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(Food and Wine)   A list of what to avoid at Traders Joe's this fall   (foodandwine.com) divider line
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2021-09-12 10:16:54 AM  
Heartburn fuel, more heartburn fuel, weapons grade heartburn fuel, invest in antacids stock heartburn fuel.

I'll be there on Monday to pick up my pumpkin spice everything and some Pepcid.
 
2021-09-12 10:26:13 AM  
All the pumpkin spice stuff?

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Yeah, that headline sounded forced in indie weeklies in 2003.
 
2021-09-12 12:06:36 PM  

slobberbone: All the pumpkin spice stuff?

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Yeah, that headline sounded forced in indie weeklies in 2003.


I wonder if TFA's writer has any wisdom to share with us regarding the difficulty in ordering coffee at Starbucks.
 
2021-09-12 12:34:39 PM  
Pumpkin spice is NOT pumpkin flavored.

Pumpkin spice IS (are) the spices normally associated with pumpkin pie: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger
 
2021-09-12 3:27:49 PM  
1. The parking lot
 
2021-09-12 3:32:54 PM  
Just grabbed some stuff yesterday.

The pumpkin samosas are really good
The cider donuts are stale, but not too bad
They didn't have any frozen oatmeal..bummer
I highly recommend their mini croissants.
 
2021-09-12 3:36:36 PM  

weddingsinger: Pumpkin spice is NOT pumpkin flavored.

Pumpkin spice IS (are) the spices normally associated with pumpkin pie: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger


I make my jam cake with allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I put ginger in dim sum and cookies. Screw those damn nasty cloves.

In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.
 
2021-09-12 3:44:25 PM  

yakmans_dad: In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.


Same here, but it was the 70s. Mom must have had an old cookbook.
 
2021-09-12 3:48:01 PM  

yakmans_dad: weddingsinger: Pumpkin spice is NOT pumpkin flavored.

Pumpkin spice IS (are) the spices normally associated with pumpkin pie: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger

I make my jam cake with allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I put ginger in dim sum and cookies. Screw those damn nasty cloves.

In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.


I think the only time I use cloves is gingerbread houses. I can't imagine with ham. Eww.
 
2021-09-12 3:49:21 PM  
avoid ranting Karens with no masks
 
2021-09-12 3:50:17 PM  
If I wanted this I'd pretend that FallFlavor was some bullschitt pumpkin assholery*400c a glug is ok.

I don't.
 
2021-09-12 3:55:23 PM  

SteadyDietOfCheese: yakmans_dad: In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.

Same here, but it was the 70s. Mom must have had an old cookbook.


My mother never did anything to ham except a brown sugar glaze and pumpkin spices* were for pumpkin pie.  I don't think she ever owned a jar of cloves.

*Full disclosure - we have a bottle of Torani pumpkin spice syrup.
 
2021-09-12 4:14:56 PM  
pumpkin alfredo sauce? Uggggggggh
 
2021-09-12 4:25:01 PM  
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/Just kill me.
 
2021-09-12 4:51:01 PM  
Is it people?

*clicks link*

Oh, so at least two things.
 
2021-09-12 4:58:54 PM  
Pumpkin is the devil's spice.

It's technically not even a spice.
 
2021-09-12 5:02:49 PM  

SteadyDietOfCheese: yakmans_dad: In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.

Same here, but it was the 70s. Mom must have had an old cookbook.


Better Homes and Gardens cookbook probably. Every mother had that.

The cloves were studded into the hams for decoration, to go along with the pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. I happen to like them, but I like cloves anyway. Some chai teas have cloves, and I love the spices in general.

Pumpkin curry sauce sound amazing, and I freaking love pumpkin ice cream. When I make a low-carb chili, I sometimes add pumpkin puree to add body and heartiness.
 
2021-09-12 5:47:27 PM  
Our school used to suspend cloves in jello. Straight up child abuse
 
2021-09-12 6:10:48 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: SteadyDietOfCheese: yakmans_dad: In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.

Same here, but it was the 70s. Mom must have had an old cookbook.

Better Homes and Gardens cookbook probably. Every mother had that.

The cloves were studded into the hams for decoration, to go along with the pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. I happen to like them, but I like cloves anyway. Some chai teas have cloves, and I love the spices in general.

Pumpkin curry sauce sound amazing, and I freaking love pumpkin ice cream. When I make a low-carb chili, I sometimes add pumpkin puree to add body and heartiness.


Yeah, was gonna say. I cook with cloves all the time: barbacoa, rendang, Szechuan chili oil, multiple Indian and Sri Lankan dishes...

Pork rendang and pork vindaloo both have cloves in them. Just...very sparingly.

Anything more than about 1 clove per lb of meat is too much.
 
2021-09-12 6:38:56 PM  
This is like complaining that most things come in mint flavor during Christmas. It's for a limited amount of time out of the year, and some of it is pretty delicious. Calm the fark down.
 
2021-09-12 7:08:42 PM  

yakmans_dad: In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.


My parents read some nonsense about pounding a shiatload of fennel seeds into pork chops, with the same result:  a few years of nobody eating it should have been a hint.  It took me years to dig pork as an adult after learning that it wasn't supposed to taste like a stabbing.

As for pumpkin, pumpkin is awesome.  Pumpkin in cake and pie, pumpkin in beer, pumpkin in sauce, pumpkin in anything.  In fact, that's true for squash in general.  Any adult who doesn't like to eat squash is a suspicious individual I would not trust to babysit my kid or work on my car.
 
2021-09-12 7:13:19 PM  

yakmans_dad: weddingsinger: Pumpkin spice is NOT pumpkin flavored.

Pumpkin spice IS (are) the spices normally associated with pumpkin pie: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger

I make my jam cake with allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I put ginger in dim sum and cookies. Screw those damn nasty cloves.

In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.


Cloves are great, but only in tiny quantities.
 
2021-09-12 7:16:04 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: SteadyDietOfCheese: yakmans_dad: In the 50s and early 60s, my mother made ham inedible by festooning it with cloves.  In her defense that was what the cookbooks and newspaper recipes recommended, but 20 uneaten hams a year should have told her it wasn't working.

Same here, but it was the 70s. Mom must have had an old cookbook.

Better Homes and Gardens cookbook probably. Every mother had that.

The cloves were studded into the hams for decoration, to go along with the pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. I happen to like them, but I like cloves anyway. Some chai teas have cloves, and I love the spices in general.

Pumpkin curry sauce sound amazing, and I freaking love pumpkin ice cream. When I make a low-carb chili, I sometimes add pumpkin puree to add body and heartiness.


When I make pumpkin pie I use the same spices as for a coconut no curry less the coconut and hot peppers. There have never been leftovers.
 
2021-09-12 8:27:17 PM  

anuran: Cloves are great, but only in tiny quantities.


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2021-09-12 9:38:51 PM  
I have no intention of avoiding pumpkin ice cream, Subby.
 
2021-09-12 10:39:42 PM  

weddingsinger: I think the only time I use cloves is gingerbread houses. I can't imagine with ham. Eww.


Well how else does one pin pineapple rings to the sides of the ham?
 
7 days ago  
Those Somosas sound freaking incredible. I think I'd top them with a tangy goat cheese, caramelized onion, and yogurt sauce.
 
6 days ago  
I want to like Trader Joes but I just don't.
 
6 days ago  
I've had to get a lot more sparing with my clove usage since starting to keep an aquarium. Clove oil is used as an anesthetic and is the first step towards humanely euthanizing a sick fish, so if I encounter anything that tastes or smells overwhelmingly of cloves I just feel really sad.

As far as TJ's fall offerings, I'm just crossing my fingers for the pumpkin body butter. Very lightly scented, doesn't strike me as pumpkin spice at all, but it uses pumpkin seed oil instead of their usual coconut and it's my favorite lotion to get through the long scaly-knuckled winter ahead.
 
6 days ago  

robodog: Those Somosas sound freaking incredible. I think I'd top them with a tangy goat cheese, caramelized onion, and yogurt sauce.


This is genius. Just bought some the other day, and I think I'll be doing this.
 
6 days ago  
I just hit TJ's, but no samosas.

/I did get lots of my other seasonal goodies, because they are guaranteed to all be gone the next time I go.
//I want them to start a springtime cherry blossom flavor so badly.
///cherry blossom tea, cherry blossom cakes, cherry blossom jellies, cherry blossom drinks...
 
6 days ago  

ScrimBoy: I want to like Trader Joes but I just don't.


Neat.  Thanks for taking the time to tell us that.
 
6 days ago  

Tad_Waxpole: ScrimBoy: I want to like Trader Joes but I just don't.

Neat.  Thanks for taking the time to tell us that.


Sigh. Your right. I accept the fail on my lazy ass shiat can post.

I don't like Trader Joe's.

I used to go for the "Two buck Chuck" wine but that went away and I struggled to find a reason to go even though it was in my neighborhood.

Maybe it's changed since I've last been last but it seemed that most everything they sold was processed.  There were like 6 "fresh" items propped up in the corner of an open refrigerator cabinet but they were really more like  "not spoiled" than fresh.

Don't get me wrong, there is some tasty things, (especially in the freezer section), but they're mostly bad for me and the stuff they sell isn't good enough to draw me outside of my regular shopping loop.

I like the whole island casual trading company branding thing.

When I see pictures of the Boogaloo knuckleheads I think Trader Joe's crew member...but worse...

So thanks for calling me on it and I feel better now. It's still a crappy post but at least I tried a bit harder and an effort was made.

I think I'll heat up a frozen chicken chili verde burrito and celebrate.
 
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