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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:49 am 
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I got the tea - I just added some coconut creamer to it...I think it needs some stevia or something....


That's where I'm at. I don't usually put sweetener in my tea, especially because the soy creamer I use is a little sweet, but I feel like it needs something to make it pop. It's really good, but it just needs a little something.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:56 am 
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To those who are making PSLs with the rooibos tee...are you using 2 teabags to make it extra strong or just letting it steep longer?

When I made it, I used 2 teabags like if I were making iced tea and let it steep for awhile(but that's only because I forgot about it) and it worked pretty well. If I do another one this afternoon, I'll keep track of what I do and report back.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:08 am 
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I have a dilemma, I want to go to TJs today but I no longer work right next to one. Do I go out of my way to go to TJs? hmm

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:32 am 
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missmuffcake wrote:
I got the tea - I just added some coconut creamer to it...I think it needs some stevia or something....


That's where I'm at. I don't usually put sweetener in my tea, especially because the soy creamer I use is a little sweet, but I feel like it needs something to make it pop. It's really good, but it just needs a little something.


I agree. The pumpkin flavor is not very strong. I drank mine last night with a little bit of the maple/agave blend and it was better.

I'm still undecided whether the tea is worth the price, since it mostly tastes like rooibos with a bit of spice. It's good, though, so maybe it'll grow on me.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:02 pm 
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The Aztec spicy hot chocolate mix is really good.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:28 pm 
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I mostly got the tea because of the pretty container.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:30 pm 
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Mmm, it's getting to be cold and therefore hot chocolate weather. I should pick some up!

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:25 am 
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I just found out that they are opening multiple TJs in Texas (not near me, though) and got excited about the one in Houston because it's sorta near where my parents are. The Mr. didn't see why I cared because it's "just a grocery store." FOOL.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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linanil wrote:
I have a dilemma, I want to go to TJs today but I no longer work right next to one. Do I go out of my way to go to TJs? hmm


Yes you do.

I drive 40 mins to go to ours. But I only shop there and only 2x a month

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Does anyone know if the Speculoos filled dark chocolate bar is vegan?
http://www.whatsgoodattraderjoes.com/20 ... -with.html

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Tofulish wrote:
Does anyone know if the Speculoos filled dark chocolate bar is vegan?
http://www.whatsgoodattraderjoes.com/20 ... -with.html


tragically, it's not vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Tofulish wrote:
linanil wrote:
I have a dilemma, I want to go to TJs today but I no longer work right next to one. Do I go out of my way to go to TJs? hmm


Yes you do.

I drive 40 mins to go to ours. But I only shop there and only 2x a month

Did you know they're going to be opening a store in Clifton!?

(Hi linanil!)


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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I tried the vegetable pakoras tonight. Very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Jilly wrote:
Tofulish wrote:
linanil wrote:
I have a dilemma, I want to go to TJs today but I no longer work right next to one. Do I go out of my way to go to TJs? hmm


Yes you do.

I drive 40 mins to go to ours. But I only shop there and only 2x a month

Did you know they're going to be opening a store in Clifton!?

(Hi linanil!)


November 16th! By the Tick Tock! I am so excited. :)

(Hi linanil! Are you coming to NJ anytime? I'll make us TJ pancakes :) )

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Oh, wow, I didn't know where. That's awesome. I'll pass it on my way to work!

And linanil should definitely come to New Jersey to visit!


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Pancakes... I like pancakes

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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We can have all the pancakes you want. With toppings. Many many toppings.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:31 pm 
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eatsbabies wrote:
. . . it mostly tastes like rooibos with a bit of spice. It's good, though, so maybe it'll grow on me.


Most rooibos blends taste exactly the same to me. I haven't tried the TJ's pumpkin tea, but I have tried the pumpkin rooibos Zhena Gypsy Tea (I'm guessing the TJ's stuff is just this stuff, repackaged) and was really underwhelmed by it. I think I expected it to taste magical and pumpkin pie-like, but it just tasted like rooibos.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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New things I like:

Baked snack-Os corn rings with sweet onion seasoning.
Omission gluten free pale ale

both xgfx (and they go oh so well together)

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:12 pm 
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I got the kale chips last night.

2 servings per bag my asparagus. I had to put them in the back of the pantry so I would not hoover up the whole bag while I was making dinner.

They were not just kale either, like I was expecting just KALE with some seasoning...but there is sunflower and cashew in there too.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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So jealous of you folks that have Trader Joe's.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:32 pm 
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I just got back from TJ's and THEY HAVE SILKEN TOFU!!! Ok, maybe not exciting for those with easy access to an Asian supermarket, but at $1.49, it's reasonably priced and I don't have make a special trip to another market. Yay! I think this calls for a batch of Isa's brownies...


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Vegansaurus (the blog) reported that trader joes now makes their own vegan stuffed turkey roast! With gravy! Repackaged Tofurkey i am willing to bet. Also willing to bet it tastes better too. I hope they have it on the east coast!


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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No Tofurky or other similar product at our TJ's, at least not in the refrigerated section where it was last year. We didn't look much at the frozen section since our freezer is pretty full.

I did get some of the silken tofu! So excited because it's cheap and I love making desserts with it, or alfredo sauce.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:03 pm 
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They had the stuffed non-Tofurkey Tofurkey at my TJ's (Cambridge, MA). It was in the refrigerated section near the tofu/veggie sausages/tempeh. It was in a box about the size of a big tissue box and had a special marker because it's in the Thanksgiving fearless flyer. I want to say it was 9.99? I will definitely be picking one up for T-giving.


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