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

I need to use something like Neutrogena Clear Face sunblock, which (usually) doesn't cause break-outs. Is that Refresh good for sensitive skin?

about 11 hours ago
pugsam in Chains

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

Same here. We've gotten the Syrah cheese several times, and always fastidiously trimmed away the rind as we ate. Now, we'll have to get another, soon, just to check out the rind!

Jul 22, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

I think the TJ's spicy Korean sausages are terrific.

Can you tell us more about your Seoul Sausages? I'd like to try them!

Jul 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

Yes

Jul 16, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Yay! Dover sole filets. Boneless, skinless (wild caught).

Delicate flavor and texture. Excellent as a base for seafood casseroles, chowders and other multi-component dishes. A great value at $6.99/lb.

Jul 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

I'm not sure whether it's a curse or a blessing to love spicy foods.

Genetic?

Whatever........A meal without any element of spicy kick is like dinner without wine.....sadly incomplete.

Recognizing, of course, that tastes differ, and respecting yours. Even though you're tragically wrong :-)

Jul 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

Yes....no one goes any more, because it's too crowded.....

Jul 14, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

Holy Cow! My reaction is the same as yours, Harts.

I Googled several flavors of Ben & Jerry's and Haagen Dazs. All of them have somewhat less than 300 calories per 1/2 cup. However, several of them have more fat than the 14 grams said to be in the TJ's coffee.

I wonder whether this could be another case of the TJ's nutritional info being off. (Some weird instances have appeared on this forum.)

Yeah....that's the ticket.....the correct number for the TJ's is probably more like 100 calories.....maybe 50.....I'll have another scoop, please.

Jul 13, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

I believe that the expression, "finger-lickin' good" applies to this situation.

Jul 12, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

No.

Did you follow the package's "HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Broil, grill, pan fry or bake for 12-14 minutes over medium heat, turning occasionally"?

I've also gotten away with just nuking one for a couple of minutes.

Jul 08, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

OMG the Coffee Bean Blast ice cream is delicious!

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fear...

Jul 07, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Just saw that TVHilton posted about this a few days ago, in last month's thread......but I "discovered" the same thing independently so I'll mention it again this month.

Two new items are great together: the Korean chicken sausage and the TJ's sauerkraut.

The kraut is on the salty side, but very flavorful, so a little goes a long way. (Probably better used as a condiment than as a side dish.) And the sausage is pleasingly spicy.

Good served either with or without rolls.

This may be our pot-luck contribution to the Fourth of July party!

Jul 02, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Big yay - Turkey Bolognese. Easy, tasty, and light on calories and fat.

Just nuke it, with a little added red wine and seasoning(s) of your choice. Serve over pasta or rice.

Jun 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Heinz was my gold standard for decades. But my dad, who has good taste if I may say so, always said Hunt's is better.
Finally, we had a blind taste test.
He was right.
Hunt's has a richer, fuller tomato taste. More like the taste of a home grown tomato, instead of the supermarket variety.

Jun 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

The dark chocolate-covered orange jelly sticks are good

Jun 19, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Out of stock for me, too.... :-(

Jun 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Balsamic chicken - is that a frozen item?

Jun 14, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

I found this......but it took a bit of sleuthing because it's labeled as "Pane Guttiau."

According to Wikipedia, it's nicknamed Carta di Musica (“music sheets”) "in reference to its large and paper-thin shape, which is so thin before cooking that a sheet of music can be read through it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pane_car...

Mar 25, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

WARNING!!!! Each ONE of these pastry butter-bombs is 420 calories and 19 grams fat.

I yield to no one in my love for chocolate indulgences..........but these are seriously Bad News.

Not "delicate," more like "dense and heavy." And the chocolate is supermarket-quality Meh.

Mar 25, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Do you nuke the bacon at full power, or lower and slower?

Mar 01, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

I don't think that our store (in Virginia) has a section like that. :-( Yours must have a better bakery connection.....

Feb 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

Couldn't find the GF brownies, even with help from a Crewman. Are these the ones? Where does your store put them?

Feb 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

We've had mixed experiences with the bacon ends and pieces. Some good packages, but a couple that had too many nasty bits hidden inside. Returnable, of course, but queesy-making.....

Feb 17, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

We've never tried the Kimchee rice all by itself. We love how it works as a stir-fry base, with a distinctive Korean-spicy tang.

Jan 22, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

These are good. We like the standard cheddar (neon orange) ones, too -- even though they DO stain our fingers........

Jan 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Terrible news. There's been a fire at the brewery that makes the great tasting / great value Boatswain beers for TJ.

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/M...

When I asked why they suddenly were no longer in stock, a Crewman told me that that they're not available, but will be restocked when possible..........which could be a long wait.

So, grab'em if your store still has any!

Jan 20, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Are they the ones where the ice cream is sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies, and the edge rolled in little chocolate chips? Satan, Begone!!! :-)

Jan 13, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

I believe the orange chicken is loaded with calories, fat, sugar and salt............not that there's anything wrong with that -- if it's delicious!!! But my recollection is that we didn't like the quality and taste of the meat. So, we've never tried it again.

Jan 13, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

I hope the Cioppino is not discontinued. We got it at our store in Virginia just a few days ago.

Jan 10, 2014
pugsam in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Yay! We enjoyed the TJ's Cioppino for lunch today. Quick and easy. Jazzed it with a bit of hot sauce and Old Bay ('cause we like spicy), and a splash of French vermouth (just because!). Served over spaghetti, it was a low-calorie, low-fat delight.

Jan 09, 2014
pugsam in Chains