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Trader Joe's Products (2002–2011)


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#541 Pierogi

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

Chocolate covered potato chips - skip them (too much fake tasting barely chocolate stuff and just a bit of chip)

I was sadly, sadly disappointed in those chips as well. And that sweet/salty combo is one one of my favorite tastes (witness my butterscotch coated pretzels). But those were really terrible.
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#542 nolnacs

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

Trader Joe's has started carrying speculoos, the cookie based spread that originated in the Netherlands. I've never had the opportunity to try the original product, but the Trader Joe's version (which is made in the Netherlands) is very, very tasty. It's quite smooth and tastes quite a bit like gingerbread or in the words of my wife: "it tastes like Christmas!"

#543 Katie Meadow

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:24 PM

Recently I've discovered Trader Joe's brioche bread. It is an extremely useful product--especially if you need stale brioche bread for french toast or bread pudding, since it is pretty much stale as soon as you buy it. Actually I very much like it for toast.

#544 chezcherie

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:27 AM

katie, i believe that terrific brioche is seasonal, so you might want to freeze a few loaves before it disappears! and nolnacs, that "cookie butter" as tj labels it is so, so good! i have started hoarding it, as i think it has "discontinued" written all over it...just not the type of thing i think will catch on with the masses, so...i've got a few jars in the "earthquake kit". :rolleyes: it's a knock-off of the biscoff spread they sell in europe, and i used to bring a couple jars back in my suitcase, wrapped in least-loved sweaters, so i'm really glad to have this option--and so is my dry-cleaner!
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#545 Genkinaonna

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

I always stock up on the frozen puff pastry while they have it in stock...as a matter of fact, I have some palmiers in the oven right now for a cookie swap!
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#546 TheNoodleIncident

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:06 PM

I did a search for this, so hopefully I'm not repeating one that has been posted.

Has anyone tried TJ's 2011 Vintage Ale? Or any of the prior year's offering for that matter? It's contracted brewed by Unibroue (brewers of La Fin du Monde and Maudite), so it's hopefully good stuff - and at $4.99 for a 750ml, it's a steal! It's a strong dark Belgian ale, and has received decent reviews on the regular craft beer sites, but was wondering if anyone here has tried it personally?

#547 tikidoc

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

I did a search for this, so hopefully I'm not repeating one that has been posted.

Has anyone tried TJ's 2011 Vintage Ale? Or any of the prior year's offering for that matter? It's contracted brewed by Unibroue (brewers of La Fin du Monde and Maudite), so it's hopefully good stuff - and at $4.99 for a 750ml, it's a steal! It's a strong dark Belgian ale, and has received decent reviews on the regular craft beer sites, but was wondering if anyone here has tried it personally?


Yea, we had some last year. Bought a bottle a couple days ago but have not had it yet. Last year's was pretty good. I've had similar beers from other breweries that were similar, a malty dark ale with spice added (I seem to remember clove and other autumn-y spices, but it's been a year and I've had a few beers since then). I should mention that I tend to go for more hoppy stuff like IPAs, but I do like a good stout on a cold evening too.

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#548 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

Im becoming a convert too...

Their Asian foods are KNOCKOUTS!

 

 

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Edited by LindaK, 26 March 2013 - 04:41 AM.
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