Kalamata Olive Oil (Greek) $7.99
Organic firm tofu $1
Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese $1.99
Trader Joe's Semi Sweet chocolate chips $1.69
Bananas 19 cents each
Trader Joe's Mildly Spiced burritos $2.19
Trader Joe's Meatless Meatballs $3.69
One can of whole, salted plum tomatoes $1.19
One can of whole, unsalted plum tomatoes $1.19
Candy Cane effin Joe Joes $2.49
Organic tomato paste 89 cents
Black Olives 99 cents
…and totalling just above $26.
During the colder months when the farmer’s market is closed, I tend to shop more at Trader Joe’s and Limbo, for bulk herbs and produce which is next door to the SE 39th location. I had cauliflower and green food at home, or this trip would have included spinach and carrots. I’m not big on purchasing that many vegetables from Trader Joe’s, with the whole cling-wrap extra packaging business, but it does happen. My specialty/pricey purchases during this trip are obviously the olive oil – I buy from Trader Joe’s because they try to stock only non-gmo products, and this olive oil is from Greece. I’m sorry, California, but I want my olive oil from Europe. Maybe Australia, but it’s been a while for that. I picked up the meatballs for fun. I’ve only had veggie meatballs once before, at Bye & Bye, and they were pretty good with marinara on a crusty baguette. I don’t plan on buying these again anytime soon, but I would like to try making them, finally. I don’t think I’d had meatballs at all since I was 8! Remember the Campbells alphabet soup? I still could only eat these fauxes when baked crispy.
Anyway, I like to buy my tofu locally as well, but the TJ’s $1 organic price tag is irresistible when I’m there. I don’t think their tofu is really fresh tasting like the stuff I buy in bulk at my coop, but it’s still tofu. I used half in my recent tofu scramble, and half with the pumpkin seed crusted tofu on my lat post. The burritos are for Thomas, I'm just not a wild frozen food fan.
The Peppermint Joe Joe’s….well I am hiding those in my freezer. This was my first time buying them, and they’re even better than Mint Newman O’s. Believe it.