Tag Archives: Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s for the Holidays

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

By David Carter

This was originally published on November 24, 2015. It’s still just as useful. -ed.

Happy Holidays! From the Turkey to The Final Countdown, we have so many amazing memories ahead of us to share with our loved ones shop. So why not return home to the culinary labyrinth I taught you to survive, one more time! This is how to Survive the Holidays in a Trader Joe’s.

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Real Cheese Vs. Fake Cheese Taste Test

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

You probably already know the results of this taste test before you read it.

Real cheese and fake cheese are not the same thing. In fact, one is cheese and the other is not cheese. The not cheese doesn’t really taste like cheese. But we wanted to figure out if the perception is reality. So we had BYT’s Chloe, Jenn, Kaylee and Marissa try all of the real and corresponding fake cheeses we could find at local Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Marissa is a vegan so she only ate the not real cheeses. Forcing lactose on anyone is cruel.

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Real Cheese Vs. Fake Cheese Taste Test

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

You probably already know the results of this taste test before you read it. Real cheese and fake cheese are not the same thing. In fact, one is cheese and the other is not cheese. The not cheese doesn’t really taste like cheese. But we wanted to figure out if the perception is reality. So […]

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We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

Source: NY Times Food

Sam Sifton, Melissa Clark and Julia Moskin tried 10 hot dogs for cookout season.

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Brooklyn’s New Trader Joe’s Opens Tomorrow

Source: Grub Street NY

The wait is over. At 9 a.m. on Friday, after a year and a half of restless anticipation and dreams of Two Buck Chuck–fueled parties, Downtown Brooklyn will finally get its very own Trader Joe’s. The chain’s second location in the borough is opening on the ground floor of …

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Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Has Agreed to Throw in the Towel

Source: Grub Street NY

Pour one out for Vancouver’s supplies of Speculoos Cookie Butter. The five-plus-year reign of Pirate Joe’s, Canada’s rogue Trader Joe’s, has come to a sad, permanent end. Mike Hallatt started his unsanctioned resell shop in 2012, after moving to Vancouver from California. He couldn’t …

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Trader Joe’s Introduces the World’s Teeny-Tiniest Avocados

Source: Grub Street NY

Undersized foods are cute, but let’s be honest here: Graded on functionality, they stink. (Go ahead — see how full you get nibbling at a hamster’s hot dog.) Partly to prove there are exceptions to every rule, and partly because this masterstroke is sure to score them weeks, …

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Trader Joe’s Is Selling a $4 Pack of Canned Wine

Source: Grub Street NY

Trader Joe’s has entered the canned-wine game, and as you might predict, Simpler Wines (as the line is called) is on the incredibly affordable side — a mere four bucks for a 4-pack of 6.3-ounce cans. (“A fraction of the price we’ve seen elsewhere,” T.J.’s is quick …

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Trader Joe’s Hot Sauces, Ranked

Source: Washingtonian Food

I grew up in Southern China with all sorts of spicy food, so heat plays a key role in my meals. Whenever I visit a new place, I immediately search for local groceries selling hot sauces. Perhaps needless to say, the Walmart near my old apartment in Missouri was a disappointment, with only a few truly hot sauces. […]

Trader Joe’s Hot Sauces, Ranked” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Maybe Don’t Eat That Trader Joe’s Hummus

Source: Grub Street NY

More suspect hummus has been hit with a massive multi-state recall. Trader Joe’s is telling customers to discard 16-ounce tubs of Mediterranean Hummus or White Bean and Basil Hummus with use-by dates of “12/15/16” or before because they “have the potential” to be contaminated with listeria. …

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Maybe Don’t Eat That Trader Joe’s Hummus

Source: Grub Street NY

More suspect hummus has been hit with a massive multi-state recall. Trader Joe’s is telling customers to discard 16-ounce tubs of Mediterranean Hummus or White Bean and Basil Hummus with use-by dates of “12/15/16” or before because they “have the potential” to be contaminated with listeria. …

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Workers Claim Trader Joe’s Happy-go-lucky Workplace Has Become ‘Toxic’

Source: Grub Street NY

According to new complaints by peeved workers, the unimpeachably cheery mood your local Trader Joe’s staff is always in might be because they’re trapped in an organic-quinoa-fusilli version of The Truman Show. Thomas Nagle used to work at a store on the Upper West Side, but in a …

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At Trader Joe’s, Good Cheer May Hide Complaints

Source: NY Times Food

Some workers at Trader Joe’s stores, including one who says he was fired for lacking a “genuine” smile, have complained about their treatment and of safety lapses.

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A Pumpkin A Day: Trader Joe’s Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Some friends have asked if I’m sick of pumpkin related products. We began this project in the middle of September. Every Monday through Friday we’ve tasted one pumpkin product. I can’t speak for anyone else in the office but I am not sick of pumpkin related products in any way. Why? Because sometimes the pumpkins don’t taste like pumpkins.

Halloween is great for many reasons. The best is the trick-or-treaters. Kids know candy. Last night my friends and I went through over 400 pieces of candy. 50 of those pieces were from Whole Foods. Guess what went last? The healthy ...

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A Pumpkin A Day: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

I don’t remember the last time I ate frozen waffles. Before Stranger Things, I don’t remember thinking about frozen waffles. If it wasn’t for Parks and Recreation, I don’t know if I would have thought about waffles for a decade. In other words, I am not a waffle person. With that disclaimer, I’m pleased to write Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles are exactly what you want in a frozen waffle, pumpkin flavored or not.

The crunch is what you want from a frozen waffle. Crunch is important in frozen waffles. Without the crunch, frozen waffles can devolve into a ...

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A Pumpkin A Day: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

I don’t remember the last time I ate frozen waffles. Before Stranger Things, I don’t remember thinking about frozen waffles. If it wasn’t for Parks and Recreation, I don’t know if I would have thought about waffles for a decade. In other words, I am not a waffle person. With that disclaimer, I’m pleased to write Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles are exactly what you want in a frozen waffle, pumpkin flavored or not.

The crunch is what you want from a frozen waffle. Crunch is important in frozen waffles. Without the crunch, frozen waffles can devolve into a ...

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