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I've been to Trader Joes a few times and only pick a few items that I can't get anywhere else, but overall I prefer Walmart or my local grocery store

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I love TJ's green corn cheese tamales, but I haven't had one since my surgery and probably won't try it for 6 months or so due to the corn meal (masa). I like their fresh cut flowers -- so much cheaper than elsewhere. And their bulk nuts, and frozen seafood. I usually buy my veggies at a farmers market, but I'll have to try some of the ones mentioned here.

@@OutsideMatchInside what's wrong with the St. Louis Whole Foods? I thought they were all pretty much the same. Do you go to the one on Brentwood Ave.? (I have family in St. Louis and was just there a couple of weeks ago.)

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light string cheese, canned white meat chicken in broth, black bean Soup, organic coconut oil, their Sriracha and green dragon sauce (I ADORE these sauces. I seriously could just drink them out of the bottle), and they currently sell spaghetti squash at a really good price.

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Wild Alaskan Cod pieces (frozen)

Sunflower Seed Butter

Olive Oil popcorn

Uncooked chicken Sicilian Sausage

Cage Free large brown eggs

Harvest salad w/Grilled chicken

Field Fresh Chopped salad w/Grilled Chicken

Gyoza Dipping Sauce

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@@OKCPirate - that sounds pretty damned good to me! The only reason I ask for about the caffeine is for my wife. Thanks for the info!

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@@Thinside It is small, the selection is limited compared to what I am used to. The customer service is okay, but not at Whole Foods level. The TJs in Brentwood has a nicer staff.

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Sadly, there are no Trader Joe's within 100 miles of me. :(

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I am reading this thread with envy as I also am nowhere near a Trader Joe's (the closest is actually more than 2000 miles away) but whenever I travel and have access my treat is the thai chili and lime cashews.

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That soy chorizo is the BEST! I make trips just for that lol. I really don't like too much else from there :(

I'm more a Whole Foods than Trader Joe's gal, but TJ's has a really good soyrizo I like. I don't even recall the brand but I know only TJ's sells it.

II like cold brewed coffee, but I make my own at home.

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I'm thinking about making my own cold brew at home. It would definitely have a higher quality coffee taste. I just have to decide on a cold brewer.

I love Whole Foods in Lincoln Park in Chicago. The Whole Foods in St Louis sucks.

@@BestDayEver I haven't seen the Tzatziki sauce, I will look for it next time.

I just use my coffee press to make it. I don't heat the Water, just sit it in the fridge over night.

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relatively standard: avocadoes, small honeycrisp apples, dried calimyrna figs, sesame honey almonds, chili lime chicken breast strips, frozen grilled chicken breast strips, frozen grilled cauliflower, frozen haricots verts, frozen broccoli florets, frozen brussels sprouts, frozen grilled asparagus, frozen artichoke hearts, canned sardines in Water, Omega 3 eggs.

occasional/as needed: garlic marinara sauce, curry and masala simmer sauces, garlic Sriracha BBQ Sauce, light champagne vinaigrette salad dressing, instant coffee (for use in Protein shakes),frozen turkey meatballs, frozen jumbo scallops, frozen Argentinian red shrimp, chewable high potency multi-Vitamin, sublingual B12, various shredded cheeses, European-style chocolate & mocha yogurt.

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Following....

I have never been to Trader Joes. They are fairly new to our area, but I saw one today at lunch that was very near my office and definitely want to check it out. Anything chili lime sounds great to me, so I am definitely going to look for the cashews and chicken strips mentioned above.

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chicken Sausage

Frozen Mixed Peppers

Wild Salmon

Hummus

Greek Yogurt Spinach Dip

Nuts

My list just grew longer with some great options from the posts above! I did not know they had rice cauliflower!

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They have it but it is always sold out. Always. I have seen it once. I decided not to get any because I had a huge head of cauliflower at home I was trying to get through. A decision I regret.

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