I worked with a fun team at two different throw-together traders Joe’s meals stores for almost five years.
We would continuously learn about our products, try them, and give opinions. We were filled in on food trends by many health-conscious and none- health-conscious customers.
Trader joes have many types of food. Healthy snacks and alternatives are kin to a person’s needs: whether glutin free, vegan, or vegetarian. Many foods there can be used for pass-over and are Kosher. There are even wines that have not been processed with any animal products (as regular wines are). Unfortunately for some, not many “sugar-free” things. Only stevia powder, and sugar-free chocolate (the chocolate has sugars from alcohol in it).
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I love getting seasonal desserts from Trader Joes: Things like Danish Kringles, Pantone, Marzipan-stollen, and ham that is free of nitrites or nitrates.
Then there are some very unhealthy things that people love from Trader Joes: like cookie butter. We once sold an entire pallet of cookie butter to a Filipino family before placing new policies on how many jars a family could purchase.
Every cheese I have ever heard of is to sell at Trader-Joe’s. You won’t find the best chocolate cupcakes there, but the best salads and ready-made meals, and the best-frozen meals are there; in terms of health and taste.
Several kinds of fresh meats, lots of different pieces of bread, lots of vegetables. The some hard to find plants, dried and fresh fruits, and nuts are to sell there too.
All in all, whatever your dietary preferences are, you can make use of Trader-Joes.
Where Can You Find The List Of Throw-Together Trader Joe’s Meals?
It exists, but not for the public. Trader Joe’s still uses old fashioned paper and pen to write orders for products, and those are then entering into a computer for distribution from the warehouse. It’s a big Excel spreadsheet (.pdf, actually) that are categorized by type of product and warehouse location.
There’s also a bi-weekly, intra-company bulletin that lists all the new and recently discontinued products, but it’s not supposed to get out to customers. I don’t think anyone would be willing to risk getting written up to get you one of those. Unfortunately for some, not many “sugar-free” things. Only stevia powder, and sugar-free chocolate (the chocolate has sugars from alcohol in it).
In reality, I’d suggest going into your closest store and trying to talk with the Captain (general manager). TJ’s doesn’t provide email support for customers, but employees can send emails and make calls to the corporate office. It might just be that someone is willing to help you and can get permission to give you a copy of the order guides.
Specifically, I mean the sushi, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and other to-go meals that you might grab for lunch. The sushi is gummy and always oddly sweet-tasting. The salads too often have romaine in them (rather than mixed greens). The sandwiches and wraps always seem a bit dry.