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Posted on Feb 11, 2010 3:46:41 PM PST
F. Thomas says:
Here in the Northwest, Trader Joe's Spicy Lentil Wrap. 'Nuff said..

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 7:40:04 PM PST
SEB says:
the free coffee
chocolate chip merengues
frozen spinach lasagna
quick steel cut oatmeal
tj's greek yogurt (cheaper and as good as fage)
so much more...

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Posted on Feb 13, 2010 1:12:39 AM PST
ReallyNot says:
I find it "intriguing" to find vegetables that last longer than a day or two before some disgusting mold or worm or bug infestation blooms. Beware the plastic sarcophigi encased veggies, they are perpetually on the verge of spoiling!!! And, why the heck are the lousy veggies packed in thick plastic, anyway, besides keeping the consumer from really checking freshness? The waste of all that plastic is really sad.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2010 6:22:21 AM PST
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bookworm says:
I live an hour from TJ's, so I take coolers and stock up too! My Favorites are:

Canned corn..best I ever had!
Frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken
General Tso sauce
Banana bread mix- toss in a few choc chips
All the frozen berries..so cheap!
Olive oil
Frozen steel cut oatmeal
Peach salsa
canned marinated bean salad
Next to godliness spray cleaner(but not for glass-contains essential oils)
citrus body wash-similar to clinique happy
I love TJ's..so cheap!

Posted on May 31, 2010 1:27:40 PM PDT
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************** FROZEN APPLE STRUDEL *******************
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* jarred corn relish, mixed with jarred pineapple salsa.......and chips *

Posted on May 31, 2010 4:43:55 PM PDT
slw says:
Not really intriguing, but I made tacos today with their frozen wild blue shrimp (thaw, coat with olive oil and pepper and roast for 5 minutes in a toaster oven), handmade corn tortillas (heat them in a cast iron skillet about 45 seconds each side), avocados and one of their jarred salsas and a few leaves of cilantro. So good.

Posted on May 31, 2010 4:58:48 PM PDT
saralynn143 says:
The nearest Trader Joe's is in St. Louis, a two-hour trip. I usually stop when I have a doctor appointment at Washington University.

My favorites include:
Salsa autentica
Flax tortilla chips
Whole grain pancake/waffle mix
Tomato roasted red pepper soup
Unscented laundry soap
Licorice
Whole grain crackers
Pasta sauces, especially alfredo
Nuts and dried fruit
Just the Clusters cereal
Lots of great sub-$10 wines

I used to buy their flax pasta but it was discontinued.
So was their cashew-macademia nut butter. So sad.

Posted on May 31, 2010 5:02:45 PM PDT
slw says:
Hmm...I posted, but it's gone. Maybe too long? Not intriguing, but yummy. Handmade corn tortillas, frozen wild blue shrimp, avocados and one of their jarred salsas. Made the best shrimp tacos for lunch today.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2010 6:01:09 PM PDT
Ed Raton says:
Dried chili mangoes. Sweet and spicy at its best. A bit addicting though.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2010 6:39:16 PM PDT
slw says:
Pillbilly, I can't buy them because I end up eating the entire bag in one sitting. SO good.

Posted on May 31, 2010 8:58:16 PM PDT
C. Steele says:
I agree with many of the above recommendations. One thing I haven't seen above is the crab meat in a can. There is a crab cake recipe on the can that is as good as any I've had in restaurants. We also find TJ's the best price for almond and rice milk. Even if you're not a fan of them, try the chocolate version......it's a winner!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2010 9:05:51 PM PDT
slw says:
Wow C. Steele. I had no idea about their canned crab. I'm in Oregon where fresh, live, Dungeness is plentiful, but cracking crab gets old and already cracked is so expensive. I will try it!

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 7:30:41 AM PDT
Allie says:
their frozen asparagus for $1.99 RULES! I also like their soy and flaxseed tortilla chips. Their selection of salsa is also great. The pineapple salsa is awesome. And, on occasion their chocolate filled croissants. heavenly

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 12:56:33 PM PDT
slw says:
Love their cottage cheese. The one in the red container. I think it's low fat, but not non fat. Creamy and good. Costco's avocados have TJ's beat by a mile.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010 12:55:10 PM PDT
Latest finds:
* frozen mango halves.....
* tahini - in the fresh foods - haven't been able to find it anywhere
* fresh shrimp spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2010 1:01:22 PM PDT
slw says:
Freud:
My latest finds: Rosemary Pecans and Cranberries. Toss in an arugula salad with TJ's Balsamic Vinagrette dressing and some crumbles of Point Reyes original blue cheese.
Mexican Wild Blue Shrimp
A little concoction they were sampling...organic brown sugar sprinkled on bottom of a sample cup, topped with creme fraiche and that topped with a wonderful strawberry.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 10:53:17 AM PDT
lamato says:
Frozen steel cut oatmeal
Mushroom Risotta (spelling?)
Black eyed peas (in a pouch in the salad area)
Beets (in a pouch in the salad area)
Cilantro dressing
Spicy peanut dressing
Greek style yogurt
Better than Peanut Butter
dried blueberries

and on and on and on!!

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 11:41:02 AM PDT
Carrie O. says:
I've got a new one. They have a quinoa dish in the freezer section (quinoa, veggies, spices). It's quite tasty!

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