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    Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    I'll be driving to Kansas for a family thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, and figured tomorrow might be a good time to check out Trader Joe's and pick up something to bring with me.

    Anyone have any suggestions on what to get from there? Doesn't necessarily have to be thanksgiving related, just something you generally pick up when you go there that you wouldn't at another grocery store

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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    I'll be driving to Kansas for a family thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, and figured tomorrow might be a good time to check out Trader Joe's and pick up something to bring with me.

    Anyone have any suggestions on what to get from there? Doesn't necessarily have to be thanksgiving related, just something you generally pick up when you go there that you wouldn't at another grocery store

    Thanks!
    Almost everything in the store is different than you'll find at a HyVee. I like their packaged, marinated meats. Yum. Be prepared to fight a crowd though. I've never seen a store that's so busy, all the time. It's like black Friday, everyday, all day.



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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    modestly priced, decent wine.


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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    cant go wrong with a case of 2 buck chuck........

    A trader joes just opened in omaha and my wife has fallen in love with it.... The first time she went and spent just 48 dollars and came home with 3 bag fulls of groceries that had Ahi Tuna, 3 bottles of wine, several dinners... Cant say that i blame her.. I love the prices...



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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    cant go wrong with a case of 2 buck chuck........

    A trader joes just opened in omaha and my wife has fallen in love with it.... The first time she went and spent just 48 dollars and came home with 3 bag fulls of groceries that had Ahi Tuna, 3 bottles of wine, several dinners... Cant say that i blame her.. I love the prices...
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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    cant go wrong with a case of 2 buck chuck........

    A trader joes just opened in omaha and my wife has fallen in love with it.... The first time she went and spent just 48 dollars and came home with 3 bag fulls of groceries that had Ahi Tuna, 3 bottles of wine, several dinners... Cant say that i blame her.. I love the prices...
    Its 3 buck, at least now. And you can go wrong if you have taste buds, at least with some of it ( I havent tried it all).

    Thier beer brand is not bad, at least the better 6 dollar six pack craft type stuff isnt. Havent tried the really cheap varieties.


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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Pretzels with peanut butter in the middle.



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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Its 3 buck, at least now. And you can go wrong if you have taste buds, at least with some of it ( I havent tried it all).

    Thier beer brand is not bad, at least the better 6 dollar six pack craft type stuff isnt. Havent tried the really cheap varieties.
    2.99..... and i think the Pinot Grigio is just as good as most 10 to 15 bottles of wine.. But by no means am I a wine'o.... More of a whiskey guy myself......



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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Its 3 buck, at least now. And you can go wrong if you have taste buds, at least with some of it ( I havent tried it all).

    Thier beer brand is not bad, at least the better 6 dollar six pack craft type stuff isnt. Havent tried the really cheap varieties.
    Ding ding ding. 3 buck chuck is one step up from Mad Dog.

    I honestly don't get the love affair with this place.

    I'll stick with Hy-Vee and Fareway.


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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    I was there yesterday and all the locals were standing in front of the food and just staring at the packages.



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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Ding ding ding. 3 buck chuck is one step up from Mad Dog.

    I honestly don't get the love affair with this place.

    I'll stick with Hy-Vee and Fareway.
    I've bought $10 bottles of wine that are no better than 3 buck chuck. It's not as good as a $15 bottle, but I'd rather have 5 bottles for that price.

    It's not great wine, but it's way better than Mad Dog. And it's the same price.


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    Re: Thanksgiving - Trader Joe's (DSM)

    TJs cheap wine has this mystique, but really its not that good. The thing I like the most there is their forzen food selection. Good fruit and different sauces/marinades too. I want to like their meat section, but it never smells right when I get it home. (that was an odd sentence)



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