Archive for the ‘Trader Joe’s’ Category

Trader Joe’s – Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies – Food Review

Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies Trader Joe's

Dark Chocolate Chunk
and Almond Cookies
Trader Joe’s

If you don’t like sweets, you may like these.  Or, if you want to curtail your intake of sweets for whatever reason, these may be a blessing.  That’s not to say these are so bad you wouldn’t eat them.  They’re actually good in their own way.


Trader Joe’s Aloo Chaat – Kati Pouches – Food Review

Aloo Chaat Trader Joe's

Aloo Chaat
Trader Joe’s

Think of these as hot, hot pockets – but with a twist.  The first hot meaning spicy.  The second hot meaning, well, hot – as in more than warm.


Colombia Supremo Whole Bean Coffee – Food Review – Trader Joe’s


Colombia Supremo Whole Bean Coffee Trader Joe's

Cigarette butts and stale ashtray.  That’s the smell that came out of the can.  The message was clear, this is going to be different. (more…)

Trader Joe’s Aged Sumatra Coffee 2015 – Food Review

Aged Sumatra Coffee Trader Joe's

Aged Sumatra
Trader Joe’s

This is the 2015 edition according to the label on the can.  The label speaks to the special aging process the coffee goes through.  The beans are aged for two years before roasted and sold.


Bali Blue Moon Whole Bean Coffee – Food Review – Trader Joe’s


TJ_BaliBlueMoonCoffeeIf you’re the only coffee drinker in the house, stick your nose in the can for about 10 seconds each morning for a pleasant wake up.  This is one of the best smelling coffees.  There’s a brief hint of chocolate when first opened.  After that there’s a very nice aroma that actually smells like coffee and not burnt toast.  That aroma continues with each opening until the can is emptied.



Cafe Pajaro Whole Bean Coffee – Food Review – Trader Joe’s


TJ_PajaroCoffeeIf you like a Starbucks style coffee, you’ll like this more.  The can says extra dark roast.  That it surely is!


Jarlsberg Cheese – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

Jarlsberg Cheese  Trader Joe's

Jarlsberg Cheese
Trader Joe’s

September 4, 2015

This is what we call in the US, Swiss cheese.  However, this time the cheese is made in Norway.  So don’t call it Swiss.  Call it Jarlsberg.

The cheese is; soft but firm, easy to cut, mild, and tastes like a mild Swiss cheese with sometimes just a very little hint of sweetness.  It cuts easily into chunks which are perfect for a cheese tray or noshing.  Trader Joe cuts and repackages this cheese from a wheel.  The new wrapping is just a bit loose, so don’t store it in your refrigerator too long or parts will dry out a bit.  It’s a good cheese and not horribly expensive at $7.49 per pound.

Price $7.49 per pound     Calories 100 per ounce (28 g)

Pontificis – 2013 – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

Pontificis GSM - 2013 Trader Joe's

Pontificis – 2013
Trader Joe’s

Today we have a French table wine that’s perfect for an everyday meal because it’s both good and inexpensive.


Bay Blend Whole Bean Coffee – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's Bay Blend Whole Bean Coffee

Trader Joe’s Bay Blend
Whole Bean Coffee

For the west coast crowd, here’s a Trader Joe’s ultra dark roasted coffee for consideration.


Cheddar And Horseradish Potato Chips – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's Cheddar & Horseradish Potato Chips

Trader Joe’s Cheddar & Horseradish Potato Chips

$1.99 wasn’t too much to lose.  With a flavor combo like this on the bag, I couldn’t leave them on the shelf.  Curiosity got the better part of me.  Maybe it was the worst part, because it sure didn’t turn out so well.



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