Asian Sensations from Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s has been one of my favorite specialty stores for well over a decade when my mother first scooped my brother & me up from school to do some light grocery shopping. Vinny & I always really enjoyed the snacks they offered, not to mention their free samples, but trips to Trader Joe’s were rare in comparison to trips to Lucky’s, which was “married” to Albertson’s, another large chain grocery store. My mom claimed that she loved Trader Joe’s, but complained that it was too expensive. Until I was granted a driver’s license, I was under the impression that TJ’s was expensive, but I was dead wrong. Technically, my mother’s wrong, but let’s not get technical here. We is all human.
For starters, some of the more well known products sold at TJ’s are all under $5. There’s 2 Buck Chuck, a cheap high quality wine, which is formally known as Charles Shaw, based in Sonoma, California. They raised the price to $2.49, but it’s still the best cheap wine around. It’s the perfect wine for all you starving college students who need a cheap buzz.
Recently, Trader Joe’s started introducing some new asian items, much to my Asian delight. To prevent this post from being a short story, I’ve designated two products per post as I have a feeling TJ will release other new Asian products with time. We must be patient, young grasshopper.