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Old 06-30-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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We just went today, an hour's drive. I bought some Kale dip, frozen US cod and Dover Sole (no good frozen fish where we
live), frozen Dorot minced basil and garlic, garlic low fat chicken sausage, dark chocolate covered cranberries, pork
tenderloin (small enough for the two of us) and some flowers (they always have some lovely ones at a good price).
We go about once a month.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: CO
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Trader Joe's just moved into our neighborhood a few months ago. I prefer our local grocery store but I did stop in there to get some treats for out-of-town company. I found that the Trader Joe brand of cheesecake (in the freezer section) is far superior to what I buy elsewhere. Very creamy and delicious - tasted like home made. I also picked up their Mini Orange Cranberry Tea Scones with Almonds in the bakery department. Paired with some Bellweather Farms crime fraiche they were wonderful. Tasted like I was at high tea at the Denver Brown Palace Hotel!
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Trader Joe's just moved into our neighborhood a few months ago. I prefer our local grocery store but I did stop in there to get some treats for out-of-town company. I found that the Trader Joe brand of cheesecake (in the freezer section) is far superior to what I buy elsewhere. Very creamy and delicious - tasted like home made. I also picked up their Mini Orange Cranberry Tea Scones with Almonds in the bakery department. Paired with some Bellweather Farms crime fraiche they were wonderful. Tasted like I was at high tea at the Denver Brown Palace Hotel!
Gotta try their other stuff and then you will understand the quality and why people are willing to drive to it!
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: IN
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Wow, just had a great find that I forgot about in the back of my freezer today. Trader Joe's Roasted potatoes with roasted peppers and onions. Really great flavor and spice!
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Their new salted caramel gelato is a must. Pretty sure it's made by Talenti, but it's so freaking good.

Their peanut butter and seeds/legumes/nuts are cheap, too.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:46 PM
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I shop at WholeFoods for some items, but I can't stand Trader Joe's. The deals they supposedly have just suck and their in store items aren't very good.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I love their nuts and their cranberry/pumpkin seed crackers! Awesomeness! I also like their yogurt and their frozen bagged entrees. Delish.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I shop at WholeFoods for some items, but I can't stand Trader Joe's. The deals they supposedly have just suck and their in store items aren't very good.
BZZZZZZZZZZT. I'm sorry, but that's the wrong answer. We were looking for "better deals than WF" and "a wide range of tasty, exotic foods".
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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BZZZZZZZZZZT. I'm sorry, but that's the wrong answer. We were looking for "better deals than WF" and "a wide range of tasty, exotic foods".
I am a bit surprised someone would compare the two. Of course I am a huge Trader Joe's fan, so am surprised to hear someone say; Trader Joes sucks, like M7 said. WF and TJoes are really not quite the same in my estimation. WF is much more expensive for starters. TJ has a lot of items that are specialty, unusual, organic, etc and at a price most middle class shoppers can easily afford. WFs are more for those who do not shop on a budget all the time. AT least that is my opinion.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I am a bit surprised someone would compare the two. Of course I am a huge Trader Joe's fan, so am surprised to hear someone say; Trader Joes sucks, like M7 said. WF and TJoes are really not quite the same in my estimation. WF is much more expensive for starters. TJ has a lot of items that are specialty, unusual, organic, etc and at a price most middle class shoppers can easily afford. WFs are more for those who do not shop on a budget all the time. AT least that is my opinion.

I agree, and would add at least in my area TJ's is less expensive than the local chains for a number of staples like milk, butter, a number of produce items, bread, coffee filters, cereal, etc.. Some things may be their own brand like Joe's Os which I doubt anyone could tell from Cheerios in a blind tasting and at $1.99 for a large box are definitely a bargain.
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