@digga……I used the mix to make Ube waffles, which were nice and crispy and, of course, purple! They’re a bit sweet and tasted mildly coconut-y to me. Bought the mix on impulse, and will likely buy again.
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We made them this morning and liked them. I agree they taste mostly of coconut.
Had my first stone fruit sighting a week ago–got a dozen Spring Flame peaches which are ripening up nicely. Very juicy and aromatic. Got mine at Los Gatos (San Jose). They also had apricots and watermelons.
The food shouldn’t be moldy and still on their shelves, and still be before the sell by date. I have a love/hate with TJs. They have a lot of great products, but the tortillas, the milk, the cucumbers, all have an absolutely pathetic shelf life. Then there are the items like the frozen croissants, which after sitting in your freezer for 2 months maybe just don’t rise anymore. And finally the items that you grow attached to, only for them to stop selling them for eternity. Those are all pain points for me that I wish they’d address.
Maybe better placed here
Maybe another good place for it. But also a direct response to a post and response about products being nay due to short shelf life.
I tried the Fish fingers and Chicken Nuggets (notice a theme…) for the first time and enjoyed both.
Has anyone seen either version of Scallion Pancakes in their regions lately? They’re mia by me, thinking they may have cycled them out for a while. The Kati Pockets have also disappeared.
The Japchae seems to have been a brief test appearance.
The Crispy Jalapeño Pieces continue to be a favorite.
I saw both of the scallion pancakes a week ago in WA state. Bought the one I hadn’t tried yet. Korean I think… Otoh, the dark chocolate lover’s bar was MIA for about 2 months before it also returned last week TG.
Nay…. Big time: Shepherd’s Pie. Picked this up for a quick dinner. I’m not a Shepherd’s Pie expert but this was very disappointing. Very little flavor and it was at least 60% mashed potatoes, if not more. As I understand it Shepherd’s Pie is essentially beef stew with a mashed potato topping. This was mashed potatoes and a search for beef stew somewhere underneath.
The British would call that a poor excuse for a cottage pie. (Cottage pie has beef, shepherd’s pie has lamb.).
Hmmm. So they even got that wrong! But someone needs to correct Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherd's_pie
I don’t think cottage pie is a familiar concept to Americans, who pretty universally refer to it as shepherd’s pie. I can’t answer as to whether many Brits actually use them interchangeably, but I do know our resident Mancunian Harters makes the distinction.
We have them in AVL
Harters! I miss him from chowhound
@wholetthedogsout He posts here, but obviously not about TJ’s…
Heh. Go figure. I have lit a few flares but no responses yet. People be busy. No tjs in England.
YAY to the Veggie & Flax corn chips and the Avocado Tzatziki dip. The former taste like the vegetables that are in them; the latter has a subtle bite from jalapenos.
TJ’s has a very liberal return policy. If you really don’t like something, they will give you a store credit (maybe even a refund). It make me more comfortable trying new things, and if you just tell them why you don’ t like it there’s no trouble at all.
It’s not something I make a habit of, but the three times I did return something they were very understanding.
Best thing in TJ’s in my house is the Cacio de Pepe ravioli.
The shrimp & lobster was a giant disappointment.
Zero flavor & it was as stuffed with something that we used to call mystery meat