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post #46 of 172
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Originally Posted by aphextwin07 View Post
their Indian fare is great... 2 something dollars per box and it tastes awesome.

I like the Madras Lentils, but a lot of the dishes taste a tad metallic.
post #47 of 172
They have new refrigerated Lentil and Minestrone soups in plastic containers. Damn tasty, I tell you. Also, their tomato and pepper soup is fantastic. So goooood.
post #48 of 172
chicken saugage and poppy seed salad dressing.
post #49 of 172
ITT: worst TJ foods any of their butters (almond, peanut) frozen avocados
post #50 of 172
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ITT: worst TJ foods

any of their butters (almond, peanut)
frozen avocados

actually, about half the time my breakfast is tj graham crackers with almond butter and sliced bananas.
the rest of the time it's tj mccan's oatmeal, the original version.
post #51 of 172
For me, the top items at Trader Joe's are as follows:
  • Trader Joe's Dijon Mustard - the real deal, imported from Dijon, France for under $2 a jar
  • Trader Joe's Frozen Nan - I like the garlic flavor
  • Trader Joe's Orange Chicken - much better than the crap they sell at Panda Express
post #52 of 172
I like their coffee, their green tea and their awesome 'junior mints'. Great for sneaking into the theaters.
post #53 of 172
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Originally Posted by shibbel View Post
Karey's Gold butter
You mean Kerrygold, right? Their butter is fantastic.
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ITT: worst TJ foods any of their butters (almond, peanut) frozen avocados
Trader Joe's almond butter is easily the best I've ever had. edit: By the way, anyone who is a fan of nut butters must try the Artisana product line. I know you can get them at Whole Foods, not sure about Trader Joe's. My favorites are their Macadamia nut butter with cashews, and the coconut butter is unreal. http://www.premierorganics.org/
post #54 of 172
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I like the Madras Lentils, but a lot of the dishes taste a tad metallic.

ya that one is pretty good, I eat the punjab choley one and the pav bahji the most i think.. i'm not sure i've ever noticed a metallic taste or anything though.
post #55 of 172
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ITT: worst TJ foods

any of their butters (almond, peanut)
frozen avocados

I can't speak to their almond butter, but I was surprised at how bad the peanut butter was. You see two ingredients -- "peanuts and salt" -- on the label so you have to marvel at how they (or more accurately their supplier) screwed that up.
post #56 of 172
I go to trader joes for two items

1. Cheap wine
2. Granola

post #57 of 172
i haven't tasted the peanut butter (i buy it, but i use it for the dog's breakfast ... literally). one thing i've noticed with their nut butters, though, is that they're not using any stabilizers, so they separate, sometimes really drastically. you do need to stir the oil back into the paste.
post #58 of 172
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post
i haven't tasted the peanut butter (i buy it, but i use it for the dog's breakfast ... literally). one thing i've noticed with their nut butters, though, is that they're not using any stabilizers, so they separate, sometimes really drastically. you do need to stir the oil back into the paste.

What is your overall take on this? You aren't really a natural food evangelist, but lean that way, so I am curious.
post #59 of 172
their peanut butter isnt anything special. i like their english muffins.
post #60 of 172
The annual Vintage Ale that comes out during the holiday season is a fantastic beer. The in house bottled beers aren't very good. The canned beers (Red Oval and Simpler Times) are okay for the price. The TJ's in Cleveland stock a number of beers that can be found at other stores, but since the selection isn't that great, I'd rather just go to one of those other stores.

I really like the raw pizza dough. Takes a lot of the work out of the make your own pizza game.

The pre-packaged Indian dishes are decent for a quick fix meal.

Some of the produce is adequate given that I live in the frozen tundra of the Northeaster Midwest. The organic romaine hearts and carrots work very well for me.

The price/quality ratio on the organic chicken, cage free eggs, and tofu is unbeatable for the area.
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