Author Topic: Trader Joe's  (Read 3881 times)

Slaky

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 7894
    • View Profile
    • Slak's Index
Trader Joe's
« on: May 14, 2010, 12:48:04 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.

PenPho

  • Fukakke Fan Club
  • ****
  • Posts: 1848
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 01:05:18 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.

Que Urban Snob, RV.
"I use exit numbers because they tell me how many miles are left since they're based off of the molested"

R-V

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3188
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 02:04:06 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.

CT III

  • Administrator
  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3811
  • Killer of men.
    • View Profile
    • Hockeenight
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 02:08:24 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.

Dr. Nguyen Van Falk

  • Fukakke Fan Club
  • ****
  • Posts: 1892
  • Cases won in 30 minutes or your pizza's free!
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 02:11:29 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?
WHAT THESE FANCY DANS IN CHICAGO THINK THEY DO?

R-V

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3188
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 02:16:21 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?

Dr. Nguyen Van Falk

  • Fukakke Fan Club
  • ****
  • Posts: 1892
  • Cases won in 30 minutes or your pizza's free!
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 02:19:55 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.
WHAT THESE FANCY DANS IN CHICAGO THINK THEY DO?

PenPho

  • Fukakke Fan Club
  • ****
  • Posts: 1848
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010, 02:44:39 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.
"I use exit numbers because they tell me how many miles are left since they're based off of the molested"

BH

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3344
  • Hockeenight HR Dept, TJG Assistant Editor
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010, 05:48:07 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.

CBStew

  • Most people my age are dead.
  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3742
    • View Profile
    • work
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 08:03:27 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.
If I had known that I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.   (Plagerized from numerous other folks)

PenPho

  • Fukakke Fan Club
  • ****
  • Posts: 1848
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2010, 08:20:33 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.
"I use exit numbers because they tell me how many miles are left since they're based off of the molested"

Wheezer

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3051
  • Non Omnis Moriar
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2010, 09:09:48 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."
"The brain growth deficit controls reality hence [G-d] rules the world.... These mathematical results by the way, are all experimentally confirmed to 2-decimal point accuracy by modern Psychometry data."--George Hammond, Gμν!!

BH

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3344
  • Hockeenight HR Dept, TJG Assistant Editor
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 01:53:25 PM »
Trader Joe's saves costs by packaging the food themselves with their own labels, is that how they are cheaper?

Quality Start Machine

  • Johnny Evers Fan Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 12048
  • Why I don't go to St. Louis.
    • View Profile
    • HOCKEENIGHT
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 02:11:07 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.
TIME TO POST!

"...their lead is no longer even remotely close to insurmountable " - SKO, 7/31/16

Dr. Nguyen Van Falk

  • Fukakke Fan Club
  • ****
  • Posts: 1892
  • Cases won in 30 minutes or your pizza's free!
    • View Profile
Re: Trader Joe's
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 02:18:47 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!
WHAT THESE FANCY DANS IN CHICAGO THINK THEY DO?