Trader Joe’s is a no-brainer when it comes to buying fruits and veggies. This haul would have cost me triple at Whole Foods or Stop & Shop:
But am I the only one that sees 90% of Trader Joe’s prepared meals are filled with maltodextrin or other modified food products?
I do love their flower section, the hydrangeas are lovely. Those cute little carts the kids can push around are super fun and can certainly make grocery shopping more interactive for them.
But I don’t love that I can’t buy a 24 pack of ribbed toilet paper. And now I’m making another stop. Also, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO CHECK OUT. I’m so awkward. You go? I go? Do we use the little pull out wooden slab or do we pretend its not there? And WTH do the bells mean? Are they using Morse Code? Are they signaling back to an associate that I’m in the store again, send help? Those bells and perma smiles make me nervous. (Although you won’t find a friendly staff!)
Oh and the bags. I’m all for never using another plastic bag, ever. But when I forget my own reusable bags which is every. single. time. these bas are useless. Seriously, they might as well be putting my groceries in a single layer of saran wrap and sending me out the door. I’ve never not had one break on me. See ya later eggs.
I love you, Trader Joe’s. I’m just not IN love with you, you know?