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May 10, 2010 11:25 PM

Ham on sale at Trader Joe's

At Trader Joe's today we found spiral sliced ham on sale at $1/lb! The salesclerk told us that they had a huge overstock, and since the pull date is coming up in May or June, they're trying to move them out.

I don't know if the sale is available at all Trader Joe's in the Bay Area, but it's worth checking out!

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    1. re: bigwheel042

      I was at the San Jose store on Coleman. I got the impression from the clerk that it was a warehouse overstocking, so it seems plausible that all TJ stores in the Bay Area will have it.

      1. re: Karen_Schaffer

        San Francisco on Masonic has them also. Bought a 8-ponder to try this week.

    2. TJ's at El Cerrito had that same sale about 2 months ago. I got a small, 4 pounder, and ate ham sandwiches for days until I could eat no more. Good they were but I needed more than 1 eater.

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      1. re: wolfe

        I believe it's all stores. Alameda has them, but only until we move the excess.

        1. re: BigWoodenSpoon

          Thanks, BWS! I ran into the Alameda TJ's after work and picked up a couple. I would have missed them if I hadn't been looking for them: they're in a stand alone chest cooler at the end of the row of meat and produce coolers closest to the entrance.

        2. Rockridge has them,in two different colored foil wraps.

          I think they were the same product...but one was bigger than the other.

          1. Are these additive-free or "organic"? I'm assuming not.

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            1. re: MargotB

              Doesn't all ham have additives? Without them, wouldn't it just be pork?

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                I meant additives such as MSG, nitrites, nitrates, and sulfites.

                1. re: MargotB

                  One of the sites I saw had a picture and at least that one was labelled uncured, maple syrup glazed.

              2. re: MargotB

                FULLY COOKED FLAME GLAZED: Spiral Sliced, Uncured, Nirtrate free
                GLAZED with: Sugar, Honey, Spices.

                Ingredients: Ham, Water, Honey, sea salt, sodium lactate, evap cane juice, spices, natural flavoring, sodium diacetate.

                This is what El Cerrito foil wrap and all the ones I saw expired in June. there may be other sizes but these are all 1/2 either shank or butt.

                1. re: cakebaker

                  i picked up one of these in Walnut Creek last week but there were only 3. May have been more in back I'd call before to check on stock.

                  1. re: cakebaker

                    Nitrate free I understand, but "uncured ham"? That's a perfect example of an oxymoron. Better than "jumbo shrimp", at any rate. And are sodium lactate and sodium diacetate better for you than sodium nitrate?

                2. At the Emeryville store this morning they rounded down my 4.87 pound ham to 4 even. So -- $4.00 instead of nearly $20. There were quite a few left.