Friday, January 8, 2010

Trader Joe's Rocks!

I went to a really cool store the other day. Have you ever heard of Trader Joe's? It's sort of like a Whole Foods Market - but, waaaaaayyyyyyy cheaper!

I have been out of Castile Soap for a while. The last time I bought it I was able to get it at Meijer. They don't seem to have it anymore. Neither does anyone else in these here parts. I read somewhere that Trader Joe's carried it - and at very reasonable prices. We have one on the north side of Indy. Not a trip I'd like to make every week - but close enough for a once a month trek if needed.

I was SUPER impressed. They have tons of natural and organic foods for not much more than the prices I pay for the antibiotic riddled, pesticide ridden junk I buy at the regular stores. For instance they had antibiotic free whole chickens for $1.29 lb. I pay $.88 ON SALE for the regular kind. So, that's probably about the same as the non-sale price for Purdue chickens. They also had free-range, hormone free, antibiotic free whole chickens for $2.39 lb. I was checking out prices online at Costco a few days ago. They were glad to sell me 2 of the latter chickens for forty bucks. FORTY BUCKS!!! You have GOT to be kidding me! I'd have to sell my son, my right leg and my left kidney to shop there for very long with those prices! Puh-lease!

Check out the size of the Trader Joe's EVOO. I paid $5.99 for over a quart of it. That little 8.5 oz bottle was $2.00. The Trader Joe's olive oil is 4 times larger than the cheap little bottle I bought at Dollar General Market, yet, it's not 4 times as expensive. I'm anxious to see if the quality is better, too. It was recommended as a customer favorite.

Here's the Castile Soap with the huge bottle of EVOO. I'm not sure of the ounces at the moment and I'm too lazy busy to go downstairs and look. But, it's huge. I paid $7.99 for this bottle and it will last me until my 14th grandchild is born. The last bottle I bought was the same brand but about 1/2 the size. I paid at least ten bucks for it. So, needless to say, I was pretty pleased.

So, if you're looking for a good, wholesome place to shop - check out Trader Joe's website and see if there's a store near you. I'll definitely be a return customer.


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1 comment:

  1. I love Trader Joe's but they are nowhere to be found in the midwest. I have only been in the ones in California and agree with you that they ROCK! Maybe someday.


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