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, January 15, 2016

Episode 16: New Dec 2015 - Jan 2016 Products

Listen to us chat about some brand new stuff coming out on Trader Joe's shelves!


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  1. I really enjoyed your podcast. All cast members have pleasant demeanors and I love everyone's candid opinions.
    I can only hope that on podcast soon, all of you Try the Cold Smoked Salmon with creamy filling live. Buck up and Step up to the task.
    I agree with what was said that the name is extremely off putting but would love to hear your candid opinions of the product.
    I look forward to listening to more of the podcast.
    I am new to an City that is building a TJ"s right now. I am looking forward to trying some of the products that was talked about on the podcast.

    1. I love the idea of trying something live during the podcast recording...hmmm...

      Enjoy that new TJ's!

  2. Great podcast! I consult your website before I go shopping every time ;)