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May 24, 2012 12:03 PM

A Trader Joe's Care Package

I've a dear friend who is a great cook in her own right and is an adventurous (though vegetarian) eater. She is located far, far away in a land where there are no Trader Joe's to be found. I'd like to send her a care package of shelf-stable favorites from TJ's and am curious as to what you'd include in the box.

So far, my shopping list includes:
* Triple Ginger Gingersnaps
* Speculoos
* Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries
* Peanut-butter Filled Pretzels

Please help me fill out this "must send" list with your recommendations.

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  1. Almondictive Bits!!

    1. Speculoos cookie butter!
      Chili Mango
      Turkey Jerky-Teriyaki

      2 Replies
        1. re: Boychucker

          I am sorry. I must not have been reading thoroughly when I posted my list.

      1. Perhaps a trek mix or two? There are so many good ones: Salty Sweet & Nutty; Tempting; Rainbow's End; Monkey Business . . .

        I also second Bax on the Almondictive Bits.

        1. Vaccuum fried pineapple and vacuum fried banana. Two bags each. Maybe four each.

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          1. re: gordeaux

            That pineapple is really good! But don't you mean dried and not fried? LOL

            1. re: Bob W

              Absolutely not.
              Vaccuum Fried with an F.

              1. re: gordeaux

                Yes, my apologies. I was at TJs today and saw they have two types of pineapple -- Vacuum fried chips and dried baby sweet pineapple. We have the latter and it is excellent.

          2. I like the Almondictive Bits too, but (this week) I prefer the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Also some big tub o'cookies (the chocolate chip with oatmeal ones work for me), and the peanut butter-filled pretzels.

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            1. re: sciencediet

              Oh, and the cinnamon almonds. I actually can't stop eating them so I don't buy them any more, but I'd happily buy them for someone else.