Favorites at Trader Joe's?


#205

Not sure where you are in LA but I’ve seen it @ TJs 3rd/la brea, Hollywood,& silver lake (all on my regular rotation)


#206

I picked up some zhug at TJs and thought it was just ok. However, I noticed the ingredients were the same as in the chutney Zam Zam serves. So I added some yogurt and lemon juice and the result was pretty darn close to Zam Zam!

Me neither but this Golden Ale is the exception. You’ll recognize the Unibroue taste immediately.


#207

BTW Trader Joe’s has some great sweet cherries right now. I made a very tasty cherry clafoutis with them the other day.


#208

Clafoutis: with pits or without?


#209

With because it’s authentic … and I’m lazy!


#210

Me too!


#211

With pits, but the cherries should be sour.


#212

Petrus Aged Pale, $9 for the house-labeled 750ml.


#213

Currently in stock: tiger striped figs. Deliciously sweet and tender. I don’t taste a discernible difference with the usual green figs, but they sure look pretty.


#214

WHEE!!! I look forward to these all year!

–Dommy!


#215

Warning: not a favorite…Apple Caramel Whole Milk Greek yogurt. I’m not sure if I can explain why I don’t like it…but I just don’t. The texture and taste is odd to me. Good thing I only bought one to try with my Republique granola. I miss the citrus medley.


#216

chicken shawarma thighs in the meat section - not shawarma at all, but tasty AF


#217

I’ve been eying that since they arrived in store—the only thing holding me back is that I would prefer to grill the chicken and I don’t have any outside space, so no grill :frowning:


#218

First time for me, they were sampling wine (and cheese) today! Bought one of each. I’ve seen that once at WF and the only other time in Santiago Chile about 20 years ago. Wonder why more don’t do it.


#219

Wait, do you mean first time ever at a TJ’s???


#220

Yep.


#221

Wine details please! Cheese too … I suppose.


#222

In California, stores have to get a particular liquor license for the part of the premises where they will have wine tastings. It’s a lot of paperwork.


#223

Makes sense, I suppose. They had it set up between the spirits and the wines.


#224

Couldn’t find the label for the cheese but it’s a gouda. Here’s the wine: