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Old 04-11-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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Their frozen stuff at TJ tastes better and is more interesting
UMM. Okay...keep telling yourself that...

Sorry, it all tastes pretty awful to me (IMO 99% of their items are disgustingly sweet, watered-down American attempts at foreign food) and are incredibly unnatural and unhealthy. TJ uses just as many additives as the average fast food joint, and TJ shoppers are (no offense) absolute suckers for believing the stores' supposed health claims.

Sorry, I'm really hating on it too much here, but I just DON'T GET why everyone loves this place!! When did people get so lazy as to not just go and buy actual groceries (read: unprepared vegetables, fruit, meat!) at a grocery store?! Food shouldn't come in a box! So disgusting.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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As Americans we love convenience. A lot of people in cities like L.A are working and commuting all day so many don't have the time or don't want to take the time and effort to cook from scratch.
If everyone cooked from scratch the entire economy would be much different. We would have a lot less restaraunts in general for sure too.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:29 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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As Americans we love convenience. A lot of people in cities like L.A are working and commuting all day so many don't have the time or don't want to take the time and effort to cook from scratch.
If everyone cooked from scratch the entire economy would be much different. We would have a lot less restaraunts in general for sure too.
This is true. Whenever I cook things from scratch for my friends or family they always go nuts over it, even when it doesn't turn out great. We're too used to the convenience of pre-made foods.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I doubt this will change, and it's actually getting to where more people aren't even going to the store to get their premade goods...but rather having them delivered. There are a number of on demand services too that will deliver you fast food or anything you like all on your app.
I'm not sure if it will change unless people start working less, which is doubtful.

The reality is that cooking skills aren't a given in this generation.
That's why people go nuts over it. It's rare.
We did used to do more as a society, but now things have been outsourced.
Things that people in previous generations used to do everyday have turned into niche interests or hobbies to some degree.

Cooking, car maintenance, home maintenance, healthcare to some degree too.
If you go back far enough we used to bury our own dead , rather than outsource to a funeral home.
Something unimaginable and probably illegal today.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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UMM. Okay...keep telling yourself that...

Sorry, it all tastes pretty awful to me (IMO 99% of their items are disgustingly sweet, watered-down American attempts at foreign food) and are incredibly unnatural and unhealthy. TJ uses just as many additives as the average fast food joint, and TJ shoppers are (no offense) absolute suckers for believing the stores' supposed health claims.

Sorry, I'm really hating on it too much here, but I just DON'T GET why everyone loves this place!! When did people get so lazy as to not just go and buy actual groceries (read: unprepared vegetables, fruit, meat!) at a grocery store?! Food shouldn't come in a box! So disgusting.
WHere does TJ's make health claims?
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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TJ haters gonna hate. I like it, so I buy it. End of story. Sorry if we don't all grow our own vegetables in our backyard and never eat anything from a box, you all are obviously better than me and I bow before you.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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UMM. Okay...keep telling yourself that...

Sorry, it all tastes pretty awful to me (IMO 99% of their items are disgustingly sweet, watered-down American attempts at foreign food) and are incredibly unnatural and unhealthy. TJ uses just as many additives as the average fast food joint, and TJ shoppers are (no offense) absolute suckers for believing the stores' supposed health claims.

Sorry, I'm really hating on it too much here, but I just DON'T GET why everyone loves this place!! When did people get so lazy as to not just go and buy actual groceries (read: unprepared vegetables, fruit, meat!) at a grocery store?! Food shouldn't come in a box! So disgusting.
Are you aware that TJ's IS a grocery store? And that they sell fruits, veggies, and meats/fish/poultry just like you'd expect at a grocery store? Like any grocery store, you have a choice there between buying frozen prepared foods, or plain frozen veggies (which as a class, anywhere you shop, are unprocessed and healthy), and fresh produce. The one difference between TJ's and other stores is that you're forced to buy some veggies in pre-packaged quantities. That doesn't work for singles, or even for couples. A couple doesn't need 8 zucchinis at a time.

Nobody's forcing you to buy anything in the frozen food aisles at TJ's nor at any other grocer. ALL grocery stores carry that kind of thing. All grocers also carry fresh produce. Your rant is off the mark. And fwiw, I don't like TJ's, either. I go there only occasionally for discount cheese and other dairy items. I've never understood why they set up all the stores to look like run-down 40's/50's-era country stores in need of remodeling, either. It's depressing. It looks dirty and unkempt. But whatever. Maybe the old-fashioned country store look is "in".
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:57 AM
 
Location: CA
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You seem hoity toity...and painfully ignorant. I like Whole Foods.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:51 AM
 
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Are you aware that TJ's IS a grocery store? And that they sell fruits, veggies, and meats/fish/poultry just like you'd expect at a grocery store? Like any grocery store, you have a choice there between buying frozen prepared foods, or plain frozen veggies (which as a class, anywhere you shop, are unprocessed and healthy), and fresh produce. The one difference between TJ's and other stores is that you're forced to buy some veggies in pre-packaged quantities. That doesn't work for singles, or even for couples. A couple doesn't need 8 zucchinis at a time.

Nobody's forcing you to buy anything in the frozen food aisles at TJ's nor at any other grocer. ALL grocery stores carry that kind of thing. All grocers also carry fresh produce. Your rant is off the mark. And fwiw, I don't like TJ's, either. I go there only occasionally for discount cheese and other dairy items. I've never understood why they set up all the stores to look like run-down 40's/50's-era country stores in need of remodeling, either. It's depressing. It looks dirty and unkempt. But whatever. Maybe the old-fashioned country store look is "in".
Of course all grocers have frozen isles, of course. I think the difference is, in the average store, the frozen aisles alot for 20, maaaybe 30% of the store. In TJ's, I feel like it's at least half of the store. The entire middle part is freezers filled with garbage, you have to stick to the aisles to browse their paltry, tiny selection of meats and veggies.

their wine is ok.

Of course, I eat out my fair share too, but when I'm at home...scrambling a few eggs or cooking a chicken breast is just as easy as throwing something in the microwave, IMHO.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:25 AM
 
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Ok, I'll bite. What in the world is a fascade? Is that like an arcade in a grocery store or something?
I actually opened the thread for the same reason. I've never heard of a fascade.
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