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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2014! My winter vacation has just begun, but the rest of the world is probably settling back into a more normal routine with perhaps some lighter and more refreshing eats. I can't wait to browse the aisles and find old and new products to jump start the new year.

What items have you tried recently, would you rate these items with a Yay/Meh or Nay?

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  1. Last night's red was the Epicuro Nero d'Avola 2012, from TJ. Much complimented. Good value.

     
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    1. re: pugsam

      Love that and the Aglianico as well.

    2. Cheese blintz this morning with sour cream and fresh blueberries...Yay!

      1. Happy new year, friends! Here's to a happy and healthy 2014!

        Yay! January spotlight cheese-- Herbert excentrique farmstead Gouda! Picked up a wedge yesterday to share with friends and it was a huge hit. Young, mild, creamy Gouda with a hint of sweetness and nuttiness. At $8.99/lb, this will definitely be a repeat purchase for me!

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        1. re: ohmyyum

          dang! i missed it when i went in on monday! i was just happy to find the foxlight red which was the spotlight cheese around october, but they brought back and i LLLOOOOOVVVEEE it! now i'm going to search for that gouda!

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Yes, the Red Fox is back, at least here in Vegas. In fact, it never left, and the manager told me he thinks it's now a permanent item. Of course, "permanent item" is a relative term when we're talking about TJ's.

        2. Nay - sweet potato tots. Even baked at a higher temp, they never quite get crispy and moosh when you bite into them. I'll stick w/ the regular fries.

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          1. re: dailywaffle

            Yes, I agree. They sound good but they stay soggy.

          2. Tried the cowboy bark- dark chocolate with joe joes, pretzels, toffee, and peanuts. Meh. Too sweet, but not sweet enough at the same time.

            Cinnamon raisin loaf- stale. Nay.

            Sweet potato latkes- mushy and undercooked. Weird flavor. Nay