Saturday, February 25, 2012

Toot, Toot, Toot the Horn for Trader Joe's

Readers of this blog have read (many times) about excursions to Trader Joe's.

Just in case you missed previous posts, let it be said here that I love this store. It's kind of like an international supermarket.

The nearest Trader Joe's to where I live requires a one-hour commute and then, of course, another hour to get back home.

It's worth every second.  I LOVE this store.

Look at the sweet paintings of these little cow-folk, shown above and below. Now somebody spent a lot of time painting those!

They always, and I mean always, have fabulous flowers for sale that people can afford without breaking the bank!

Even gorgeous orchids!

How I LOVE hyacinths. They smell so divine and  are like a breath of springtime.

Everyone has favorites that Trader Joe's carries. Among mine are some of the frozen Indian food, shredded wheat cereal,  many of their cheeses, and lassi, a yummified yogurt drink.

Have you ever gone into a store, seen something, didn't buy it, and then regretted it?  That's how I feel about this little pot of herbs. Darn!  Should have picked one up but didn't.

If Trader Joe's came to a community near here, I'd be their best customer!



Dayle said...

Susan, that is so my kind of place. I can see why you love it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Trader Joe's! They have fabulous baked bread, fresh flowers (as you mentioned), great coffee and I might add good prices. Just a fun place to shop. I have to drive a good 45 mins to one but try to go once in awhile. hugs Linda

Chatty Crone said...

Susan - we love that store too - go twice a month - love Whole Foods and Fresh Market too - it is all good. Good and expensive too. sandie

Bookie said...

Only been close enough to go once! Loved it. Try the gingered pecans in a salad, wonderful!

diane.stetson said...

There are four of them within five miles of me...I LOVE Trader Joe's . I really love their salads. I take one for lunch each day to work..the Beet Salad is divine. I love the maple cereal with pecans and their wine prices and flowers prices can't be beat. Go go Trader Joe!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,

That sounds like a great store, wish we would have a store like that around here. I too love the smells of hyacinths. Have a fantastic Saturday!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I have actually never heard of Trader Joe's. Looks interesting though.
The colors of those sweet flowers surely sing Spring! We are in the 30's here with strong winds making it feel like it is in the low 20's!!


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Luckily there is a Trader Joe's 10 minutes away. I love there frozen vegetable, tortilla chips, cheeses you name it. The only thing I don't but on a regular basis is the meat.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I have a TJ's about 3.5 miles from my hom and we love it!!! I love the variety of organic food that I can buy, from veggies to ketchup to soup to popcorn etc. oh, and the flowers . . . can't beat 'em!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I also love Trader Joe's (and Whole Food too!) I have two favorites there: "Two-buck Chuck" (I think it may be Three-buck Chuck outside of California) and the cheesecake in the blue box, it is the best!

LDH said...

I can tell you had a blast visiting Trader Joe's! I had fun just reading about it in your post :) We have one nearby but I don't go there very often. I think I will stop in after reading this post!

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