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ianmonsta
March 29th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Got the frozen Panko Breaded Tilapia Filets last night and made some pretty damn good fish tacos out of them with a little red cabbage and a chipotle lime-sour cream that i made.

http://www.traderjoesfan.com/components/com_mtree/img/listings/m/144.jpg

jerseydevil
November 14th, 2011, 11:33 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/Trader20Joes20honey20apple20butter.jpg

They have a cranberry apple butter too that I am a wee bit afraid to try.

lunchbox
November 15th, 2011, 12:19 AM
ooooh, I get their pumpkin butter and usually smear some on mini pumpkins before I roast them and that's tasty.

VCRW
November 15th, 2011, 12:45 AM
Lately, our local here in T.O. has been carrying lamb vindaloo in addition to the chicken tikka masala and the butter chicken. M-m-m-m-m!

http://nygoodfood.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/tjcurry.jpg

Dana
November 15th, 2011, 02:04 AM
The Christmas candies and cookies should be out in TJs now.

We have some of these in the house now.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_B_2tYtUYnL0/SyGylJEGNEI/AAAAAAAATXU/JJ1PBZ-fh_4/s800/Peppermint+JoJos.jpg

DougW8
November 15th, 2011, 01:35 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/Trader20Joes20honey20apple20butter.jpg

They have a cranberry apple butter too that I am a wee bit afraid to try.


The cranberry apple butter is great on turkey sandwiches!

Bogey
December 3rd, 2011, 12:53 AM
These are back...

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcrirtCsZS1qcuun0o1_500.jpg

Noble Savage
December 3rd, 2011, 01:21 AM
The Christmas candies and cookies should be out in TJs now.

We have some of these in the house now.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_B_2tYtUYnL0/SyGylJEGNEI/AAAAAAAATXU/JJ1PBZ-fh_4/s800/Peppermint+JoJos.jpg

If you like those, try these babies.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LozQG9QDnjM/TPKGORlHAaI/AAAAAAAAD9c/rwvT-ISf640/s1600/TJs-Joe-Joes-Variety.jpg
You will love em.

***
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Fortunately, he doesn't always speak in third person.
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orpheus
December 3rd, 2011, 01:28 AM
Some of you peeps posting pictures here must be named Pavlov 'cause you got me salivating! :D

lunchbox
December 3rd, 2011, 01:37 AM
frack, i was just there and forgot to buy more pumpkin butter.

i bought some new cheeses (tintern and triple cream brie with wild mushrooms), the vintage ale and their eggnog for my husband. i didn't get any of the sweets though because i still have halloween candy lying around and i'm gonna make a pecan pie this weekend, but oh boy those do look tasty! it smelled like peppermint in the store today and i didn't really like that though--a little strong and overwhelming.

lagwagon0
December 5th, 2011, 09:36 PM
If you like those, try these babies.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LozQG9QDnjM/TPKGORlHAaI/AAAAAAAAD9c/rwvT-ISf640/s1600/TJs-Joe-Joes-Variety.jpg
You will love em.

***
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Fortunately, he doesn't always speak in third person.
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Sitting on my frig as I type, I have somehow managed to have these for 2 weeks and still have some remaining. It's probably because I eat two of these cookies and feel like I'm need to lay down from the sugar coma. The choc/choc are so rich.

jerseydevil
December 5th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Ok...trip to Trader Joes tomorrow...check!

jerseydevil
December 8th, 2011, 11:51 PM
If you like those, try these babies.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LozQG9QDnjM/TPKGORlHAaI/AAAAAAAAD9c/rwvT-ISf640/s1600/TJs-Joe-Joes-Variety.jpg
You will love em.

***
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Fortunately, he doesn't always speak in third person.
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Christ, these are MAGNIFICENT. Serious bidness here folks.

Noble Savage
December 9th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Want to see the face of my staff's new addiction?

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/1205-cookie-butter_vg.jpg

Instead of doing something mundane, like grinding NUTS into a butter. This stuff is COOKIES ground into butter.
We've been trying to be good, but I think I need to schedule more gym time now.
Tis the season. . .

jerseydevil
December 9th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Want to see the face of my staff's new addiction?

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/1205-cookie-butter_vg.jpg

Instead of doing something mundane, like grinding NUTS into a butter. This stuff is COOKIES ground into butter.
We've been trying to be good, but I think I need to schedule more gym time now.
Tis the season. . .

Jayzus you are an evil man...

jerseydevil
December 9th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Hey, got the TJ's xmas flyer...how's the seasonal ale?

lunchbox
December 9th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Hey, got the TJ's xmas flyer...how's the seasonal ale?

i think it's good. not enough for me to go back and hoard them, but it wasn't bad. i might buy one more bottle on my next trip if they still have some (they had tons last time i was there).

jerseydevil
December 9th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Scheisse! I forgot my cookie butter. Got the Tintern cheese that was recommended in the fearless flyer...goes with beer...check. Thanks for the review on the ale LB, bought a bottle, chillin in the fridge.

EDIT:ok, the Tintern cheese is the ****, just had a nice little slice with a sip of beer. Lovely. Need to get some Newcastle or other dark to give it a nice companion.

KHenry14
December 9th, 2011, 11:25 PM
If you like those, try these babies.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LozQG9QDnjM/TPKGORlHAaI/AAAAAAAAD9c/rwvT-ISf640/s1600/TJs-Joe-Joes-Variety.jpg
You will love em.
***

OK, these are officially awesome!

Dana
December 10th, 2011, 12:58 AM
If you like those, try these babies.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LozQG9QDnjM/TPKGORlHAaI/AAAAAAAAD9c/rwvT-ISf640/s1600/TJs-Joe-Joes-Variety.jpg
You will love em.

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Full disclosure Noble Savage wears Aloha shirts to work everyday. ;)
Fortunately, he doesn't always speak in third person.
***

Which TJs do you work at? My dad works in Huntington Harbor.

Got a box of those, haven't opened them yet but I might need to soon.


Want to see the face of my staff's new addiction?

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/1205-cookie-butter_vg.jpg

Instead of doing something mundane, like grinding NUTS into a butter. This stuff is COOKIES ground into butter.
We've been trying to be good, but I think I need to schedule more gym time now.
Tis the season. . .

Didn't try it but it smells really yummy.

lunchbox
December 10th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Scheisse! I forgot my cookie butter. Got the Tintern cheese that was recommended in the fearless flyer...goes with beer...check. Thanks for the review on the ale LB, bought a bottle, chillin in the fridge.

EDIT:ok, the Tintern cheese is the ****, just had a nice little slice with a sip of beer. Lovely. Need to get some Newcastle or other dark to give it a nice companion.

ha! i got the tintern also thanks to that flyer. i had it with crackers and the vintage ale you asked about because of the "goes good with cheese and crackers" line they had. it was true though!
i also got the wild mushroom triple cream brie, which my kid loves. she's already eaten half of it all by herself. nom nom nom!

jerseydevil
December 10th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Anyone try the S'mores ice cream sandwiches yet? I HATE marshmallow, and still love these.

orpheus
December 10th, 2011, 08:54 PM
S'mores Ice Cream sandwiches?

I want one! :D

orpheus
December 18th, 2011, 11:51 PM
I have some of these! Who wants one! :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6456065773_b3994b7c9f.jpg

Annapurna
December 19th, 2011, 09:22 AM
Eggnog Almonds. I tried them at the store yesterday. OMFG.

gescom
December 19th, 2011, 09:36 AM
i just have to remind everyone that the unsalted, crunchy organic peanut butter is THE best peanut butter you will ever have!

lunchbox
December 19th, 2011, 02:47 PM
finally got my pumpkin butter and some more vintage ale.
i also got some mac n cheese bites. gonna see how they taste some time this week.....

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2011, 10:33 PM
Wow...just micro'd the BEANS SO GREEN mix, and shook in some Grizzly Joes(wow a great seasoning place...look em up online) garlic mix, and...heaven, I'm in heaven...

Noble Savage, please send the letter up the chain, you guys NEED to keep this year round.

Frolov24
January 21st, 2012, 09:38 PM
Just heard that Trader Joe's will finally be opening in Colorado! Moved to Denver around 15 months ago, and it's been the only time in my life without TJ's. Now it looks like I'll be able to once again enjoy many of my favorites! Will be interested to see which products they stock and whether there will be any new/unique offerings in CO.

ketel&tonic
January 30th, 2012, 01:55 AM
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned their blister peanuts before, but in case I haven't, try the blister peanuts. Super crunchy.

orpheus
February 1st, 2012, 08:49 PM
I got some of these! :D

http://traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-338/nov28-gingerbreadcookies.jpg

Dapper Gents with fashion sense and great taste!

adgy-san
February 15th, 2012, 11:00 AM
Ok, so BoobyTrap and I were in Trader Joe's the other day and we tried a sample of this white cheddar cheese they have that has dark chocolate mixed in it. Sounds very WTF, but IT WAS ****ING GREAT. Bought some. Loved some.

jerseydevil
February 22nd, 2012, 10:38 PM
TJ's now has their own bread line. Haven't tried the others but the multi-grain is hella good. It's too dry to eat out of the package but it toasts/pan cooks nicely. Oh and they have these toasted coconut cookie thins that are...AMAZING.

Noble Savage
May 10th, 2013, 09:36 AM
Thought my peeps would like to know, TJs cut all of their regular employee's retirement by 1/3 yesterday.

job
May 10th, 2013, 10:54 AM
Thought my peeps would like to know, TJs cut all of their regular employee's retirement by 1/3 yesterday.

I'm guessing they can get the full retirement for the same price at Vons.

jerseydevil
May 10th, 2013, 11:02 PM
Christ...the world is soooo upside down. It's an Employers market for sure. After a year, AT&T(my company) finally got a contract cobbled together that will see most of the current work force either retire, pass tests to move to other positions, or simply have to play musical chairs for positions that don't exist before the end of the 3 year term. Hooray.

BTW...the new TJ's Sricha is realllly good. 1/2 the heat, but they replace it with a really nice flavor. Savory.

notbob
May 11th, 2013, 01:07 PM
The asparagus risotto is awesome

The Continental
May 17th, 2013, 07:59 PM
My TJs sells a new (to me) beer called Boatswain Double IPA. At 8.something ABV a 22oz is sufficiently mellowing a the end of the day. If you like Lagunitas Hop stoopid this is a close match.

The Continental
July 31st, 2013, 11:04 PM
Coconut milk yogurt

jerseydevil
August 14th, 2013, 11:28 AM
Ok folks forgive me while I rant...

I live in the West Hollywood area and there are 4 options for TJs. The one on Sunset in the old Laemlle-plex(underground parking/huge pain), 3rd and LaBrea(heavy traffic area/lousy parking/lots of numbskulls), the new one across from the Grove/Farmer's Market(which has the most inconvenient parking lot UNLESS you like driving completely out of the way or making dubious and highly dangerous left turns across 4 lanes of high traffic, AND my little convenient one with plenty of parking on Santa Monica near Formosa. Well...which one do you think got assed out in the 'we gotta close one' sweepstakes????? Yup. my CONVENIENT little one. I know...boo-hoo...but if this is progress I want none of it. It's not like my TJ's had no customers. LOTS of folks shop there. Including my neighbor, who has no transportation and walks there and back. The other three options literally guarantee that I will limit my shopping at TJ's moving forward. Do they give a rats ass? Nope...doubt it, because they have the Prius driving, texting/talking while walking their dogs a-holes that frequent the remaining stores. My suggestion to you Trader Joes... Bite my bag!

The Continental
August 14th, 2013, 11:48 AM
JD sorry about your situation. Having worked in the corporate side of the grocery biz before I can tell you that you are correct. When time comes to decide which to shutter there is no thought to the customer base. Ironically tragic because as anyone knows who can read headline knows its cheaper to keep a customer than make a new one so I guess.

So has Anyone try/like the new gluten free beer award-winningly called NGB made by TJs? For the gluten sensitive like me who like beer I think it's a better alternative to Redbridge. But it ain't no Bards.

beedee
August 14th, 2013, 11:50 AM
You should move to Long Beach JD, our TJ's are easy to get to. :)

Hipcheck
August 19th, 2013, 04:57 PM
Vanilla JoJos....yummy.

Liz4LA
October 5th, 2013, 09:47 PM
Ok folks forgive me while I rant...

I live in the West Hollywood area and there are 4 options for TJs. The one on Sunset in the old Laemlle-plex(underground parking/huge pain), 3rd and LaBrea(heavy traffic area/lousy parking/lots of numbskulls), the new one across from the Grove/Farmer's Market(which has the most inconvenient parking lot UNLESS you like driving completely out of the way or making dubious and highly dangerous left turns across 4 lanes of high traffic, AND my little convenient one with plenty of parking on Santa Monica near Formosa. Well...which one do you think got assed out in the 'we gotta close one' sweepstakes????? Yup. my CONVENIENT little one. I know...boo-hoo...but if this is progress I want none of it. It's not like my TJ's had no customers. LOTS of folks shop there. Including my neighbor, who has no transportation and walks there and back. The other three options literally guarantee that I will limit my shopping at TJ's moving forward. Do they give a rats ass? Nope...doubt it, because they have the Prius driving, texting/talking while walking their dogs a-holes that frequent the remaining stores. My suggestion to you Trader Joes... Bite my bag!

I'm just reading this and WTF?? I LOVED that TJ's! I live in Hollywood and that's the one I always used to go to because it had awesome parking. I hate the other ones you mention, especially the new one by the Farmer's Market. That parking is made for those mushroom cars. I think almost all their spaces are compact. I now go to the one below the W hotel. It's ok, but I hate that you have to get a parking ticket and validation.

orpheus
October 5th, 2013, 10:19 PM
Hmmm, I am having Trader Joe's pumpkin waffles! :D

Who wants some? I have syrup, but not from Vermont though. :(

Vermont Maple Syrup is great, but expensive! :O

Noble Savage
October 5th, 2013, 10:20 PM
Having worked at 2 of the 4 you mentioned, I am bummed that your favorite one got the axe.
I always heard they wanted to redesign and reopen it, for what it's worth.
Then again, some days I don't even recognize my hip little grocery store anymore. Just go to the Sunset and Crescent Hts, take a deep breath, look at the old LP album covers and check out the Cookie Butter and Cocoa Almond swirl jars.
Sorry I can't do more, I'm in Trader Joe's East now.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLsBvKznWR5f6Ods6bHDrlypx0Cgxvg UoJx24n4Uu-bQsCgxk12Q
PLUS
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDtDRyZKJerBk1X5cM9-pP6mcc62zOVN3bsZY3AgVmGoLfNVJxZg

orpheus
October 5th, 2013, 10:33 PM
Hmmm, would either of those go well with Pumpkin Waffles? :think:

The Continental
October 5th, 2013, 11:09 PM
Dis - Dark chocolate covered almonds.

Noble Savage
October 6th, 2013, 12:31 AM
Hmmm, would either of those go well with Pumpkin Waffles? :think:
It's one thing, swirled, in a jar, for dolphins.

orpheus
October 6th, 2013, 01:01 AM
It's one thing, swirled, in a jar, for dolphins.

I see Cookie Butter all the time at TJ. I wanna buy it, but I don't exactly know how to use it. http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd112/tracetag/dolphin.gif

jerseydevil
October 6th, 2013, 08:13 AM
I'm just reading this and WTF?? I LOVED that TJ's! I live in Hollywood and that's the one I always used to go to because it had awesome parking. I hate the other ones you mention, especially the new one by the Farmer's Market. That parking is made for those mushroom cars. I think almost all their spaces are compact. I now go to the one below the W hotel. It's ok, but I hate that you have to get a parking ticket and validation.

Good news/bad news...I have heard that that location could be part of whatever monstrous multi-use eyesore they cram into that lot. It goes without saying that the convenience will not be part of the rebuild. And yeah, the Farmers Market one is made worse by the rude self-centered *******s who inhabit it. Everytime I have been there I rant out loud at people that block the aisle with their carts, walk right into you or just generally exhibit all the horrible traits of humanity.

Liz4LA
October 7th, 2013, 11:06 PM
Good news/bad news...I have heard that that location could be part of whatever monstrous multi-use eyesore they cram into that lot. It goes without saying that the convenience will not be part of the rebuild. And yeah, the Farmers Market one is made worse by the rude self-centered *******s who inhabit it. Everytime I have been there I rant out loud at people that block the aisle with their carts, walk right into you or just generally exhibit all the horrible traits of humanity.
I just passed by the old Santa Monica TJ's and the whole strip mall is desolate. Wonder what they plan to build there? Probably some more multi-use housing. That area is just so crammed with the Target. Oh well, I'm just glad that there's going to be a new Target way closer to my place on Sunset and Western!

doctordestructo
October 14th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Seeing this item in the "Favorite Sports Bar food" thread got me wondering, does anyone recall TJ's carrying jalapeno poppers? I don't, but it would be right up their alley...

Dana
November 6th, 2013, 01:21 PM
I see Cookie Butter all the time at TJ. I wanna buy it, but I don't exactly know how to use it. http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd112/tracetag/dolphin.gif

Eat it by the spoonful because it is crack. I like the crunchy cookie butter better.

lunchbox
November 6th, 2013, 03:08 PM
i put the smooth cookie butter on cupcakes.
i put either the smooth or crunchy in crepes.

i can also buy the original speculoos cookie butter at the dutch store in bellflower without having to show up to the store at 8am before their daily allotment is sold out.
looks like this:
http://www.hollandsbest.com/on_a_sandwich/images/lotus_12009_speculoos_orig.jpg

daxx
December 14th, 2013, 06:10 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/daxx1313/61A15753-6AFD-43B2-86B4-291D1C15B46E-209-00000010F92FCF99_zps49f10a1e.jpg

If you see this at TJ's, buy it. The cookies are goddam amazing.

notbob
December 14th, 2013, 06:24 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/daxx1313/61A15753-6AFD-43B2-86B4-291D1C15B46E-209-00000010F92FCF99_zps49f10a1e.jpg

If you see this at TJ's, buy it. The cookies are goddam amazing.

Haha go back two pages

jerseydevil
December 14th, 2013, 10:23 PM
So...TJ's created this thing called Corn Pudding for the holidays. Just convection ovened it...and...
GREATEST THING EVER

till I go all jackpot corn poop in the morning.

The Continental
December 15th, 2013, 01:55 PM
So...TJ's created this thing called Corn Pudding for the holidays. Just convection ovened it...and...
GREATEST THING EVER

till I go all jackpot corn poop in the morning.

"Jackpot corn poop"

Still laughing


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orpheus
December 15th, 2013, 08:43 PM
I had this for lunch today.

Eggplant Parmesan Towers

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3qu3K4B89Dw9PrUBokKzkTpkgi-7LfW8ymL_MG9rMUEfRr0HgXQ

I am becoming an Eggplant fiend. :D

notbob
January 11th, 2014, 11:49 PM
http://savorlifesflavors.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/imag4210.jpg

jerseydevil
February 19th, 2014, 09:10 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/tjs5cheese_zpsb32e8f3e.png (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/tjs5cheese_zpsb32e8f3e.png.html)

Oh...seriously...**** you and the open trade horse you rode in on TJ...these just are sexual chocolate. Honestly, it is **** like this that makes it so easy for me to not eat meat. BTW...these http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/tofurkey_zps35670e33.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/tofurkey_zps35670e33.jpg.html)

are almost $5 in every grocery store. $2.49 in TJ's. Was getting tired of cheese sammies, this really gives the illusion of a cold cut sandwich. You gotta dress it up, but some nice mustard, horsey sauce, pickles and stuff...and you might think you are having a nice sammie.

orpheus
February 20th, 2014, 10:24 AM
Are you a fellow Vegetarian, JD?

jerseydevil
February 20th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Still eating fish, but working on that too.

orpheus
February 20th, 2014, 11:25 AM
Still eating fish, but working on that too.

As lomg as you don't eat dolphins.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd112/tracetag/dolphin.gif

daxx
February 21st, 2014, 11:39 AM
Dark Horse red table wine for $7.99 is pretty damn nice!

jerseydevil
March 3rd, 2014, 10:24 PM
I know it seems kinda odd/white trashy/whatever but I make a fine Boboli Pizza. and I am constantly on the lookout for a good glass jar pizza sauce. Classico is good, Ragu...can't beat the classics, but this

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/traderjoespizzasauce_zps5dc005ff.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/traderjoespizzasauce_zps5dc005ff.jpg.html)

May be my go to. Real solid and reasonably priced.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/trader-joes-sriracha-sauce_zpsa6cd4e87.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/trader-joes-sriracha-sauce_zpsa6cd4e87.jpg.html)

HUGE sricha fan, and yeah...the original is the baseline, but TJ's takes the formula and gives you something a little different...less heat but more flavor. I keep em both on hand, but this is definitely as valid as the big Rooster.

orpheus
March 3rd, 2014, 11:27 PM
I've seen that Sricha at TJ's and I only assumed the difference was a Dragon on the bottle. ;)

I assumed it tasted the same.

jerseydevil
March 4th, 2014, 08:54 AM
try it, you'll like it.

aaron
March 4th, 2014, 06:17 PM
How hot is it?
I have trouble with anything more than about a jalapeno.

Noble Savage
March 4th, 2014, 06:42 PM
I find it about 4/5 as hot as the Rooster Sriracha with a little more garlic flavor aaron.

Hey JD, speaking of Boboli pizza. . . did you notice we now carry premade organic pizza crusts in our frozen aisle?
I was pretty skeptical when they arrived, but truly do think they are good.

Please remember that I am a TJs employee, not trying to trick anyone into shopping there though.
I'll always shoot you straight on stuff. (Just like I do in the store)
There are plenty of items I can't stand and/or have had their ingredients cheapened over the years and have lost quality.
cough*MandarinOrangeChicken*cough

jerseydevil
March 5th, 2014, 10:52 PM
How hot is it?
I have trouble with anything more than about a jalapeno.

I dunno...it is definitely less hot than standard Sricha...but I don't do jalapenos so i am not sure where that puts your tolerance. I would place it in the same weight class as the Del Taco Inferno or Taco Bell Fire sauces if that gives you a range to work with. Like Noble pointed out, they bring more flavor by hitting the garlic a little harder...but it still has some heat. If you are looking for flavor I recommend this over the big rooster. If it helps, the heat from TJ's sricha is a quick hit unlike the slow...post taste burn that normal sricha brings. A slap in the face as opposed to a kick in the bawls. Funny thing, Tj's version seems to activate my heartburn more...so if that's a concern, you have been warned.

jerseydevil
March 5th, 2014, 10:57 PM
I find it about 4/5 as hot as the Rooster Sriracha with a little more garlic flavor aaron.

Hey JD, speaking of Boboli pizza. . . did you notice we now carry premade organic pizza crusts in our frozen aisle?
I was pretty skeptical when they arrived, but truly do think they are good.

Please remember that I am a TJs employee, not trying to trick anyone into shopping there though.
I'll always shoot you straight on stuff. (Just like I do in the store)
There are plenty of items I can't stand and/or have had their ingredients cheapened over the years and have lost quality.
cough*MandarinOrangeChicken*cough

Brother, your non partisan-ship, like most Tj employees, is already noted. If you are new to this thread, I vouch for the man...never steered me wrong. Those pizza crusts you speak of...are those the dough ones, with 'some assembly required'? Or do you guys now have boboli type pre flattened crusts?

The Continental
March 5th, 2014, 11:09 PM
NS - What's the read on the gluten free NGB beer? I've heard mixed bag, love it or hate it. Personally, I like it a lot. Way better than Redbridge. But, not as tasty as Bards.

And when are you or are you going to carry the carnitas tacos again?

Noble Savage
March 7th, 2014, 09:50 PM
Brother, your non partisan-ship, like most Tj employees, is already noted. If you are new to this thread, I vouch for the man...never steered me wrong. Those pizza crusts you speak of...are those the dough ones, with 'some assembly required'? Or do you guys now have boboli type pre flattened crusts?

You just thaw them out at room temp for about 15-20 minutes and go.

Noble Savage
March 7th, 2014, 09:54 PM
NS - What's the read on the gluten free NGB beer? I've heard mixed bag, love it or hate it. Personally, I like it a lot. Way better than Redbridge. But, not as tasty as Bards.

And when are you or are you going to carry the carnitas tacos again?

I think the NGB is way better than I expected when I tried it. It kinda has a Belgian yeast thing going on.
I'm a little stumped on the Carnitas taco question. We don't have that in Chicago at all.
Is it a fresh of frozen item? Do you mean the Mini-Tacos in frozen? Those are returning in the next couple months.
If it's a fresh item, I have no idea. Hahahaha, one more reason for us Chicagoans to envy SoCal.

jerseydevil
March 7th, 2014, 10:03 PM
You just thaw them out at room temp for about 15-20 minutes and go.

Ok...so they are in the frozen section...


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/americansricha_zps16ddd28f.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/americansricha_zps16ddd28f.jpg.html)

The Continental
March 11th, 2014, 10:30 AM
Noble - heard the ridiculously good Coconut yogurt is going away...? Say it aint so:eek:

P.S. I posted that jpg via the mobile app. Don't click on it if you're bandwidth frugal.

jerseydevil
May 3rd, 2014, 09:44 AM
Tried the soy chorizo. Ok, let's get this out of the way, vegetarian option sausage casings...well, they suck. The Sausage-Less Sausage is good, but the skin is almost non-existant, breaks with a harsh thought. On the soy chorizo, unless you use a straight razor, all cutting accomplishes is to squeeze the filling out of the casing. That's not a bad thing. After removing the casing I took the ground up filling and panfried with some egg whites and a little bit of oil to nice results. The other half I am just gonna split down the middle and empty when I use it. The meat is strongly seasoned and moderately spicy. Thumbs up as a ground meat substitute, not so much as a sausage.

kingsfan77
May 4th, 2014, 11:17 PM
Trader Jose Beer
Dark Blend Coffee
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Joe Joe's
Joe Joe's Ice Cream
Peach Juice
Pita Chips and Hummus
Turkey Burgers
Ground Beef
Just to name a few, my wife and I love Trader Joe's, I work at Ralphs and do all my shopping at Trader Joes, and yes the union would crucify me for this.

jerseydevil
June 28th, 2014, 06:55 AM
Couldn't find a pic to post, and it ain't a new product, but Trader Joe's Corn Rye is simply magnificent.

notbob
July 2nd, 2014, 10:18 AM
Give this stuff a shot jerseydevil. for $3.50 a sixer its pretty good

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-662/name-tag-lager.jpg

DRGinLBC
July 2nd, 2014, 10:38 AM
Give this stuff a shot jerseydevil. for $3.50 a sixer its pretty good

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-662/name-tag-lager.jpg

$3.50 for a "session" beer. I'm all over it. ;)

jerseydevil
July 2nd, 2014, 11:17 AM
Give this stuff a shot jerseydevil. for $3.50 a sixer its pretty good

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-662/name-tag-lager.jpg

Done and done.

orpheus
July 2nd, 2014, 08:26 PM
I've been enjoying the TJ Veggie Corn Dogs. :good:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FTEgHq1FzFs/THLIbEuhDSI/AAAAAAAAAJc/ZTJG7n2d4CA/s320/corndogs.jpg

mrm55
August 15th, 2014, 02:58 PM
Organic Mini Peanut Butter sandwich crackers. Only about 12 calories each, so you can eat a handful, and be under 100 calories.

notbob
August 28th, 2014, 01:58 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cy4__2Zmezg/TkExtAW5xNI/AAAAAAAADXI/qDQ1O0EHuR4/s1600/teeny-tiny-potatoes.jpg

notbob
September 8th, 2014, 11:51 AM
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu101/bridget350/trader%20joes/chocolatebundtcakes1of4.jpg~original

not-mike
October 19th, 2014, 04:47 PM
Pumpkin pie mochi ice cream (http://www.whatsgoodattraderjoes.com/2014/10/trader-joes-pumpkin-pie-mochi-ice-cream.html?m=1).. Not too sweet, made with real pumpkin.. Hard not to eat the whole box at once!

Noble Savage
October 19th, 2014, 07:25 PM
http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-1903/53406-iced-pumpkin-scone-cookies.png
My new crack. Thank Coulombe they are seasonal.

(I'm kidding with that Coulombe reference, we don't really say that. . .)

Noble Savage
October 19th, 2014, 07:26 PM
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu101/bridget350/trader%20joes/chocolatebundtcakes1of4.jpg~original

We don't have these in the Midwest. It's shocking, I'm sure they would be a supernova hit here. You betcha!

Noble Savage
October 19th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Trader Jose Beer
Dark Blend Coffee
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Joe Joe's
Joe Joe's Ice Cream
Peach Juice
Pita Chips and Hummus
Turkey Burgers
Ground Beef
Just to name a few, my wife and I love Trader Joe's, I work at Ralphs and do all my shopping at Trader Joes, and yes the union would crucify me for this.

You're ok KF77, I'm a 'Joe' and I still do a bunch of shopping at Jewel-Osco (Kroger)

orpheus
October 20th, 2014, 09:07 PM
Vegetable Biryani

http://fattiedelights.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/wpid-20140107_1457451.jpg?w=640

:good:

jerseydevil
November 27th, 2014, 10:02 PM
Ok...****adoodle.

I think this pic is of a different one,

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/turkey-less-stuffed-roast-gravy-label_zps0720297f.png (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/turkey-less-stuffed-roast-gravy-label_zps0720297f.png.html)

But...this years model is ridiculously good. And their sides are terrific too. The Brussel Sprouts one especially. But Cauliflower Palmyere and Corn Pudding are no slouches.

And the Turkey Less Wraps...also amazing. Thanks Trader Joe's!!!!!!!

notbob
January 18th, 2015, 10:51 AM
This stuff is kinda awesome

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-2029/53713-jalapeno-cranberry.jpg

jerseydevil
November 28th, 2015, 08:29 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/NEW%20ALBUM%202015/trader-joes-paneer-masala-naan_zpsbrqdcndk.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/NEW%20ALBUM%202015/trader-joes-paneer-masala-naan_zpsbrqdcndk.jpg.html)

Man, if these taste at all like they smell...they are gonna be epic.

jccawdrey
November 29th, 2015, 01:32 PM
Jewel Anybody remember the Jewel Tea or T co? They had the best cookies when I was a kid, and they were like the ice cream man, they prowled the streets

orpheus
November 29th, 2015, 06:36 PM
That Naan bread goes well with this! :hungry:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91Ag0DPNgJL._SY355_.jpg

notbob
January 31st, 2016, 03:59 PM
This stuff makes a good wing sauce

http://designassets.traderjoes.com/Uploads/wn-hot-sweet-chili-jam.png

jerseydevil
January 31st, 2016, 04:16 PM
This stuff is kinda awesome

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-2029/53713-jalapeno-cranberry.jpg


This stuff makes a good wing sauce

http://designassets.traderjoes.com/Uploads/wn-hot-sweet-chili-jam.png

Sensing a trend here

notbob
January 31st, 2016, 04:19 PM
Sensing a trend here

Sweet and spicy baby!

TooCool
February 1st, 2016, 02:24 PM
I don't usually shop at Trader Joe's but I finally got around to trying this....

http://res.sandiegosugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/trader-joes-cookie-butter-1.jpg

Freaking amazing on bread (toasted)!!

Not so much on Carrot Sticks though. :lol:

notbob
February 1st, 2016, 02:49 PM
I don't usually shop at Trader Joe's but I finally got around to trying this....

http://res.sandiegosugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/trader-joes-cookie-butter-1.jpg

Freaking amazing on bread (toasted)!!

Not so much on Carrot Sticks though. :lol:

lol did you go through the whole kitchen trying that on everything?

TooCool
February 1st, 2016, 05:39 PM
lol did you go through the whole kitchen trying that on everything?

Basically! Whatever I use peanut butter with... I tried with Cookie Butter.

lunchbox
February 18th, 2016, 01:39 PM
my kid's favorite breakfast is cr?pes with cookie butter. she basically spreads the cookie butter on it like you would nutella.

dextrose
March 29th, 2016, 05:13 PM
there are some vitamin k3 (http://yameiaspartame.com/products/menadione-vitamin-k3/)in the bottle

jerseydevil
May 5th, 2016, 06:12 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/Mobile%20Uploads/download%204_zps4floe52q.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/Mobile%20Uploads/download%204_zps4floe52q.jpg.html)

Ok. Not as good as the one they used to have(but still damned good), that tasted like

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/Mobile%20Uploads/wn-green-dragon-hot-sauce_zpsklhognlg.png (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/Mobile%20Uploads/wn-green-dragon-hot-sauce_zpsklhognlg.png.html)

Which I also recommend.

notbob
May 14th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Just tried the roasted tomatillo one. Its pretty good and far less vinegary than the green dragon.

RockPile
June 10th, 2016, 01:12 PM
http://designassets.traderjoes.com/Uploads/wn-hatch-chile-mac-cheese.png

Homemade mac n' cheese is the best but this is really awesome too.

DougW8
June 25th, 2016, 06:20 PM
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3L245HW30k0/VvyIaqNnRDI/AAAAAAAAHfQ/9xErl6aJRnURAeoHcrr9hHlHq6KY_SQ8g/s320/kpt%2Bcauli.JPG

Trader Ming's Kung Pao Tempura Cauliflower is some seriously good stuff. Nice and spicy.

jccawdrey
June 26th, 2016, 10:12 AM
But it's cauliflower....

DougW8
June 26th, 2016, 10:48 PM
But it's cauliflower.... You wouldn't know it by taste.

orpheus
August 15th, 2016, 01:10 AM
Sweet Potato Fries. Dolphin approved. :good:

http://www.traderjoesreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/sweetpotatofrites.jpg

One potato, two potato, sweet potato pie! :dancing-smiley:

orpheus
August 30th, 2016, 06:32 PM
I have been drinking and enjoying Trader Joe's Jasmine tea for years! :tea:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XNfh6maoHgY/UiCxFwlAZwI/AAAAAAAAMug/I1VE-QRZRd0/s1600/traderjoesjasminegreentea.jpg

And I am never going to get tired of the fact that the packet has a Clive Barker quote!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrJq0EFUIAA230i.jpg

evil:

jerseydevil
August 30th, 2016, 09:23 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/NEW%20ALBUM%202015/tjs%20sweet%20chili_zpshv54sngd.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/NEW%20ALBUM%202015/tjs%20sweet%20chili_zpshv54sngd.jpg.html)

We were looking for a shrimp/salmon marinade for the bbq...this is lovely.

orpheus
October 5th, 2016, 03:04 PM
Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

http://designassets.traderjoes.com/Uploads/wn-hatch-chile-mac-cheese.png

I normally just make my own Mac & Cheese, but I wanted to try this because of the addition of Hatch chile.

http://www.melissas.com//v/vspfiles/photos/679-2T.jpg

It's not particularly too spicy, but it does give this a bold southwest taste. I enjoyed it and it's good when I am too lazy (or drunk) to make my own, haha. ;)

jccawdrey
October 25th, 2016, 04:46 PM
OMG, the "Inside Out Carrot cookies" are outstanding. They are 2 1/2 " across and about an inch wide. Bad thing is they only have six in the pack

notbob
December 18th, 2016, 01:35 PM
Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

http://designassets.traderjoes.com/Uploads/wn-hatch-chile-mac-cheese.png

I normally just make my own Mac & Cheese, but I wanted to try this because of the addition of Hatch chile.

http://www.melissas.com//v/vspfiles/photos/679-2T.jpg

It's not particularly too spicy, but it does give this a bold southwest taste. I enjoyed it and it's good when I am too lazy (or drunk) to make my own, haha. ;)

Damn I don't like agreeing with the dolphin, but I just tried this stuff and it's really good.

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2016, 12:00 AM
http://i.imgur.com/CPk3Z71.jpg

YUP...That'll do.

orpheus
December 22nd, 2016, 12:51 AM
http://i.imgur.com/CPk3Z71.jpg

YUP...That'll do.

On, what?

It's not like you're eating it straight. :P

Fruit snacks? It sounds like it. :)

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2016, 10:20 AM
On, what?

It's not like you're eating it straight. :P

Fruit snacks? It sounds like it. :)

Soy/bean burgers, veggies, eggs(yeah, I know...need to stop eating eggs)...

comprar
January 17th, 2017, 05:17 AM
Anyone try the S'mores ice cream sandwiches yet? I HATE marshmallow, and still love these.

Krussadams
January 17th, 2017, 01:14 PM
Damn I don't like agreeing with the dolphin, but I just tried this stuff and it's really good.

Y'all need to keep an eye out for the circulars of your neighborhood Latino grocers (El Super, Northgate, etc). Every year, they have Hatch Chile roasting events. The chiles are available in huge burlap sacks (~30 lbs, and usually ~$30), and you just take them outside and they'll roast them for you. Take them home, put them into either vacuum bags or Ziplocs (squeeze all the air out) and freeze what you aren't going to use in the near future. They keep a very long time (we've used some that had been frozen for over a year, in Ziplocs, and noticed no off or reduced flavor or heat). Keep what you'll use and gift/sell some to friends.

The events usually happen in very late July or very early August and run to September. They usually travel from store to store, so keep an eye out to make sure you catch the one closest to you.

My wife's maternal side of the family comes from New Mexico, so Hatch chiles have been a part of my life for the last couple decades. I'm working on getting some of the family recipes finally written down, and maybe will share some if I ever get it done. The enchiladas alone are worth the price of admission. They do them stacked, not rolled:

https://s24.postimg.org/ptfpawkf9/NM_Enchi.jpg

notbob
January 17th, 2017, 01:26 PM
Y'all need to keep an eye out for the circulars of your neighborhood Latino grocers (El Super, Northgate, etc). Every year, they have Hatch Chile roasting events. The chiles are available in huge burlap sacks (~30 lbs, and usually ~$30), and you just take them outside and they'll roast them for you. Take them home, put them into either vacuum bags or Ziplocs (squeeze all the air out) and freeze what you aren't going to use in the near future. They keep a very long time (we've used some that had been frozen for over a year, in Ziplocs, and noticed no off or reduced flavor or heat). Keep what you'll use and gift/sell some to friends.

The events usually happen in very late July or very early August and run to September. They usually travel from store to store, so keep an eye out to make sure you catch the one closest to you.

My wife's maternal side of the family comes from New Mexico, so Hatch chiles have been a part of my life for the last couple decades. I'm working on getting some of the family recipes finally written down, and maybe will share some if I ever get it done. The enchiladas alone are worth the price of admission. They do them stacked, not rolled:

https://s24.postimg.org/ptfpawkf9/NM_Enchi.jpg
The real question is red or green?

I always preferred the green myself
My local Pavillions did the hatch chile thing this past year as well

Krussadams
January 17th, 2017, 01:48 PM
The real question is red or green?

I always preferred the green myself
My local Pavillions did the hatch chile thing this past year as well

Green. My wife's family uses only green. In NM, there's usually a choice in restaurants, or you can get what they call "Christmas style" with both.

Now that you mention that, I do remember seeing that Pavilion's was doing them last year. You can also order some online (more expensive, but sometimes available longer), and then roast them yourself. We prefer to do the roasting ourselves so we can get them exactly how we want them. I use them as part of a 7-pepper hot sauce that I make.

orpheus
January 17th, 2017, 02:59 PM
Ha! I watched this ep with Huell Howser not too long ago about a yearly event in La Puente about green Hatch chilies which is like what Krussadams described in that people buy roasted Hatch chilies by the sack. Now, I am wondering if that event still takes place. If not, I am sure there are others around here in the other valley. ;) :pepper:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbOM_Z3-W3Q

DRGinLBC
January 17th, 2017, 03:58 PM
Y'all need to keep an eye out for the circulars of your neighborhood Latino grocers (El Super, Northgate, etc). Every year, they have Hatch Chile roasting events. The chiles are available in huge burlap sacks (~30 lbs, and usually ~$30), and you just take them outside and they'll roast them for you. Take them home, put them into either vacuum bags or Ziplocs (squeeze all the air out) and freeze what you aren't going to use in the near future. They keep a very long time (we've used some that had been frozen for over a year, in Ziplocs, and noticed no off or reduced flavor or heat). Keep what you'll use and gift/sell some to friends.

The events usually happen in very late July or very early August and run to September. They usually travel from store to store, so keep an eye out to make sure you catch the one closest to you.

My wife's maternal side of the family comes from New Mexico, so Hatch chiles have been a part of my life for the last couple decades. I'm working on getting some of the family recipes finally written down, and maybe will share some if I ever get it done. The enchiladas alone are worth the price of admission. They do them stacked, not rolled:


How do you peel the skins off once they've been frozen?

Krussadams
January 17th, 2017, 04:38 PM
Ha! I watched this ep with Huell Howser not too long ago about a yearly event in La Puente about green Hatch chilies which is like what Krussadams described in that people buy roasted Hatch chilies by the sack. Now, I am wondering if that event still takes place. If not, I am sure there are others around here in the other valley. ;) :pepper:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbOM_Z3-W3Q

From the looks of it, it still does: http://www.elreyfarms.com/pickupgreenchile.html (I know this is the right place, too...look: http://www.elreyfarms.com/reyelfarms.html). Start placing your orders on July 15th: http://www.elreyonline.com/fresh_hatch_chile/

This is good to know. My wife's family always got them through a great aunt that lived in Yuma, AZ (she was originally from San Jon and Tucumcari NM). She's since passed away, so after depleting that stash, we've hit up the Northgate event once or twice. This one looks a hell of a lot more OG. I have a friend that lives in La Puente, so I'ma see if she knows about this.

Those are definitely the sacks I'm talking about. Last time I picked one of those up, me and my wife's uncle were manning two barbecue grills (and a several beers) all evening to char those little treasures up.

Krussadams
January 17th, 2017, 04:40 PM
How do you peel the skins off once they've been frozen?

For my sauce, I don't peel them. They get pureed with skins on, and the cap. For other uses, once they thaw out, they're just like chiles that have been charred, put in bags and cooled down. The skin comes right off after thawing.

mrm55
January 18th, 2017, 03:23 PM
Green. My wife's family uses only green. In NM, there's usually a choice in restaurants, or you can get what they call "Christmas style" with both.

Right. Every restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico that I've been to will give you small bowls with each. Sometimes the green is hotter, and sometimes the red is.

notbob
March 22nd, 2017, 08:59 AM
Has anyone used this stuff before?

http://gingerwroot.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P1230951-680x638.jpg

DRGinLBC
March 22nd, 2017, 09:15 AM
Has anyone used this stuff before?

http://gingerwroot.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P1230951-680x638.jpg

Yes. Often.

DRGinLBC
March 22nd, 2017, 09:18 AM
Two things that have changed my life.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (refrigerated section):

Sometimes sold out...so I guess the word is spreading. I can murder a tub of this in one sitting...with ease.

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-2415/54434-Roasted-Tomatillo-Salsa.jpg


Green Dragon Hot Sauce:

Daily staple on my breakfast sandwiches...or pour this right over your eggs. Dang.

https://eatingatjoes.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/trader-joes-green-dragon-hot-sauce.png

jerseydevil
March 22nd, 2017, 09:45 AM
Two things that have changed my life.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (refrigerated section):

Sometimes sold out...so I guess the word is spreading. I can murder a tub of this in one sitting...with ease.

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-2415/54434-Roasted-Tomatillo-Salsa.jpg


Green Dragon Hot Sauce:

Daily staple on my breakfast sandwiches...or pour this right over your eggs. Dang.

https://eatingatjoes.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/trader-joes-green-dragon-hot-sauce.png

Been crowing about both of these for awhile. The salsa is so good I sometimes just have a spoonful or 2 right out of the container.

NobleSavage
March 22nd, 2017, 01:24 PM
The lemon-rosemary spatch-cocked chicken in the meat section has no business tasting as good as it does.
Also a shout out for the coffeecrust cashews.

DRGinLBC
March 22nd, 2017, 01:27 PM
The lemon-rosemary spatch-cocked chicken in the meat section has no business tasting as good as it does.
Also a shout out for the coffeecrust cashews.

Just looked that up. Think I'm gonna try that one out next week. Thanks!

notbob
May 15th, 2017, 01:50 PM
I think this might have a mention in the BBQ thread but i just tried this stuff and its goood.

http://savorlifesflavors.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/81ELxLv1plL._SY679_.jpg

NobleSavage
May 15th, 2017, 03:53 PM
Some time in the next couple weeks we (Trader Joe's) should be getting a Mango Chipotle BBQ sauce. I'm hoping it's another good one.

NobleSavage
May 15th, 2017, 03:55 PM
Two things that have changed my life.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (refrigerated section):

Sometimes sold out...so I guess the word is spreading. I can murder a tub of this in one sitting...with ease.

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-2415/54434-Roasted-Tomatillo-Salsa.jpg


Green Dragon Hot Sauce:

Daily staple on my breakfast sandwiches...or pour this right over your eggs. Dang.

https://eatingatjoes.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/trader-joes-green-dragon-hot-sauce.png

Ooooh, I miss California. That salsa is west coast only, I've never tried it. . . no dice here in Chicago.
We do get the Dragon though.

jerseydevil
May 15th, 2017, 09:54 PM
Ooooh, I miss California. That salsa is west coast only, I've never tried it. . . no dice here in Chicago.
We do get the Dragon though.

I eat the tomatillo salsa with a spoon. They had one years back that was just as good. You are missing out.

notbob
May 16th, 2017, 07:01 AM
I eat the tomatillo salsa with a spoon. They had one years back that was just as good. You are missing out.

It's just tomatillo gazpacho

orpheus
May 16th, 2017, 12:24 PM
It's just tomatillo gazpacho

Gazpacho? Go back to Russia! mhihi: ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfHlBk4Pcg

NobleSavage
May 16th, 2017, 10:10 PM
I eat the tomatillo salsa with a spoon. They had one years back that was just as good. You are missing out.

Not any more, I'm on the move to NorCal. Soon will be another 'Two-Time Champions Kings' fan' in Shark territory.
This means I may see you good fellows at a few games next season.
Can't wait.
\

orpheus
January 25th, 2018, 05:58 PM
Trader Joe's Aloo Chaat

These are basically like Indian Hot pockets, haha.

http://www.searchindia.net/images/sib/trader-joes-aloo-chaat-kati-pouch-box.jpg

I think that they are good and are actually spicy, not white people spicy, lol. :pepper:

jerseydevil
April 28th, 2019, 10:25 PM
Trader Joe's Aloo Chaat

These are basically like Indian Hot pockets, haha.

http://www.searchindia.net/images/sib/trader-joes-aloo-chaat-kati-pouch-box.jpg

I think that they are good and are actually spicy, not white people spicy, lol. :pepper:

They have a couple of nice boil-in-a-bag Indian options now too

And these
https://i.imgur.com/ONbZkVb.jpg

Are wicked. Soooooooooooo spicy and tasty.

orpheus
April 29th, 2019, 12:06 PM
Two things that have changed my life.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (refrigerated section):

Sometimes sold out...so I guess the word is spreading. I can murder a tub of this in one sitting...with ease.

http://www.traderjoes.com/images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-2415/54434-Roasted-Tomatillo-Salsa.jpg


Green Dragon Hot Sauce:

Daily staple on my breakfast sandwiches...or pour this right over your eggs. Dang.

https://eatingatjoes.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/trader-joes-green-dragon-hot-sauce.png

I bought some of that Green Dragon sauce for the first time on my last trip to TJs.

I am now part of the converted! :D

It's good, kinda spicy, but really full of flavor.

I am one of those weirdos who emphasizes heat over flavor, haha, but this one is the opposite and worth it. ;)

orpheus
April 30th, 2019, 12:19 AM
They have a couple of nice boil-in-a-bag Indian options now too

Yeah. I've tasted it and it's pretty good if one likes Indian Food.

Stuff like this.

https://eatingatjoes.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/trader-joes-pujab-eggplant.jpg?w=248&h=300


It IS BOIL in the bag. But because I don't follow instructions, I just poured it outta the pouch into the pot and cooked it. Actually, just as well, it came out the same, and I was able to add hot sauce while stirring it.


I prefer to make rice the traditional way since it's more cost effective and what not, but I sometimes get Brown Rice from Trader Joe's.

https://cdn.styleblueprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SB_TraderJoes_Frozen-BrownRice.jpg

This works in a pinch. Put the bag into the microwave, three minutes, and bam, you have rice for your Indian dishes.

But AGAIN, because I don't follow directions, haha, the first time I bought this, I opened the bag, and poured the rice into hot water to cook the rice.

This time it was NOT just as well, and instead, I got some pretty rubbery rice. :P

NobleSavage
April 30th, 2019, 07:59 PM
Just a real quick note that reading Orphy's fun post reminded me of.
I am still a little surprised at how often customers ask me basic cooking questions.
It's usually college kids (mostly gals) and older folks. "How do I roast a chicken?" Stuff like that.
I admire that they feel comfortable enough to ask, so I always try to be nice and accommodating to the questions.
One broke my heart the other day, a vegan teenager asked me to help pick out the best steak for her dying dog and how to prepare it.
Sorry to hijack for a second, be well all.
Also, if you want some jalapeno flavor with minimal heat, we just got in a new Jalapeno Sauce.
Check it. . . a little creamy, a little smokey but good flavor.
https://i.redd.it/5yentvubdbu21.jpg

jerseydevil
April 30th, 2019, 08:05 PM
Just a real quick note that reading Orphy's fun post reminded me of.
I am still a little surprised at how often customers ask me basic cooking questions.
It's usually college kids (mostly gals) and older folks. "How do I roast a chicken?" Stuff like that.
I admire that they feel comfortable enough to ask, so I always try to be nice and accommodating to the questions.
One broke my heart the other day, a vegan teenager asked me to help pick out the best steak for her dying dog and how to prepare it.
Sorry to hijack for a second, be well all.
Also, if you want some jalapeno flavor with minimal heat, we just got in a new Jalapeno Sauce.
Check it. . . a little creamy, a little smokey but good flavor.
https://i.redd.it/5yentvubdbu21.jpg

way to bring the room down.

Still say that TJ's Pizza Sauce is winner winner veggie dinner.

notbob
April 30th, 2019, 08:49 PM
That jalapeno sauce looks right up my alley

DRGinLBC
June 11th, 2019, 01:43 PM
Saute this stuff with some spinach. Wait until the spinach wilts down. Add your favorite ravioli and mix together. Game changer.

https://cookfasteatwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Trader-Joes-Garlic-Spread.jpg

NobleSavage
June 11th, 2019, 02:39 PM
Two words: Cheesecake Kringle
https://racinedanishkringle.blob.core.windows.net/production//images/products/7465780a-f9e5-4c05-b7a7-3305c1ffc668.jpg

NobleSavage
June 11th, 2019, 02:39 PM
Saute this stuff with some spinach. Wait until the spinach wilts down. Add your favorite ravioli and mix together. Game changer.

https://cookfasteatwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Trader-Joes-Garlic-Spread.jpg

I would have never thought of this, thanks for the suggestion. Doing it later this week.

orpheus
June 11th, 2019, 02:52 PM
Saute this stuff with some spinach. Wait until the spinach wilts down. Add your favorite ravioli and mix together. Game changer.

https://cookfasteatwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Trader-Joes-Garlic-Spread.jpg

I have tried Trader Joe's Spinach spread and it is okay, but making one's own spinach combo with this dip sounds more appealing. Mainly 'cause I am not the biggest fan of sour cream.

https://s1.r29static.com//bin/entry/228/x,80/1543983/image.jpg

And yeah, adding it to pasta sounds better. :good:

Even if I were a Vampire, I would eat garlic and damn the consequences!! :pssst: mhihi:

DRGinLBC
June 11th, 2019, 03:55 PM
I would have never thought of this, thanks for the suggestion. Doing it later this week.

You won't be disappointed. We like the ravioli at Costco (Chicken and Mozzarella), but I'm sure anything would do.

Entire meal takes about 5 minutes to make. Add a premade salad...BAM. Meal.

Enjoy!

orpheus
November 26th, 2019, 12:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eB5IwWHjwc

jerseydevil
January 8th, 2020, 09:05 PM
https://i.imgur.com/cDE4G1j.jpg

This stuff is ridiculous. So damned perfect.


But, still not over this...

https://i.imgur.com/kQmqiGy.jpg

Being discontinued.

DRGinLBC
January 9th, 2020, 09:06 AM
Went to TJ's over the weekend and they were featuring this at the sample station. Was seriously legit with the jalapeno sausages added. See link below:

https://www.traderjoes.com/TJ_CMS_Content/Images/fearless-flyer/uploads/article-5106/chimichurri-stir-fry.jpg

https://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/5106

notbob
January 9th, 2020, 10:37 AM
https://i.imgur.com/cDE4G1j.jpg

This stuff is ridiculous. So damned perfect.


But, still not over this...

https://i.imgur.com/kQmqiGy.jpg

Being discontinued.

I feel ya they discontinued these as well

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91cuT4STyEL._SY450_.jpg

jerseydevil
February 29th, 2020, 01:12 PM
Trader Joe's founder Joe Coulombe dies at age 89
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/29/business/trader-joes-founder-joe-coulombe/index.html

VCRW
February 29th, 2020, 02:52 PM
R.I.P., Joe!

Thanks for giving us a real alternative to supermarket chains.

jerseydevil
March 2nd, 2020, 01:03 PM
https://i.imgur.com/p7Hrd0u.jpg

Very cool.

NobleSavage
March 5th, 2020, 09:50 AM
I don't usually hype stuff here, but damn man, I love these new cashews with garlic and chile.
The flavor is heavy on these, almost to the point of being too much garlic. . . almost.
https://www.traderjoes.com/TJ_CMS_Content/Images/Recipe/cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps.jpg

Disclaimer: I have worked for TJ's for nearly 20 years.

NobleSavage
March 15th, 2020, 09:50 AM
Empty shelves!
We only used to have these occasionally, not anymore!
Be kind to your local workers, and realize grocery workers are incredibly likely to get this virus first.

notbob
March 15th, 2020, 01:00 PM
Empty shelves!
We only used to have these occasionally, not anymore!
Be kind to your local workers, and realize grocery workers are incredibly likely to get this virus first.

Easier for me to find the stuffed animal!

santiclaws
March 16th, 2020, 02:17 PM
From what I saw at the market yesterday, I'm going on a keto diet whether I want to or not.

What party?
March 16th, 2020, 03:33 PM
From what I saw at the market yesterday, I'm going on a keto diet whether I want to or not.

Samsies. I'm on lockdown and working remotely from home. So "comfort eating" protein bars is not a fun option. Morning yoga, keto diet annnnd I don't have "talk" to my co-workers...I may just get a win out of this situation.

Stay safe out there everyone.

orpheus
February 18th, 2021, 08:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELfeDg7TumA

DRGinLBC
May 25th, 2021, 11:35 AM
I can't get enough of this pizza. So dang good. Your house will smell like The Stinking Rose when it's in the oven...but I love that smell. Never enough garlic for me.

https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/jLMjrX9RWnCOuS43ASAj2HEGBkI/0x0:2487x2487/fit-in/2048xorig/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2020/12/17/818/n/1922195/698226265fdba5bdc64ae7.78998270_/i/trader-joes-roasted-garlic-pesto-pizza-deep-fried-crust.jpg