The Trader Joe's Product Discussion Thread (S/D)

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most of these suggestions came too late, will try next time, esp wasabi seaweed snax which sounds amazing. In fact I didn't really get much snack except artichoke-parmesan dip, but I did get a tri-tip roast and a tub of hollandaise sauce and I gotta say this made a fine family meal with very little expenditure of effort on my part.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

just bought valencia peanut butter w/ roasted flaxseeds -- what to eat with it? unfortunately all i have is an orange.

I like to put this on these bagel-based "power bar" things they sell in my supermarket's bakery - they've got dried fruit and seeds in them, it works really well.

shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Alternately just spread it on some saltines but keep a bucket of water handy cause you'll be thirsty.

shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

not a fan of trader joe's to begin with but man these jelly beans i got in this gift basket are ATROCIOUS

the late great, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

fact that liquorice seems to outnumber everything else in this box isn't helping

the late great, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Speculoos Cookie Butter

Pretty sure I could eat a whole jar in one sitting.

Jeff, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Prove it.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

pics or it didn't happen

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Could, not would. Unless there was some sort of monetary reward.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I ended up getting rid of my jar of it because it was too dangerous; clear I would OD.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

So weird: Put together ingredients and bake cookies that are then disintegrated to make them an ingredient in another thing - will the speculoos chain grow? The obvious use for a sweet paste is in cookies --- cookies within cookies!

Pita Malört (Je55e), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

They have a candy bar filled with it, which is awesome. Now they just have to make a cookie with chunks of the candy bar baked into it.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Finished products used as ingredients have always seemed weird to me. Even stuffing/dressing is odd.

OTOH, I'm kind of a master of combining independently complete foods, so it shouldn't seem that strange to me.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

They have a candy bar filled with it, which is awesome. Now they just have to make a cookie with chunks of the candy bar baked into it.

― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:39 AM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm having an existential crisis.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Let me just say that the frozen turkey meatballs are the best I've had outside of my Abruzzo-born great grandmother's kitchen. Like, for any meatball period, not just turkey.

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 May 2012 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I had those tonight based on all the recommendations in thuds thread. Yum! A little salty, as tj products tend to be.

tehresa, Friday, 18 May 2012 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thuds thread? And yeah I can kinda see them being a tad on the salty side, but not overwhelmingly so.

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lol autotext... This thread!

tehresa, Friday, 18 May 2012 03:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

sea salt brownies are VERY SALTY

J0rdan S., Friday, 18 May 2012 04:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

like, too much salt -- i mean, i'm eating them. but damn.

J0rdan S., Friday, 18 May 2012 04:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

trader joes MYSTERIES: the sesame bagels are 20 cents cheaper than the plain bagels

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 18 May 2012 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

maybe the plain bagels are sesame bagels that have been de-seeded by migrant farmers.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

too much salt is just enough salt

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeh, I agree with Jordan (and Jeff, I'm sure). The meatballs are not salty in my opinion.

I thought I was weird for loving those meatballs! I'm glad to get confirmation that they actually are very good.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 18 May 2012 22:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

love those meatballs as well. u r not alone

tobo73, Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think basically anything I don't make from scratch seems too salty to me.

tehresa, Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Southwest Style Salad"

^ this is good

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 May 2012 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

choc covered PB-filled pretzels are simply not that good :(

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was disappointed in those chocolate salt & sugar almonds :/

sarahell, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

If they were the same salted almonds Donna Rouge had in his pantry this one time (I think they had a yellow label?) then you are sooooorely mistaken.

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

ROSEMARY PECANS AND MOTHERFUCKING CRANBERRIES

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

LEMON TART
LEMON TART
LEMON TART

sarahell, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

ROSEMARY PECANS AND MOTHERFUCKING CRANBERRIES

would eat.

tried the chicken mole (from the freezer section). it was good, but a little goes a long way. the sauce is very thick and complex.

get wolves (get bent), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'll chime in again for the Chicken Gorgonzola (frozen section). Large enough for three servings.

nickn, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Those thai lime & chili cashews reappeared after having been sold out. I bought two packages.

mh, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

seafood rangoon appetizer, whatever happened to you?

sarahell, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

has anyone has the spoorloos filled choc bar? Too much sweet not enough yum imo

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

it wasn't as bad as being buried alive in a coffin by a weird, doughy nemesis though?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp - i have. it was ok. definitely could've been more yum imo

sarahell, Thursday, 24 May 2012 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

their lentil wrap is just okay but i would drink a gallon of the accompanying spicy tahini sauce.

mario bataille (get bent), Sunday, 3 June 2012 21:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

and i've said it before, but the pumpernickel pretzel sticks are awesome -- they're crying out for a nice sharp fondue or at least a "pub cheese."

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 03:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

the trader joe's pub cheese is gross. it's just cheez whiz.

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 June 2012 03:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

most pub cheese is gross. but it has a perverse appeal for me.

modest mouskouri (get bent), Monday, 4 June 2012 03:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

wtf is pub cheese? i've seen it, and it just looks like cheez whiz in a tub

sarahell, Monday, 4 June 2012 04:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's what it is

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 June 2012 04:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes, but why do they call it "pub cheese" - is it for aspirational "yuppies" that like british things and see themselves as above eating cheez whiz in a tub?

sarahell, Monday, 4 June 2012 08:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like it. But I'm also a cheese whiz fan.

Jeff, Monday, 4 June 2012 10:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I tried to like port wine cheese and I just cannot.

The four-cheese jumbo raviolis they have w the fresh pasta are prob like top 10 TJ's products btw

Delbert Botts, D.D.S. (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 4 June 2012 13:12 (1 year ago) Permalink


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