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    I like their uncured bacon! and what a great nut selection they have.
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    raw unsalted almond butter. you can get creamy or crunchy

    i went primal in feb 2010
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    Ooo, thanks guys! They used to have this awesome apricot stilton that I liked. I hope they still have it. Cream...oh yes. I like their whipped cream cheese too. I'm trying to lose weight and while I don't like reduced fat products (there's always added junk), I like that the whipped stuff is lighter and doesn't sacrifice much in taste.

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    think healthy fat not low fat

    i went primal in feb 2010
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    1 year to the day
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    29 waist

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    I LOVE TJ's Their salsas -the jarred Salsa authentica and salsa verde are both super yummy with eggs or with taco salads.

    I also scored the bacon ends for 2.99! My pack had lots of odd size peices though, so I think i'll chop it before cooking next time so it will cook more evenly. I also always get Kerrygold butter (although I also pick up Organic pastures pasture butter every time I'm at WF lately because you can't get it in winter)

    One of my fave compromise comvenience foods are their smoked turkey/chicken sausages. We love the apple and chardonay and the anduille. Have a pesto in the fridge but haven't tried them yet. Having a not super perishable and no thawing necessary protein saves me after evening workouts.

    I have never been satisfied with the texture of frozen fish but I do get the wild salmon to poach and make into patties or have with salads.

    And of course the nuts. And the greek yogurt. I tend to go overboard with that one, it's like eating straight sour cream it's so mild and rich. My TJ's has only ultra-p fresh dairy so the yogurt is all I get from that section.

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    The apricot stilton is sometimes a seasonal item (available around the holidays), so if you don't find it this time, check back in the fall.

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    reviving this thread 'cause I was curious what people think about Trader Joe's D3, then I started thinking about TJ's, then I was curious what other people are buying there... I was giggling and shaking my head - "too true" - when someone said they have to shop like 5 different places to get everything...

    so here's what I buy at Trader Joes:

    Grass Fed 85/15 ground beef
    Uncured Bacon ends (sometimes these are better than others)
    All Natural Chicken Sausages (vacuum packed, fully cooked - good for emergency protein)
    Omega 3 Cage-Free eggs
    Cheese (raw NZ cheddar, goat cheese, etc.)
    Heavy Cream (no additives)
    full fat yogurt (greek and/or european style)
    Kerrygold Butter (usually a 3:1 unsalted to salted purchase ratio)
    Tomatoes (kumato, vine, plum)
    Avocados (bag of 4)
    Baby Arugula/Baby Spinach/Kale/Spring Mix
    Sweet Potatoes
    Veggies to eat immediately (we've noticed they don't keep as well as we'd like)
    Bananas/Oranges/Apples/other fresh fruit
    Frozen Berries/other fruit
    Unsweetened Cranberry (not from concentrate) Juice
    Light Coconut milk (full fat has JUNK in it)
    Coconut oil
    Olive Oil
    Vinegars (ACV, balsamic, etc.)
    Condiments:mustard, hot sauce, salsas, tapenades
    Canned Tuna/Chicken/Turkey/Salmon
    Raw Nuts & Seeds
    Dried Unsweetened/No Additive fruits.
    Fruit Leather (pureed fruit, no sweeteners or additives) ends
    Almond Butter
    Raw Honey
    Frozen Wild fish
    Smoked wild salmon
    LaraBars & Raw food bars
    Vitamins (does anyone know about the quality of their vitamins? I'm curious)
    Frozen Sweet Potato Puree (ingredients: sweet potato)
    $2.99 wine if I go to the location next to the wine store
    Lots of non-foodstuffs - dish soap, TP, paper towels, toothpaste, dr. bronners, deodorant.

    Also a large variety of not-so-primal goodies for my sweetie (sprouted bread, seasnax, hashbrowns, big bag of chips, cookies, ice cream, microwave enchiladas, basmati and wild rice, unsweetened mayo, etc.), which are better than your average supermarket fare.

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    ^ I would not buy omega 3 eggs. They're a lot worse for you than regular eggs. The chickens are fed unhealthy food sources of already oxidized omega 3 fats.

    Just something to think about.
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    They have dark chocolate almonds sprinkled with sea salt. Not sure if they're primal but delicious nonetheless.

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    Trader Joe's does have Kerrygold (well, usually), grass-fed ground beef, and grass-fed cheeses. All pretty dang good.

    Also, their coconut oil is pretty good and it's organic. They have some good coconut milk brands as well.

    They have one of the best vitamin D3 supplements I've ever encountered. It uses olive oil, NOT soy, corn, or canola. Beyond that, it's just a softgel capsule.

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