Saturday, May 14, 2005

Random Rant #1

I love Trader Joe’s. I shop there all the time. It’s my grocery store of choice. But there’s one thing that bugs me. They’ll introduce a new item, and I’ll try it and like it and go back for more and it will be gone. Completely gone. Like the best hamburgers ever. Vanished. And the Chunky Tomato Sauce Starter. Nowhere to be found. And yesterday I went back for more of the Kosher Dill Pickles* and there were none to be had. I feel like I have to start hoarding food. Next time I see the frozen, microwavable brown rice, I’m buying 10. Don’t know where I’ll put them, but I’m sure I’ll figure something out.

* Not only are these some yummy pickles, but the empty jar makes a great sharps container. So I kinda need to eat a whole jar of pickles in the next couple of weeks or so.


  1. SuperTarget does that too! They had this awesome mix for Almond Roca Buttercrunch stuff around Christmas. Then it was gone. Well it was moved, but when I found it, I bought 4 boxes. Now its not in the store at all.

    These stores are a bunch of teases. Used to go to Trader Joe's while stationed in Monterey, its a great store!

  2. O, fellow Trader Josephite, I, too, am a sufferer. When His Holiness removed the scrumptious Low Fat Cranberry-Orange Tea Loaf for a month, then replaced it with a too-sweet, chewy, fat-free impostor, my faith was sorely tested. But then I saw the light, and its Tea Loaf name is Zucchini-Date.


  3. I love TJs too. They are awesome, have a great selection, and are super reasonably priced on dairy. I had a similar experience when they took my beloved tzatziki (sp?) away.