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Title: Trader Joe's
Post by: Slaky on May 14, 2010, 10:48:04 AM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on May 14, 2010, 11:05:18 AM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Que Urban Snob, RV.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: R-V on May 14, 2010, 12:04:06 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good. Off the top of my head:

- frozen chicken tamales
- frozen pastry pups
- frozen morning buns
- turkey chili
- BBQ sauce
- BBQ chips
- strawberry preserves
- salsa (the fresh kind from the fridge section)
- pretzel rolls
- pretzel buns

Que Urban Snob, RV.

Says the man with a mouthful of $12 Free Range Llama Penis from Whole Foods.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: CT III on May 14, 2010, 12:08:24 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good. Off the top of my head:

- frozen chicken tamales
- frozen pastry pups
- frozen morning buns
- turkey chili
- BBQ sauce
- BBQ chips
- strawberry preserves
- salsa (the fresh kind from the fridge section)
- pretzel rolls
- pretzel buns

Que Urban Snob, RV.

Says the man with a mouthful of $12 Free Range Llama Penis from Whole Foods.

Just don't put any of that stuff in your second fridge.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on May 14, 2010, 12:11:29 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good.

Their peanut butter?
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: R-V on May 14, 2010, 12:16:21 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good.

Their peanut butter?

People eat brands of peanut butter other than Jif?
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on May 14, 2010, 12:19:55 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good.

Their peanut butter?

People eat brands of peanut butter other than Jif?

Idiots, RV. Only idiots.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on May 14, 2010, 12:44:39 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good. Off the top of my head:

- frozen chicken tamales
- frozen pastry pups
- frozen morning buns
- turkey chili
- BBQ sauce
- BBQ chips
- strawberry preserves
- salsa (the fresh kind from the fridge section)
- pretzel rolls
- pretzel buns

Que Urban Snob, RV.

Says the man with a mouthful of $12 Free Range Llama Penis from Whole Foods.

I find the penis to be rather gamey, so I generally just stick to the tender scrotum.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: BH on May 14, 2010, 03:48:07 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

Yes, it is cheaper than Jewel. I am having a hard time thinking of anything we've gotten from here that ISN'T good.

Their peanut butter?

You need to pour all the oil out of the jar first.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: CBStew on May 14, 2010, 06:03:27 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

At the risk of revealing more than anyone wants to know, I am lactose intolerant.  I can't express the joy I experienced when I discovered Mintz' Blintzes in the freezer section of Trader Joe.  They are dairy free (tofu).  They are sensational!  Brown them in a little butter, or if you prefer, Promise.  I like them with orange martmalade.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on May 14, 2010, 06:20:33 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

At the risk of revealing more than anyone wants to know, I am lactose intolerant.  I can't express the joy I experienced when I discovered Mintz' Blintzes in the freezer section of Trader Joe.  They are dairy free (tofu).  They are sensational!  Brown them in a little butter, or if you prefer, Promise.  I like them with orange martmalade.

A blintz filled with tofu smothered in Marmalade?

If I understand that correctly, I take back what I said about wanting you to be my daughter's grandfather.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Wheezer on May 14, 2010, 07:09:48 PM
This isn't a new place by any means but I just realized it's probably cheaper than Jewel. They don't have the brand name shit but most of the stuff is pretty good.

These verde chicken burritos are fucking awesome.

What are some of the specialty foods that I need to try? There are too many to choose from and every time I'm there I only ending up choosing one pretty awesome looking thing.

At the risk of revealing more than anyone wants to know, I am lactose intolerant.  I can't express the joy I experienced when I discovered Mintz' Blintzes in the freezer section of Trader Joe.  They are dairy free (tofu).  They are sensational!  Brown them in a little butter, or if you prefer, Promise.  I like them with orange martmalade.

A blintz filled with tofu smothered in Marmalade?

Silken tofu, no doubt. Reminds me of "The Sensuous Woman."
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: BH on May 18, 2010, 11:53:25 AM
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 18, 2010, 12:11:07 PM
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?


That, and slave labor.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on May 18, 2010, 12:18:47 PM
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?


That, and slave labor.

Also... it's people! Trader Joe's Verde Chicken Burritos are made out of people!
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Slaky on May 18, 2010, 12:24:03 PM
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?


That, and slave labor.

Also... it's people! Trader Joe's Verde Chicken Burritos are made out of people!

I guess I'm going to be eating people in about 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 18, 2010, 01:10:20 PM
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?


That, and slave labor.

Also... it's people! Trader Joe's Verde Chicken Burritos are made out of people!

I guess I'm going to be eating people in about 10 minutes.

Eat me.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: CBStew on May 19, 2010, 05:40:53 PM
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?


Gordon Biersch bottles their beer, at least the Hefweissen
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: R-V on August 26, 2010, 12:37:22 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on August 26, 2010, 12:43:02 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

Regardless, "Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant"?
I'm not eating that.

(http://www.tastybite.com.au/images/sce/punjab_eggplant_bigpic.jpg)
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: flannj on August 26, 2010, 12:44:20 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

Regardless, "Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant"?
I'm not eating that.

(http://www.tastybite.com.au/images/sce/punjab_eggplant_bigpic.jpg)

TDubbs would.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on August 26, 2010, 12:45:50 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

Regardless, "Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant"?
I'm not eating that.

(http://www.tastybite.com.au/images/sce/punjab_eggplant_bigpic.jpg)

TDubbs would.

Of course he would, TDubbs is a huge fan of Geronimo's.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: R-V on August 26, 2010, 12:46:50 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

They don't manufacture food. They sell it. Unless I'm confused about how grocery stores work.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on August 26, 2010, 12:49:32 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

They don't manufacture food. They sell it. Unless I'm confused about how grocery stores work.

Your original post says they don't want to tell you who manufactures their food that they are selling.
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: R-V on August 26, 2010, 12:52:22 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

They don't manufacture food. They sell it. Unless I'm confused about how grocery stores work.

Your original post says they don't want to tell you who manufactures their food that they are selling.

Fair enough. So how do you know how all the stuff at Whole Foods is manufactured?
Title: Re: Trader Joe's
Post by: PenPho on August 26, 2010, 01:24:22 PM
Suck it, PenSnob. (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/index.htm#joe)

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Former executives say that Trader Joe's wants neither its shoppers nor its competitors to know who's making its products. And many suppliers aren't that keen on consumers knowing that they produce a lower-cost version for Trader Joe's either. Take Tasty Bite, which makes much of Trader Joe's Indian food. The Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant ran $3.39 at a Whole Foods in Manhattan. The seemingly identical Punjab Eggplant that the Stamford, Conn., company makes for Trader Joe's is more than $1 cheaper.

So it's actually identical or seemingly identical?
I guess we don't know since Trader Joe's wants to keep its manufacturing a big, dirty secret.

They don't manufacture food. They sell it. Unless I'm confused about how grocery stores work.

Your original post says they don't want to tell you who manufactures their food that they are selling.

Fair enough. So how do you know how all the stuff at Whole Foods is manufactured?

They tell you where all the fresh produce and meat is from-specific farms even (especially if they're local).
I know I get most of my poultry from here. (http://www.maryschickens.com/organicchicken.htm)

I don't know where a lot of the boxed/canned goods are from, but we really don't but much of that stuff.
I would suspect I wouldn't be too pleased if I knew the specifics.

If you want to know who brews TJ's beers. (http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2992027)