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Old 12-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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I thought that I would ask what do you all buy from Trader Joe's?

There is a Trader Joe's that is opening about an hour from my house. This is the first one that I can actually drive to, shop, and drive home. I have been to them in the past but that was pre-kids and I could never buy anything perishable. I am planning a trip shortly and don't want to miss out on anything good!!!


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Old 12-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Oh goodness where to start! First off - we buy ALL our soaps there. Dish soap, laundry detergent - the BIG bottle (SO cheap). We get whole milk there for dd, big containers of yogurt (just like Stonyfield), shredded cheeses...I guess any grocery item we need because it's way cheaper than any other grocery store near us.

Their produce is not the best, that's not what they are known for but it is improving. After all - they started out as a beer and wine store and slowly started to incorporate appetizers and snacks. Now they are an amazing grocery store. Their frozen foods are amazing for appetizers if you're throwing a party. One of our favorite foods from there is a dry box of mushroom risotto. We stock up on it and use it as a side weekly. Their juices - the best - I will never go back to ocean spray, etc. their flavors are so good! I love their large containers of coffee too!

On the indulgent side they have great wine and it's so inexpensive. They also have the most beautiful flowers, dh always gets my flowers there.

Have fun shopping!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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I love their sponges. Sounds silly, I know, but they are awesome.

We also loved their tortillas. And chocolate. I used to get my honey and maple syrup there, too.

I miss Trader Joes.
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Here is another thead about this subject. I just thought it would be easier to link to it then try to list all the great stuff there. http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1445572
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There are so many great things at Trader Joe's! They have great seasonal treats too. One of our staples is their pizza dough. It's so cheap (under $2) and we can make healthy pizza and the kids love it! My favorite dough flavor is the garlic herb.
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Oregon mom, thanks for the link. I will have to check it out. MomMe3 I never thought of pizza dough. I will have to look at that. Oh I will have to look at the juice. The state I live in grocery stores can not sell wine or liquor so I do not think that they will have it :-(.
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Oregon mom, thanks for the link. I will have to check it out. MomMe3 I never thought of pizza dough. I will have to look at that. Oh I will have to look at the juice. The state I live in grocery stores can not sell wine or liquor so I do not think that they will have it :-(.
One thing about the pizza dough, it's already made so it has a limited life in the fridge. I generally use it within a day or two of buying. They really are only good until their expiration date but we totally love them.

I also love their Thai Veggie Goyza and the chicken ones as well. Their frozen organic veggies (and regular) are cheaper than my regular grocery store. Same for their fresh lettuce.

I could go on and on. I love that place way too much.
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One thing about the pizza dough, it's already made so it has a limited life in the fridge. I generally use it within a day or two of buying. They really are only good until their expiration date but we totally love them.

I also love their Thai Veggie Goyza and the chicken ones as well. Their frozen organic veggies (and regular) are cheaper than my regular grocery store. Same for their fresh lettuce.

I could go on and on. I love that place way too much.
My friend swears by their dough!!!!
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we like their sunflower oil, gluten free brown rice bread (the food for life brand) cause its way cheaper than anywhere else and their rice crispie bars other than that we tend to stick to the locally owned small health food store.
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My friend swears by their dough!!!!
It just makes life so much easier! Sure, I could make my own, but for under $2 it's hard not to just grab it! For our family of 6 (one infant) we usually use two bags of dough, sometimes three.
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