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Old 05-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Status: "Even better than okay" (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I've shopped in a couple of TJ's and was not impressed. There's very little there that I can't get in local stores. I resent big chains like TJ's that try to pretend they're folksy neighborhood markets. THat's why they keep their aisles so damn narrow. BUY LOCAL! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS!
I don't buy much produce at TJ's, because there's better stuff at local markets, but the place where I buy my produce has astronomical prices for the cheese and other things. TJ's are much more reasonable.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I will not buy bread at Trader Joe's any longer. I have gotten home and opened a loaf the next morning that has already started to develop green mold one too many times. Bread should not be going bad before the sell-by date.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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It definitely has the most interesting choices, and they're tasty! I can't believe the list didn't include Spinach and Kale Bites. Spinach and Kale Bites | Things I love at Trader Joe's
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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I shop for the convenience items at TJ's. The prepackaged spinach salad or kale salads are my favorites.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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I don't go there often but I was just there this weekend and did pick up some TJ-brand vanilla meringues, Cotswold double Gloucester cheese with onions and chives along with a package of frozen TJ almond croissants, which are delicious when they are right out of the oven.

Even when I lived closer to them they were never my main grocery store, but I did like stopping in once in a while for a treat.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I will not buy bread at Trader Joe's any longer. I have gotten home and opened a loaf the next morning that has already started to develop green mold one too many times. Bread should not be going bad before the sell-by date.
That's my one gripe with the TJ English muffins. I bought some last Thursday (5/8) and yesterday morning (5/12), they were getting mold spots even though the sell by date was 5/13.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Most of their bread doesn't have preservatives (the horror!). I keep it in the fridge during the humid summer months.

Lunch today is their channa masala, palak paneer, and naan. Yummy!
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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That's my one gripe with the TJ English muffins. I bought some last Thursday (5/8) and yesterday morning (5/12), they were getting mold spots even though the sell by date was 5/13.
This has happened to me more than once. Preservatives or no, it should be lasting to the sell-by date, at the very least.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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That's my one gripe with the TJ English muffins. I bought some last Thursday (5/8) and yesterday morning (5/12), they were getting mold spots even though the sell by date was 5/13.
A nice thing about TJs is you can bring something like those muffins back and they'll refund your $$$ no problemo.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Just did a mini shopping trip to TJs recently - they now have cashew meal in addition to the almond meal.
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