Cookaholics Bulletin Board

Cookaholics Bulletin Board

Shop, cook, eat, drink, post, repeat.
 
It is currently Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:29 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:43 am
Posts: 1422
They are putting a TJ's in Fort Lauderdale. Some friends of mine are looking forward to getting some good wine deals. I will peruse these posts for some Must Haves and let them know what they should be buying.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:51 am
Posts: 660
Location: W. Montana
Woe is me. The nearest Tjs to me is a three hour drive. Where I lived before I'd plan my trip to their store for early in the morning so I could find good parking and it wasn't too crowded.
I'd load up the back of my SUV with up to 8 cases of wine at a crack. I didn't have to go back for a l-o-n-g time.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:54 pm
Posts: 1159
Location: New York
We had the Maryland Style Crab Cakes last night - delicious!!! But do follow instructions and thaw in fridge. I was making these last minute so tried the thaw in the m/w - not a great idea. I also made my Tartar Sauce (from JoC) which was also delicious.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:56 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:03 am
Posts: 5129
Location: Portland, OR
Just had our first Trader Joe's fail in a while. We got the Trader Joe's Spinach and Kale Pie. It was a brick; the pastry had the density of oak, and as a result would never, ever be done in the middle (I gave up after an hour; the cooking time on the package says 45min). We had to cut it up and microwave the slices to cook it.

_________________
The Fuzzy Chef
Serious Chef iz Serious!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:34 am
Posts: 418
Location: Northeast Louisiana
I'm so hooked that we just drove 3 1\2 hrs to Baton Rouge. We went to TJ's and Fresh Market. Looong round trip, but I'm already thinking about the next trip.

I forgot coconut strips and was heartbroken. Luckily that is one thing that Amazon has for a decent price.

_________________
-Becca


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:11 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:03 am
Posts: 5129
Location: Portland, OR
Feh, another failure: cashew butter. It was runny. We've bought this from TJ's before; I wonder if they're having quality control issues with their suppliers?

_________________
The Fuzzy Chef
Serious Chef iz Serious!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:41 pm
Posts: 1883
Location: Near Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Just got to the TJs in Amherst. This could be dangerous. :-)
Purchased 6 cans of their organic pumpkin puree (thanks to JB) and a whole bunch of other items. Parking at that location is the best I've seen for a TJs but the store was quite busy. I regret not buying the cinnamon scented decorative brooms at the front of the store but couldn't see having them in a closed car for the 2 hour drive home. ;-)
New stuff I've never tried include Inner Peas (15 year old loves them although not as much as kale chips) and the TJ version of pretzel chips. Also pumpernickel pretzel rods which I'm keen to try - thinking I'll make a cheese dip for them. And pumpkin butter for my 13 year old who loves anything pumpkin. I'm thinking of making pumpkin pasties (a la Harry Potter) with that jar.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:50 pm
Posts: 2062
Geekboy was at TJ's on Tuesday. The winter items are in. That means lemur tea and puff pastry. TJ's puff pastry is an all butter puff pastry that you can purchase for Pepperidge Farms prices! Sorry, I get a little excited. I've already squirreled one package away for my yearly springtime salmon pot-pie.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:18 pm
Posts: 562
Location: Winchester, MA
Tried the Mediterranean Hummus when I was last in (the one with the pine nuts on top) - really, really good - I'd argue it was a tie with my homemade.

_________________
Lindsay


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:58 pm
Posts: 1149
I am hoping that since TJ's company bought out the Bottom Dollar company in my area (I guess that, being similar to Aldi's, they were getting too much of their business), that they may open a TJ's in one of the vacant stores. It would be nicer to have it closer.

_________________
Dave


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum