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PENGUINPIE
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11/6/12 12:55 P

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I love Trader Joe's, but I just moved to Colorado and we don't have one here yet. Word is our first stores will be opening in Denver and Boulder next year. I used to live about two miles from a TJ's, so I was a pretty frequent shopper. Favorites included single-serving trail mixes (especially the one with dried cranberries and pepitas...I think it's called Go Trek), their European style yogurt, their Greek yogurt (especially the pomegranate and honey flavors), and whatever fruits and veggies were on special. They have great prices on basics too -- eggs, milk, tofu, bread, cereal, etc. It's all their own brand and very comparable to other national and local brands.


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10/28/12 4:34 P

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I love Trader Joes!! I shop there twice a weak!!


 
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9/30/12 3:17 P

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No Trader Joe's here in South Florida yet.
Rumor has it that it is in the works.
TJ's is the best!

Jenae


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9/23/12 7:01 P

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I just love TJ's! They have a lot of healthy foods to choose from--my favorites are their prepared salads!

"Slow and steady wins the race!"


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9/23/12 2:40 P

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I LOVE TJ's fresh guacamole kits in the produce section emoticon

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DANCEANDSING2
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9/21/12 7:48 A

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Great ideas.
Keep them coming.
I'm going shopping this weekend to try some of the foods listed here.


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ARTEMISTHEGREEK
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9/20/12 8:48 P

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Goat cheese.
Used to love their pistachio nuts until they backfired on my gut. But if they don't on yours -- it is the nuts, not TJ -- go for it.
Fair Trade coffees. Faves are the French Roast and the Cafe Pajaro.
Extra virgin olive oil.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs frozen so you can separate them individually as needed.

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Addition, mentioned by someone earlier but I totally agree: TJ's Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce

AND: TJ's 21 Seasoning Salute (salt-free). Mrs Dash holds NOTHING on this!

Edited by: ARTEMISTHEGREEK at: 9/20/2012 (20:53)
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9/20/12 8:04 P

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Trader Joe's frozen salmon is delicious!


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JENAE954
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8/28/12 9:42 P

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Trader Joe! Love it.
We don't have one in South Florida but would shop there weekly if there was.
I will put that on the wish list.

Jenae


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We do not have one but I love the store. It is a treat when I can go to one!


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The fresh veggies and fruit, whole grain breads and steel cut oats are all good. I am veg so I eat faux meat sometimes and TJ's meatless meatballs are good. I know, not exactly a whole food but I'm still working on that. And they are really good with TJ's Tomato Basil Vegan Marinara over whole wheat linguine.

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8/26/12 9:26 P

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TJ's Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce - lowcal and jazzes up so many things!

I like the fruit that is already cut in spears, like watermelon. And Persian cucumbers.

I got Manchego cheese at a good price today, along with some organic red & green grapes, yum.

Vanana yogurt, Fage yogurt. Good eggs. Frozen oatmeal, for those rushed mornings, or lazy dinners.

Yummy nut butters.

I could go on and on......



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8/26/12 7:32 P

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No bulk bins, unfortunately, just packages. Also be aware that it is not all organic or local, so you will have to make note of that while you are shopping if that is something you look for.

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DANCEANDSING2
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8/26/12 2:13 P

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Thanks for the info. Do they have bulk bins for the flour/seeds/etc?
Keep those suggestions coming.


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8/26/12 2:08 P

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Where I live the TJ's has a large specialty cheese section with competitive prices. These are the things I consistently buy from there: cheese, romaine, hummus, coconut & olive oil, flours (wheat, almond, etc), nuts, dried fruit, chia seeds, almond/rice milk, unsalted peanut butter, pure maple syrup, steel cut oats. We don't eat a lot of meat, but they have a good selection of all meats too. It is a relatively small grocery store, but I end up spending a lot of time in there. They have really yummy guacamole & fresh salsa too. Have fun exploring!

"that's so hot right now"
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DANCEANDSING2
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8/26/12 12:23 P

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A Trader Joe's just opened up near us and I was wondering what some of the favorite foods/buys were. I have a feeling that I will be a little overwhelmed when I walk in the place and would like to have some feedback on the products before filling my cart.
Any info would be appreciated.
I'd like to check it out this weekend.
Thanks-
Mary


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