Hello. My name's Nathan, and I love Trader Joe's. My wife Sonia does too. She's a great shopper, has excellent taste and knows good value when she comes across it. As many of you know, Trader Joe's is unsurpassed in the world of good-value grocery stores, so we spend a lot of our time and money there. Although the store fairly consistently delivers great taste with its own unique line of food products, there are definitely some big-hits, and unfortunately, there are some misses...

After doing a couple of internet searches for reviews of TJ's food items, Sonia discerned an apparent dearth of good, quality reviews for the store's offerings. So, at her suggestion, we decided to embark on a journey of systematically reviewing every Trader Joe's product, resulting in the blog you are about to read...

A couple of months into our Trader Joe's rating adventure, an old college friend, Russ, who unbeknownst to me had been following our TJ's blog, decided that I had been slacking in my blogging duties (which, of course, I was) so he decided to contribute his own original TJ's reviews to the blog, thus enhancing it, making it more complete and adding to it a flavor of his own. He and his wife Sandy are also avid TJ's fans and, as you will soon discover, he is an excellent writer and is nearly as clever, witty and humble as I am.

Seriously though, Russ: You go, boy!

So here it is: "What's Good at Trader Joe's?"

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Trader Joe's Chicken Recipe Jerky Sticks for Dogs


13 comments:

  1. Such a cute video!! My dog will do ANYTHING for the TJ dog biscuits. Seriously, it's a little bit scary.

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  2. Thanks, Hillary! We haven't gotten the actual biscuits yet...but Alfie and Sadie are hoping to try them soon.

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  3. our chi used to LOVE these! We stopped feeding them when he became ill. Unfortunately they were the cause of his tummy issues for several days. I think a bad batch of ingredients caused the problem but we are afraid to try them again : (

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    1. Oh no! That's sad. Our dogs seemed ok after they ate them, but maybe you're right: just a bad batch.

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    2. All three off my little dogs got very very sick after eating these treats! Vomiting & Diarrea all the next day. Today is the second day & two have started to eats again thanks god! I love TJ's but have bought this & dogs food from them & they have been sick both times. Sorry TJ's I give these a HUGE thumbs DOWN!

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    3. Yes they were all happy to eat them but not happy for the next 24 hours.

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  4. Your dogs are ADORABLE. Are they powderpuff cresteds? I'm not great at identifying small breeds. I'd love for my three to try these, but my American Bulldog mix has a really sensitive stomach, and as he's a service dog, that's a doubly bad thing. My other two would likely inhale these.

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    1. Thanks. We're pretty sure they're half chihuahua and half terrier (Cairn?). We adopted them, so nobody's really sure. That's awesome you have an American Bulldog that's a service animal!

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    2. Do not give these to your dog if he has stomach issues! They made all three of my dogs very sick. I would not want anyone to go through what I just did over the last 24 hours. I know for a fact these treats caused the issues they all had because, I feed my dog all natural everything. I cook all there meals & now will be making all there treats at home as well.. I own a Mini Winnie , A Toy Pom & A Chi.
      They all have been in great health until the night I thought I would try these treats!

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  5. We have a 5 lb Malti poo and have been giving her the chicken jerky strips from TJs. She has been so sick the past two days. Throwing up and pooping all over. Ill never buy from TJs again.

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  6. Maltipoos have sensitive systems. I give these to my maltipoo in small amounts and he loves them. This breed has trouble processing fat, and the rest of his diet is very low fat.

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  7. I think the treats may be too big for smaller breeds I would not give a dog that size a whole stick. I have three chihuahuas under ten pounds and i split one treat 3 ways and they get two pieces a day. I think more than that maybe causing the tummy problems with other dogs. My three have never had an issue with the TJ treats and we have been eating them for years.

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