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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Curse You Trader Joe's...

http://shadandlizzie.blogspot.com/20...rmint-joe.html

Last year, I got one freakin' box before they ran out. This year I just spent $34 to stock up and they're almost gone and it ain't even Thanksgiving. Curse you Trader Joe's and your vile

Dark Chocolate covered Peppermint Joe-Joe's

Forget tax reform, the fiscal cliff, Paula Broadwell (All In? Really?) and the Twinkie demise. Turn the machines back on and start cranking out some more of these Joe-Joe's...
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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The chocolate Advent calendars usually disappear quickly also.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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My wife aches (yes, aches) over the fact that our region does not have a Trader Joes. The nearest is at least a 4 hour drive south.

I, on the other hand, have never felt the attraction. Every time I walk into one—and we will this Thanksgiving holiday—I leave wondering what all the fuss is about.

Give me a Whole Foods any day.

OMG. Did you see that cheese counter?!

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Here's a good place for organic chocolates :

http://www.lilliebellefarms.com
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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My wife aches (yes, aches) over the fact that our region does not have a Trader Joes. The nearest is at least a 4 hour drive south.

I, on the other hand, have never felt the attraction. Every time I walk into one—and we will this Thanksgiving holiday—I leave wondering what all the fuss is about.

Give me a Whole Foods any day.

OMG. Did you see that cheese counter?!

The Cheese Counter in Whole Foods is a vision to behold. We have a Whole Foods right next to a Trader Joe's, with a Pete's Coffee sandwiched in between. I can lose whole mornings just getting a cup of coffee...
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I was wondering what I just ate. Wife left a ziplock bag full of those things and I just downed two of them. Pretty good.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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The Cheese Counter in Whole Foods is a vision to behold. We have a Whole Foods right next to a Trader Joe's, with a Pete's Coffee sandwiched in between. I can lose whole mornings just getting a cup of coffee...
Whole Foods is about 5 hours to the south.

Or 7 hours to the north.



Correction: ~4 hours south (accuracy counts). They must have added a new store.

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Whole Foods is about 5 hours to the south.

Or 7 hours to the north.

I have two Trader Joes and 2 Whole Foods within 5 miles. And stump town roasters just about everywhere here in Portland.
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I have two Trader Joes and 2 Whole Foods within 5 miles. And stump town roasters just about everywhere here in Portland.
The last two times I was in Whole Foods was in Portland—or just south of Portland.

I was doing a press check at Journal Graphics (2840 Northwest 35th Avenue) and needed an easy dinner.

I've found parking in Portland can be a little dicey.

Parking tickets make dining in restaurants extra expensive.
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Whole Foods is about 5 hours to the south.

Or 7 hours to the north.



Correction: ~4 hours south (accuracy counts). They must have added a new store.
I think I have two whole foods locations within 3 miles (somehow). They have excellent chicken, which is the primary reason I go there. It's only slightly more expensive than the other grocery stores, yet it's way better. They also have good locally grown produce, although I prefer the farmer's market when I can get over there early enough. Trader Joes is cool, but they're too much about pre-packaged items.
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Trader Joes is cool, but they're too much about pre-packaged items.
But when pressed for time, that prepackaging helps. And did I mention the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Joe-Joe's?
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But when pressed for time, that prepackaging helps. And did I mention the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Joe-Joe's?
Bleck I find that kind of stuff way too addictive, especially things which combine chocolate and mint. I don't buy those kinds of things as I would consume them too quickly. I used to live off Trader Joes stuff. Working long hours at the time didn't make me want to cook.
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The last two times I was in Whole Foods was in Portland—or just south of Portland.

I was doing a press check at Journal Graphics (2840 Northwest 35th Avenue) and needed an easy dinner.

I've found parking in Portland can be a little dicey.

Parking tickets make dining in restaurants extra expensive.
I didn't say Portland was a cheap place to live.

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I didn't say Portland was a cheap place to live.

So if you must factor in the parking tickets to the price of a meal out, how does a food critic take that into account when eating?

Those wanting a truly memorable dining experience can choose from powerful eclectic dishes ranging from fillet of antelope to spicy grilled duck legs to chili-rubbed buffalo rib eye. But the 4-star rating has dropped to three based on the dang parking ticket...
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So if you must factor in the parking tickets to the price of a meal out, how does a food critic take that into account when eating?

Those wanting a truly memorable dining experience can choose from powerful eclectic dishes ranging from fillet of antelope to spicy grilled duck legs to chili-rubbed buffalo rib eye. But the 4-star rating has dropped to three based on the dang parking ticket...
Sorry you got a parking ticket.

That's nobody's fault but your own.
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Sorry you got a parking ticket.

That's nobody's fault but your own.
Actually, CitizenZen got the ticket, not me... I'm just saying...
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My trader Joe's (there's another 2 within driving distance) usually has those stocked until well past the holidays. PM if you need them that badly - I'll grab what I can.
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Wow, these things must be the food to die for, if they are that good!

We don't have a store here so I will never find out! LOL

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So, like... Why's this in PRSI?
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So, like... Why's this in PRSI?
Social issue.

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I have two Trader Joes and 2 Whole Foods within 5 miles. And stump town roasters just about everywhere here in Portland.
Portland has Trader Joes and Whole Foods? Hmm, I will have to look next time I get down there. I only ever noticed New Seasons, not sure the point of going to some lower quality national chain.
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Social issue.

And here I thought it was Politics: Trader Joe's vs. Whole Foods.

Or does that fall under Religion?
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Or does that fall under Religion?
Considering how some people feel about these chocolates ...
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Portland has Trader Joes and Whole Foods? Hmm, I will have to look next time I get down there. I only ever noticed New Seasons, not sure the point of going to some lower quality national chain.
Five Whole foods

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Trader Joes has 7 stores
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Oh, dig. I get it now.

In that case, I'm all about Trader Joe's. People who shop at Whole Foods are a bunch of un-American subhumans who should be deported.
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