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Monday, December 1, 2008

Why I Love Trader Joes

This is not a recipe :)

It's more of a 'be a smart shopper' story.

I went to buy pumpkin spice, and I found the tiny jar (on the right) at WalMart for about $4. It is REALLY tiny for $4, but I figured I was at WalMart, so it probably doesn't go for less than this. I bought it and was really annoyed.

A few days later, I was walking by the spice aisle at Trader Joe's, and I found a jar double the size (on the left)! To my utter surprise, the price was...guess how much...

Yup, DOUBLE the size, and HALF the price. Check my math, but I think that means the WalMart jar costs 4 times as much as the Trader Joe's one! Trader Joes...WalMart...which has better quality stuff...hmmm...

Moral of the story? Be a smart shopper. WalMart is not always the cheapest, and Trader Joe's is definitely NOT overpriced!


  1. plus trader joes has alcohol free vanilla extract! :)

  2. Oh really? That is so cool! Yet another reason why I love that's not that big but everyone buys such different things!

  3. 1. Trader Joes always rules
    2. Walmart sucks!!

    .. love your blog btw! :)

  4. Trader Joe's has very reasonable prices and no gimmicks(sale/coupon) and best of all quality.

    Being a compact size store with a wide variety of only quality goods it even saves me time running from one aisle to another.

    It's only the produce that priced higher.

    The mascarpone cheese costs only $2.99. In Ralphs $5.29 Albertsons $3.99.

    The only downfall is I hve to drive far so best thin is to stock up on regulars.