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Old 11-28-2007, 11:21 AM   #31
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I've never been in a Trader Joe's (they haven't ventured this far), but I love Harris Teeters!!!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #32
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I guess we are pretty fortunate to have a TJ about five minutes from our house. I have been told that our TJ is a pretty small store compared to other locations. It is located in a shopping center and although small it is stocked with a lot of goodies.

The prices are very reasonable which I would think would be high because of the retail shopping center location. They are always busy but seem to be very customer oriented. The first time we were ever there I noticed a cashier open a register and then personally escorted the next person waiting on line at another register to his check out lane. This is such a difference from some of the supermarkets we shop where the cashiers are about as attentive to the customers as a sack of flour.

Some of our regular items are:
Panko Crusted Tilapia – We always keep some of these in the freezer for a quick crispy sandwich.

Peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets – I’m addicted.

Udderly SMOOth – An all purpose moisturizing cream. My Grandmother used almost the same thing years ago but it was called Bag Balm.

Castile Peppermint Liquid Soap- We use it in the shower every morning.

Frozen White Sweet Corn – The closest tasting to fresh picked corn I have ever found.

They have about the best price on King Arthur Flour anywhere in town.

The holidays usually bring some unique items to the TJ shelves but they are one time only so if you think you might like it you better pick one up.

We purchase many other things like, vitamins and supplements, juices, spices, wine, pasta, sauces and snacks and have never been disappointed with quality or service.
Before our dog had to be put down due to cancer we tried some of the TJ dog treats. He wouldn’t eat them and they told us to return the box and they gave us a full refund. A couple of buck$ on their part but pricele$$ in good relations.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:26 AM   #33
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I guess that means, I'm all the way out !!!!!!!!
Well, you can come with us if you want Honey Bunny, but I won't be able to buy you anything for Christmas if you are tagging along!

More good news--we found out that there is another Trader Joe's even closer to us. We will go to the Concord one next week, since we will be up there anyway, but there is one on the south side of Charlotte too!

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Old 11-29-2007, 04:31 AM   #34
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You guys are making me envious.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:47 AM   #35
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Gossie, check out their website. Welcome to Trader Joe's - Your Neighborhood Grocery Store

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Old 11-29-2007, 05:23 AM   #36
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I've checked it out already, that's why I'm envious. Although we do have SIX of them in Connecticut, they are 2 to 3 hours away. They aren't even in my area code. LOL I live in Southeast Connecticut, close to the Rhode Island border. There aren't any in Rhode Island at all. The others are near the Massachusetts or New York border. Just not fair. Penzeys, the spice place that I like to order from, is near the New York border. We need to talk to these people about opening places in the boonies!! LoL
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