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#1 Old 06-17-2005, 08:18 PM
 
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I swear, every time I go to this store, I find something cooler. This year, I've discovered super-smelling/cheap/vegan shampoo and conditioner, Mango/Peach/Orange juice , really awesome moisturizing lotion, this stuff called Birhyani. Just a couple of weeks ago, I found vegan chocolate covered cherries/fruits.



The staff is *always* friendly and have given me good tips on everything from how to recycle, good movies and where to get a vegan manicure. Not to mention the *****in' music. heh



TJ's rocks!

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#2 Old 06-17-2005, 08:39 PM
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I love TJ's too. I don't know if I could ever live in a city that didn't have one......it would be very difficult.
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I love TJ's











by the way, I noticed we have similar vb names.. lol... but you've been here way longer...
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by the way, I noticed we have similar vb names.. lol... but you've been here way longer...
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Hee Hee I find something new every time I am in there. I get my soynut butter from them because their brand is less oily. Last night, I found microwaveable brown rice that is ready in 60 seconds!!! And the luna bars were $.99. I can't believe that I lived 28 years of my life without them.
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#6 Old 06-18-2005, 08:45 AM
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YES!!! Trader Joes!! I agree, the staff members alone are almost worth the visit... I always end up asking questions and discussing things with them and I'm not getting any shopping done and they aren't getting their work done...



And the 99-cent Luna Bars ROCK!! I always stock up when they're that price!! Love it!!
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I love TJ's too. I don't know if I could ever live in a city that didn't have one......it would be very difficult.



Welcome to my world.....
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Microwaveable brown rice....ooh, that would be great for me at work!



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I love TJ's its been a while since ive been able to go but next time I do it will be a whole different experiance for me because I was still eating meat so its going to be extra fun. Its funny I didnt realize they had so much veggie stuff I guess because I wasnt looking for it before
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I wish I had a Trader Joe's...but alas, there are none in Canada (that I know of anyway).
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Cherry Almond Crunch cereal.



Mango Coconut Thai Sauce (awesome on just about anything).



Organic 3 Grain Tempeh.



They have a huge selection of Cliff and Luna bars too.
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Ok since I started reading this thread ive decided to get off my butt & go see what goodies I can find See ya soon!
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#13 Old 06-19-2005, 03:51 PM
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I'm going back to TJ's tomorrow.
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No Trader Joe's, Wild Oats or Whole Foods here.
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I feel your pain.



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Revisiting this thread.



What's your opinion on Trader Joe's vs. Whole Foods? Does TJ have a bulk section? Both stores are about 30 minutes from me (a new TJ will be opening soon about 10 minutes away!) and I'm wondering which store has more of a selection.
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I feel your pain, Brandon. I LOVED shopping at TJ's when I lived in SoCal... now back in the wilds of Texas with no TJ's. Very sad.
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Revisiting this thread.



What's your opinion on Trader Joe's vs. Whole Foods? Does TJ have a bulk section? Both stores are about 30 minutes from me (a new TJ will be opening soon about 10 minutes away!) and I'm wondering which store has more of a selection.

TJs doesn't have a bulk section whereas WFs does. I find the prices to be a bit better at TJs for some items but there are more brands to choose from at WFs. I personally prefer TJs. If I want to buy bulk items I go my local HFS.
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Hhmm...I really like Whole Foods bulk section, and my husband likes the fact that they roast their own coffee. I'll probably just wait to visit TJ when they open in my area. Thanks Rani.
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I think WF may be more veg*an friendly overall, but you can still do very well at TJ's. You just may not be able to find everything you want at TJ's.

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Whole Foods will have more organic options, too, if that's a concern of yours.
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Trader Joe's doesn't deserve the love.



http://www.hsus.org/farm_animals/far...aged_eggs.html

https://community.hsus.org/campaign/traderjoes

https://community.hsus.org/campaign/...es/explanation



They actually defended the practice of battery caged hens on their website.

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Well, I started the thread before the TJ's issue was made public by the HSUS, however, I've wondered (in other threads): Why is TJ's different than any other store? Do folks boycotting them plan to avoid Safeway, Jewel, Publix, etc. as well?



I haven't shopped there since learning of this whole brouhaha, but I'm not sure that I will boycott them. I just don't think it's as black and white as HSUS makes it out to be. They sell meat, milk, all sorts of other stuff too. :/

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mine too actually .... *sigh*

i have 2 "whole foods" and another health food store all 10 minutes away from be but the closest Trader Joe's is an hour and a half away, but i've never even been to Trader Joe's !!!!
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Re. why TJ's got this campaign rather than Safeway - it's probably because of their market situation and how they are seen and promote themselves. There's also a chance for success with TJ's, where there isn't with Safeway at this point. I don't think it's a boycott campaign anyway - I think it's an education and pressure campaign. People can go there, I just don't think TJ's deserves love

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Granted, Trader Joe's may have issues - but as IamJen mentioned, I don't think the issue is black-and-white...I'll still shop there, I still like a lot of what they carry - and it's about the only "health"(?) food option in my area...





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Awww... Brandon and Vicky and all you TJ-deprived people... - do you need a Trader Joe's "Care Package"?
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Like I said, I don't think it's a boycott campaign. I think The Humane Society is just asking people to let TJ's know what they think about the policy.

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I wish I had a Trader Joe's...but alas, there are none in Canada (that I know of anyway).





No TJ's, boo hoo.
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We don't have a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's here, but I don't think I'm not missing anything.



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Well, I started the thread before the TJ's issue was made public by the HSUS, however, I've wondered (in other threads): Why is TJ's different than any other store? Do folks boycotting them plan to avoid Safeway, Jewel, Publix, etc. as well?



I haven't shopped there since learning of this whole brouhaha, but I'm not sure that I will boycott them. I just don't think it's as black and white as HSUS makes it out to be. They sell meat, milk, all sorts of other stuff too. :/



Baby steps
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#30 Old 08-27-2005, 03:00 PM
 
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Awww... Brandon and Vicky and all you TJ-deprived people... - do you need a Trader Joe's "Care Package"?



No no no.



See, what they need to do is come to VeBoCon, and we can take them to Trader Joe's to experience it themselves.



Care package..pfft...what were you thinking?

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