I wonder if the Brandy Beans you say TJ’s discontinued are the same as these? German Brandy Beans | German Liqueur Filled Chocolate Gift Box (vermontcountrystore.com)
The TJ’s brandy beans were kidney bean shaped, not individually wrapped (they came in a box with each in its slot in a plastic tray), and I doubt very much that they contained that much brandy.
I am sure there is an epic foodie-tale there! Do share please!
There is an Aldi literally diagonally across from the TJ, but I have not yet visited it.
Must do that one day, but too late for Advent Calendars now.
The above thread recently came to mind. When I reread it, I was distressed at how many of my experiments I had totally forgotten. Memory jogged, I recall that my thick latke batter of a 1:1 ratio of shredded to finely grated russet potato, plus egg, the starch drained from the spuds, and a bit of Wondra flour plus S&P and onion powder made outstanding, crispy-edged latkes via the wafflemaker.
I’m sure they are similar. I found the identical box one trip to Montreal at, of all places, Dollarama.
I haven’t been either Rasam.
YAY for cranberry pistachio mini biscotti. I don’t know whether or not they are new, but the terrific new maple-walnut ones ran out in the fall. They were better than the cran/pist ones but the latter are good, too.
I hustled over to TJs this weekend and snagged two tins of Jingle Jangle, a Chocolate Passport, and various holiday truffles.
Anyone try the Vidal Icewine? Aldi also has one at the same price of $14.99 that people are talking about.
YAY to the dill pickle mustard, which tastes like a combination of mustard and relish.
Nah, just gastric distress the next morning
Oh alas, too bad! I can only stand the taste of these crispy chilli sesame in small amounts like a sprinkle atop something more substantial. I won’t buy another bag.
YEA for the dark chocolate bars with crushed peppermint.
The frozen tamales are out of stock, which seems counter-seasonal. They’ve got the refrigerated CedarLane ones (but I didn’t like CedarLane’s frozen sweet corn ones that replaced the previous version, so I’m not holding my breath).
My TJs (San Diego) just got the frozen tamales back last week after being out for over a month. Fingers crossed for ya!
Yes, thats the one. Maybe our mistake was not having it on thin ginger or lemon snap type cookies…
Was just there a few minutes ago & they had full size ones. I didnt buy bcuz we are old fashioned & dont want chocolate chips or chocolate cream filling in a panettone!
That’s good to hear.
I tried the CedarLane chicken ones from the refrigerated section, and vastly prefer the frozen ones.
(They switched the frozen sweet corn to CedarLane which were just a massive downgrade, but I haven’t seen them lately either, so I’m hoping they figured out customers preferred the other ones and bring them back. Hoping.)
The ones they normally have do not have chocolate, although last year they did have a special variety with chocolate. I got one of each and apparently both were good. This year back to just having the regular, non chocolate.
The red box is regular (full size and mini), the gift-wrapped ones are chocolate cream filled I believe.