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Old 07-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #231
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I used to buy flatiron steaks from TJ's but their's were always marinated. Then I started seeing them at our local grocery chain, plain, and stated getting those instead, as I prefer to season them myself. I was never too crazy about TJ's marinated meats, and that included tri-tips. They never sold them plain, non-marinated.

Thanks for mentioning that. I hadn't noticed if they were marinated. I'll be sure to check next time.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:43 PM   #232
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Yay, a Trader Joe's thread! Some of the things I love and always have on hand, and I'm sure there's more I'm not thinking of right now...

Island Soyaki marinade
Romano Caesar salad dressing
Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar
Sunflower Seed Butter
Meyer Lemon cookies
Olive hummus
Two Buck Chuck

I'm not usually a big fan of prepackaged frozen foods, but I love their Stacked Eggplant Parmesan, Orange Chicken, and Cheese Enchiladas.

We don't have a TJ's here in my town, but my daughter has one near her home - I stock up whenever I'm down visiting her.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:45 AM   #233
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I love the soyaki too, I use it as a marinade and stir fry sauce.

Their sweet potato fries are the best that I've tried!
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #234
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Oh I forgot about their sweet potato fries! Yes, they are so good - I love them sprinkled with a little cinnamon right out of the oven. Need to add them to my TJ's shopping list.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #235
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Picked up several new (to us) items at TJ's over the last several visits:

salt and pepper rice chips
salt and vinegar potato chips
turbinado sugar
spicy asian peanut dressing
freeze dried strawberries
dark chocolate covered edemamee
dark chocolate covered pomegarnate seeds

all were a hit.

There are several other items but they slip my mind at the moment.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:54 AM   #236
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My latest TJ's craving have been their BBQ Chicken Salad.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #237
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I've enjoyed many of their convenience (microwave) dinners but find that due to my current cooking options being limited I tend to rely too much on microwave dinners, and I get tired of the TJ's dinners after a few weeks or months.

Currently in favor:

TJ's Beef Stroganoff (with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms)
TJ's Greek Style Chicken (with orzo, spinach and feta cheese)
TJ's Pork Masitas (marinated roast pork, black beans, rice, sweet plantains) (frozen)

Unfortunately they usually serve 2-3 so I often throw away part, not wanting reheated microwave food any time soon after. Would be better if serving for more than one person. I wish they'd come out with single serving sizes.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #238
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The closest TJ's opened early this year; so far I only made one trip down -- 30 miles -- to scope it out, so don't have favorites as such yet. I did get some dark chocolate that was very good, a bag of walnut meats (stored in my freezer) that have been good in several batches of cookies, and other things I have now forgotten. I did like a bag of snacks called "Snapea Crisps" well enough to keep the bag for reference. Reading back from the beginning of the thread, I now have a list of others' favorites to try out (if they're still offered). All I need is for gas prices to go back down and to remember to take my list and a cooler.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #239
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We had a TJ's open up on Staten Island recently. We haven't been for a couple of months. Have to go again. They have some great salad stuff and has anyone tried their spinach and kale dip? One of the best dips I've ever tasted. I'm going to have to get a jar of their lemon curd after reading about it a while back.
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I like TJ's spinach and bacon salad, but haven't found it in stock recently.
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