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Old 01-06-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question Does anyone shop at Trader Joes?

UPDATE: Almost three after I posted this thread - I just now learned our first TJ's finally opened here on Monday. Woot WOOT WOOOTTT!


I loved this store when it opened in Michigan 3 months before I moved. But, being in NC, the closest is in Virginia. I'm going to be there soon and was thinking of stocking up on some of their better items.

I really like their Artichoke Marinara Sauce, French Onion soup and Quattro Formaggi pizza, but I'm sure there are some other great finds. So - any recommendations on good stuff to get?

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Old 01-06-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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Trader Joe's is the greatest grocery store on earth!

Their Wine & Booze selection alone makes it worth it to shop there.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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my faves: dijon mustard, dried fruit, nuts, whole wheat couscous, lots more that I can't think of
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:33 AM   #4
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I've only been to on in MA.. and they didn't sell booze at all.
I was most dissapointed
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:34 AM   #5
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yeah, their Dijon is the best!

I also like their:
Frozen Burritos
Salad Dressings
Baked Goods
Coffee
Cereal
Cheese
Nuts
Wine
Marinates
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:35 AM   #6
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I've only been to on in MA.. and they didn't sell booze at all.
I was most dissapointed
The puritanical Blue Laws in some states have tEh suck.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:37 AM   #7
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I always get a box of Cat Crackers for People when I go.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:37 AM   #8
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My body is made up of 30% Trader Joe's. I eat a ton of things from there.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:37 AM   #9
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their frozen burritos, and thai dishes rock.
Salas is pretty good, chips too.
Cheese selection is what I really go for tho. The local super think white or yellow are a selection of cheese.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:37 AM   #10
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they have some yummy cherry preserves that I just got to taste! I always feel like a yuppy going in there though...heh
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:38 AM   #11
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The puritanical Blue Laws in some states have tEh suck.
raising hand from a state with puritanical blue laws that suck
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:39 AM   #12
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raising hand from a state with puritanical blue laws that suck
Yeah, one thing I will miss about California is the extremely liberal liquor laws.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:40 AM   #13
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Don't forget the meatless meatballs!
Great with penne and marinara.

I heart TJ's....that and Henry's Market.

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Old 01-06-2004, 11:43 AM   #14
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I like lots of their frozen foods... good. And teh candys.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:44 AM   #15
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Cheese selection is what I really go for tho. The local super think white or yellow are a selection of cheese.
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Look for "Roaring Forties" blue cheese (Tasmanian). TJ's has started carrying it in SoCal and it rocks!

Other TJ's good stuff: Gnochi, various sausages (mostly turkey-based), cat cookies(!), couscous.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:44 AM   #16
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Trader Joe's buckets of cookies should be illegal. Those bite sized bits of goodness are like Lays - no one can eat just one! I HATE it when they have someone standing by the door handing out samples...I know that means I'm buying a bucket of chocolate chip.





























so...they're highly recommended.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:57 AM   #17
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Yeah, one thing I will miss about California is the extremely liberal liquor laws.
Yeah, it's sort of like a game here. Typical saturday evening conversation:

Me: "I'm going to the grocery store, do you need anything?"

SC-WReX: " Do we have any beer?"

Me: "A couple"

SC-WReX: "Well, go ahead and get some beer then, just in case I feel like having some while I'm watching the game Sunday night."

Because you cannot buy beer on Sunday or after midnight on Saturday. You have to keep yourself stocked in these parts. it's funny to go to shops around campus near Midnight on Saturday, all kinds of drunk students getting the party six-pack to- go before the bars close down.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:59 AM   #18
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Yeah, it's weird...

I find it perplexing that this country, which is supposed to be about freedom, works so hard to legislate morality.

But this is really a topic for the Political Playground

There are also hotties at the Trader Joe's near my place!
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I find it perplexing that this country, which is supposed to be about freedom, works so hard to legislate morality.

I think they try to legislate in order to prevent stupidity, but I think they'd figured out by now that's just an impossible thing to do


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Thus trying to stop Darwin's march!
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just remembered: dark chocolate coated espresso beans are amazing
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Thus trying to stop Darwin's march!
Yes! Damn them! Let the sheep sort themselves out!
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:10 PM   #23
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Try their dried fruit sticks. They used to be called "Fruit Leather" but I think they changed it to something more generic sounding. They're FANTASTIC. (insert Homer <drool> here)
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:13 PM   #24
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Because you cannot buy beer on Sunday or after midnight on Saturday. You have to keep yourself stocked in these parts. it's funny to go to shops around campus near Midnight on Saturday, all kinds of drunk students getting the party six-pack to- go before the bars close down.
That and mini-bottles are two things I don't miss about SC - or as my college friends from GA called it, "Shot Carolina." (I worked for a beer/wine distributor in Myrtle Beach years ago BTW.) I used to get a kick out of the liquor stores that had to be painted white with red dots on them. PA's liquor laws are almost as strange and just as arcane - separate stores for beer (private) and wine/liquor (state), beer stores can only sell by the case, six-packs only from bars with licenses to sell them, no sales on Sunday, no sales in grocery stores (though that may change soon).

On-topic, there's a Trader Joe's in NJ about an hour's drive from my house. I like it a lot but there are gourmet shops, delis and markets closer to me that carry a lot of the stuff that isn't exclusive to TJ's so I don't miss it that much.
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There's a Trader Joe's approx. 1 mile from my house and I've never been there. It's in a rich neighborhood, so I just figured it was a foo-foo rich people grocery store. Guess I'll have to check it out.
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