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NHeating Aug 2, 2012 11:02 AM

Hello All,

Driving from the Manchester area to visit Trader Joe's for the first time on Saturday. I would love some recommendations about favorite products, unique finds, etc. I'm really into knowing more about the healthy options in the store, but would love to hear about pretty much any of the really interesting products that make Trader Joe's worth the trip down. Thanks!

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    sciencediet Aug 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    Congratulations! It really was a big thrill when TJ's opened here in Portland.

    You need to go over to the Chains board, where there's a quarterly thread about what's good and what's not, as well as several other threads about individual items and issues.

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      solargarlic Aug 2, 2012 04:15 PM

      I don't think there's much to this store that's unique, so definitely check out that thread in the Chains section. I will recommend sticking to a fairly small budget and spend more time scoping out the store for your first time. There's so many fun new things there, it's easy to throw them all in your cart! Have fun :).

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        southie_chick Aug 2, 2012 07:25 PM

        The pita crackers are great, but my favorite product there is the wasabi mayo. I use it as a dipping sauce (instead of cocktail sauce) for the Costco cilantro lime shrimp (it's in the refridgerated section, next to the salads). It's got a great kick, & it's good on sandwiches too.

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          Dave B Aug 3, 2012 09:28 AM

          I was thrilled to see them move over the border to Nashua and find the wider aisles, and the addition of beer and wine. I purchased several different bottles of their ultra-cheap wines to test drive (Their Charles Shaw house brand, and a couple of others), and while they aren't great wines, they are a damn good value when one is in the mood to lower their standards for some cheap swillin'!

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            southie_chick Aug 4, 2012 09:00 AM

            My hubby likes the Charles Shaw shiraz (he says the cab isn't bad but needed more time to develop).

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