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Old 10-06-2008, 08:10 PM   #11
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Another Trader Joe's lover here!

Where to start - some of my favorites include:

feta cheese and carmelized onion appetizers
TJ pizza dough and sauce
TJ hummus
TJ sesame pita chips
TJ sesame crackers
TJ butter (esp the European style butter)
beluga black lentils (already cooked in a little pouch - awesome)
chicken pomadoro
naan
hericot verts
frozen wild Maine blueberries
whole grain bread
roasted red pepper and tomato soup
chocolate truffle brownie mix
greek style yogurt
frozen rack of lamb
frozen apple strudel
fresh flowers
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:25 PM   #12
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I agree with all of you and I've found a treasure, really good evoo and oo at a reasonable price. In the grocery store the same size bottle is any where from 10.00 to16.00 I get them for 5,6 or 7 dollars..There ready made salads at 2.99 are a steal especially for my girls who don't have long at lunch time. In a hurry I grab some seasoned ready to use pizza dough and make one at home...There little mushroom appetizers are so tasty..The selection of wines and beer keep my sons in law smiling...I've been pleased with everything I've gotten there..There green chili enchiladas are fantastic..No I don't own any stock, but I sure wish I did
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #13
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The only TJ in my area is too far to drive to conveniently.

BUT... I noticed a sign in a close shopping center that one is "coming soon".

Although I haven't been impressed with TJ so far, I am anticipating really exploring this new one.
Their products seem great, but the store is so small, and so packed with shoppers that it is no fun to shop there. Hopefully the new one will be larger.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:31 AM   #14
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I have to admit that I think most of TJ's frozen food is mediocre at best.

Interesting when I buy it but very disappointing when I eat it. Same with their canned goods. Their "fresh" bread is usually stale.

Pretty much the only thing I buy there anymore are nuts, cowboy charcoal and cheap wine.

I might rethink the croissants now, though.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:34 AM   #15
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Their "fresh" bread is usually stale.
That is really too bad. I have gotten some delicious and very fresh breads there.

Try their olive oil Jenny. There is a brand called Santini. It sells for about $3 or $4. Next time you find yourself in a TJ's and want to try something worth your trip I think you will be pretty happy with it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:37 AM   #16
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That is really too bad. I have gotten some delicious and very fresh breads there.

Try their olive oil Jenny. There is a brand called Santini. It sells for about $3 or $4. Next time you find yourself in a TJ's and want to try something worth your trip I think you will be pretty happy with it.
I will try it. I've heard good things about it. Though I am quite picky about oil and did not liked the oil I bought there years ago. I am hooked on Fairway's olis.

I go to the one in Cambridge which is always crazy crowded and the breads (like the frozen stuff) look good but taste stale to me. I get better at Stop and Shop or Bj's if I am not making my own.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #17
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I know what you mean about the frozen stuff Jenny. I have been disappointed with some of them. I used them as a quick dinner when I don't feel like cooking and it is between something like that or takeout Chinese or pizza. i figure the TJ's frozen things are a little healthier and usually less expensive too.

What I do like is some of their frozen fish. they have a chimichurri tuna that is delicious. I will cook one of those with the 4 grain blend and some veggies for a quick weekday meal. Takes about 15 minutes from start to finish and costs just a few bucks to feed my entire family.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:45 AM   #18
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I love their fresh Salsa and Guacamole dip. It's the next best thing compared to homemade.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #19
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One of these days, I will have to make that 2 hr trip to TJ. Wish they had one closer to me.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:58 PM   #20
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I was just there yesterday. I would love to be able to shop there more but I forget to go when I'm close. I'm such a forgetful shopper sometimes. They have great fish and great cheeses. I love their prices too.
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