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Old 02-12-2016, 10:33 PM   #21
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Rodentraiser, I wonder if the blueberries were mishandled that one time.
I was wondering that, too. I guess all I can do is ask them next time I go there.


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Do not throw out anything from TJ's. They will give you store credit if you don't have a receipt. In fact, next time you are there tell them this experience. They are pretty trusting and will take you on your word. That's what they did for me when I mentioned something that was off and had neither receipt nor product.
Yeah, I know, I found that out AFTER I tossed them. Ah, well. I only get there once every 2 months or so anyway.


You guys are getting my mouth watering for that orange chicken. I'm going to have to look for that the next time I'm there. I haven't had it in so long and I love it. I was eating orange chicken when I had my aneurysm and it took me months and months and months before I would eat it again, just because of that silly association. But oh, that looks so good!
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:02 PM   #22
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I picked up the buttermilk pancake and baking mix. It makes nice fat fluffy pancakes. I have gotten the frozen blueberries and they are nice tiny berries that taste wonderful.
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:17 PM   #23
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There's another discussion about EVOO's and I've always had great luck with these..

Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Trader Joe's
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:07 PM   #24
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There's another discussion about EVOO's and I've always had great luck with these..

Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Trader Joe's
I buy 3 types of TJ extra virgin olive oils - kalamata, president reserve, and California estate.
I also bought a three pack of olive oil slim, tall bottles - 1 each of basil, chili pepper and lemon.
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There's another discussion about EVOO's and I've always had great luck with these..

Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Trader Joe's
Very interesting reading. I find Italian olive oils to have more bitterness to them than the Spanish or Greek. I would love to be able to afford and try some California oils. They are so expensive. But for now my choice goes toward Greek oils. If I said that to any of the residents in this building, they would accuse me of blasphemy. I really like the Goya olive oils. Lots of flavor, and no bitterness. I should get a small bottle and see if Pirate likes it. I used it for dipping mostly. Great snack item.
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Thanks Addie, I thought it was interesting reading too. To be honest, as a kid I thought I hated the taste of olive oil, as all my Mom used was grocery store Goya. When TJ's was founded here in Southern California, I was exposed to so much more than mark one Goya olive oil. I don't pretend to be an expert on the subject but the choices at TJ's make me very happy.
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Thanks for the link, Kay. I haven't met a TJ's olive oil that I didn't like. I'll have to look around a little more next time I'm there, though - we always seem to be in such a hurry because it's usually our last stop while heading home from a long day in the city. Oddly, I haven't tried the California Reserve. That's now on my list.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:38 PM   #28
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I enjoyed that article too, Kay. Did not realize that you're supposed to refrigerate olive oil after opening. More stuff to add to my TJ's list!
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Thanks Addie, I thought it was interesting reading too. To be honest, as a kid I thought I hated the taste of olive oil, as all my Mom used was grocery store Goya. When TJ's was founded here in Southern California, I was exposed to so much more than mark one Goya olive oil. I don't pretend to be an expert on the subject but the choices at TJ's make me very happy.
I get the pure 100% Goya for dipping. Sprinkle a little Parmasan on top of the warm oil, and I could sit there dipping in croutons until I run out of those little pieces of seasoned bread. Can't do that too often though. Too much carbs with the croutons.
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I get the pure 100% Goya for dipping.
I'm not sure I'd call it pure.

I'm rereading an article in Cooks Illustrated about supermarket evoo. Here's what they say about Goya: olive varieties include Hojiblanca, Lechin, Picual, Arbequina, Picudo, Cacereņa, and Manzanilla. It's from Andalucia, Spain. Comments: balanced but mild, middle of the road, no real distinct evoo flavor.
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