Best Items at Trader Joe's

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  1. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    Greek yogurt, dried pasta, nuts, dried fruit and cheese. I sometimes get their frozen dumplings for a quick meal when I'm in a rush but I won't pretend they're any better than marginally good.
     
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    Eustace Senior member

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    Olive Oil
    Frozen brown rice
    Cheese
    Frozen gnocchi
    Noodles
    Nuts

    The standout though is that frozen brown rice. For pre-cooked it's great.
     
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    randallr Senior member

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    Frozen rice? Hrm. Never heard of it.
     
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    Eustace Senior member

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    Frozen rice? Hrm. Never heard of it.

    It's not mind-blowing but for a quick addition to a meal it's very serviceable. Definitely worth a try.
     
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    I don't understand the concept. Reminds me of one of my college ex-roommates who would buy frozen Mac & Cheese (the shitty easy mac style kind also).
     
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    Unlike mac and cheese, proper brown rice takes about 40 minutes. This is done almost instantly and tastes good.
     
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    Oyster crackers.
     
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    pscolari Senior member

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    Coffee is great value.
    Frozen garlic naan is awesome.
    Their cracker selection is great as well. Most of them being around a buck for a box.

    They used to have a condiment called tomato chutney that came in an 8 oz jar. I think this was discontinued recently as I haven't seen it but i could eat it with a spoon. Smoky, spicy, and sweet. Looked like burnt ketchup. That was the best culinary duct tape I have ever come across.
     
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    cheap beer/house wines
    dried fruits, I always get the dried mangosteens/rambutans
     
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    I like the raviolis/pastas
    dried fruit
    wine
     
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    My ex didn't really have much time or inclination for cooking, so she bought a lot of prepared and frozen stuff from Trader Joe's. Everything I ate I remember tasting fine, and pretty good for frozen meals.

    +1 on the frozen meals. You can find relatively low-fat, high protein meals (with varying calorie counts) that are also quite tasty. I think they're not afraid to add spice. I regularly buy their frozen tofu pad thai and kung pao chicken for those nights when I just don't have time to cook.

    Their produce sucks.
     
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    Edamame Hummus is really good.

    Their burritos are actually good for frozen burritos.

    Also, I like the idea of the frozen halved avocados.... It seems like when you buy fresh ones, they are never at the right ripeness (in MN anyway).
     
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    Love their Mac and Cheese!
     
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    Chocolate covered frozen bananas
    Frozen panna cotta
    water crackers
     
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    their Indian fare is great... 2 something dollars per box and it tastes awesome.
     

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