I moved here from Los Angeles, where Trader Joe's was truly our corner grocery. The prices were great and the quality and choices were outstanding. It was a true alternative to the big chains.
I went to the TJs in Bethesda, and spent over $100 on 2 bags of groceries! I didn't even buy any wine because they don't sell it in their Maryland stores!!!! The only unique thing I bought was simple syrup, for drinks.
On top of that, the produce was old and dirty, and the selections were mediocre. I'm better off shopping at Safeway and Giant.
Why do you shop or like Trader Joe's? Give me a reason, because I would love to shop there again.