Trader Joe’s came to town about two months ago, and I am SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED. I had shopped there a few times, on vacations to New Mexico and Wisconsin, but now there is one 15 minutes away and it has already become the place I buy the bulk of our groceries.
Some people have accused us Trader Joe’s fans of being hipsters, but really I am just a disheveled, disorganized wife and mom who doesn’t want to feed her family barrels of high-fructose corn syrup, genetically modified foods, trans fats, and pesticides — and I can’t afford to do all our shopping at Whole Foods.
The fact is, neither Steve nor I is much of a cook even when we have time to futz around with it, which is never. And Sebastian, being a 4-year-old, needs snacks. If I’m going to give him packaged food (WHICH I AM), I’d much rather feed him the TJ’s approximations of his preservative-filled favorites.
Here are a few of our (quickly becoming) favorite purchases:
More to come later. I seriously want to give this place a big hug.