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Trader Joe's Customers' favorites list

greygarious Dec 22, 2009 11:14 AM

They recently asked e-letter subscribers to pick their favorite items. The frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken came in first. The runner-ups, in no particular order:
2. Frozen Brown Rice
3. Wine/Charles Shaw Wines
4. Greek Yogurt
5. Chocolate Covered Almonds
6. Olive Oil
7. Flowers
8. Triple Ginger Snap Cookies
9. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
10. Cornbread Mix
11. Kettle Corn
12. Cheese
13. Pumpkin Butter
14. Candy Cane Joe Joes
15. Frozen Roasted Corn
16. Goat Cheese
17. Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
18. Arrabiata Sauce
19. Canned Corn
20. Frozen Artichoke Hearts
21. Frozen Mac n’ Cheese
22. Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
23. Joe Joe's
24. Maple Leaf Cookies
25. Pumpkin Pancake Mix
26. Hand Soap
27. Sweet Potato Fries
28. Turkey Meatballs
29. Canned Salmon
30. Fat Free Feta
31. Wintry Blend Coffee
32. Wasabi Mayo
33. Frozen Green Beans
Hard for me to believe that the Tarte d'Alsace didn't make the list!

  1. meatn3 Feb 28, 2010 06:42 AM

    I recently tried the pear puree, packaged in individual servings like the applesauce. OMG - this stuff is so delicious!

    1. invinotheresverde Jan 19, 2010 10:18 AM

      I love the dried noodle soups, especially the spring onion one. They're convenient and not terribly bad for you.

      Also, the sun-dried tomatoes are good and sooo cheap.

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      1. re: invinotheresverde
        oliviasaru Feb 26, 2010 06:08 AM

        Frozen Chimichurri Rice! I had some yesterday, and I may just have some more today. You do have to like cilantro, though.

      2. menton1 Jan 19, 2010 10:15 AM

        White Balsamic Vinegar. AWESOME is the only word to describe this product. And, at $2.25, is an absolutely INCREDIBLE bargain!!!

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          justalex Jan 18, 2010 08:03 PM

          The Tarte d'Alsace would be number one on my list. Two and three would be the Wasabi Sesame Drizzling Sauce and the Pork Gyoza. Most of the things on their list are not items I would regularly purchase.

          Just thought of one more I love, the 1000 Layer Crackers.

          1. mcf Jan 17, 2010 12:02 PM

            For me, it's the excellent quality and inexpensive wild Alaskan fish, and the sweet and spicy pecans, which I can't buy often because they're one thing I have trouble not eating too much of.

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              givemecarbs Jan 13, 2010 12:33 AM

              The maple leaf cookies are solid. And they keep awhile.

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                Emm Jan 16, 2010 03:31 PM

                I wonder if those are the same ones Aldi sells. If so, tasty.

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                  ElissaInPlaya Feb 25, 2010 03:09 PM

                  omg, they are AMAZING. How can packaged cookies taste this good?

                2. southernitalian Jan 5, 2010 07:36 AM

                  Those peanut butter filled pretzels are amazing! I also love their frozen green beans and wonder why all frozen green can't look/taste like that. The cheese/goat cheese/fat free feta is kind of confusing. And by the way, fat free feta? Is it really good?

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                    mollyomormon Jan 15, 2010 02:37 PM

                    I'm not usually a fan of fat free or low fat cheeses but I actually really like that fat free feta.

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                    gnosh Dec 30, 2009 04:14 PM

                    Do you really believe this list? I think it's just advertising. What they want you to think about and buy.

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                      toncasmo Jan 5, 2010 07:33 AM

                      some of these are the items that i like the best so i believe it

                    2. Cookiefiend Dec 24, 2009 10:34 AM

                      The tuna's not on there... it's the best canned tuna I found.
                      And the marvelous rye toasts are missing. I love those things!

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                        armagnac Feb 14, 2010 05:05 AM

                        The canned albacore with water has very little flavor (to my taste), but the albacore in olive oil is delicious.

                        Also tried their canned red salmon, after picking out the bones it made a fine salmon salad. Now on to the canned Wild Alaska Pink Salmon, said to be without bones or skin.

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                        toncasmo Dec 23, 2009 07:49 AM

                        i agree on almost all of these but regarding the hand soap- is that just TJ brand?
                        some i haven't tried so will have to add to my list!

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                        1. re: toncasmo
                          Dommy Feb 25, 2010 09:30 AM

                          We LOVE TJs handsoap... it's a nice package too! :)

                          --Dommy!

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