A Trader Joes opened in my town the weekend of the Blathering and I still haven’t been there. I have no interest in food or grocery stores at the moment. The list of things I’d like to try just keeps getting longer and longer, though (so far none of it is actual meal-type foods).
Not too long before the store opened I asked if anyone knew of good decaf chai. Elizabeth told me the Trader Joes brand decaf chai was really good. I mistakenly told her we weren’t getting a Trader Joes until next year. I was quite surprised (and happy) when I saw a press release the very next day telling me the store was opening the day after that. I must live under a rock or something. I’ve been wanting the decaf chai ever since, but not enough to actually go, I guess.
Then this week everyone started posting about holiday treats at Trader Joes and now I’m desperate to go get some. Somebody said Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s are like a mix between an Oreo and a Thin Mint and I am SO IN. They sound fantastic.
I also want to try Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark, which Erik (Elizabeth’s husband) said was almost as good as Williams-Sonoma’s. I agree Williams-Sonoma’s peppermint bark is the best thing ever and sadly every year I make myself wait until after Christmas to buy it, because I’ll only buy it on clearance (that stuff is EXPENSIVE)!
Anyone have any real food recommendations for Trader Joes? Or more sweet stuff, that's OK, too...