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Kerry Beal

Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

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@rotuts, I've been enjoying that cheese, mostly just with crackers or melted on little toasts.  I don't usually go for flavored cheeses but I always try their featured cheese and this one is very nice.  

 

Another site describes it here:

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St Illtyd is a mature creamy cheddar with white wine, garlic and parsley from Abergavenny in Wales.

 

My TJ's still had quite a bit of it in the case yesterday but I didn't check dates.  

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now that you mention those flavors 

 

they ring true in this cheese.

 

that they'd toss it out based on an arbitrary day is a bit mistake.

 

I also didn't know Tj's had a featured cheese

 

i.e. when sold out , no more to be had.

 

well I have 6 Ill freeze and be set for a long while.


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when this Am to pick up mu cheese.   they and a lot more in the Cheese Cooler

 

they said they found some more.   these were supposed to be removed last nighrt

 

night is when they restock as they have a separate crew for that

 

the remove items one day before the last one noted.

 

I convinced them to leave the cheese out for sale until the end of the day.

 

they donate all food trey pull to charity, so that's good.

 

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ready for FB

 

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Interesting, @rotuts, that your labels have the words "sell by" typed into the "packed on" field.  

Must be different state labeling requirements as mine all just have the "packed on" date, same with cheeses I buy at Whole Foods Amazon.

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@blue_dolphin 

 

that's interesting

 

in your TJ's , are they keeping these Beauties/Tasties  longer ?

 

after all , its Cheese !

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I hadn't had the Tj's Mozzarella balls in wile

 

I love them  in water

 

they and these next to my usual so I though Id try them:

 

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these are a fair bit cheaper and quite nice.  you can taste a hint of EVOO  but its mostly canola

 

the seasoning are ' light ' and to not detract from the M.B.'s

 

very nice.

 

they also demo'd a Creamy Polenta :

 

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it was creamy and rich and they ofter it w some saved TJ's parmesan - ish

 

its really good.  it come in little  Fz dollops so you take out what you like and micro only those.

 

and , wait for it , it comes from France !

 

 

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Ive become addicted to the CB's above

 

however , I drain them then use a little TJ's Kalamata olive oil drizzled on them.

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Three things I am liking from TJ's these days...plus a few more I often keep on hand.

 

No photo, but the spotlight cheese is a very nice Fourme D'Ambert at $8.99/lb.  It's a rich, buttery French blue, described here on The Kitchn.  Murray's Cheese sells a Fourme D'Ambert for $22.99/lb.  I've been enjoying this one a lot.  Lovely on some crusty bread with a glass of port.

 

They've been getting this Brut North Coast Sparkling Wine in the fall, through the holidays for a few years and it was back at my TJ''s at the same $9.99 price as last year.  I think it tastes like a much pricier bottle, but it's inexpensive enough that it's easy to use in cocktails or to top off a splash of a shrub.  They usually have a Brut Rosé that I like as well but I haven't seen that one yet this year.

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On the non-luxury side of things, I'm liking the Kohlrabi Salad Blend, a mix of shredded kohlrabi, red cabbage, kale, golden beets that I've been turning into a quick slaw.  

Here's some of it in a slaw, sharing a plate with a few other TJ friends.  I dressed this particular slaw with a little TJ's Sriracha Ranch dressing, thinned with juice from the TJ's bread & butter pickles, both of which I generally keep on hand.

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Clockwise from the slaw are TJ's Organic Baked Beans (nothing extraordinary but fine for beans from a can), TJ's ridge cut potato chips with sea salt, a pulled pork sandwich dressed with TJ's barbecue sauce on a TJ's par baked ciabatta roll and some of the bread & butter pickles on the side.  

 

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 10:32 AM, rotuts said:

I hadn't had the Tj's Mozzarella balls in wile

 

I love them  in water

 

they and these next to my usual so I though Id try them:

 

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these are a fair bit cheaper and quite nice.  you can taste a hint of EVOO  but its mostly canola

 

the seasoning are ' light ' and to not detract from the M.B.'s

 

very nice.

 

 

When I spotted mozzarella balls in water at Aldi this morning, I thought of this post. We have bought the ones in marinade at both TJ's and Aldi and I decided that a little experiment was in order. Here are the ones I got at Aldi (for $2.99), along with a few things I wanted to infuse in the TJ's EVOO. IMG_0709.thumb.JPG.de8c61324e877641c1cc3665aeac51c1.JPG

I simmered the garlic, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves in oil for a bit.

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While it was cooling down, I picked a few sprigs of basil and drained the cheese balls and transferred to another container.

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When the oil was cool, I poured it into the original cheese ball container, followed by the cheeses balls and the basil. I will let this stay in the fridge for a while and see how they are.

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@HungryChris 

 

great idea ! I was surprised that the mannated CB's were cheaper than the water based ones at TJ's by $ 1 / lbs.

 

I didn't use the canola / oliviol they came in and just drained them as needed and added Tj's kalamata.

 

Im going to Aldi's next week or so for the semiannual or annual Mayo Stock Up

 

Ill see what their warted CB's go for

 


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not sure if I have shouted it out before but their Dijon mustard is excellent and inexpensive. Also very fond of their staple froazen artichocke heats and frozen pesticide free spinach and store brand corn tortillas

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yes , the TJ's dijon is a staple here.

 

and decently priced.

 

I also agree on the Fz artichokes.


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Agree with the Dijon mustard.  We use it all the time and always make sure to have extra on hand as we don't get to very TJ's often, maybe a couple of times a year.

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Another thumbs up for the Dijon - both the regular smooth mustard and the whole grain versions. 

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If anyone's on the TJ's email list or has been in the stores in the last few days, you know that pumpkin everything has returned in full force, including my personal favorite, the pumpkin Danish Kringle 9_9!

Of more interest to me was the return of the frozen all-butter puff pastry dough (made in France) and their reasonably priced organic sweetened condensed milk.

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32 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

Of more interest to me was the return of the frozen all-butter puff pastry dough (made in France)

 

Oooh, good to know, I have a request for a mille-fuille cake coming up soon.

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If anyone was considering their frozen soft shrimp tacos, don't. I thought it was going to be good "bachelor food" while my husband was out of town. I ended up tossing it and eating some crackers.

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