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"Trader Joe's Rolled Back The Price Of Its 'Two Buck Chuck' Wine So It's Actually $2 Once Again"

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The early 2000s brought this world a lot. Most notably, it began the era of $1.99 bottles of Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw wine that’s widely referred to as “Two Buck Chuck.” Since its debut, the budget-friendly wine saw an increase in price over the years–you know, inflation plus varying state distribution costs and taxes–but California maintained the two-buck price for over a decade before it, too, rose. Now, it’s finally back to the OG price, so it can once again live up to its nickname.

Note the price rollback is currently only happening in California.


 

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CA is much more efficient on its added-on costs

 

here in MA , its at least $ 1 a bottle

 

for a handler that never handles the bottle.

 

but has outstanding connections to Our Fine State Legislators.

 

this is true.

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

CA is much more efficient on its added-on costs

 

 

Also it is wine country and the home of TJs

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16 hours ago, Toliver said:

"Trader Joe's Rolled Back The Price Of Its 'Two Buck Chuck' Wine So It's Actually $2 Once Again"

Note the price rollback is currently only happening in California.

 

I noticed big "Two Buck Chuck is Back" signs at my TJ's recently.  I don't buy it. I don't find it vile as others do, it's just uninteresting and I was thinking that it must have been out of stock.  Thanks for explaining that it's the "Two Buck" part that's back!

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in MA the 3 buck Chuck is very harsh on the Palate

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I got this the other day :

 

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Ill use some in my Ravioli Soupish tonight

 

it was suggested I think by @blue_dolphin I think

 

Im wondering if I should Get My Head (Re)Examined.

 

everything is baby.    I given my thoughts on that elsewhere.

 

Id have preferred Middle Aged.   I used to have a garden and I know the difference.

 

these days , a little more Power might be helpful

 

will report back

 

here or the Dinner Thread.

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@rotuts, are you able to get spinach in bunches? It's a little more work than simply opening a bag and washing the contents, but I think there's a lot more flavor that way.

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9 minutes ago, Smithy said:

@rotuts, are you able to get spinach in bunches? It's a little more work than simply opening a bag and washing the contents, but I think there's a lot more flavor that way.

That is the way I prefer to buy spinach. It is a bit more work but it’s worth it Peariant the last few times I bought frozen spinach it tasted like fish!

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R.I.P. Joe 

 

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Joe Coulombe, who created Trader Joe’s with a vision that college-educated but poorly paid young people would flock to a store that stocked healthy foods at bargain prices, died late on Friday. He was 89.

 

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20 minutes ago, Alex said:

R.I.P. Joe 

 

 

Yes what a legacy.  The original was my local. Exposed us to so much different but affordable food. Where else could a poor student get Mumm's champagne affordably in the late 70's. 

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the  GreenMix was not bad.

 

more texture than the BS.

 

Ill keep using it.

 

 

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1 minute ago, rotuts said:

the  GreenMix was not bad.

 

more texture than the BS.

 

Ill keep using it.

 

 

 

That's what I thought.  Still baby but better than just baby spinach.  Glad it worked out for you.

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Trader Joe's is possibly coming to Ithaca, NY.

That would be good news for me, the potential location is just 30 miles away.

 

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Notes from my Local Tj's :

 

i decided to call them , re :  wine  ( Whine )

 

I get very decent table wine from them , currently my favorite

 

white is a blend I , the Home Whine Maker , have been studying for some time :

 

Maricool Muscadet :  3/4 :   Trader Joes Costal ( CA ) Chardonay 1/4.

 

TJ's  had  ( globally ? )  3,000 +++ cases of the MM.   its , you see from FR

 

and its not clear to me if or when  wine from FR will either Dry Up , or not

 

so they said , you can order by the case , they dont mind , other customers dont seem to mind

 

and a lot of customers at my Local TJ's have been doing this w no problems !

 

looks like Luke Warm Tap water for me has been pushed back !

 

Hurray for TJ's and all those in all service industries that are helping us all get by.

 

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22 minutes ago, rotuts said:

looks like Luke Warm Tap water for me has been pushed back !

 

 

Yours comes out of the tap already lukewarm? Such a convenience...I have to leave mine sit out in the Brita for a couple of hours after it's filled. :P

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Lucky 7 seed and grain batard...very tasty. "Artisan style". I like inclusions in my bread, this has 7: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, millet, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, flax seeds, oats. Had some for breakfast with jarlsberg cheese also purchased at TJ's.

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@BeeZee, do you put the seeds into the bread or attach them to the crust? And what total volume of seeds?

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They are in the bread, I posted a photo in the lunch thread showing a sandwich using this bread.


"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

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just got back from my first trip ti TJ's in quite some time.

 

2 months +++?

 

I was getting thirsty , and called them a week ago or so

 

they had my two table white wines I  mix , and the same price 

 

and plenty of them.   they order what i want , and it shows up from a NE warehouse 

 

in about a week or so.   

 

Seniors are 8 - 9.     Tj's is about 20 Min from my house.  I got there at 7:55 Am , and there was a short line

 

maybe 10 people waiting to get in.   line moved nicely at 8:00 AM.

 

they have the markers on the floor , for One Lane Traffic.  like IKEA

 

I did not see an Expressway ' No Speed Limit '  to get to the Wine Area ,which is in the back of the store

 

to the Left of the door.   Traffic starts on the right.    

 

They had my ( several ) cases ready at the check out.   the Seniors were mostly doing distancing correctly.

 

they had markers from the back of the store , for the grid-lock when they are busy 

 

One Lane to all the check out counters.   the counter had ' cough ' shields which I take it now days are standard.

 

I was surprised and pleased they were fully stocked .  I asked my WineBud , who brought the cases 

 

out to my car  ( two trips ! )  and she said stocking was the same now as its always been.

 

I stuck to just my cases and a few new suggestions from her on a 9.99 FR white ,

 

and a red she had recommended before C-19  that was the best of the table reds I was looking into

 

for the Cave at that time.

 

the new Vin :

 

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Ill post here my Tasting Note soon.  both are $ 9.99.

 

my table Combo is $ 4.99 /bottle.  both at the same price.

 

very convenient . No Calculus needed to figure out the final cost of the Mix !

 

Now if only TJ's installed an ExpressWay to the Wine , w Vite Check Out .....

 


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This lovely little soft cheese called Keep Dreaming from Dorothy's Creamery was displayed as the "Spotlight Cheese" at my TJ's when I visited on Monday.  The Dorothy's Creamery Facebook page says it will be at TJ's through the end of May.  

It's very nice.  The one has a "best by" date of June 4.  It's clearly soft and ready to enjoy.  I recommend trying it if you happen to see it available. 

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18 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

This lovely little soft cheese called Keep Dreaming from Dorothy's Creamery was displayed as the "Spotlight Cheese" at my TJ's when I visited on Monday.  The Dorothy's Creamery Facebook page says it will be at TJ's through the end of May.  

It's very nice.  The one has a "best by" date of June 4.  It's clearly soft and ready to enjoy.  I recommend trying it if you happen to see it available. 

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It is lovely--use it promptly. We had it last Saturday. I pulled it out to eat some of what is left and it is on the edge. I will finish it today or it will be too late. I would definitely buy it again.

 

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