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Jul 28, 2009 12:58 PM

Top Trader Joes picks (moved from General Topics)

I only get to visit TJ's once or twice a year when I travel through the Chicago area. I have a few favorite items I look for like the slivered almonds and the salmon burgers. What are your favorites?

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    1. I suggest searching this board first, as there are multiple threads of TJ picks and pans.

      1. raw sliced almonds
        greek nonfat yogurt
        organic blue agave
        pomegranate green tea
        sparkling mineral waters

        1. dried fruit (blueberries, cherries, berry mix)
          flavored nuts (chipotle pistachios, chili lime peanuts)
          fresh pressed apple cider (in the fall)
          cleaned leeks
          bagged organic avocados
          sprout mix (crunchy sprouts, in a small container near the veg)
          brie log
          hummus and babahanoush (TJ's brand)
          TJ's soy creamery ice cream
          mini ice cream sandwiches (mint choc chip flavor)
          pecan pralines
          gingersnaps (the kind in the plastic tub)
          tiny meringues (100 pcs for 100 calories)
          pomegranate tea bags
          pound plus baking chocolate
          chipotle chocolate almonds

          1. I'm in pretty much the same boat, I only get there 3-4 times a year.
            Products I've gotta have because I can't find them elsewhere include:
            tomato bruschetta
            Romano Caesar dressing
            spinach punjab sauce
            veggie/flaxseed tortilla chips
            the potbelly-can soups
            Masala burgers
            veggie burritos
            dark chocolate edamames

            Stuff I load up on because the price is great include
            peanut butter (chunky salted)
            grated fresh parmesan/romano
            cheese enchiladas
            English breakfast teabags
            3-buck chuck (shiraz)