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Trader Joe's - "prepared" foods

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Trader Joe's - "prepared" foods

Suzy Q | Mar 16, 2008 07:31 AM

So I broke down and stopped at TJ's the other day on my way home from the gym. I'm not a huge fan of the place, but I do like their individual-serving-packaged nuts and dried fruits (the cashew-almond-cranberry combo is divine) and decided to take a stroll around the store and see if anything looked interesting. I've tried some of their "prepared foods" (i.e. marinated, pre-seasoned, etc.) in the past and been less than impressed, but I decided to give them another try and picked up the curry chicken tenders.

What a huge mistake. They smelled OK on the grill, but when eating them, the flavor was harsh and very chemical-ish. They were so bad that even the dog wouldn't eat them, so I basically tossed $6.50 into the garbage can. And I love curry, so it wasn't just that it was a new or unusual flavor for us.

I also bought some frozen garlic chicken stir-fry and some chicken and apple sausages, but now I'm reluctant to even try them. Am I just missing some *gem* that TJ's sells?

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