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Old 02-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #31
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Eriu, Hi and welcome to DC. There's a Traders in Kenwood. Check it out!
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:54 PM   #32
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always great food at TJ's but what I really love are the sugar and salt body scrubs with scented oils. They make you feel like you've been to an expensive spa. and they are so inexpensive.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #33
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Trader Joe's Arrabbiatta Pasta Sauce

Oh. My. God. Is this stuff GREAT (assuming you like hot spicy food).

Every Xmas my husband gives me a couple of big shopping bag's worth of Trader Joe's stuff to try - old favorites & new stuff. Well, tonight I tried the Trader Joe's "Arrabbiatta" pasta sauce, & this is the hottest, spiciest, jarred pasta sauce I have EVER tasted. I cooked up a pound of baby calamari in it & served it over linguini. Normally I add extra garlic & crushed red pepper flakes to jarred sauces, but boy, am I glad I didn't this time. Also glad I tasted it before even thinking of adding anything. Talk about a sinus-clearing experience.

Have already informed hubby (since he has a Trader Joe's near his office), that I expect him to stop buy & pick me up some more - especially since Trader Joe's stuff changes/disappears frequently.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:24 PM   #34
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just got their flyer in mail. i love to read it and see what is new. makes me hungry though.lol

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Old 02-24-2008, 10:29 PM   #35
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We don't have a TJ's up here in NJ that I know of. We do have a grocery store called Wegmans that has a lot of cool things, specialty items, etc. that I can't find anywhere else.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:42 AM   #36
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I personally go to TJ's for:
cheeses of all various types (I've got an addiction methinks!)
organic milk (no RBST please!)
dark chocolate almonds
roasted red pepper soup
gyoza (pot stickers, I usually make my own dipping sauce)
frozen soybeans
various wines
ginger chews (they're strong, but oh so good!)
turkey/beef jerky
pita chips
kettle potato chips (salt & pepper is my personal favorite!)
Jamaican ginger beer (it's a stronger ginger ale)
bread - naan, foccacia, pita
and Nature's Path hemp plus cereal
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:10 PM   #37
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Trader Joe's Arrabbiatta Pasta Sauce

Oh. My. God. Is this stuff GREAT (assuming you like hot spicy food).

Every Xmas my husband gives me a couple of big shopping bag's worth of Trader Joe's stuff to try - old favorites & new stuff. Well, tonight I tried the Trader Joe's "Arrabbiatta" pasta sauce, & this is the hottest, spiciest, jarred pasta sauce I have EVER tasted. I cooked up a pound of baby calamari in it & served it over linguini. Normally I add extra garlic & crushed red pepper flakes to jarred sauces, but boy, am I glad I didn't this time. Also glad I tasted it before even thinking of adding anything. Talk about a sinus-clearing experience.

Have already informed hubby (since he has a Trader Joe's near his office), that I expect him to stop buy & pick me up some more - especially since Trader Joe's stuff changes/disappears frequently.
I have to agree that if you like hot spicy foods Arrabiatta is one great sauce. I never tried bottled sauce since I make my own but it is one of my favorite sauces.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:25 PM   #38
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I've never been to Trader Joes. I believe there is one north of Cincinnati, so maybe I need to check it out.

From what you all are posting it would be worth the drive?

I also live in NKY and I drive up to the Trader Joes in Kenwood all the time. Its across from the mall. I think it is worth checking out, especially if you can combine it with other errands in that general area (like lunch at the Cheesecake Factory - )
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:46 PM   #39
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I have a new favorite TJ find. Earlier this week I picked up the little ice cube like trays of crushed garlic and basil in the frozen section. I remember several of you mentioned these but I kept forgeting cuz i rarely navigate down the frozen food isle.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:05 PM   #40
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No Trader Joe's around here, either ... but I've got both a Whole Foods and a Central Market (I prefer the latter).
I have a Central Market a couple of blocks from my house and a Whole Foods 4 miles away but I would love to have a Trader Joe's. My Central Market seems really small and has a very limited selection of the staples I buy. Are some of them bigger? (I should ask my daughter who is an HEB Exec but it's a touchy subject. She feels personally insulted if I shop anywhere but HEB.)
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