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TRADER JOE’S Triple Ginger Snaps

9 Jun

Another round of pick-ups at Trader Joe’s and this time I am eating their NUMBER ONE product…Triple Ginger Snaps.

Truth:  I am not all ginger-snap-y.   Just not a cookie or sweet I seek out.

That aside – this is some SERIOUS ginger here, gang.   I felt like I was eating the Frankenstein of ginger cookies.

Right now it escapes me — but I am sure these would be awesome in some kind of killer custom dessert.  Until I ‘memba…I guess I’ll just keep eating these by the handful…wishing I had some chocolate milk to go with.


TRADER JOE’s Joe-Joe’s

12 Jun

Trader Joe’s has their own version of the classic OREO cookie.   They call them “Joe-Joe’s” and it’s just the WRONG name for this product.

A better name would have been OREO KILLER.    I am not even sure how or what happened but these are seriously good.   Like-I-might-not-ever-buy-another-oreo-good.   Maybe it’s the chocolate filling that threw me but I have had chocolate Oreos before and they weren’t this addictive.

This box didn’t last 24 hours among the JFC crumb crunching crew.  These are a MUST-BUY and go on that weekly TJ list of yours.

You will thank me.


4 Jun

This is so elegant.  So simple.  So GOOD.   TJ has these in the frozen foods section.   They are GONE BANANAS!

It’s exactly what you think it is by looking at the box.   It’s banana slices dipped in chocolate.   It’s really that easy.   It’s so easy you will think “oh I will just make these at home” but when you think of the time to slice fruit, melt down chocolate, then set up a drying station, and finally freezing them… oh just spend the couple bucks and enjoy them!

These are awesome and barely lasted a day.  It’s a small box, so you are getting maybe two bananas worth of chocolate-covered chips.   Keep this in mind if you want enough for everyone.   Awesome find at the TJ!



30 May

Okay, now THIS is what I been talkin’ about !!!  Day or so ago I told you how much I did NOT like the TJ gummy bears.   UGH….

But I really DO like these.  These ROCK!   they are large-sized gummy penguins  that have a squirt of  flavor in their tummies.  So when you bite into them, you get a blast of CHERRY, LIME, or STRAWBERRY.

These are fun an have a nice taste to them.  That juice blast is a nice kick to your basic gummy candy.  Love these!!!!!   Totally made up for those crummy-bears from the other day.   These ROCK!

TRADER JOE’s Gummy Bears

28 May

Since most of you had the day off yesterday, I thought I would ease you back into your week with an offering from Trader Joe’s.   It’s always an adventure since they in-house everything.  So you basically have to try everything to see if you like it.

I love gummi/gummy bears, any way you spell’em.   But these are the worst I have ever had.   They are so chewy, actually more like impossible to chew.   Damn things are indestructible.   That is AWESOME for my everlasting gobstoppers, but a gummy?

I am saving them in case I ever need emergency cartilage replacement surgery.

TRADER JOE Ridge Cut Chips

7 Dec

I have decided that among all the other hats I wear, I am also somewhat of a hunter-gatherer when it comes to Trader Joe’s.    I mean the ENTIRE store is full of nothing but TJ products so I (and you) have absolutely no idea of what to expect with each and every item.

That is kinda part of the fun I think.  Re-discovering foods.  Trying new things.  People in DFW are going nuts for everything TJ.

There is also another company invading the metroplex- ALDI.   They have a similar approach of selling lesser-known brands- but here is the weird part:

ALDI is called by some, a “cheap” store, and Trader Joe is thought of as cool and eclectic.  But they both sell the same type of stuff.   Items we aren’t familiar with.  That’s kinda funny to me that one generic is “hip” and the other is “cheap”.

Like these TJ Ridge Cut Salt & Pepper chips.  They are VERY good.  They taste similar to the KETTLE CHIPS brand of Salt/Pepper chips.   So these are worth picking up for sure.

On the other hand I also purchased some sopressatta that wasn’t very good.  So it’s a gamble.

But for the most part I love the selection and choices of TJ and will continue my crusade to find the best Trader Joe has to offer.

And I type this with a mouthful of TJ’s uber-amazing COOKIE BUTTER.