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, February 26, 2016

Podcast Episode 19: Discontinued Products

In this episode we reveal our favorite Trader Joe’s products that have been Off Boarded (discontinued). We also share several products that What’s Good at Trader Joe’s readers miss.

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  1. Black cocoa almonds.
    Highbrow chocolate chip cookies.
    Peppermint extract.
    5 cheese frusta.

  2. I talked to someone from Trader Joe's and they said the chili, along with the split pea soup, was coming back "sometime" in 2016. Something with a change in supplier but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Their split pea soup was the best!

  3. RIP Beef & Barley soup in a box. You made me happy and full. You were the perfect counterpart to the Chicken Soup in the exact same size box. But the saddest was the loss of the Basura, the delicious dried beef. It was amazingly good with hummus.

  4. What happened to Single Serve Quiche Mexicaine?