Archive for the ‘Trader Joe’s’ Category

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

03/20/2015
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.

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Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC – 2012 – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

02/27/2015
Tommolo Montepulciano  d'Abruzzo

Tommolo
Montepulciano
d’Abruzzo

The first taste is sort of tannic, fruity and watery at the same time.  All in all, it’s not a taste that’s impressive.  Neither is it a taste that’s abusive.

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

02/20/2015
Trader Joe's Ethiopian Coffee

Trader Joe’s Ethiopian Coffee

There are several firsts for me with this coffee.

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Steak & Ale Pies – Trader Joe’s – Food Review

02/17/2015
Trader Joe's Steak & Ale Pies - Front

Trader Joe’s Steak & Ale Pies – Front

This is basically a stepped-up pot pie without the aluminum pie pan reinforcement.

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

01/14/2015
1967  Toscana IGT Grifone - 2010

1967
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.

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Beef Pho Soup – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

01/02/2015
Trader Joe Beef Pho Soup Front

Trader Joe
Beef Pho Soup
Front

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

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Grifone Chianti Riserva – DOCG – 2010 – Trader Joe’s

12/07/2014
Grifone Chianti Riserva 2010

Grifone Chianti Riserva 2010

For $1.50 more and a couple of years more aging I was expecting great things from this wine in comparison to its IGT little brother recently tasted (Grifone Sangiovese IGT 2013).  What I got was at least $1.50 better wine.  But that’s not a bad thing, and just points out how good little brother is.

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Grifone Sangiovese IGT – 2013 – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

12/06/2014
Grifone Sangiovese 2013

Grifone Sangiovese 2013

Pretty darn good for $4.49 at Trader Joe’s. This is an IGT classified wine, which just represents that the wine/grapes come from the specified region of Italy (Puglia in this case) and meet the other IGT specifications.  It’s a lesser designation than a DOC designation.  Well, it may not be up to the DOC requirements, but it’s still a pretty good wine and certainly worth the $4.49 price.

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Coffee-Off – Medium Roasts – Food Review

08/29/2014

TJ_TarrazuCoffeeCoffee is the new wine.  Actually it’s been that way for some time now.  Where there used to be several national brands and a few regional brands which all delivered a pretty satisfactory cup of Joe in the morning to get the day going, there is now a bewildering array of “specialty” brands, blends and bedlam.  To complement this there is also a bewildering lexicon of creative befuddlement which ultimately takes your mind off the fact that you may actually be drinking a fairly bad cup of coffee.

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Trader Joe’s Plain Organic Yogurt – Food Review

07/04/2012

I never intended to review this, but here it is.

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