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No more Trader Joe's Curry Chick Peas

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Jersey City Mods Aug 9, 2005 03:37 PM

I went last weekend to pick up my monthly supply and was told they have been discontinued.

They were actually, the "one of the poorest selling items".

OK, they may not have been as good as real Indian food, but when you want a quick meal after work I thought they were quite good (I usually doctored them up with onions, shrimp, chorizo and more hot chile powder).

Am I the only one who liked 'em?

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    violet4ever Dec 22, 2009 01:42 PM

    TJ's currently has a frozen Channa Masala (chick peas in curry). Nicely spicy too.

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    1. re: violet4ever
      Dommy Dec 25, 2009 07:41 PM

      Yup! One of my favorite items at the store currently! :)

      --Dommy!

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      violet Aug 12, 2005 11:08 PM

      tastybite makes some pretty good ones. im sure youre already familiar with that brand though.

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        Jersey City Mods Aug 11, 2005 03:17 PM

        All good suggestions...

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          joypirate Aug 9, 2005 10:27 PM

          I'm a big fan of adding their "Summer Simmer Sauce" or the "Masaman Curry Sauce" to their regular chickpeas (in the yellow and black cans) and serving over jasmine rice. Also pretty easy to doctor w/chicken, onions or potatoes.

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            galleygirl Aug 9, 2005 07:23 PM

            Oh no, I loved them too, and was a cheerleader for them on this board...Guess I didn't stir up enough spirit! They made a wonderful Indian influenced hummus, oddly enough, if you DRAINED the sauce....

            Link: http://www.bistrodraw.com

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              Gail Aug 9, 2005 04:42 PM

              I would find an Indian grocery store... They have some really good canned food. One that I like is Matar Paneer... curried peas with cottage chese in medium hot sauce. Brand name is Ashoka.

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                GreenStreetThrill Aug 9, 2005 03:54 PM

                Me too! I noticed this on my last visit and was hoping it was just temporary. I had only enjoyed one can but was going to become a regular purchaser.

                Let's think "silver lining" and find something else at TJ's just as satisfying, eh?

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                  Gardendreams Feb 20, 2006 01:54 PM

                  Out of curiosity, I purchsed a can not too long ago and finally got around to opening it up and tasting it! It was so awesome that I wanted to get more for myself and to introduce it to my family and friends. I went back and saw that it wasn't there. That's too bad...I would have been a consumer of that product and a promoter of it had I known about the product earlier!

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                    lgss Dec 22, 2009 04:19 PM

                    If something isn't there, look for the shelf tag. If the shelf tag is gone the product has probably been discontinued. If the shelf tag is still there, there's a chance it's just out of stock. At some stores an upside down shelf tag means more has been ordered.

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