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

Are they very heavy/buttery? That's a negative for us.

Sep 26, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

I hate to come across as practical - because when it comes to chocolate I'm totally a romantic - but can you make a clean cut along the chocolate with a chef's knife?

Sep 26, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Speaking of packets, I have a weakness for these Vietnamese coffee packets: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

Sep 23, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Is not!

:-)

Sep 16, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

These GF crusts might be regional. My store (Virginia) says they don't have them.

Sep 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

A bit of Sriracha, then catsup..... :-)

Sep 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

We defrost masala burgers in the microwave, mash in tuna or salmon, a beaten egg or two, green pepper and seasonings to taste, then roll patties in cornmeal and sauté.

Quick, easy and zesty!

Sep 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

Luved the kimchi rice, too. Sadly, I think it's gone.......

Aug 29, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

me three

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

Any reports on these two items in the latest Flyer?

- Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets (16 oz. for $4.99)

- Island Soyaki Sauce (20 oz. for $3.69)

Aug 19, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Bought a can of anchovies today at TJ's.

Aug 18, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

I ask for bread directly from their stockroom freezer. Take it home in an insulated bag and keep it frozen at home, just bringing out a few slices at a time, for use immediately or at least that same day. Always seems fresh that way.

Aug 16, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

The sweetened condensed milk isn't refrigerated in the store. It's on a shelf, in what I think of as the general "grocery" section.

Aug 10, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

There were a lot of Yays! last month for the Peanutters cookies, which come in a tub. We got some and liked 'em.

Aug 10, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Our local store says that they no longer have the TJ's Sweetened Condensed Milk because it's a only "seasonal" item.

I'm cynically thinking that was a bogus answer. Does your store still have this?

It's so convenient to use, and makes amazing Vietnamese coffee!

Aug 10, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Yay! for Salsa Autentica. Great smokey chile flavor.

Aug 01, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

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

Jul 28, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

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 [OLD]

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 [OLD]

Yes

Jul 16, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

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 [OLD]

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 [OLD]

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

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

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 [OLD]

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 [OLD]

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 [OLD]

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 [OLD]

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!

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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