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Trader Joe’s 1,000 Day Gouda Cheese – Food Review

Trader Joe's 1,000 Day Gouda Cheese

Trader Joe’s
1,000 Day
Gouda Cheese

Well it’s been at least 1000 days (2.74 years) since I first saw this cheese advertised and now, when I’ve finally found it in Trader Joe’s cheese cases.


Moser Roth Chili Chocolate – ALDI – Food Review

Moser Roth Chili Chocolate

Moser Roth Chili Chocolate

This one doesn’t work for me.  The dark chocolate is excellent and totally hides the chili until about a minute later when the heat from the chili starts to warm the throat building up over the next two or three minutes to a low burn and mild chili taste.   My preference would’ve been that the chocolate taste linger.  While chocolate and chilies may work in a mole sauce, it’s not a combination that works for me in this chocolate bar.  





San Zenone Venezie Bianco – 2013 – IGT – Wine Review – ALDI

San Zenone Venezie Bianco  ALDI

San Zenone

This is an ALDI “while quantities last” special.  They could last a long time if my bottle is representative of the wine.


Trader Joe’s Ethiopian Coffee – Whole Bean – Food Review

Trader Joe's Ethiopian Coffee

Trader Joe’s Ethiopian Coffee

There are several firsts for me with this coffee.


Crofton Kitchen Scale – ALDI – Food Review

ALDI Kitchen Scale

ALDI Kitchen Scale

Clearance is my favorite word.  I had never intended to review this purchase.  I had little actual intention of ever buying one.  But clearance, that old Siren, had me hooked, set and reeled in.


Chianti Salami – Food Review – ALDI

Chianti Salami ALDI

Chianti Salami

One of the things that always interests people is, who actually makes store brands?  Here’s a product where we can probably find an answer.


1967 – Toscana IGT 2010 – Grifone – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

1967  Toscana IGT Grifone - 2010

Toscana IGT
Grifone – 2010

Little did I know when I did the San Zenone Toscana Rosso wine review, that a week earlier I had picked up this IGT Toscana from Trader Joe’s.  If I had remembered I would have done a side by side comparison.  No one ever said wine improves the memory.  Did they?  I can’t remember.


Bellavitano Gold Cheese – Sartori – Food Review – ALDI

Sartori Bellavitano Gold Cheese

Gold Cheese

This is one of those odd, seemingly out-of-place, things that pops up at the local ALDI for some unknown reason.


L’Oven English Muffins – Food Review – ALDI


English_Muffins_ALDIThey really do come six in a package.


Beef Pho Soup – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe Beef Pho Soup Front

Trader Joe
Beef Pho Soup

There’s a great smell coming from the microwave.  The cause is Trader Joe’s Beef Pho Soup.



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