The Best & Worst Deals at Trader Joe's (Page 3)


What to Skip: Meat

One common comment we heard from our Facebook fans: “Best deal - milk, eggs and yogurt. Worst deal - prepackaged meats.” Brooks agrees: “You would think the meat would be fresh, but it’s just not the best and they don’t have an in-store butcher.”

I went shopping for my favorite Black Angus rib-eye steak. It was almost $2 a pound more at Trader Joe’s. Boneless leg of lamb from New Zealand: $6.49 a pound (versus $4.99) and ground beef, $2.49 a pound versus $2.99. One exception is the organic meats: Trader Joe’s has made a push toward more organic ingredients and, at $6.99 a pound, organic, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a go-to food for me, especially when it’s not always easy to find chicken that’s both organic and skinless.

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