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(Marketwatch)   Trader Joe's frozen chicken meals recalled for contamination with Listeria. Then again, if you're sitting home eating frozen chicken meals, that's probably the least of your problems   (marketwatch.com) divider line 39
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2012-12-04 09:18:21 AM  
Isn't Listeria that female digestive yogurt?

/Lis-tee-ree-aaa!!
 
2012-12-04 09:26:50 AM  
Hey, Bob. I want to sell a bunch of flash-frozen, ultra-processed crap to the sort of hip suburbanites who have wet dreams about buying organic produce and farm-fresh eggs from the weekend market.

Gosh, Tom. I don't know. Don't seem to me like there's really a market there.

Hm. Well, how about if I throw in a bunch of crappy, big-batch, mass-produced wine that's labeled so it looks like it comes from small, local wineries all over the world?

Well...maybe.

OK. Well how about if I make the store look like some sort of international trading depot and put my employees in Hawaiian shirts?

Oh, now you're just being ridiculous. If you're just selling frozen crap and cheap wine, why would anybody buy into that sort of destination nonsense?

What if I add 20 percent to the price of everything in the store to make it seem like it's gourmet?

You're a genius, Tom.
 
2012-12-04 09:31:53 AM  
So what are you supposed to do? Eat your meals at home while standing?
 
2012-12-04 10:07:17 AM  
Trader Joe's Frozen Chicken Meals: for the discerning bachelor.
 
2012-12-04 10:13:27 AM  
I like their frozen turkey burger patties and premium pumpkin ice cream.
 
2012-12-04 10:27:41 AM  
only snobs go there.
 
2012-12-04 10:33:25 AM  

Donnchadha: Isn't Listeria that female digestive yogurt?

/Lis-tee-ree-aaa!!


You can cure Female Listeria with the proper application of a vibrating apparatus.
 
2012-12-04 11:05:34 AM  
Oblig:

joseph-meyer.com

How's all that overpriced organic grocery working for you, yuppie?
 
2012-12-04 11:06:17 AM  
I've actually eaten them in the past- blows Lean Cuisine out of the farking water.
 
2012-12-04 11:08:47 AM  
TJ's premade stuff is actually pretty good. Sodium's a bit high, but that's par for the course. Maybe subby would feel more at home with a Hungry Man dinner?
 
2012-12-04 11:13:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: What if I add 20 percent to the price of everything in the store to make it seem like it's gourmet?


I know you're Pocket Ninja and all, but my grocery bill at Trader Joe's is noticibly less than pretty much every other grocery in my area.
 
2012-12-04 11:20:18 AM  
As someone with a distinct lack of taste - TJ's $3.00 bottles of wine are (usually) pretty good. I've found a few that were crap, but you can afford to weed through junk at that price.

I like my local Hippie-Mart.
 
2012-12-04 11:26:33 AM  
Well at least it wasn't wisteria. That sh*t is invasive.
 
2012-12-04 11:31:12 AM  
Say what you will about TJ's, but there is one reason and one reason alone for which I am willing to wade into the snobby, free range-loving masses who flock there-- their green tea mochi ice cream. That stuff could hospitalize me twice and I'd still enjoy them with gusto
 
2012-12-04 11:47:46 AM  

Donnchadha: Isn't Listeria that female digestive yogurt?

/Lis-tee-ree-aaa!!


No no no, that's hysteria.
 
2012-12-04 12:02:00 PM  

The Singing Bush: Pocket Ninja: What if I add 20 percent to the price of everything in the store to make it seem like it's gourmet?

I know you're Pocket Ninja and all, but my grocery bill at Trader Joe's is noticibly less than pretty much every other grocery in my area.


Pretty much this. I get 1/3rd of my groceries from there now including organic milk and the other 2/3rds are purchased at the commissary. TJs has better quality produce, local meat and cheese products, and their in-house products are generally quite tasty compared to the mass marketed stuff you get at a regular grocery store. FYI, the pumpkin butter is the shiat.
 
2012-12-04 12:02:59 PM  

Guuberre: As someone with a distinct lack of taste - TJ's $3.00 bottles of wine are (usually) pretty good. I've found a few that were crap, but you can afford to weed through junk at that price.

I like my local Hippie-Mart.


Have you tried the Vino Verde from Portugal? It's 4$ and a delicious sparkling white. I use it to make terramotos with pineapple ice cream. Holy crap it lights you up and is amazing.
 
2012-12-04 12:45:14 PM  
My wife and I have been eating more organic foods. When it comes to the veggies and meats, yeah, I've noticed a difference in my health. Of course that is probably due to all the processing and chemicals.

For the TJ hipsters, what is the major benefit from shopping there as opposed to Central Market and Whole Foods, and buying their local produce and meats?

They are opening up a TJs near the Whole Foods I shop at (I drive 15 minutes from my house, even though there is a Walmart down the street from me, where I refuse to shop), I want a little insight on this place from people, without the "It's just better!" crap.
 
2012-12-04 12:52:15 PM  
TJ's is a HELL of a lot cheaper than Whole Foods, although the produce/meats are better at Publix/WF.

At least here in Atlanta.
 
2012-12-04 01:06:23 PM  

FinFangFark: My wife and I have been eating more organic foods. When it comes to the veggies and meats, yeah, I've noticed a difference in my health. Of course that is probably due to all the processing and chemicals.

For the TJ hipsters, what is the major benefit from shopping there as opposed to Central Market and Whole Foods, and buying their local produce and meats?

They are opening up a TJs near the Whole Foods I shop at (I drive 15 minutes from my house, even though there is a Walmart down the street from me, where I refuse to shop), I want a little insight on this place from people, without the "It's just better!" crap.


$$$
 
2012-12-04 01:29:03 PM  
In other news, I bought three tomatoes from Failway this weekend that were actually baseballs painted red. Damn that ethylene
 
2012-12-04 01:45:03 PM  
Trader Joe's frozen chicken meals recalled for contamination with Listeria.

So you eat a chicken dinner and your breath comes out fresher, what's the big deal?
 
2012-12-04 02:54:49 PM  

LeafyGreens: TJ's premade stuff is actually pretty good.


How about that frozen lasagna that looks great in the store, but has no cheese besides a thin layer directly under the plastic wrap? Don't get fooled again.

Disclosure: the Trader's whole-bean coffees are my favorite. Won't buy from anywhere else.
 
2012-12-04 03:44:38 PM  
I once ate nothing but frozen Banquet dinners for a year.

Six feet tall, I weighed 125 pounds when it was all over.

Surprised I didn't die.
 
2012-12-04 04:18:48 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: How's all that overpriced organic grocery working for you, yuppie?


TJ's is cheaper than any other store, at least in my area, and the merchandise is substantially higher quality. If they actually had a full selection or predictable inventory (you never know what items they'll have or not from week to week), I'd never shop anywhere else.
 
2012-12-04 04:48:17 PM  
Just went to the local TJs the other day... not too worried about getting a bad item since 98% of the stuff I buy there is shelf-stable. And as this TJs is tiny, it's the fastest shopping trip I can make.

/used to buy cheese there, but it normally went moldy almost overnight, so that had to end.
 
2012-12-04 04:49:21 PM  
hint: Wine is shelf-stable. But not the crappy $3 UpChuck. Avoid.
 
2012-12-04 04:56:51 PM  

oren0: the_vegetarian_cannibal: How's all that overpriced organic grocery working for you, yuppie?

TJ's is cheaper than any other store, at least in my area, and the merchandise is substantially higher quality. If they actually had a full selection or predictable inventory (you never know what items they'll have or not from week to week), I'd never shop anywhere else.


Try and find a cheaper source for Jasmine/Basmati rice that doesn't come in a 25lb bag.
 
2012-12-04 05:17:14 PM  
My Whitey McWhiterson friends love TJs. They insist it's all eco friendly and high quality. I went there, got some stuff and the "quality" was crap. The shampoo and conditioner were the consistency of watery milk and milky water and the wine was undrinkable. Apples were packed in plastic clamshells. There was NOTHING eco-friendly about the place. It was cheap. Period. They insisted on defending the place, telling me to STFU because I was a stupid poopy head. When it came out that their frozen broccoli was from China and had no oversight, they were horrified for all of five minutes and then went back to crooning their own praises for being so green and eco-friendly at TJ.

If I want cheap stuff, I got to the Mexican grocery or Grocery Outlet. GO has an amazing stock of wine - all sorts of oddball overstocks. They also have brand name stuff. I tell my Whitey McWhiterson friends about it and they purse their lips and insist two buck chuck is the bomb and GO is not "organic". I concluded, and I am sure rightly so, that the only reason they shop at TJs is that it's cheap like Grocery Outlet, but does not have the wrong kind of brown people shopping there.
 
2012-12-04 05:37:58 PM  
Hey, subby? Fudge you.
 
2012-12-04 07:23:50 PM  
Oh, I get hysterical, listeria
Oh can you smell it, do you ingest it?
It's such a magical bacteria
When you get that feelin', better start heavin'
 
2012-12-05 12:36:01 AM  

CognaciousThunk: Just went to the local TJs the other day... not too worried about getting a bad item since 98% of the stuff I buy there is shelf-stable. And as this TJs is tiny, it's the fastest shopping trip I can make.

/used to buy cheese there, but it normally went moldy almost overnight, so that had to end.


I've noticed that too about TJ cheese. When I buy it I have to freeze it immediately and only thaw it when it's about to be used. I've wondered why theirs has such a short shelf life.
 
2012-12-05 12:39:03 AM  

Contents Under Pressure: If I want cheap stuff, I got to the Mexican grocery or Grocery Outlet. GO has an amazing stock of wine - all sorts of oddball overstocks. They also have brand name stuff. I tell my Whitey McWhiterson friends about it and they purse their lips and insist two buck chuck is the bomb and GO is not "organic". I concluded, and I am sure rightly so, that the only reason they shop at TJs is that it's cheap like Grocery Outlet, but does not have the wrong kind of brown people shopping there.


And calling people Whitey McWhiterson makes you Mr. Tolerance?
 
2012-12-05 05:54:48 AM  

Contents Under Pressure: My Whitey McWhiterson friends love TJs.


You sound... not white.

Agreed about TJ though. I haven't found anything that compelling there.
 
2012-12-05 06:15:11 AM  

Donnchadha: Isn't Listeria that female digestive yogurt?

/Lis-tee-ree-aaa!!


silly beans! Listeria is that mouthwash that tasted like battery acid back in the 60s1
 
2012-12-05 06:35:05 AM  

jjorsett: Contents Under Pressure: If I want cheap stuff, I got to the Mexican grocery or Grocery Outlet. GO has an amazing stock of wine - all sorts of oddball overstocks. They also have brand name stuff. I tell my Whitey McWhiterson friends about it and they purse their lips and insist two buck chuck is the bomb and GO is not "organic". I concluded, and I am sure rightly so, that the only reason they shop at TJs is that it's cheap like Grocery Outlet, but does not have the wrong kind of brown people shopping there.

And calling people Whitey McWhiterson makes you Mr. Tolerance?


LoL, most of the people that shop at my local TJs are not white. But that's in Springfield VA, which probably has a lot to do with it.

And I've never seen them sell apples in a plastic clamshell. Mostly in paper sacks or straight out of bins.
 
2012-12-05 12:54:52 PM  

jjorsett: CognaciousThunk: Just went to the local TJs the other day... not too worried about getting a bad item since 98% of the stuff I buy there is shelf-stable. And as this TJs is tiny, it's the fastest shopping trip I can make.

/used to buy cheese there, but it normally went moldy almost overnight, so that had to end.

I've noticed that too about TJ cheese. When I buy it I have to freeze it immediately and only thaw it when it's about to be used. I've wondered why theirs has such a short shelf life.


I had that happen with some of my cheese but not all of it. Typically it lasts until the expiration date in my fridge but I have had some not quite make it. Shredded cheeses seem to fare better. They will let you return pretty much anything for a refund though I know that it can be a pain to drive back to TJ's every time something goes bad
 
2012-12-05 08:31:05 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Oblig:

[joseph-meyer.com image 550x781]

How's all that overpriced organic grocery working for you, yuppie?



Works fine for me. How's the slave trade over at Wal-Mart, idiot?
 
2012-12-06 03:01:01 PM  
I'm actually luminously white, but I am not "white" as in "Whitey McWhiterson".

To quote Roddy Doyle, "The Irish are the blacks of Europe."

jjorsett: Contents Under Pressure: If I want cheap stuff, I got to the Mexican grocery or Grocery Outlet. GO has an amazing stock of wine - all sorts of oddball overstocks. They also have brand name stuff. I tell my Whitey McWhiterson friends about it and they purse their lips and insist two buck chuck is the bomb and GO is not "organic". I concluded, and I am sure rightly so, that the only reason they shop at TJs is that it's cheap like Grocery Outlet, but does not have the wrong kind of brown people shopping there.

And calling people Whitey McWhiterson makes you Mr. Tolerance?


I'm luminously Caucasian, but am not a Whitey McWhiterson.

Nice try at the pearl clutching, tho'. Very impressive.
 
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