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

Thanks for that link, especially because it tells how to easily reverse the recent "improvement"!!!!

:-)

Dec 24, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Has the display format changed here? It used to be that I saw all posts on one page, with the ones that I'd seen previously collapsed, and the new ones in full text. That made it quick and easy to catch-up on what's new.

Now, I see the full text of every post - including all the hundreds that I've viewed before - and they're spread out over multiple pages.

What a pain!

Is this happening to everyone, or is it because of something that I did? (And could fix?)

BTW..........MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!!!

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

Coffee cream panettone all sold out, at my store yesterday. No more this season, they said.....

Dec 19, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Yum! We'll look for that panettone! Here's the description on your Scar Pier web page: "Panettone without raisins and candied fruits, with coffee flavoured chocolate chips and filled with coffee cream and icing sugar (30g icing sugar bag), hand wrapped with green decorated paper and tied by a satin ribbon." Drool.

Interestingly, the Scar Pier item is listed as 1100 grams, which is about 39 ounces. That archived FF piece (from last year?) says it's "a mere $4.99 for each 26.5 ounce cake." And Capogiro says the TJ's (Trader Giotto's?) price is $12.99....

Mysteries worth investigating!

Dec 17, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Is it a TJ's-branded item?

Or from some other brand?

such as this: http://www.capriflavors.com/images/ba...

Dec 16, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

CoffeeCream Panettone......???? Interesting! More description, please!

Dec 16, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Yay-minus for the Amaretti. Nice enough, with good amaretto flavor, but didn't really knock my socks off. My box had 14. However, the price was $3.99, not $2.99.....and that's what the Fearless Flyer says, too. $3.99. I checked.

Dec 09, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

My store (Charlottesville, VA) says that dried mandarin oranges are discontinued. Not sure whether they mean the crispy or the soft, or both.....because I didn't know there are (were?) two kinds.

True elsewhere?

Nov 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

I agree with all that, Russ. We've been TJ's people for many years, in other places, but the Cville location is only about 1 year old. No tradition in this region. So, many of the crew are noobs to the whole ethos. And, I suspect, based on a few experiences, that may mean that they don't know that they aren't supposed to BS the customers.......

Littleflower, I'll check out that other thread!

Nov 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

Dunno!

Didn't know there are (were?) two versions.

Which kind is the one that people here have praised?

Nov 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

My store (Charlottesville, VA) says that dried mandarin oranges are discontinued.

True elsewhere?

Nov 15, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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

Any special favorites among the stocks and broths sold at TJ's?
(veggie, chicken, turkey, beef, or whatever)

Or are they no better than the standard supermarket brands?

Nov 03, 2014
pugsam in Chains

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