If you live near a Trader Joe’s store and haven’t shopped there, do so.
There are two Trader Joe’s about ten miles away from where I live and while I’ve shopped at both of them about four times, the other day I realized I need to go there more often.
So what brought me to this conclusion? My mom went shopping there and bought me back The Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer. It’s part sales flyer, part culinary diary. It doesn’t just tell you what’s on sale and how much, but offers you a detailed and mouthwatering description of each item.
I tell you this for two reasons. One, you won’t believe the prices of some of the items. Here are some examples. A 15-ounce package of marinated fish tacos with poblano cilantro salsa for $4.29. Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers, 16-ounce box of 4 is just $3.49. Gourmet Grill Pack, Grill Ready Veggies, no additives or preservatives for $3.99. And there are plenty more bargains like these.
And two, just reading through the descriptions can give you plenty of ideas about putting together your own meals using low cost ingredients.
And speaking of another place to get some good buys on food; try World Market. I stopped by there the other day and noticed they were selling more of their own brand name products now. I bought a bag of salsa flavored tortilla chips for just $2.99. Gooseberry jam…yes, a favorite of mine from childhood, for $2.99. And although this wasn’t their own brand, I thought it was a great buy, smoked Gouda cheese for just $2.99. That’s the lowest price I’ve seen for any kind of smoked cheese. At the supermarket the cheapest price I’ve found is $4.99. All of which goes to prove that the supermarket no longer has the best deals in town.
And if you have tried shopping at either of these stores, give them a try.