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Trader Joe's origin of product

mikelzthing | Dec 11, 2011 05:53 PM

I frequent Trader Joe's (TJ's) quite often and I'm astounded that many items I find there are what I would find in a European grocery, specifically French.

I lived in France for two years and ever since I came back, I've been frequenting Trader Joe's to do my groceries because it has a lot of the products that I would find at a Monoprix, Carrefour or Franprix.

These are some example of foods that I've encountered at TJ's that I'd find in a Frenchy grocery.

Speculoos - they're the spiced cookies/biscuits that are served with coffee or tea. at tj's it's bistro biscuits. the origin of country is belgium.

Speculoos butter - belgium. (it's basically a sweet paste/butter, like peanut butter, made from speculoos.

frozen veggie mixes - ratatouille, haricots, provençal vegetable, home potatoes with green beens, this is the the same s*** that's in the frozen section at Franprix, Carrefour and Monoprix! it's been repackaged, but the origin of product is still FRANCE.

pound plus chocolate - belgium

so i guess my real question is what company(ies) in europe supplies(y) trader joe's? they're quality products at reasonable price.


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