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In Hog Heaven

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I have no idea where the expression "Hog Heaven" came from, but it perfectly describes my first visit to the brand new Trader Joe's in San Antonio yesterday.

I had been to Trader Joe's before: once in Annapolis, MD, once in Baltimore, and once to the newly opened store in Fort Worth, but never by myself so there was always someone else whose timetable I had to work around, and the new San Antonio store has been open since early November and I hadn't had a chance to get down there for an exploratory expedition on my own.

Ohhhhhh, it was bliss! So much to look at, so much to consider, so many signs and labels to read, and nobody breathing down my neck.... So lovely!

Yes, I DID come home with some totally unnecessary food, but I brought home quite a bit of good stuff, too.

How I WISH that I had thought to look up beforehand those posts here on Sparkpeople in which people discussed their favorite Trader Joe products...

Well, there will assuredly be a Next Time!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIATIA1 2/3/2013 12:31PM

    Being a wife of a pig farmer there is no part of being around hogs that would make you think of heaven unless you connt the statement " thank heaven we are done with them for the day.. emoticon We don't have a Trader Joe's around my area in at neer heard of it but I'm gald you had a great shopping time... I miss those leisurely visits when you could jsut browse and look in your own time....

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CAMSEDGE 2/3/2013 10:40AM does it compare with Central Market??

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CLPURNELL 2/1/2013 8:16PM


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IMPROVINGME 2/1/2013 6:57PM

    Glad to read that you got out and had an enjoyable shopping trip! You'll have to let us know sometime what you liked best.


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WALLAHALLA 2/1/2013 3:54PM

    Yee Haw!

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LINTPICKER 2/1/2013 8:39AM

    What fun!!

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DOVESEYES 2/1/2013 2:57AM


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    Glad you enjoyed it. They do have yummy snacks!

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-SHAWN- 2/1/2013 1:10AM


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LIBBYL1 1/31/2013 11:56PM

  Live in a different country so no Trader Joe's but was in the US last year and loved loved going to different ones!

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JEFEIST 1/31/2013 11:47PM

    Trader Joe's is one of the best places in the world. I think of it as my personal Disneyland....okay that is sick, but I sort of do. I live in a resort town far away from good places like is a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive to the nearest Trader Joe's.... but well worth it when we go.

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