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Nov 5, 2012 07:49 AM

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - November 2012

We have decided to go to a monthly thread through the end of the year for Trader Joe's. This thread is for November 2012. This is prime cooking season for the holidays starting with Thanksgiving and Trader Joe's has a ton of Thanksgiving offerings. Let the discussion begin!


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  1. Yea for the extra-firm tofu (I forget the exact name on the label). It's perfect for stir-frying; it is both more substantial in texture and has a more pronounced tofu taste than your average supermarket tofu.

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    1. re: aching

      Is this the one that comes in the two pack? If so, this is a staple in our home. When we can't get to the Tofu factory, we pick this up.



      1. re: Dommy

        No, it was just a one-pack. I didn't see a two-pack - I'll have to look for that the next time I'm there!

        1. re: aching

          Yes, the two pack is an organic sprouted tofu. Great flavor and texture. I love to marinade it and then grill/stirfry it. Or To crumble it and stir it up with onions, chopped tomato and dry seasonings (Like Taco Seasoning or Curry seasoning depending on mood).


      2. re: aching

        The organic super firm high protein tofu? Comes in a plastic wrap with a minimal amount of water instead of a tub?
        They also got a new aseptic box of silken tofu in that looks like mori nu brand.

          1. re: ohmyyum

            Interesting... I don't think I've seen that one and will have to give it a try! :)


          2. re: aching

            Love the super-firm tofu - all the tofus, actually. Too bad the prices have gone up! Super-firm is 2.50 up from 1.99, and the others have gone up about .50 also.

          3. Yay on the Chocolate Peppermint Loaf. I was skeptical, but the peppermint flavor was not too overwhelming.

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            1. re: Savour

              Loaf as in bread? Or something else?

                1. re: clubtraderjoes

                  Yep. It's a mix. Add oil, eggs and water, I think.

            2. YAY--Fresh cranberries--I compared these to a bag of another popular brand, and Trader Joe's were twice as big as a cranberry of the popular brand. I found the flavor to be better too--somehow it tastes a bit like an orange (although I know that makes little sense).

              MEH--21 Spice Seasoning Salute... makes everything taste like fish to me.

              NAY--Fried Onions--Usually I like those unhealthy fried crunchies for Thanksgiving, but I thought these were extremely greasy and they don't have a shape like the other brands.. they are just messy, oily specks.

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              1. re: GraceW

                Oh, I love those fried onions. They are recognizably fried onions to me, rather than funyuns.

              2. Yea on the new Gluten Free 3 cheese pizza. Nice cracker crisp crust and plenty of cheese and tomatoes and a good sauce!


                1. Yay- pull apart dinner rolls in the fresh bread section. these are surely seasonal
                  spiced apple cider, they were sampling this. tastes like autumn in a mug
                  tintern cheese with shallots and chives, great snacking cheese

                  Nay- strawberry coconut based "ice cream" tastes like yoplait, too much guar gum makes it taste chewy