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Discontinued at Trader Joe's - January thru June 2012 [OLD]

The previous thread is long in the tooth.

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  1. Welp, I'll kick off by carrying over my grievance from the old thread: Oat n Wheat Bran Swirls. If I had known they were going to be discontinued I'd've bought five or six boxes :(

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    1. re: Rilke

      Maybe it is because those Swirls were HUGE! They were bigger than my spoon. I wasn't sure why they were considered cereal. I actually used to put nutbutter between them and eat them as a cookie-sandwich. But I agree, they were pretty hearty and filling for winter months.

      1. re: GraceW

        Great, now I want some more to eat as a nutbutter cookie sandwich :(

        1. re: GraceW

          We must have had different boxes; the ones I still have here are about the size of a nickel, maybe a bit larger. They would make a pretty small sandwich (tasty, though, I'm sure).

      2. May have been noted previously but new to me is the discontinuation of chili spiced pineapple in the dried fruit aisle.

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        1. re: ChandraNH

          Yes, I was particularly unhappy about the chili spiced pineapple!

        2. The Chicken, Barley, and Vegetable soup in the refrigerator/prepared foods section has now been discontinued according to my local TJ's manager. This was really good - so sad to see it go!

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          1. re: littleflower

            Nooooo! This was on my "to try" list for this Saturday's trip :(

            1. re: Rilke

              Well, at least you hadn't fallen in love with it.

            2. re: littleflower

              There was plenty on the shelf at mine still... maybe getting rid of a backlog. I thought that soup was great!

              Steve

              www.clubtraderjoes.com

              1. re: clubtraderjoes

                I was happy to see plenty at my TJ's today as well -- so I will in fact get to try it sometimes this week :)

                1. re: Rilke

                  Okay...now you all have me hoping that there was someone glitch in the computer system and in fact the Chicken, Barley, and Vegetable soup was just out of stock, not discontinued as my TJ's manager said. Crossing my fingers!!! :-)

            3. Another staple of mine that I haven't seen in over two months...the Original Flavor of their Non-Dairy Creamer in the refrigerator section. They still have the Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors, but I prefer to use a neutral flavored creamer in my coffee. This is a shame if in fact it has been discontinued, because it was the only liquid, neutral flavored, non-dairy creamer that I have found which doesn't contain HFCS or partially hydrogenated oils.

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              1. re: littleflower

                I only started buying TJ non-dairy creamer a few months ago, based on CH recommendations. At that time, the Burlington and Tyngsboro MA TJs that I frequent had only the vanilla and hazelnut. Today I was at the former, and all they had was hazelnut, with no shelf label for vanilla. I didn't want vanilla so I did not ask if it is gone for good.

                1. re: greygarious

                  Thanks for your input, greygarious...yeah, at one time here they had all three (original, vanilla, and hazelnut). The next time that we go to Trader Joe's I will have to ask if they are planning on carrying all three or are going to whittle down to just hazelnut. I truly am at a loss for what to use - milk/half and half/cream don't really agree with me, and I refuse to use the HFCS/Partially Hydrogenated Oils found in all of the other non-dairy creamers on the market.

                  1. re: littleflower

                    There are other HFCS/transfat free creamers out there -- Silk makes a soy-based creamer and So Delicious makes a coconut milk-based one. Both come in plain, vanilla, and hazelnut -- the TJ's product may well have been a rebrand of one of the two.

              2. There have been at least a couple of times when I was told that something was discontinued, only to find it at another TJ's, or at the same one a couple of weeks later. So when you ask, don't take one employee's word for it.

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                1. re: Steve Green

                  I always take what the "crew members" say about items coming and going. Many times they have been wrong, but mostly they are right. YMMV.

                  Steve

                  www.clubtraderjoes.com