Curse You Trader Joe's...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by spork183, Nov 17, 2012.

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    spork183

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    http://shadandlizzie.blogspot.com/2011/12/dark-chocolate-covered-peppermint-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... :eek:
     
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    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    The chocolate Advent calendars usually disappear quickly also.
     
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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?!

    :eek:
     
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    spork183

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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...
     
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    Mac'nCheese

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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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    citizenzen

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    citizenzen

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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.
     
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    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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    spork183

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    But when pressed for time, that prepackaging helps. And did I mention the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Joe-Joe's? :D
     
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    thekev

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

    :p
     
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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...
     
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    Sorry you got a parking ticket.

    That's nobody's fault but your own.
     
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    spork183

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    Actually, CitizenZen got the ticket, not me... :D 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! :eek:

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

    Hugh
     
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    dopey220

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    So, like... Why's this in PRSI?
     
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    citizenzen

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    Social issue.

    ;)
     
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    Sydde

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

    Or does that fall under Religion?
     
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    citizenzen

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    Considering how some people feel about these chocolates ...
     
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    dopey220

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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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