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(People Magazine)   Today's food hacks feature an extra special difficulty: Making Trader Joe's products palatable   (people.com) divider line
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2022-04-15 12:30:45 AM  
Something something whore mouth subs something
 
2022-04-15 1:24:34 AM  
1. Frozen Yogurt Pops
Sloan called this hack "put a stick in it and freeze it." This original crew member idea is as simple as it gets. Take a six-pack of Trader Joe's yogurt and place a craft stick in each cup. Freeze them overnight and just like that, you have a semi-homemade frozen yogurt popsicle.


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2022-04-15 2:01:27 AM  

ProfessorTerguson: 1. Frozen Yogurt Pops
Sloan called this hack "put a stick in it and freeze it." This original crew member idea is as simple as it gets. Take a six-pack of Trader Joe's yogurt and place a craft stick in each cup. Freeze them overnight and just like that, you have a semi-homemade frozen yogurt popsicle.


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I recall a Tupperware version of that. It worked well enough. Still miss the hot dog zapper.
 
2022-04-15 3:14:37 AM  
Their elotes seasoning is pretty good.
 
2022-04-15 6:09:39 AM  
Trader Joe's > People Magazine
 
2022-04-15 6:56:15 AM  
That chocolate hummus is good.  I've had it.
 
2022-04-15 7:22:08 AM  
Hey, I'm cool with TJ's as long as I can get Kringle and Organic Valencia Crunchy Peanut Butter.
 
2022-04-15 7:59:03 AM  

ProfessorTerguson: 1. Frozen Yogurt Pops
Sloan called this hack "put a stick in it and freeze it." This original crew member idea is as simple as it gets. Take a six-pack of Trader Joe's yogurt and place a craft stick in each cup. Freeze them overnight and just like that, you have a semi-homemade frozen yogurt popsicle.


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to my shame, I scrolled to the end.

spoiler: turning peanut butter upside down makes the oil go the other way!!!
 
2022-04-15 9:56:40 AM  
You're straight up tripping, submitter.
 
2022-04-15 10:24:17 AM  
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Maybe not completely on style but they're damned drinkable, especially at $5 or $6 per six pack.
 
2022-04-15 10:52:32 AM  
I never really got into TJ's. Sure, their products are decent enough, but I found the shopping experience in the ones I've been to be tedious. And I'm sure it's intentional, but they only have TJ products, so there's no variety in brands. Maybe I want TJ's Habanero Hot Sauce  (which I love), but if I want Hellman's mayo, they don't have it. So I have to go to another store.
 
2022-04-15 11:21:47 AM  

Cortez the Killer: I never really got into TJ's. Sure, their products are decent enough, but I found the shopping experience in the ones I've been to be tedious. And I'm sure it's intentional, but they only have TJ products, so there's no variety in brands. Maybe I want TJ's Habanero Hot Sauce  (which I love), but if I want Hellman's mayo, they don't have it. So I have to go to another store.


isn't their jam basicamente: first, sell popular products, suss out what sells, and then copy-pasta up the wazoo?

I've not been inside a Traitor Judas in yonks, but actually would not mind having one near us - from what I see on foodtab and general intarwebs, they've got a beyond-killer selection of frozen dumplings, frozen seafoods, fake-meats, that sort of thing. which technically our nearby ALDI also does - in theory - in praxis, not so much.

next month we're celebrating an old friend's birthday in ~ Cherry Hill NJ, and there's definitely a store in the vicinity. but this will require me to clean and sort out the freezer, organize some mylar insulated bags, find the small soft-sided cooler, etc. - so... could be a win-win?

/that freezer seriously needs some real work
//I seriously need some tasty dumplings
///and maybe scallion pancake
 
2022-04-15 12:08:04 PM  
It's the only place around here I can get shishiato peppers and those purple Asian sweet potatoes with the light colored insides year round.

Wouldn't shop there weekly but they do have some really good niche items you can't get elsewhere
 
2022-04-15 1:13:19 PM  
TJs is a great place to buy ingredients to food but their prepared foods are awful.
 
2022-04-15 2:30:35 PM  
The fancy cheeses they stock are somewhat indistinguishable from chewing on hot melt glue sticks.
 
2022-04-15 4:50:51 PM  

tintar: isn't their jam basicamente: first, sell popular products, suss out what sells, and then copy-pasta up the wazoo?


My understanding was that they mostly sold what they could get some fantastic deal on.

So stuff like realizing that certain types of cheese had different tariffs on them so weren't absurdly expensive to import, buying up excess inventory from companies, or having factories make them stuff with their downtime from making brand-name products.

Which I hope is true, because I would love to find the real brand for their discontinued sriracha potato chips. I used to always pick up 4+ bags whenever I went up to Annapolis, and ration them.  They now have a ghost pepper one, but it's too one dimensional.
 
2022-04-15 5:15:35 PM  
these are all great. The pork buns are hit or miss if they have them, but they are quite tasty. I dont shop at TJ's often , but when I do, I always leave happy. I would add that they have organic whole grassfed milk and abput half the cost of the main brands ( I get that for madhonib for her tea ) ..
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Trader Jose Dark beer is comparable to Negra Modelo and is also quite delicious
 
2022-04-15 6:02:57 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: 1. Frozen Yogurt Pops
Sloan called this hack "put a stick in it and freeze it." This original crew member idea is as simple as it gets. Take a six-pack of Trader Joe's yogurt and place a craft stick in each cup. Freeze them overnight and just like that, you have a semi-homemade frozen yogurt popsicle.


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The rest of them aren't any better.
 
2022-04-15 6:09:17 PM  
Trader Joe's has a lot of really good stuff, edge-lord-mitter.
 
2022-04-15 7:11:09 PM  

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Maybe not completely on style but they're damned drinkable, especially at $5 or $6 per six pack.


Aw hell naw, I bought the simpler times ones and those are definitely NOT drinkable.

(Love me TJs tho)
 
2022-04-15 7:49:02 PM  

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Oh, I forgot about the green dragon hot sauce.

It's like a hot salsa verde.  I used to go through a bottle every month or so, as I would put it on almost everything.

As for the spices, I've been using the umami mushroom powder one a lot, but also picked up the Georgian blend one a couple weeks back to try out.  It's like a chili powder blend with a little citrus in it.  I probably need to try it on just rice or eggs to get a better taste of it on its own.

(I tend to go through phases, getting a new spice blend, then just trying it on random things to see how well it works)
 
2022-04-15 8:31:04 PM  

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Oh, I forgot about the green dragon hot sauce.

It's like a hot salsa verde.  I used to go through a bottle every month or so, as I would put it on almost everything.

As for the spices, I've been using the umami mushroom powder one a lot, but also picked up the Georgian blend one a couple weeks back to try out.  It's like a chili powder blend with a little citrus in it.  I probably need to try it on just rice or eggs to get a better taste of it on its own.

(I tend to go through phases, getting a new spice blend, then just trying it on random things to see how well it works)


I am going to pick up some green hatch chile powder that I found locally after some farker mentioned they were using as a dry rub a few days ago. The plan is to blend with the 21 and make a batch of rice that way, no external salsa . Hatch chiles have a unique taste . I am going to grow some and poblanos and anaheims this year and see if I can make a good "spicy , but not too spicy , but flavourful blend"  of pepper . Just a wee pinch does wonders for most dried ones, but after years - I want to get back to expirimenting.
 
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