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Trader Joe's Products (2017–)


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17 hours ago, Katie Meadow said:

Last year i became hooked on TJ's seasonal Butter Toffee Pretzels. I tasted them again this year and they are actually quite awful! Maybe it was Pandemic Lunacy, or maybe just the usual unpredictability of taste.

 

I've been addicted to these in past years. I picked up a bag last week and haven't opened it yet. I so hope you just got a bad bag and mine will be as wonderful as in the past.

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Liberty, MO

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44 minutes ago, Maison Rustique said:

 

I've been addicted to these in past years. I picked up a bag last week and haven't opened it yet. I so hope you just got a bad bag and mine will be as wonderful as in the past.

I'm pretty sure it's me and not the pretzels, but tell me what you think. 

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On 12/8/2021 at 12:24 PM, rotuts said:

the smoked trout is quite good.

 

its a little dry ' plain '

 

but consider some on ( bread , crackers , etc ) 

 

w a dab of sour cream between the B,C,E,  and the trout

 

sometimes finely sliced green onions ( not too many ) 

 

also adds a nice dimention

 

todays TJTreats ;

 

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I haven't had one of these ' orange apples ' i quite a while.

 

probably that well known brand , from Switzerland ?

 

I know evaluating chocolate @ eG  is very very risky 

 

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this ' slices ' are thinner , and for me nicer that the thicker

 

bitter-sweet choc suits me , and the orange flavor is very nice

 

in fairness , Aldi as some nice chocolate bars 

 

one bitter-week bar w tiny bits of orange  through out ,  nice.

 

have not tried the fruit spread.  can't say if its sweet or tart.  hoping for tart.

 

That fruit spread is one of my favorites - it is definitely on the tart side, and for me it doesn't have the wateriness (for lack of a better word) of a lot of spreads sweetened with fruit juice. I love it on a toasted, buttered waffle.

 

 

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@rotutsOf course those chocolate oranges were fun to knock apart,, guaranteed stocking stuffers. Here's another good bar: Lindt Excellence dark chocolate Intense Orange. Besides finely chopped orange it also has a modest amount of finely chopped almonds. I'm hooked on this and don't consider it that intense; the chocolate is not overwhelmed by orange, and the orange doesn't taste artificial. Easily available in grocery stores that stock Lindt.

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I mentioned elsewhere that I planned to get myself a treat from TJ's after getting my Covid booster and flu shot at the nearby drug store. 

I'm now vaxed and boosted and am home with my treat:

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I think I'll work on my hydration a bit before I sample it.  Plus, it's a little early!

 

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35 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

I mentioned elsewhere that I planned to get myself a treat from TJ's after getting my Covid booster and flu shot at the nearby drug store. 

I'm now vaxed and boosted and am home with my treat:

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I think I'll work on my hydration a bit before I sample it.  Plus, it's a little early!

 

 

Hibiki translates as "echo," though I cannot make out the kanji.  If I were to evaluate it from a zen calligraphy ("shodo") perspective, I would say it is explosive with energy (ki), quite a unified and beautiful piece.

 

Can't wait to get your impressions.

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Remplis ton verre vuide; Vuide ton verre plein. Je ne puis suffrir dans ta main...un verre ni vuide ni plein. ~ Rabelais

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  • 4 weeks later...

I ventured out to TJ's this AM

 

I haven't been for about a month

 

by choice

 

Id like to get to Spring w/o an ' illness ' ::

 

1 ) Maurice doesn't  have GPS , nor an App for that.

 

2 ) MC isn't going to ' clear ' his litter box , if I can't.

 

got there a minute early , and there were very few people in the store

 

when I complete my Tour.

 

some regular items missing , but not that meany.  in many months past I asked

 

my buds there about sup-ply-shortages , and they said there were a few

 

but they just filled the shelves w what they had , so it ws not apparent

 

a bit different now  although I got what I wanted , there was no carnitas , so Im trying 

 

pork belly ( refrigerated )  cheese looks fine .

 

the damage was considerable on the refrigerated section that covers milk , yogurt 

 

and fancy pants drinks next to them

 

also the egg section was almost empty :  above 12 + dozen cartoms

 

mostly the very expensive stuff :  $ 5.99 / doz   two containders of

 

large brown eggs ( from chickens w No Name )  $ 2.99  I passed

 

but regret it now

 

the fresh baked local bread was there , which is why I went today rather than yesterday 

 

no fresh bread delivery on Monday.

 

I have a problem w my coffee roaster :

 

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this ' bit ' needs replacement , as I was an early adopter of V2   and some of these boards

 

were known to fail .  Free immediate replacement from SweetMaria , on the way

 

I think TJ's coffee  is fine for drip.  but my emergency unit was not there

 

I got a different one and it will suit me until I start roasting again , maybe next tuesday

 

as we all know , ' Coffee ' is a personal Item   Tj's versions , and they have many

 

is  OK for drip for me if its dark roast.  when Im too lazy to have not roasted in advance.

 

so over all , the dairy and eggs shelves were were hit hardest.

 

they did have my favorite apple dessert pastries , but no BonBons ( Fz )

 

( regular standard version )  they had 2 vegan bonbons  

 

but by the looks of them , they seem to have been in the Fz case for quite some time.

 

and who knew roasting coffee needed so many ' chips '

 

wonder what all those blue things are

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8 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

Thought that y'all might like to look at these Trader Joe "hacks".  Make sure to check the comments for additional ideas.  

 

8 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

Thought that y'all might like to look at these Trader Joe "hacks".  Make sure to check the comments for additional ideas.  

Not sure I’ve seen them but I like the idea of frozen Taiwanese green onion pancakes as taco shells, filled with scrambled eggs for breakfast.

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I have not seen this mentioned, although I don’t know I’ve read all 34 previous pages, the Kringle.   The Danish Kringle is fantastic.   The company that sells it normally charges 3 times what Trader Joe’s does plus shipping.   It’s become a holiday tradition in our house.   They freeze well too

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I think the coolest TJs product I ever got was the freeze dried okra. Talk about a fine snack! Goes well in Chex mix, too.

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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On 1/21/2022 at 1:16 PM, Dr. Teeth said:

I have not seen this mentioned, although I don’t know I’ve read all 34 previous pages, the Kringle.   The Danish Kringle is fantastic.   The company that sells it normally charges 3 times what Trader Joe’s does plus shipping.   It’s become a holiday tradition in our house.   They freeze well too

Love the Kringle! Miss the Kringle!

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3 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Love the Kringle! Miss the Kringle!

 

I didn't know Trader Joe's carried them. I've always gotten them from Lehman's Danish Bakery, who claims to have been the first in Racine to provide them. Gosh, it's been years since I bought one! Maybe I should change that. Does Trader Joe's usually carry them?

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1 hour ago, Smithy said:

 

I didn't know Trader Joe's carried them. I've always gotten them from Lehman's Danish Bakery, who claims to have been the first in Racine to provide them. Gosh, it's been years since I bought one! Maybe I should change that. Does Trader Joe's usually carry them?

My TJs has them very regularly. I hesitate to say always because it’s TJs and things disappear all the time.  They must be shipped frozen as they are often still in that state when they put them out. 

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40 minutes ago, rotuts said:

my YJ's had a pumpkin version before halloween

 

then reverted to a standard almond.

 

from time to time

 

wish they had the Pecan.

 

Check for the pecan in the next month or 2.  These are the usual Kringle flavors and when they tend to appear at TJs:

Pecan - late winter
Raspberry - spring
Cheesecake - summer
Pumpkin Caramel - fall
Almond - early winter

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17 hours ago, Smithy said:

 

I didn't know Trader Joe's carried them. I've always gotten them from Lehman's Danish Bakery, who claims to have been the first in Racine to provide them. Gosh, it's been years since I bought one! Maybe I should change that. Does Trader Joe's usually carry them?


Trader Joe’s carries O&H Danish Bakery brand.   I’d be interested if you’ve had both and think Lehman’s is better.

 

They have them in sporadically.   It seems others have more knowledge about when.   They were the hot item this holiday season as they were only putting out 12 a day and they would sell out within the first 30 minutes around here

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31 minutes ago, Dr. Teeth said:

Trader Joe’s carries O&H Danish Bakery brand.   I’d be interested if you’ve had both and think Lehman’s is better.

 I haven't had both. Sounds like a nice excuse for a taste test someday!

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Continuing my fascination with recommendations for TJ's products we bought a Kringle a few days ago. I'd never heard of it before I read about it here. I can only conclude that @Dr. Teeth must be a dentist with excellent brushing habits, because the amount of sugar in every bite is enough to make your choppers fly out of your head. Or as my dear departed Dad would say, "That'll put hair on your teeth!" My TJ's only had pecan. I had a sixteenth of it and my husband, trooper that he is, ate the rest because he hates to see food wasted.  I have to say my track record with TJ's is dismal. They have about five items we rely on and swear by,. Sadly, several of my favorites have disappeared forever. 

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