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Old 10-20-2014, 06:50 PM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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Compare ingredients. If King Soopers is like Safeway, there will more likely than not be chemicals and trans fats in processed foods. At TJ's there will likely be no trans fats, cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, and overall more recognizable ingredients. There are a few things I won't get at TJ's because Safeway or Costco is better.
I guess it depends on how you shop - I don't buy packaged, convenience-type foods, so I'm hardly ever looking at ingredient lists. I did find a few things that were a good deal, like pasta and olive oil. But in general, I don't buy snack foods or frozen entrees and other types of mixes, etc. that I think are what people like about TJs.

I will go back because there were things I wanted to check out but couldn't because it was just too crowded. I liked the frozen veggies (what I could see of them from afar) in the clear bags, and those prices looked good.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle area
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But in general, I don't buy snack foods or frozen entrees and other types of mixes, etc. that I think are what people like about TJs.
Yeah probably not much your store then. TJ's forte isn't raw fresh ingredients.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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I made it over to the new store today, just before noon. The traffic flow through the parking lot needs help -- if you go in the northernmost University Village entrance, they have the driveway where you'd otherwise make a left turn to park in front of the store coned off, forcing you to go on to the next driveway and then on a long detour through the parking lot to get back towards the store entrance. But, once there, there were several empty parking spaces right in front.

Inside the store, the crowds were not too bad. They laid out this store with wide aisles and lots of cash registers so it felt less claustrophobic than some of the smaller TJ's stores I've been in. The produce section was bigger than what I remembered from my neighborhood store in Boston, too. This store is a little out of my way but I'm sure I'll be back to get more goodies.... it's nice to at least have the option of shopping at TJ's here in COS now.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:45 PM
 
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Checked it out this week, lots of neat items that you won't find in any of the main supermarkets.

One things that got my interest in the coffee section was pre-brewed, concentrated liquid coffee in quart jars. Mix 4 oz of this liquid with 8 oz of hot water for a 12 ounce coffee. Label says it's low acid coffee. About $8 for the jar. If anyone has tried it, how do you like it?

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Old 09-20-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Trader Joe fans will get a laugh at this video of TJ Mania
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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Trader Joe fans will get a laugh at this video of TJ Mania
I did laugh - pretty funny!
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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That's awesome.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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Checked it out this week, lots of neat items that you won't find in any of the main supermarkets.

One things that got my interest in the coffee section was pre-brewed, concentrated liquid coffee in quart jars. Mix 4 oz of this liquid with 8 oz of hot water for a 12 ounce coffee. Label says it's low acid coffee. About $8 for the jar. If anyone has tried it, how do you like it?

Thanks!
As an aside: I can't comment on TJ's cold-brewed coffee, but I've been making my own cold-brew for many years now and it is very smooth. I cannot drink hot-brewed/percolated coffee (does anyone still percolate their coffee?) because of the acidity/bitterness, but cold-brewed works very well for me. As an extract, you can make it as strong/mellow as you like, hot or iced, sweet or black or cream, etc.
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