So Trader Joe’s finally opened near us after months of driving past it and watching the building process. I’d heard so much hype that I went in with M after camp one day. It was convenient because I forgot to pack her snack. We started on a banana and sipped a yogurt smoothie while we made our way through the crowded store. (Yes, I was one of those moms who let her kid eat “pre-purchase,” but they do sell bananas by the piece. 19 cents each…)
Anyway, we got their “vegetable” fried rice and noted that there were far fewer veggies in my bowl versus on the package. M declared it delicious however, so we might get it again but will have to make veggies or serve fruit on the side…
I prefer their Spanikopita to Whole Foods, mostly because it comes in its own foil tray which makes for easy clean-up.
Overall, not so wowed that I’ll brave the traffic, complete with 2 cops, to go back, but will go back when I have more time to look at other things. My mom says her local TJs has “Heppenheim” white wine for $6.99 which is from my mom’s home town in Germany where her family belonged to the wine co-op. (Families bring their grapes in and get a share.) I tried it many years ago and thought it was good, and how cool to have a personal connection!
Do any of you have Trader Joe products you enjoy?