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What to buy and what to skip at Trader Joe’s

By Lisa Gosselin, February 7, 2011 - 12:18pm

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Cheap milk? I don't think so. It's $4.00/gallon. I can get milk elsewhere for about $3.40.

Anonymous

02/15/2013 - 11:55am

yay! trader joe's saved my budget and is delicious

Anonymous

01/30/2013 - 7:37pm

I agree pretty much overall. Meat and poultry, I can get as good a deal at my local Central Market, which is not cheap, but better quality and similar price,ditto for produce. My downfall is buying things i don't need calorie wise like yummy sesame pita chips, better than Stacy's, or the pub cheese....calorie busters Unfortunately, snacks there are one of the best buys, plus beer and wine, cheese, dairy, coffee, tea, pet products are good and reasonable, and my spoiled pets love them, plus frozen and canned stuff. Otherwise, I add Costco plus my high end Central market. And I must confess Walmart for some basics..which I hate but things like cat litter, some personal products, are like half price. Otherwise I would ditch Walmart in a second, because I hate supporting places that treat employees like slaves.

Anonymous

12/04/2012 - 3:47pm

Bought the TJ gruyere today and it tastes like cardboard.

Anonymous

11/21/2012 - 7:32pm

does trader joes ground beef contain meat by products such as "pink slime"

Anonymous

06/11/2012 - 9:15pm

Be careful about salt content on Joe's frozen foods. Many package listed for 2 or 3 servings are really enough for just 1 person as an entree. The salt content then becomesextremely high

Anonymous

05/03/2012 - 2:05pm

This is silly, I can calculate my own price comparisons. I only read this because I was hoping to get nutrition info.

camille.maui

04/17/2012 - 8:48pm

I am so glad I discovered you! I am a lover of Trader Joe and have my favorites but this article even told me more. I am going to link this post to my twitter page and add you to my favorites.

Anonymous

03/14/2012 - 2:32pm

Peanut Butter at Trader Joe's is a knock-out deal with no added sugar and no added fat!!!

Anonymous

03/12/2012 - 5:23pm

I love the selection of cheeses, nuts and dried fruit and nothing beats TJ's for snack food (I practically live off their freeze-dried mandarin orange slices, wasabi seaweed and roasted pistachios.) But, as others have noted, their bread and fruits and veggies turn very quickly. I used to buy Morningstar soy patties there, but now they have replaced it with another brand and it's disgusting. (I love their chicken breakfast sausage but that's not something I can do every day.)

For me, the stuff at TJ's is either excellent or just weird/disgusting.

Anonymous

03/12/2012 - 4:31pm

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