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Dec 29, 2006 05:19 AM

Your choice for Trader Joe's BEST item

What is your very favorite item from Trader Joe's and why? My choice is their Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions appetizer in the frozen section. Trust me.

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  1. They'll probably move this from the LA Board, but 2 Buck Chuck is my favorite TJ's item followed by the "Fearless Flyer", just love reading the descriptions of everything they have.

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    1. re: monku

      I, too, love the fearless flyer- I went to their website yesterday, and couldn't find it! Do you know how to access the FEarless Flyer!! TIA

      1. re: macca

        This month is their "Holiday Story" flyer, but if you click on it find your state and it will display the flyer. Otherwise that's where the most current Fearless Flyer can be found.

        1. re: monku

          Thanks, I was clicking on the location tab, and trying to find it from there.. Duh!

          1. re: monku

            I have searched the Trader Joe's website and cannot find the flyer that you say to click on....where is it exactly and on which page? Thanks.

            1. re: rsafady

              Curious about this too.........

        1. I eat their Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (the kind that comes in the brick packaging) 4 nights out of 5 for dinner. To me, it is a really great food that I don't get tired of. This routine helps me to keep from gaining even more weight.

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            1. re: Snackish

              try adding their India Relish to that soup...Good stuff

            2. This is hard...only one? Probably tops would be their frozen veggie enchilada (not to be confused with their black bean enchilada). It's cheesy and delicious and actually quite healthy.

              Their super thin banana crisps are a close second...oh wait, the steamed lentils. Hm...or maybe it's the Druids cookie??

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              1. re: Clare K

                Haven't seen the banana crisps around lately. I did hear. though, that the nutritional information was VERY wrong on the packaging. Supposedly for each serving, there is 4X the amount of calories, and 16g of sugar compared to the 1g listed on the package. I knew these things were too good to be true--they tasted so good.

                Does it piss anyone else off that TJ didn't double check on this?

                1. re: Jacey

                  Seriously??? I always thought that it was too low myself. Where did you hear this? Links?

                  1. re: Clare K

                    I posted about it once they got the right labels on it.
                    My honey works for TJ's.

                    1. re: kiwi

                      I just tried these - man, they're good, though!

                      1. re: rsafady

                        haha i knew that they were too good to be true! I was always a bit suspicious of the fact that all of the other banana chips that they sell are loaded with sugar and calories!!

                  2. re: Jacey

                    Makes me wonder what other nutritional facts TJ's "misprinted" :( There may more more items out there with false labels than you think! What can we do about this people?

                    1. re: tigerd

                      Not much you can do, agreed that it can be pretty frustrating going in both directions.

                      I recently borrowed a food scale for baking pretzels and used it to weigh some foods. I realized that you can get screwed in cereals where they dont offer as many as they say but one treat was a loaf of bread that said 5 2oz servings but the thing weighed over a pound. sweeet!

                2. Frozen Orange Chicken with Frozen Organic Brown Rice - tastes great & it's easy to prepare.

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                  1. re: ChefGirl412

                    I do the same thing, but add the frozen peas to my brown rice... DELISH!

                    1. re: ChefGirl412

                      Now you are talking! The Frozen Orange Chicken has got the be the # 1 item I get from TJs, in fact I went to two different TJs in two different cities in 1 day and the Frozen Orange Chicken was gone. I think that says it all. My # 2 item would be the chicken taquitos.