Trader Joe's has finally come to my town!
After going to my usual Monday afternoon Yoga class with my running buddy, we decided to venture across the street to the new Trader Joe's that opened last Friday. It is very convenient that it happened to open just across the street from where I go to yoga!
We browsed the aisles of fresh produce, frozen foods, cheese and chips. I was amazed at all the different kinds of foods they actually had. AND I was amazed at how empty a lot of the shelves were - the place was so picked over. Guess it is quite popular in this town.
Found some fun new foods I would be wiling to try and did some price comparison shopping to other groceries stores in the area. Found that some items were cheaper at Trader Joe's and some were not. Loved seeing the "Reduced Guilt" packages, especially this Mac & Cheese!
The one thing I remember to really look for was Almond Butter and they didn't even have any! So I was a little bummed about that. Seems like they just don't stock it at this TJs. I did end up buying a few items though.
They even gave me a bag to put my stuff in! Seems I may be on a little bit of a pumpkin streak as I bought Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Tea and a can of Organic Pumpkin to compare to Libby's Canned Pumpkin.
I doubt that Trader Joe's will become my sole grocery shopping place - it isn't exactly close to my house, there is a grocery store much closer that I will continue to use. But it is nice to have options for food. And now when I see all these recipes online that call for Trader Joe's ingredients, I might actually be able to include them if I want.