LA Mag, on Trader Joe’s, history


Why do people love Trader Joe’s so much?

Good piece, LA Mag online

http://www.lamag.com/features/story.aspx?ID=1515075


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Our Haul of Trader Joe’s Goodies!



OUR “HAUL” FROM TJ’s OVER THE HOLIDAY…A BASKET FULL OF GOODIES! (I hope it lasts a while!)

Amazing 99 cents deals at TJ’s this Xmas


My checkout person told me during the holidays TJ’s puts on a lot of deals for 99 cents. Here are two examples of things I found today for just 99 cents each:

Gingerbread Man Kit”

Its one huge gingerbread cookie with packets of icing, candy buttons, and sprinkles that you add as customized decorations. The packages says “made in Germany” so I assume its tasty. For a buck, this is an easy and fun present for kids (or adults).

The Sample Station that day had these Chewy Eggnog Cookeis so I got to try them before I bought them (which were really tasty with the TJ’s coffee I had with them).

“Chewy Eggnog Cookies”

They are soft and chewy and have the typical spices that go in eggnog. They are tasty. They went amazingly well with the Winter Spice Blend coffee at the Sample Station.

Again,  TJ”s is selling these cookies for a buck. Who wouldn’t buy these to try?

Personally I stocked up on quite a few of both of these 99 cents steals, both to give as fun gifts and to put some in the pantry.

TJ’s Candy Cane Coal


Talk about an unusual item.

Trader Joe’s candy lumps of “coal”.

Minty chocolate crunchy bits. You can stuff them into stockings for a fun and unusual gift people WILL talk about. I sent these to my niece and nephew in Japan. I’m sure they are the only ones in Japan with this candy!

Eggnog Almonds


My local Trader Joes had a sign next to these candies, around Christmas-time…
“Oops – We bought too many of these; our mistake is your gain. Reg. price $3.99. Now $1.99”


Who could resist such a come-on? I bought some to try …and they are actually quite tasty.

They are good-size almonds inside with a white chocolate outer coating, and they do taste like “Eggnog”. They have that flavor profile and spices. You can see flecks of nutmeg in the coating.

As I’m a dark chocoholic I normally avoid anything with white chocolate (no cacao? thats not chocolate) as a waste of flavorless calories, but the spices make this into something tasty. Try them if you see them , especially for the overbuy “mistake” price.