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May 17, 2009 02:43 PM

New Trader Joe's items [old]

Gotta share this one. Grabbed a box of roast beef hash off the new item rack last week. Brought it to Maine for weekend eats and had it w some farm fresh eggs and Heinz chili sauce. Comes in a pouch that you can boil in the bag or remove from the pouch and fry. Carefully remove the hash from the pouch in one piece and fry on high heat in a cast iron pan. It will make a nice brown crust for your poached eggs. OMG, sooooooooo good! Best hash I've had in YEARS.

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    1. re: coney with everything

      It is packaged in a shelf-stable package, neither canned nor frozen.

    2. Arrgh. For a company whose roots are literally two miles away from me in Pasadena, why is it that all you East Coasters get the new TJ's stuff first? Went by the Eagle Rock location today and asked for it, and was told it was "a future item". It sounds awesome, and I wannit, and it's *snif* JUST NOT FAIR!!! :(

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      1. re: annagranfors

        They have it at the Reno, Nv store also. I was leery but I might have to try it next time I'm there (unless, of course, they discontinue it) ;)

        1. re: annagranfors

          The ones in NY and Conn. do not have liquor. Whaaahhh.

        2. It would be a great help, when new items are mentioned, that area of U.S. found is included. Several items, including the roast beef hash are unheard of in my area of So. California. Would save a lot of time searching shelves. Thanks!!!!

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          1. re: marti

            Found the hash in Burlington, MA.

            1. re: marti

              Marti, I always do the simple thing and go over to the managers' booth and ask before hunting. (They're usually pretty informative, too, as to when it can be expected to be on sale in your store.) That said, you're right--a quick address mention would be helpful.

              1. re: marti

                As I'm sure we California TJ's customers have discovered, that hash is now here, and has been for a while. It is emphatically good, and not too expensive.

                I think these forums can help drive stocking decisions, if we just tell managers, "Gee, someone at one of your stores in Vermont has been going on about this wonderful stuff; any idea when you'll get it?" Be nice, but persistent...

                1. re: Will Owen

                  That might work if there were any TJ's in the state of Vermont. :-)

                  1. re: NEChef

                    Postscript: .................. Regardless of the state................... the hash was available at TJ's (not sure exactly where) for a year or so. Then it disappeared and my local store manager said that he was told the cost of the product had increased so much that they no longer felt it was a viable item to stock. No way to know if that's the real story. All I know is that this stuff was seriously good and a real value. It was manufactured in Argentina (if I recall correctly), and was pretty amazing for a shelf-stable. non-refrigerated cooked food in a bag.

              2. Our TJs in Ohio have started carrying both dark chocolate and plain canneles, these lovely custard-filled pastries. They are frozen and take about 30 minutes to defrost (or put them in the microwave for a few seconds). Sinfully delicious!

                1. the pomegranate limeade is gonna make killer margaritas over the long weekend chez moi! (southern CA area newish item)