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The cookies at TJs can be hit or miss to me. I avoided these for a while, afraid of a miss. I was very wrong, as they turned out to be maybe the best of TJs cookie selections. Sutters Formula are ...

This is about as intense as chocolate gets while remaining edible. Compared to the other chocolate bars in the 70% range, such as Villiars and Scharffen Berger, the Valrhona has more intensity. Not ...

Is one heavy cream the same as another? I tested this head to head against a supermarket heavy cream. This was noticeably better. A bit thicker and more consistent than the supermarket brand.

Category:Dairy Case

Trottole seem to be macaroni by another name. Trottole seem a bit bigger and every trottole is actually a pair of intertwined trottole. Any possibel comparisions stop there on the surface. The tast ...

Category:Misc

I wasn't expecting much from this, but I ended up really happy. There was lots of tender beef and plenty of veggies. If I made it at home I wouldn't use as much salt, but it wasn't bad in that regar ...

Category:Stews, Soups

I have been waiting a few years for Trader Joe's to come out with a cherry pie. Most cherry pies I see are loaded with corn syrup and are usually dissapointing. This one however, is made with all go ...

The most addictive cheese I have ever eaten. It is unlike anything I have had before. Probably goes good with pears or something, but I prefer it plain, by itself.

Category:Dairy Case

This is a fairly new item. It is a dark, rich cake. It seems to have bits of fruit, spice and walnuts. It heats up in about 8 minutes to a really gooey consistencey like bread pudding. I had thi ...

Spectacular. I usually go for plain vanilla or chocolate and consider fancier flavors cheap and undignified, not for the true conoisseur. This however, is really good. Gelato is supposed to be diff ...

Normally I would pass on these but they were on sale for .99 each, so I had to try them. This is basically a pound cake drenched with Cointreau. Very moist and full of flavor, this is a steal at the ...

The secret ingredient in my tomato sauce. The fire roasted tomato carries a complex, sweet and smokey flavor, distinguishing it from even the best homemade, plain tomato sauces. Muir Glen is known a ...

Strawberry Preserves with Fresh Strawberries

Tjs carries several strawberry preserves, jellies, and spreads. This one has a white label and says "Fresh Strawberries" on it. The first ingredient on the label, and therefore the most plentiful, ...

Category:Jams, Butters

These are a smaller, bite size version of Reese's. They are also better. I set out to eat two or three and before I knew it I had a huge pile of wrappers sitting in front of me and no more peanut bu ...

After consuming cases and cases of peanut butter Balance bars, finally decided to branch out. The yogurt berry bar has a soft berry flavored center with a harder coating of yogurt. A Pleasant burst ...

Category:Breakfast, Bars

I usually buy the TJ's brand for everyday eating because they are a bit cheaper, but I prefer the Applegate Farms brand of skinless sausage. They are described on the package as being mild, certified ...

Category:Meat

Havarti is a traditional cheese from Denmark. Smooth, with a creamy, almost buttery texture. Mild but not weak. The dill adds a kick. A nice lingering aftertaste rounds out the experience. I h ...

Category:Dairy Case

I'd go out and buy more right now, but my local TJs is closed for the night. Its lightly carbonated and very flavorful. Extremely refreshing and delicious. I can't wait till tomorrow when I can buy ...

Category:Juices, Soda

This is sea salt from the coast of France. The crystals are relatively large, greyish in color, and somewhat moist. The flavor is very different than table salt and different than most other sea sal ...

Punishing yet rewarding. Challenging but captivating. Like a Schoenberg or Stravinsky musical composition, this chocolate bar will test refinement of the most devout chocolate lover. There is no ha ...

A big time winner! I don't know who Julie is or if she is even real, but I would marry her right now just for the recipe. This is natures perfect combo: Mandarin orange flavored sorbet and vanilla ...

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