I’ve followed this thread sporadically since inception. The posts seem to focus on one product or another without addressing the underlying question of whether to go into Trader Joes at all.
In that context I don’t see the attraction in suburbia. As a corner grocery within walking distance of many people it makes sense, just as the food intensive version of Rite-Aid, 7-11, or other convenience stores. As a toe-hold to break food deserts you bet. As a shopping destination when you have to drive, park, load, and drive I simply don’t get it.
Add a pandemic and a corporate refusal to support online ordering and curbside pickup I say “Trader Joe’s nay.”