, stock up!

Aug 26, 2014
ohmyyum in Chains

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

Wow your experience is extremely disapponting because TJs is renowned for their customer service. I have never had rude service ever (with the exception of one employee who no longer works there) and many of the employees will even greet me by name. I think it's important to remember that cashiers are people too and maybe she was having a really bad day, but that kind of attitude doesn't not fit in with the company's values. Also, she was wrong about the flyer. I thought the numbers in the shopping list were for the aisles, but they actually just refer to the page the product is mentioned on. In my store, the white miso is with the tofu and vegetarian faux meat products.

Aug 26, 2014
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Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Dave, it makes me sad that several of those items have been discontinued.. Such is TJs! Since I find myself agreeing with many of the items on your list, might I suggest you try the frozen artichoke hearts and frozen haricot verts? Although they are frozen, they are minimally processed and a wonderful value.

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Nutritionist isn't a regulated term/licensed profession. Someone who works at GNC can call themselves a nutritionist.

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!

Aug 21, 2014
ohmyyum in General Topics