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

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Because I have one in my neighborhood now and because I can't afford to shop much in the foodie shops.

Great stuff I have tried:

The trail mixes (especially "Simply the Best" w/cranberries, cherries, cashews, almonds, pineapple, etc.)
The tamales (cheese > chicken > beef imo)
Seeded Whole Wheat Bread (the one that looks kind of like a knockoff of "The Baker")
European Style Whole Milk Yogurt (plain)
Swiss Dark Chocolate
Gyoza Dumplings (esp. pork)

Good/Decent:
Hofbrau Bock beer
Pollo Asado (the pre-marinated one you cook yourself)
Salmon Roulettes (frozen)
Fajita Burrito
Enchiladas Verdes
Crab Patties
Quesadillas (the non-frozen ones)
Natural peanut butter (hard to fuck this up)
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
French Vanilla Ice Cream

Meh:
Wild salmon
Vegetable Burrito
Some kind of frozen vegetable medley with weird flavored-butter melty clumps
Most of the other jarred pasta sauces

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:09 (twelve years ago) link

It's a bit disturbing how easily Trader Joe's has lulled me into eating so much frozen food. But I guess law school is partly to blame for that.

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:12 (twelve years ago) link

classic: lb bag of pecans for $6
sourdough bread
hard-to-find red-label california style sourdough bread
focaccia ($2.99)
seasonal spiced apple drink with cloves and things
dud: recalled peanut products
not selling individual avocados
some weird kind of carrots that sound delicious but you get them home and they're just more frozen carrots with weird lumps of ginger infused butter that you eat on their own, just a bowl of carrots whose refined charisma you thought might carry them.

deveraux billings (schlump), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:16 (twelve years ago) link

chili mango slices <3

yur twit (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:16 (twelve years ago) link

some weird kind of carrots that sound delicious but you get them home and they're just more frozen carrots with weird lumps of ginger infused butter that you eat on their own, just a bowl of carrots whose refined charisma you thought might carry them.

― deveraux billings (schlump), Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:16 PM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark

Yeah, that! It was gross!

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:32 (twelve years ago) link

classic:

salmon patties
peanut butter filled pretzels
i will second gyoza dumplings and seeded whole wheat
one of the bacons they sell, can't recall details

dud:

andouille sausage (this made me feel fucked up)

i don't have a microwave so large swaths of their frozen stuff is useless to me.

He grew in Pussyville. Population: him. (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:42 (twelve years ago) link

The cioppino is the absolute most refined, delicious, and clutch frozen dinner I have ever had. Throw it on some spaghetti and you have an even bigger meal.

throwbookatface (skygreenleopard), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:49 (twelve years ago) link

do you have to microwave that?

He grew in Pussyville. Population: him. (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:51 (twelve years ago) link

s: that white cheddar w/ the carmalized onions in it (<---- my favorite shit ever)

The Reverend, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:51 (twelve years ago) link

s: mango mochi

The Reverend, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:52 (twelve years ago) link

classic:
vege medley w/balsamic butter dressing
vege medley w/potato wedges
^both great tossed with spag and oil
vegan choc chip cookies
almond caramel clusters
chocolate ice cream (some of the best ice cream and it's CHEAP)
hashbrowns
frozen vege lasagna

just1n3, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:18 (twelve years ago) link

i wish trader joe's was not so crowded so i could go more often and buy cheap delicious things.

yur twit (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:19 (twelve years ago) link

their fresh fruit is shit - every time we get stuff from there it goes rotten in a couple of days

just1n3, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:28 (twelve years ago) link

no one's mentioned the dark chocolate ginger pieces...they're...delightful

dbro, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

oh i had a party and put out the dark chocolate covered almonds rolled in dark cocoa and ppl were like omg nommmmm

yur twit (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

lacey cookies A++++++ not sure if they're TJ brand though

just1n3, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:38 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, produce is generally hit or miss. I like buying their big bags o' mixed chard or "southern greens." I love cooking greens and cleaning/cutting them is such a pain, especially in my tiny-ass kitchen.

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:57 (twelve years ago) link

As far as crowds -- best time to go is 10AM or earlier on a weekend (well, excluding going on a weekday during work hours, which you probably can't do). Another good time -- dinner hours, Friday evening.

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:58 (twelve years ago) link

their fresh fruit is shit - every time we get stuff from there it goes rotten in a couple of days

the way they treat their apples makes me want to cry. you can paw through a whole shelf of apples and find none that aren't bruised

i always feel sorry for the people who are holding the signs that shepherd the line. at first i thought it was a pretty good lazy job, then i realised that it's queueing, ALL DAY LONG, never getting anywhere. when you're at the bank and there's a massive line, you always rely on that schadenfreude of other people piling up behind you and having to wait longer. but if you're the trader joe linesman ... always at the end of the line.

they also call it 'twelve items or fewer' which is nice

deveraux billings (schlump), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:02 (twelve years ago) link

I always find the cashiers super nice -- do they pay unusually well or something?

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:03 (twelve years ago) link

their bagged greens do seem to last really well - we get the baby spinach a lot, it's a big bag and stays fresh for close to two weeks.

just1n3, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:04 (twelve years ago) link

dinner hours?? no way. that is also known as 'after work' when everyone in the world goes!

yur twit (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:04 (twelve years ago) link

dinner hours?? no way. that is also known as 'after work' when everyone in the world goes!

But Friday night it seems to work, like maybe 7:30 or later.

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:08 (twelve years ago) link

good:

bread
peanut butter (also almond butter)
three cheese frozen pizza
sole filets
sharp cheddar (cheap!)
chocolate-covered edamame
tomato soup (okay, not as good as Amy's)

always disappointing:

anything salsa-related
produce

i stay away from the frozen dinners and pre-marinated crap too, and the overpriced meats.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:09 (twelve years ago) link

they have nicely prized frozen meats.
i prefer whole foods' frozen fishes.

yur twit (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:10 (twelve years ago) link

cheeapest clif bars off the net!

can u do me a kindness (jergins), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:11 (twelve years ago) link

"good:

bread"

But not good, the plain-old "Whole Wheat Bread" (the one with very small slices) -- cardboardy. Same with the bread that comes in imitation Alvarado Street Bakery packaging.

It's funny how TJ will have like five different brands of the same product that are all TJ's and all knockoffs of other brands, and then they compete against each other.

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

classic x100:
free samples of coffee

iatee, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

i always feel sorry for the people who are holding the signs that shepherd the line. at first i thought it was a pretty good lazy job, then i realised that it's queueing, ALL DAY LONG, never getting anywhere. when you're at the bank and there's a massive line, you always rely on that schadenfreude of other people piling up behind you and having to wait longer. but if you're the trader joe linesman ... always at the end of the line.

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― deveraux billings (schlump), Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:02 PM Bookmark

I have never seen this

The Reverend, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

I like the "New Zealand Grass Fed Organic Cheddar" -- very cheap! (not as yummy as Cabot, but, you know, in this economy...)

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:13 (twelve years ago) link

i have never bought any of the cheese/fresh meats because the line wraps around the store and makes it impossible to get to anything in that case

yur twit (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:22 (twelve years ago) link

I have never seen this

do you live in somewhere with a breezy, unencumbered open plan trader joe's? like one in arizona where they test out new products?

i think there is a bit on the website dedicated to regional variations, if anyone is keen for more idiosyncratic tj innovation

deveraux billings (schlump), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:31 (twelve years ago) link

I like the "New Zealand Grass Fed Organic Cheddar" -- very cheap!

That stuff's good -- it's a little earthy-tasting, though. I usually just get the Wisconsin sharp white cheddar.

You know what's pretty good, and new I think (at least in my neck of the woods)? The edamame hummus.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:46 (twelve years ago) link

My favorite of their hummuses is the Mediterranean Hummus

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:54 (twelve years ago) link

should be its own thread/poll, but i have come to the conclusion that all other houmouses are bullshit. i have been burned too many times. original is BEST, though red pepper is sometimes acceptable.

deveraux billings (schlump), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:58 (twelve years ago) link

Do you specifically mean Trader Joe's original or are you just against flavored hummuses in general?

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 05:59 (twelve years ago) link

The cioppino is the absolute most refined, delicious, and clutch frozen dinner I have ever had. Throw it on some spaghetti and you have an even bigger meal.

― throwbookatface (skygreenleopard)

One of my all-time faves too. I put it on rice at first but it's even better on pasta. And you can cook the seafood/sauce in a pan - no microwave necessary.

Also the Chicken Gorgonzola in the frozen section is classic. Make a sandwich with their cibatta.

nickn, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 06:16 (twelve years ago) link

A lot of their frozen stuff works in the toaster oven if you can wait around for a little while.

Bonobos in Paneradise (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 06:19 (twelve years ago) link

their veggie meatballs are awesome. also, their wheat tortillas are shit for everything EXCEPT making enchiladas, we discovered today, in which case they are the best tortillas you can possibly buy.

akm, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 06:35 (twelve years ago) link

Do the frozen stuff (entrees & such) on the stovetop with a little oil, maybe a little water--set it on medium-low and stir.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 06:37 (twelve years ago) link

best:
chocolate covered pretzels
chocolate mint hot chocolate
chocolate covered fruit
lacey cookies
brie - good price compared to Whole Foods
some of the frozen appetizers - mushroom turnovers I remember being pretty yummy, though I haven't had them in awhile
greek style yogurt
decent prices on fancy brand hard liquor
big jugs of juice
spiced apple cider

what happened? I'm confused. (sarahel), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:36 (twelve years ago) link

they have nicely prized frozen meats.
i prefer whole foods' frozen fishes.

agreed - Whole Foods has frozen soft-shell crab. They spent almost a year building a Whole Foods down my block, and I resented it a lot. Then I saw the frozen soft-shell crab. Best sandwich I've ever had was a soft-shell crab prepared burger like. Sorry to derail TJ thread with WF talk.

what happened? I'm confused. (sarahel), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:41 (twelve years ago) link

I fuck w/ the mushroom turnovers

as per diddy's twitter (The Reverend), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:41 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really buy stuff from the freezer aisle much, but the frozen naan is classic! dud: i bought some frozen egg rolls recently and they came out kinda mushy and greasy. but classic: frozen puff pastry. and their pizzas aren't half bad, esp. the roasted vegetable one.

i'm stoked that they have the winter loaf fruit and nut bread right now! it's super-delicious, esp. the bits of candied orange peel.

one of my other favorite things is the nitrate-free pastrami, which has a very beefy/briny flavor.

if i buy pre-sliced sandwich bread at all, i buy the milton's whole grain bread or the new repackaged TJ's version of it (it's cheaper).

the cheese selection is somewhat meh, but i'm all about that cotswold cheddar. and i've been keeping little hunks of their grana padano around to grate on pasta, etc.

they used to have these triple-shot cans of iced espresso at a very good price. i'm deeply dismayed that they've stopped carrying them.

NYSE:JAH (get bent), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:56 (twelve years ago) link

so many things i've had from TJs were good or great the first time, horrible the second. the veggie chorizo, for instance. i hardly buy anything but staples there these days, the occasional lazy can of veggie chili... my wife loves their frozen pizzas. i find them pretty disgusting. they got rid of a lot of my favorite stuff in the past year or so.

quinoa bread - yum. not good for toast, though, just making sandwiches. everything bagels are okay. i'm really straining to think of anything exciting... um, chili-lime pistachios.

the balsamic veggie medley - blarrgh. canned soups - blarrgh.

WEREWOLF CONGRESS (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 08:06 (twelve years ago) link

when has something called a "veggie medley" EVER been good?

NYSE:JAH (get bent), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 08:16 (twelve years ago) link

they had this half-round of sourdough bread, might've been whole wheat sourdough that was awesome.

what happened? I'm confused. (sarahel), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 08:31 (twelve years ago) link

when has something called a "veggie medley" EVER been good?

maybe if it was fried veggie medley, it'd be good. However, most things called "veggie medley" tend not to be fried.

what happened? I'm confused. (sarahel), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 08:33 (twelve years ago) link

veggie medleys/mixed vegetable mixes are never good, this is true

pretty good -
moroccan salted olives
greek yogurt
baby beets
ginger cookies, the small ones that come in a round plastic container
some of the frozen enchiladas (chicken chile verde)
relatively inexpensive walnuts, almonds, also almond butter

football consultant, oakland raiders (daria-g), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:16 (twelve years ago) link

stop and get some sleep!

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 04:10 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

the cacio e pepe ravioli is great but the wrapper is a lot thinner and more delicate than all their other ravs, so be cautious bcz it cooks quickly. I cooked a bag of this + an entire bag of tuscan kale sauteed and wilted down w some olive oil, garlic, and red pep and it was the perfect veg-heavy low-effort meal.

the cajun alfredo is fucking HORRIBLE, jarred alfredo is often bad in a way where it's clearly inferior to homemade but still usu tastes good in its own weird way, so I figured this would be at the very least edible, but it is not. I'm shocked this made it thru testing.

the new fruity gummy candies are excellent, though I'm quite miffed because my bag had one (1) grapefruit gummy and at least 30 watermelon gummies >:( though they do have a disclaimer on the pkg that's basically like "warning: you get what you get", and the watermelon tastes more like actual fresh watermelon than any watermelon-flavored thing I've ever had

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:53 (four months ago) link

Been waiting for the Portuguese egg tarts. But the Tim Tam knockoffs were back.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 17:08 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

the May peonies at Trader Joe's have been spectacular this year. I've bought three separate bunches, they have all been different but were equally amazing. I really don't want the season to come to an end

Dan S, Friday, 28 May 2021 03:34 (three months ago) link

The spicy Thai eggplant (frozen section) appears to have been discontinued, and I'm bummed.

nickn, Friday, 28 May 2021 04:08 (three months ago) link

Hmm, let's see:

Ube tea cookies: mostly taste like sugar, C.
Southern Peach Crisp: Tastes exactly like peach cobbler with cream, A
"Aussie-style Chocolate Crème Sandwich Cookies" (aka Tim Tams): Pretty good knock off! A-
Dill pickle potato chips: didn't try them because others ate them too fast, which is a default B+

Bought but TBD: dill pickle mustard, tangerine cream bar, frozen carrot cake

MIA: Those Japanese wash cloths, I liked those.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 28 May 2021 12:53 (three months ago) link

Focaccia Primavera: cardboard. D
Dairy-Free Mozzarella Style Shreds: thought I could skip a trip/expense to get the Daiya. A mistake. C
Vegan Jackfruit Crabless cakes: not as convincing as in the Yellow Jackfruit Curry. B-
Bamba peanut crusted corn puffs: I struggle to not buy a $1 bag for the drive home. B-
Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches: masala hot pockets, a value at $2.50. B
Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels: needs some quick veggie veggies for a meal, but decent. B
Thai Vegetable Gyoza: filling's a cut above the veggie gyozas at the Korean grocer, and good sauteed in sesame oil before steaming. B+
Greek Spanakopita: the pie tin one is much better than the triangle wraps. A-
Soy Chorizo: really flexible ingredient for soups and cassaroles, and a value. A
2018 Punto Final Malbec: dry but balanced, at $9 B; but at $4 clearance, I got 6.

worst boy (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 06:57 (three months ago) link

Greek Spanakopita: the pie tin one is much better than the triangle wraps. A-

If this is the one that I’m thinking of, then whole heartedly agree. So good!

Sweet F♯ A♯ ∞ (Leee), Thursday, 3 June 2021 03:56 (three months ago) link

I forget what they’re called but the mixed-bag chips are great - it’s a mixture of bbq, ketchup, salt and vinegar, and dill (I think)

just1n3, Saturday, 5 June 2021 06:54 (three months ago) link

patio chips?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 June 2021 13:21 (three months ago) link

Tried the frozen almond croissants last weekend - nice, not as flaky as the same from a favorite bakery but an easy option.

Jaq, Saturday, 5 June 2021 14:27 (three months ago) link

the frozen fiorucci pasta in the pink cream sauce is amazing

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 June 2021 00:44 (three months ago) link

I bought the butter they claim is from New Zealand but I think it’s bullshit because it’s the exact same color as American butter - but NZ butter is actually a deep yellow

Also tj’s ramen is somehow terrible? I have eaten many brands of chicken and beef ramen in my life and they all taste exactly the same. Despite coming with a giant bag of seasoning this was the blandest ramen I’ve ever eaten

just1n3, Friday, 18 June 2021 07:31 (three months ago) link

I suspect TJ
secretly banned MSG
hence the weak ramen

Philip Nunez, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:54 (three months ago) link

true haiku, nice

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 18 June 2021 18:08 (three months ago) link

at first i thought the mesquite almonds were too salty but now they're the only nuts i get (i love nuts har har), highly addictive and no diminishing returns as in the other flavored nuts.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 18 June 2021 21:38 (three months ago) link

I've only seen the knockoff Tim Tams a couple of times but once everyone started raving about them, I haven't seen them on the shelves at all. Last time I asked them, they said there were supply problems, so maybe this is like a West Coast problem?

BABA BUOY (Leee), Friday, 18 June 2021 21:50 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

It's that time of year when the coconut cold brew hits the spot!

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:28 (two months ago) link

a couple new items I'm trying out:

Key Lime Popcorn - very unusual flavor, and I'm not a key lime fan, but I found these strangely addictive
Dill pickle mustard - taste like... mustard with dill pickle in it

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:21 (two months ago) link

I recently bought a jar of awesome Spicy Kosher Dill Pickles (made in Bulgaria) that were seriously spicy.. but I haven't seen them since.

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:53 (two months ago) link

Same I loved those! Never to be seen again!

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:23 (two months ago) link

My TJ *finally* got the knock-off Tim Tams in stock, they were great!

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:27 (two months ago) link

I saved the jar of pickle juice and spices and soaked boring pickles in there to spice 'em up

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:37 (two months ago) link

The frozen fried rice & bulgogi w/kimchi is a good meal base (add extra veggies, an egg)

just1n3, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 01:00 (two months ago) link

haven't seen that, will try it. recently had the roasted garlic and pesto deep fried crust pizza, it is very good

Dan S, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 01:27 (two months ago) link

my kids continue to devour mini mint mouthfuls at an unsustainable pace

Xps I bought the key lime popcorn based on your recommendation - it’s not something I would’ve normally picked up - and it’s surprisingly delicious. It’s like gourmet candy corn*.

*I don’t know what you call it in the US, since here candy corn is an actual candy, but in NZ candy corn is that multi colored sweet popcorn like you get at fairs

just1n3, Thursday, 15 July 2021 21:43 (two months ago) link

possibly kettle corn?

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 15 July 2021 23:20 (two months ago) link

I've had caramel corn, but key lime popcorn?

candy corn is a candy

Dan S, Thursday, 15 July 2021 23:30 (two months ago) link

Covert junk food itt

calstars, Thursday, 15 July 2021 23:35 (two months ago) link

TJ's has a lot of good junk food

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 July 2021 00:00 (two months ago) link

covert my ass, that's why I go there

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 16 July 2021 00:29 (two months ago) link

Covert junk food itt

― calstars, Friday, July 16, 2021 12:35 AM (fifty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

incredible observation

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 16 July 2021 00:29 (two months ago) link

Silby otm. TJs is exclusively where I go for junk (except chips. Their chip selection is shitty)

I googled kettle corn and that sounds close enough

just1n3, Friday, 16 July 2021 02:11 (two months ago) link

i ride hard for

Organic Stone Ground Blue Corn Tortilla Chips with Sprouted Amaranth, Quinoa & Chia Seeds

+

Salsa Autentica (refrigerated)

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 16 July 2021 02:17 (two months ago) link

it sounds healthy but it's actually junk food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! zomg can't believe no one has noticed this

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 16 July 2021 02:18 (two months ago) link

i am drinking their evenus port desert wine right now. it's pretty good.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 16 July 2021 02:23 (two months ago) link

multiple xp
Think Cracker Jacks with no nuts and dye in the syrupy coating.

nickn, Friday, 16 July 2021 04:25 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

The Carolina bbq chips are really really good. They’re sort of a cross between vinegar and paprika flavored chips

Frozen chicken chow menu sucks

Frozen chicken fried rice isn’t as good as the bulgogi fried rice but it’s a decent meal base if you dress it up

just1n3, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 12:39 (one month ago) link

Its possible to get pretty good chips and salsa at TJs. I like the organic yellow-corn rounds. Not quite as good as organic Tostitos, but better than most other organic tortilla chips I've tried. They nearly nail the perfect thickness. Organic tortilla chips tend to be either so thick and hard that you worry about cracking a tooth, or else thin and flavorless, but these have good flavor and are crispy without requiring jaws of steel. The Salsa Autentica is not quite as good as Pace Picante but a very acceptable substitute.

o. nate, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 13:21 (one month ago) link

We live in a place where we can get local, fresh tortillas and tortilla chips almost anywhere we shop, so the TJs tortilla chips don't do much for us. We do like their salsas, though, and, oddly enough, their actual tortillas, particularly the homemade flour, wheat-and-corn, and habenero lime.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 13:43 (one month ago) link

I didn't mind them, but for some reason my family didn't like the handmade flour tortillas from TJs. I'm curious about the wheat and corn ones, if I can overcome the family skepticism maybe will try them sometime.

o. nate, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 13:55 (one month ago) link

The wheat and corn ones are thicker than regular tortillas, so in that regard they do a great job staying together no matter what you wrap in them. Plus I presume they're healthier than standard corn or flour tortillas, but that's pretty relative.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 14:06 (one month ago) link

the refrigerated salsas are decent at TJ’s with the ghost pepper one being my fave

nearly all of their chips suck, though

mh, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 17:09 (one month ago) link

Tortilla chips. Their potato chips rule.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 17:23 (one month ago) link

the flaxseed tortilla chips are good imho

scampos sacra fames (outdoor_miner), Wednesday, 18 August 2021 21:11 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Really enjoying the everything and the elote yogurt dip

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Sunday, 12 September 2021 19:00 (one week ago) link

Parody product, surely?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 12 September 2021 20:24 (one week ago) link

Frozen Focaccia entree was a significant disappointment -- both too salty and underseasoned.

Carte Blanchett (Leee), Sunday, 12 September 2021 20:57 (one week ago) link

xp

It may be, but still tastes good with chips

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Sunday, 12 September 2021 20:57 (one week ago) link


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