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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

Yay! new to me the crispy crunchy mango chips. Not too sweet and just crunchy enough. Does feel a greasy after having too many though.

Jun 02, 2015
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Charlotte- Ballantyne Area

I haven't been to either restaurant but Vine is on my to dine list. So I can't tell you about that one.

Just thought of another one that would be good would be 131 Main. I would say they are client worthy.

May 19, 2015
vttp926 in Southeast

Charlotte- Ballantyne Area

How nice? Any particular cuisine? There is Jade for Asian/fusion, Blue Taj for Indian, Global Restaurant, and Vine American Kitchen just to name a few directly in Ballantyne. Then Rea Rd isn't that far for it all also.

May 19, 2015
vttp926 in Southeast

Popeyes Love

I drive slightly farther then that for some Popeyes.

I am a New Orleans girl and always have been. I grew up on Popeyes. Gotta have my dirty rice every time. Biscuits are not the same as they were when I was growing up though. Seems slightly flatter and not as fluffy. But when that craving hits, I have to make that hour and 15 min drive.

Apr 14, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

Yay to the Milk Chocolate Jumbles. Never had quinoa before but when cover in chocolate it is really good. Love the hint of saltiness from the Himalayan sea salt. Wish it was more evenly distributed for the salt.

Apr 09, 2015
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Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

My local Fresh Market (NC) does offer carryout service.

Mar 21, 2015
vttp926 in Not About Food

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Slight Yay but not a Meh yet-Chocolate Lovers' Collection Not sure if they have been reported on. I haven't tried all of the ones in the box. So far my favorite of the whole box is the honeycomb crunch. The honeycomb was just the perfect texture. I just wish that it wasn't majority dark chocolate. So far my biggest nay is the caramel trio. It was hard to bite into and couldn't really taste the caramel. I can't wait to try the other flavors.

Feb 12, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

It's really good. Love that I can actually get the kick from the heat. But definitely do not like the price. So little so expensive. Will definitely have to be a very rare treat.

Feb 03, 2015
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A holiday "gift" to supermarket shoppers

Love it!

Dec 18, 2014
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Which foods do you wish were more popular?

I don't see Squirt often but if you have a Walmart near you, that might be somewhere to check because I see it there the most.

Nov 30, 2014
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Best New Thanksgiving Dish

thanks!

Nov 30, 2014
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Best New Thanksgiving Dish

Recipe please! Haven't found one I liked yet.

Nov 28, 2014
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Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Squirt and Sun Drop are 2 different drinks. Sun Drop is more similar to Mountain Dew.

Nov 25, 2014
vttp926 in General Topics

Cookie Butter Cheesecake at Trader Joe's

Now this I gotta try!

Nov 20, 2014
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Is it disappointing for you not to eat turkey or ham on Thanksgiving?

Never had the traditional American Thanksgiving or Christmas with turkey or ham. But I think last year was the first time I have ever had ham during the holiday. Typically foods for me would be quail, egg rolls, sticky rice and whatever else we decide to make. I think for Christmas last year we did Cornish game hens. So pretty much would not be a disappointment if we had turkey. Probably would be a welcome changed for me.

Nov 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Going to go the savory route and make some cheddar bay sausage balls from The Plain Chicken. Hope these will be good.

TR: Robuchon, LOS, MO Tea, Giada, and more (LONG)

Mandarin Oriental Tea is really good. But I wasn't a huge fan of the goat cheese tartlet. I think my favorite there has to be the devil egg and the fruit tart.

Oct 21, 2014
vttp926 in Las Vegas

Peanut puffs at Aldi's!

More for yall since I am not a fan of these at all. Then again it could be a good thing I am not a fan of them since peanuts upset my stomach. It was mostly a texture thing with a slight aftertaste was the reason why I didn't like them.

Oct 20, 2014
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favorite fish dish

Salmon is my fave fish but normally like it the way prepared at home the most. Which is wrapped in foil with slices of onion and some oyster sauce and then baked all the way through. Usually made into a summer roll and then eaten.

Otherwise it would ca kho to (Vietnamese caramelized claypot fish) usually prepared with catfish if we have it in the house but almost any kind of fish is good for this type of prep.

Oct 18, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

I love BBQ chips but these definitely was at the bottom of my list. Maybe I am missing the slight sweetness.

Oct 08, 2014
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China Mama needs more love on this board

I wish I didn't miss this now! Well that means I need to make another visit.

Oct 08, 2014
vttp926 in Las Vegas

Charlotte

She definitely is! Once you had mentioned it I had to look to and I met her at a Yelp event over 2 years ago! My friend Grace at Quote Life introduced me.

Oct 02, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Yay to the Apple & Mango bar. I bought it a while back and completely forgot about it. I thought I wouldn't like this one because of the previous meh/nay on the Apple & strawberry bar. But the flavor and texture was much better with this one. Definitely can taste both fruits.

Sep 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Thinking that I may make some cheese wafers since I gotta do something with the cheese sitting in the fridge.

Sep 01, 2014
vttp926 in Home Cooking

Are you snacking on anything right now? **End of summer edition**

About to grab me a mint chocolate drumstick that isn't coated in nuts to munch on.

Aug 31, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

Well I am going to give it a 2nd try really soon since I am still not sure. I do like the strawberry but wish I could have tasted the apple.

Aug 30, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

So this is not a yay or a meh, it is more like I am not sure what to think of it yet to the new apple & strawberry fruit bar. I can definitely taste the strawberries and see the pieces of apple but the apple flavor isn't much there. But texture wise I am not a huge fan. Maybe I should just stick to the fresh fruit. I got the apple & mango bar too but haven't tried yet.

Aug 29, 2014
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Craving sweets

Thanks for the rec. I know for sure there will be a visit to Bouchon.

Aug 27, 2014
vttp926 in Las Vegas

Are you snacking on anything right now? **End of summer edition**

Completely bad for me but had some Starburst Fave Reds on hand so snacking on that. Thinking of moving on to Zapp's chips next.

Aug 26, 2014
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Best Blizzards

The one I order the most is the strawberry cheesecake blizzard with the heath bar one a close 2nd. I think I will get them to make me a heath bar and cheesecake combo the next time I go.

Aug 26, 2014
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