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ChrisinNJ
03-10-2011, 06:00 AM
I have only been to TJ's once in North Jersey. What do you love at TJ's?

rvchat
03-10-2011, 06:34 AM
I have only been to TJ's once in North Jersey. What do you love at TJ's?


I like TJ and their prices (although veggies, fruits not that fresh or tasty) BUT TRADER JOE NEEDS TO COME TO SOUTH FLORIDA

charming23
03-10-2011, 07:14 AM
I love Trader Joe's and go to ours a few towns over once every other month to stock up. I love their....

Frozen fruits and veggies
Frozen Orange Chicken
JoJos- which are like oreos but even better
Frozen brown and Jasmine rice
Frozen fettuchine alfredo
Frozen chicken tenders
Roasted garlic marinara
cheeses
Sweet apple chicken sausage

There are a ton more but I can't think of them right now. Though the great thing about Trader Joe's is if you do not like their product they will refund your money, no questions asked. We have done this twice. Once with some chicken stock that tasted funky and the other time with their garlic fries that were not good at all.

njsweetP
03-10-2011, 08:35 AM
I have only been to TJ's once in North Jersey. What do you love at TJ's?

Hey Christine! We must be from the same area - there's one opening near me as well:thumbsup2
I can't tell you how excited I am!!! The only other one I went
to was the one in North Jersey as well - on Rt. 17. We were on our way to a
college visit so we didn't have as much time as I would have liked to check the store out.
You can go to their website and look at the flyer - they have some really neat things I'm
dying to try - I cannot wait for tomorrow! I want to get there early!!!

java
03-10-2011, 08:47 AM
Hey where is it opening? We have been driving to one in Westfield. I am guessing it won't be near us or I would have heard about it but you never know.
Oh and what do we like?
Everything. I have never been disappointed. The wine is cheap and good.
The every trip buys used to be(have not been going lately $$ issues)

Frozen garlic cubes
Chicken fried rice
Pizza dough
Chocolate Chip granola bars
Wasabi Peas
The frozen roasted potatoes
Frozen Fire roasted peppers and onions

I didn't care for the Jo Jo's but they tasted like Hydrox cookies to me (remember those?)

njmom47
03-10-2011, 08:58 AM
The new one that's opening in Monmouth County is a bit far for me, but I have been to one in Connecticut. Quite a concept. But since I work for (probably) the biggest supermarket co in my area, all I will say is that I'm sure people around there will be happy! :laughing:

dgthree
03-10-2011, 09:06 AM
We have been driving to one in Westfield. <snip>Oh and what do we like?
Everything. I have never been disappointed. The wine is cheap and good.

If you're a fan of their wine, keep going to Westfield. I think that's the only store in NJ that has liquor - well, at least the only store in the northern part of the state.

To the op - some of my Trader Joe's staples include

vacuum packed steamed & peeled baby beets
TJ's brand 0% fat greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
organic low sugar preserves (strawberry & apricot are my faves)
Dry roasted sliced almonds (all their nuts are good, and reasonably priced)
Polenta tubes (cheaper than anywhere else!)
frozen turkey bolognese sauce
stuffed peppers (in the refrig. case)
hummus
sesame sticks
instant chocolate or vanilla pudding mix
cranberry/macadamia/ginger trek mix

Reminds me, I need to go to TJ's soon. =)

ChrisinNJ
03-10-2011, 09:08 AM
Hey where is it opening? We have been driving to one in Westfield. I am guessing it won't be near us or I would have heard about it but you never know.
Oh and what do we like?
Everything. I have never been disappointed. The wine is cheap and good.
The every trip buys used to be(have not been going lately $$ issues)

Frozen garlic cubes
Chicken fried rice
Pizza dough
Chocolate Chip granola bars
Wasabi Peas
The frozen roasted potatoes
Frozen Fire roasted peppers and onions

I didn't care for the Jo Jo's but they tasted like Hydrox cookies to me (remember those?)


It is opening on Rt 35 North in Shrewsbury, NJ. They won't be selling wine though because there is already a Spirits store in the same shopping center.

I went to Westfield once. It is just a bit too far to be part of my regular shopping.

ChrisinNJ
03-10-2011, 09:10 AM
The new one that's opening in Monmouth County is a bit far for me, but I have been to one in Connecticut. Quite a concept. But since I work for (probably) the biggest supermarket co in my area, all I will say is that I'm sure people around there will be happy! :laughing:

So what company do you work for? Just curious....

ChrisinNJ
03-10-2011, 09:13 AM
Hey Christine! We must be from the same area - there's one opening near me as well:thumbsup2
I can't tell you how excited I am!!! The only other one I went
to was the one in North Jersey as well - on Rt. 17. We were on our way to a
college visit so we didn't have as much time as I would have liked to check the store out.
You can go to their website and look at the flyer - they have some really neat things I'm
dying to try - I cannot wait for tomorrow! I want to get there early!!!

I live in Lincroft. I probably won't get there tomorrow, maybe early next week. Unless DH wants to check it out with me over the weekend.

dex08
03-10-2011, 09:46 AM
Some of my favs:

Triple Fudge Brownie mix
Vanilla bean cake mix
pumpkin butter (usually around Halloween/Thanksgiving)
any of their hummus
frozen chicken tamales
pizza dough
nuts and trail mixes
Kettle Korn

the list could go on and on..

njsweetP
03-10-2011, 10:06 AM
I live in Lincroft. I probably won't get there tomorrow, maybe early next week. Unless DH wants to check it out with me over the weekend.

Small world - I grew up in Lincroft, lived there for 23 until I got married. My parents still live there. I'm in Tinton Falls. I'm hoping to get there bright and
early, but we will see. I'm going to check out their flyer and mark off things
I don't want to forget to check out.

ChrisinNJ
03-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Small world - I grew up in Lincroft, lived there for 23 until I got married. My parents still live there. I'm in Tinton Falls. I'm hoping to get there bright and
early, but we will see. I'm going to check out their flyer and mark off things
I don't want to forget to check out.

Wow! Small world is right. My DH & I moved here a little over 15 years ago.

I didn't get a flyer, did you get one in the mail, or find it online? I only found out it was opening because I went to Staples yesterday.

njsweetP
03-10-2011, 10:34 AM
Wow! Small world is right. My DH & I moved here a little over 15 years ago.

I didn't get a flyer, did you get one in the mail, or find it online? I only found out it was opening because I went to Staples yesterday.

You can sign up on their website to have the flyer delivered in your email or
mailbox, here's the link:

http://www.traderjoes.com/soapbox.asp

Click on the red box on the right "Read the Latest" and it will take you to
the latest copy you can read online.

ChrisinNJ
03-10-2011, 10:44 AM
You can sign up on their website to have the flyer delivered in your email or
mailbox, here's the link:

http://www.traderjoes.com/soapbox.asp

Click on the red box on the right "Read the Latest" and it will take you to
the latest copy you can read online.

Thanks, I signed up for emails yesterday, but didn't get anything yet.

sdmom
03-10-2011, 11:50 AM
You can sign up on their website to have the flyer delivered in your email or
mailbox, here's the link:

http://www.traderjoes.com/soapbox.asp

Click on the red box on the right "Read the Latest" and it will take you to
the latest copy you can read online.

You can also "unsubscribe" to the mailing - which I really appreciate since I'm trying to cut down on unwanted mail.

We are TJ's shoppers - I just don't need the mail.

Every trip purchases:
Frozen steel cut oatmeal
frozen organic blueberries
walnuts
(these three together are my breakfast at least 3 days a week)
milk
cheese (too many wonderful varieties to list)
veggies (they are good here in SoCal)
taco seasoning (be careful it is spicy!)
cooking oils
Wisc. mac/cheese
I'm not a big fan of the premade frozen items - but I don't tend to like them anywhere.

I believe there is a website "what to buy at TJ's" somewhere online.

have fun!
:hippie:

java
03-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Oh I forgot we love the corn bread mix and the seasonal pumpkin bread mix.

njmom47
03-10-2011, 02:11 PM
http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=B3&Dato=20110309&Kategori=MULTIMEDIA02&Lopenr=103090805&Ref=PH
Found this on APP.com for you Chris!

Ciao Mickey
03-10-2011, 06:33 PM
The Trader Joe's in Westfield and Princeton sell wine.

I shop at the TJ in Florham Park and go to Westfield when I need to buy wine. :)

The Florham Park TJ moved across the street and into a larger store not too long ago.

I asked why they only sold wine in 2 locations and they said that's all the state would allow.

Has anyone tried the chocolate cake mix?

I made cupcakes with the yellow cake mix and chocolate frosting. It was really tasty. Although the cake reminded me a little of cornbread. The texture of the cake was different too. It wasn't finely textured. But it was good for a box mix.

magchavez
03-10-2011, 08:57 PM
Tomatoless corn salsa. We don't have a TJ here in Colorado so my huband brings back my salsa everytime he has to travel to CA. Yummy!

marcemc
03-10-2011, 09:05 PM
Coconut water
Blueberry scones
Lowfat mocha yogurt
Guilt free brownie mix
Lavender soap
Mini chicken tacos
Doggie treats

TJ's have a great select of wines & cheese.

Yum!!!!

mariacj
03-11-2011, 01:39 AM
CHICKEN POTSTICKERS!!!! 2.99 here in Wa and with a nice portion of sticky white rice makes for a quick and easy dinner

I also love love all their pestos and dips.

Love all their deli meat.

Seasonal fruits and veggies.

smokeyblue
03-11-2011, 11:29 PM
I love TJ's. Sadly the closest one is over a 5 hour drive. When we get to one we stock up!

They have great gourmet cheese at a great price! I found one I really liked at Whole Foods and it was substantially cheaper at TJ's.

They have lots of great frozen items. The potstickers are good. My favorite is the chicken Chili Lime burgers. So good! I'll grill one up on my George foreman and bring it to work for lunch.

My other favorite is their Harvest Grains. It's a mix of Israeli couscous, red quinoa, mini chickpeas and others. It is such a great rice stand in. I actually prefer it over rice in most dishes. I buy many, many bags of this. Unfortunely I'm out right now.

There are just so many great specialty items. Just experiment and see what you like. Don't be afraid to try different things.

littlele
03-11-2011, 11:37 PM
Love their:

Dried fruit
Cheese selection
Refrigerated salad dressing-cilantro, peanut, etc
Tuna curry in a pouch
Nuts
Indian food in a pouch
Frozen tamales
French Roast coffee
Mango ice cream bars

CaFeeney
03-12-2011, 06:07 AM
We make weekly trips to TJ's in NH and love the following:

Frozen garlic naan bread
Birianyi frozen rice
all of the nuts and dried fruits are wonderful
chocolate chips (only $1.99) and they are great
flowers are very reasonably priced
hummus
pecan praline granola
crispy beef and broccoli
tuscan bread
chocolate
frozen chocolate croissants
frozen pie dough
sweet potato fries - so good!
Tarte Alsace (kind of a ham/onion flatbread)
Frozen appetizers
their version of cinnamon rolls in a tube are excellent (no HFCS)
mini hotdogs (nitrate free) make great pigs in a blanket
breaded eggplant
plus their cheeses are very varied and reasonably priced

The one thing I am usually not so impressed with is the quality of the produce, I find it expensive and not that fresh.

Enjoy!

Buckeye Princess
03-12-2011, 08:51 AM
We might be moving to Tampa soon....no Trader Joe's in Florida!!! I told DH we are going to go before we move and literally fill box after box of our favorites.

We love..
green curry sauce
general tsaos sauce
pesto- it is cheaper there then other stores
pork tenderloin with spinach/feta (in frozen section)
freeze dried fruits for our toddler (and us)

snoopybabe
03-12-2011, 09:17 AM
Wine :goodvibes
dried fruit
pizza dough
potstickers
chicken fried rice (frozen)
milk, eggs & oj (all cheaper then local supermarkets)
They also have individual frozen meals for $1.99 that are perfect to take to work for lunch.

Love Trader Joes:lovestruc

britfish
03-12-2011, 09:33 AM
I just went to TJ for the first time and so far these are my favs

Mandarin orange Chicken (frozen)
frozen burritos
taco seasoning
kids lemonade juice boxes
Wine
frzn veggie lasagna

Chelley00
03-12-2011, 10:26 AM
The TJ brand of natural peanut butter is the best :)

Tamar
03-12-2011, 11:16 AM
Mini chocolate batons
Tomato-less corn salsa
Mango Greek Yogurt
Peanut butter filled pretzels
Edamame hummus with whole wheat naan
Stilton with apricots

Love Trader Joes!

JoiseyMom
03-12-2011, 05:43 PM
I am glad the new one is opening, I think I am a tad closer to that one then to the one in Princeton, we are kinda right in the middle. Gotta see which one will be easier to get to.

Sinderelly
03-12-2011, 10:18 PM
I LOVE TJs. I just wish we were closer to one. Some of our favorite items include:
Mandarin orange chicken (frozen)
tortillas
whole grain baking mix
cornbread mix
maple pecan granola
organic vanana yogurt
frozen corn
frozen croissants
sharp cheddar cracker squares
Jo Joes
Candy cane Jo Joe ice cream
dark chocolate peanut butter cups
multi grain frozen breakfast cereal
coffee