Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Employee Faves for Summer Feasting

Summer is flying by and Trader Joe's employees are here to help you make the most out of this season. There’s no time or need for trial and error because I chatted with some employees at my local TJ...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2020

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 25 days ago

Autumn's here, and you know what that means! The children are getting shorter and we're battening down the hatches for monsoon season. It's that special time for bourbon eggs, chowder rubs, and Oxf...

"Nutrition Facts" on Trader Joe's Items

by nandrew 9 years ago

Has anyone else wondered how accurate the nutritional information on the packages at TJ's is? I'm specifically referring to calories but maybe other things like fiber. I've wondered this in the p...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - September 2020

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 2 months ago

September's here! The month for ennui, for howler monkey races, and for painting our neighbors' mailboxes in whimsical colors! Oh, and, of course, food shopping! Here at Leff Gardens, we do all our...

Where do you buy bulls penis and testicles? (Serious)

by beeflover1 1 month ago

Where is your go-to butcher / supermarket for weird foods and animal offals? I'm looking for bulls penis and testicles or any particular animal (Lamb, Goat, Pig/Pork, Chicken). I'm from the Bay are...

Marcona Almonds - Inedible?

by krissywats 13 years ago

I purchased some marcona almonds from Trader Joe's that are salted and have bits of rosemary. I was so excited to try a new almond for a snack. I rushed home and opened them up, popped the first ...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2020

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 3 months ago

Tots hoisting candy canes, brimming over with Easter fear. Labor Day's years away but already the hornets are mating in the beautiful circle of life here at Trader Joe's! Which items MEH provoke yo...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2020

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 4 months ago

It's July. Barbecues! Fireworks! Blah! Blah-blah! Blah-blah-blah! So what's either can't or must miss at Trader Joe's these days? Eat/Pray/Yay....

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2020

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 5 months ago

It's June, the season of weddings and blah blah blah. Let's cut to the chow: Which items have you tried recently at Trader Joe's, and would you rate them a YAY, MEH or NAY? Or perhaps a HEY, PR...

Quick pickles using leftover pickle juice

by mushroomaffairs 4 months ago

I used a mixture of Trader Joe's and Mt Olive bread and butter pickle juices, there wasn't a lot of it so I added more white vinegar and a bunch of other useless spices before boiling. The existin...

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

by ballyhoo 13 years ago

Okay, I'm stumped. I found this in the freezer section at Trader Joe's, probably about 6 months ago. Bought only a fair amount, only to find like all my other Trader Joe's favs, it went the way of...

Panic buying has begun in my area. Grocery stores in my area are crazy and empty

by mushroomaffairs 8 months ago

I know this had been going on in other areas of the country but I went to Stop & Shop and Trader Joes and was stunned by how empty the entire stores were. I had never seen anything like it. Usual...

Where to buy Fresh/frozen grass/organic fed liver?

by beeflover1 5 months ago

Where can I buy Fresh or frozen grass fed calf/beef liver on the silicon Valley area?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - May 2020

by RussTheRaccoon 6 months ago

From April showers come May flowers. Signs of spring are everywhere and much appreciated when venturing outside for essentials during the pandemic. Along with the blooms, a new Fearless Flyer wil...

Trader Joe's switches up beloved frozen croissant!

by athome11215 2 years ago

Urgh! So frustrated and sad to report that the small frozen croissants that I have been buying from Trader Joe's out of their frozen "breakfast" inventory for nearly ten years have been substitute...

Pub cheese?

by CafeOle 5 months ago

So I'm dying for some homemade broccoli cheddar soup! And I usually buy a tub of whipped chedder cheese from trader joes for it. It melts so much better in the soup then shredded and doesn't get as...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - April 2020

by RussTheRaccoon 7 months ago

Hip Hop Hooray for April! Old Man Winter sprinkled more snow over the weekend for many but is officially gone. Spring flowers have started to bloom and are a welcome sight in these stressful time...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - March 2020

by RussTheRaccoon 8 months ago

Marching right along! It's snowy again in some parts and rainy in others, but hopefully spring is on the way for all with sunshine, hopping rabbits, and blooming flowers. There's still plenty to en...