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mollyanne 09-08-2010 05:51 PM

Favorite Item from Trader Joe's?
For starters I have to say...Tarte d' Alsace! Okay, it's a frozen food item but ....wow. It's in the pizza section but not a pizza. As it claims, "Based on a 100 yr old recipe from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France; this savory tart defies categorization. Not a pizza, much more than a flatbread, and definitely not a dessert....It starts with a thin, crisp, hand-folded crust that's perfectly fired...topped with Creme Fraiche, Caramelized Onions, thinly sliced Ham, and Gruyere Cheese. Can be an appetizer or pair it with a salad for dinner...Delicieux!"


MSC 09-08-2010 06:05 PM

That sounds good, will have to get one next trip.
Currently my fave item is the frozen garlic cubes, 20 to a pack. Very handy for cooking and of course no effort to use.

4meandthem 09-08-2010 06:17 PM

Their tandoori spiced naan.

I love it warm with hummus.

Kids love the Crushers. carrot/apple

roadfix 09-08-2010 06:34 PM

Ok, I'll try them next time if I can find a place to park. ...lol...

mollyanne 09-08-2010 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by roadfix (Post 918896)
Ok, I'll try them next time if I can find a place to park. ...lol...

:lol: ...that reminds me of my favorite scene in "Green Fried Tomatoes":

YouTube - Fried Green Tomatoes, favourite scene

roadfix 09-08-2010 06:57 PM

Awesome! Yeah, I remember that scene....

Kayelle 09-09-2010 11:55 AM

Oh yeahhhhh.......I love that Tarte d' Alsace MA!!

Have you ever tried a bag the Orange Chicken in the frozen foods? It comes with separate pouches of sauce, that I always thin out with some orange juice to make it go further. It's really excellent served on top of steamed Jasmine rice. It's my favorite thing at TJ's. Another favorite there is the half sour pickles in the refrigerated section. Their selection of all kinds of cheeses at affordable prices is excellent too. On the down side, I bought an expensive "free range" whole chicken to roast and it didn't impress me at all for the price. For whole chicken, Foster Farm from the grocery at 67 cents a lb on sale, will continue to do me just fine.
I love Trader Joe's for so many things.

Good thread MA......I'm looking forward to others favorites too.

4meandthem 09-09-2010 12:54 PM

Has anyone tried their cranberry walnut tarte.
The crust is awesome for a commercial product.

mollyanne 09-09-2010 02:49 PM

First off (since many aren't going to read my whole post lol) let me recommend their Marscapone (also used in tiramisu i think). Mix in a touch of their Raw Blue Agave Syrup (make sure it's the raw one...less processing the better). Then spread some on toast points using Trader Joe's Dark Pumpernickel Bread and top with a Fresh Red Juicy Strawberry Slice.

I never saw the cranberry walnut tarte. If the crust is anything like the tarte d'alsace then...it's to die for!

I'm going to have to use this thread for my next shopping list...
The frozen garlic sounds like a great idea! Can't say as I've ever seen frozen garlic ANYwhere.

I'm definitely trying the orange chicken. I had to look up "naan" ..yum!

4meandthem 09-09-2010 03:14 PM

Great thread! I didn't know they had Agave nectar and Marscapone is difficult for me to find.Thanks!

The Cranberry Walnut tarte is in the fresh Bread/Pie area.

They used to have frozen squares of several herbs.They still may.
I have not looked for them in a while.The basil squares work well too.

We also like the Biryani rice in the frozen section.Nice quick side when go RVing or don't have a lot of time.

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