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Old 10-28-2016, 05:23 PM   #1
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Trader Joe Products That You Didn't Care For

I was thinking it might be helpful to the entire community to have a thread about items that we've tried at Trader Joe's that wasn't so much for us.
After having read through alot of this thread :
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I wanted to share some things that my husband or I haven't cared for,
like their frozen pre-cooked Meatballs, meh, not so much. They were
mushy and the flavor was a bit off for us.

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Old 10-28-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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... and I just thought about this one :
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... it was removed from the freezer case, not so good...
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Trader Joe Products That You Didn't Care For

Apparently these are swill, according to the reviews I've seen. Haven't tried them yet, will use DH as my guinea pig:

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Old 10-28-2016, 06:07 PM   #4
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Did not care for the canned yellowfin tuna, but I have a very high-tuned fishyness taster. DH thinks it's fine.
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Old 10-28-2016, 07:37 PM   #5
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Lot of their frozen stuff containing meat.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:34 PM   #6
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Did not care for the canned yellowfin tuna, but I have a very high-tuned fishyness taster. DH thinks it's fine.
I agree with you - to fishy and oil taste is unpleasant.

Didn't care for the meatballs, lemon curd, the blintz were not very good either.
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When DH had his tooth pulled and I found TJ's full fat yogurt, he loved it!
NOW, "EWWWW, it's too creamy" (please insert whinny 10 year boy's voice here for full effect )
Oh well
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:22 PM   #8
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I've been shopping there for years, and I can't think of anything to actually complain about, but I'll keep looking.

I've said before, there's no other store I know of that will give your money back with a smile on something you just don't like.
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:29 PM   #9
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We've enjoyed most of the TJ's stuff that I buy, but since the nearest TJs are either 3.5 or 7 hours away, it's a once a year thing.

Costco has a good return policy too.
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Here's an item that I was VERY disappointed in:
Trader Joe's Camembert w/cranberry sauce wrapped in fillo
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the cheese all melted out ... I'm so glad I thought to line the pan with tin foil!

also didn't care for:
Trader Joe's Blondie Baking Mix
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VERY dry
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