Nay the jicama thins. I don’t know if this is a new product or not. I thought they would be nice for stuffing leftovers in for a quick lunch but they where dripping in slime and tasted awful. The date on the package was fine but I have a feeling I got a bad package. Has anyone tried them?
Yea- those tiny chocolate covered icecream filled cones. They are probably pretty expensive for what they are but just the right size for a sweet treat.
I think there are many people who enjoy the premade foods like salads, dips and fresh and frozen mains. I do not often buy those kind of things but when I have I find them to be much better than what you get at supermarkets. I always have their frozen mac-n-cheese in my freezer for when I don’t want to cook. It is good enough that I rarely make it from scratch anymore.
Yay, fairly new item
Frozen blueberry/lemon cream biscuits. They come 6 in the pack and their is a packet of lemon cream in the package. They are already baked and just needs heating/defrosting. Could use a few more blueberries but that is nit-picking. They are really good biscuits
Well dang, I was in town getting my vaccine and stopped by the Trader Joe’s. Didn’t think to look for this. I love just about anything bluberry, so I would have definitely tried these. I did pick up the mini ice cream cones that every one is raving about. I can’t wait to try one or 4.
Hate when that happens. I haven’t bought the rice pudding but there have been a few things discontinued recently that I mourn…lemongrass chicken sticks, peanut butter roundels cookies. It isn’t always a demand problem, I think, especially now with supply chains disrupted.
the supplier issue occurred to me, as well. of course, if that’s the case, there’s a possibility that it will be back. though, in my experience, when tj’s brings a product back, the quality often doesn’t match that of the original.
I’ve thought about starting another TJ’s thread to crowdsource information on whether items are discontinued, seasonal, or occasional. Never quite had the energy to do it. But I think we’ve all had the experience of seeing a favorite disappear, and wondering why it’s gone and whether it’s coming back.
I mainly shop TJ’s for semi-gourmet ingredients that aren’t available at my primary store, Aldi, or are too expensive at my local grocery. My personal faves are roasted red peppers, triple creme brie, frozen shelled fava beans (haven’t seen those in a while), frozen breaded eggplant (same), baby bok choy, Greek Kalamata olive oil, plain arugula, peeled beets, toasted hazelnuts, shallots, fennel bulb, dried pappardelle pasta, orange muscat vinegar, a handful of white wines, and more. I also like how TJ’s makes ethnic foods, or it’s interpretations of them, more easily available - things like the new Chakri snack mix, wheat-corn blend tortillas, or frozen gyoza, pelmeni, and dumplings. And then there’s just the fun, plain yummy stuff - dark Russet kettle potato chips, spinach sour cream dip, dark chocolate, etc. It’s a good place to stock your freezer with convenience foods if you’re a busy parent, too.
Yesterday, and a month ago, the Greek eggplant in the purple can was MIA in Burlington, MA. But it’s just a supply issue and was due to arrive last night. Sadly, the 12-grain crackers, a staple of mine, are no longer carried.
Last week, anticipating possibly feeling lousy after the Moderna booster I would be getting, I bought several prepared entrees at TJ’s. YEA for frozen Fish Korma. The fish is firm and the sauce luscious. It’s a rather small portion but I added some vegetable fried rice.
YEA for the refrigerated Chicken Breast Medallions Coconut Red Curry. A generous amount of meat, enough for two servings. There’s no rice or vegetables, so I added both cauliflower and some vegetable fried rice. Had I realized in advance that the package was just chicken and the delicious curry sauce, I’d have picked up one of their shelf-stable vegetarian Indian entrees and combined the two.
MEH for the frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken Bowl. Reheated battered chicken is inevitably gummy, and since the skin was still on the chunks of thigh meat, they were rubbery as well. Memo to self: in future, avoid frozen meals with poultry pieces unless they are skinless white meat, which fares better for this purpose.
I’m always surprised that all the Indian entrees I’ve tried are good in an “authentic” way, but the Chinese ones are so heavily Americanized / overly sweet. (Not the dumplings, but things like the mandarin chicken or beef with broccoli and so on.)
YEA: Crispy Jalapeno Pieces (new item). Think crispy fried onions, only with jalapenos. Not super-spicy, but plenty of jalapeno flavor. They’d be good as a topping for salads or soups, but tbh I had to stop myself from just eating them by the fistful.