Mission Street Hefeweizen, Brown Ale coming to Trader Joe's | Beernews.org
Very good just the way I like a Hef.
I don't know what's wrong with TJ's these days. Recently when I purchase something that I haven't tried yet it almost always sucks. Litz actually got food poisoning from dried apricots a while back. We've tried some of the pre-prepared stuff and it just sucks. The only things I get at TJ's now is Chimay, fruit leather thingies, pizza dough and hummus. I buy the last two because I don't have the time to make my own. Sadly, TJ's has gone down-hill in recent years.
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Sprout's > TJ's.
Sprouts is great, but WAY overpriced. And not to go off topic, but if you're gonna overpay for produce, hell, even if you're not gonna overpay, get some of these:
I saw the infomercial a long time ago in the middle of the night while "impaired" and the next day I went out and bought them, LOL. But they SERIOUSLY work. I don't know how many people I've recommended them to now. They're awesome.
Last edited by ketel&tonic; July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 AM.
I don't think that TJ's has gone downhill, but that other grocery chains have raised the bar and started to carry similar products. I can now buy a 1/2 gallon of Almond Breeze at Ralph's for $3.99, which makes the $1.99 for 1qt deal at TJ's not so great. Of course, if i want chocolate Almond breeze, TJ's still as the best price. Same with Indian simmer sauces, many grocery chains carry those now as well. There is also the plethora of ethnic stores that we can purchase from as well.
So for me, TJ's has plateaued and they need to change their game plan a bit.
TJ's is better as far as cheese and wine goes, but for the overall grocery trip I only need to hit Sprouts. Don't get me wrong, TJ's has some cool stuff, but Sprouts annihilates them.
I agree on the totally different stores sentiment.
Sprouts- Great meat, bulk items, above average produce
For regular everyday items like cheese, ketchup, peanut butter, etc. Trade Joes can't be beat.
Yes their meat is over priced and their produce sucks.
I've never seen any prepared meals from Sprouts that are similar to what they have in TJs, unless I'm looking in the wrong place. One thing they DO have is a great bulk items section, but that isn't prepared meals.
Can't disagree on the meat section though.