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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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Podcast: Favorite Trader Joe’s Ice Creams

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  1. The bacon cheddar ranch dip is great on carrots. But if you really want to knock your socks off, go for the caramelized onion dip (usually they are stocked together) and try it with the Ode to the Classic Potato chip. YUM! Reminds me of having ruffles and lipton onion soup mix dip, but way way better. Also, you really need to try more cheese. Try the english cheddar with caramelized onions, or any of the double/triple cream bries. The thousand day aged gouda is great with the rosemary ham on the brioche bun toasted with some honey. I tend to think hard cheeses are better melted, or served with other foods. (like parmesan in a salad). The honey goat cheese is amazing with cucumber slices on the some enchanted cracker. I gotta stop. I just love Tj's cheese so much.

    1. Awesome info, Sundancer. Thank you for all of your great comments today. Hope you'll stop by our blog often :)

  2. I haven't tired them yet but for the pot pie ravioli try butter with some rosemary and thyme. Then grate some parmigiana on top.