June 17, 2012
I couldn’t stand it. The first Trader Joe’s store in the entire big state of Texas opened a full 48 hours ago, and I hadn’t been yet. Regardless of the parking chaos and the packed aisles, I had to go. Happy day, oh happy, happy day!
The new store is in Fort Worth, with the next location in Plano opening September 7th, and two Dallas stores scheduled for 2013 and 2014. The Fort Worth store is about an hour away for me, so 3 hours and $124 later, here is a sampling of what came home with me.
All 3 of these sound incredible. The bird's nests are kale, carrot and onion.
Lots of lunches and snacks here...
I couldn't leave without TJ's chocolate chips (vegan but not kosher now).
The olive hummus is unbelievable!
Can you believe $3.99 olive oil and $1.99 pepper?
These heirloom tomatoes were only $2.99 and shiitakes just $2.79.
The almond butter with flax is toasty scrumptious, and just $4.99 for 16 oz.
The best grain blends ever. My favorite is the Brown Rice Medley, LilSis' is the Harvest Grains.
TJ's, you're talking my lunch love language.
As delicious as they sound, even to a non-sweet eater. And they're vegan!
I can't believe I found this again, and it's not even Christmas!
Chai $3.49 + Almond milk $1.69 = LOTS cheaper than Starbucks!
My favorite almonds ever!
$1.99 vegan hand cream that's awesome!
So that’s a quick look at my first trip to the first Trader Joe’s in Texas. It’s been a LONG time coming, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area is buzzing like you can’t believe. Welcome to Texas, Trader Joe’s! We promise that you’ll be happy that you came!