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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    I thank the lord everyday for Natalie Portman, Radiohead, Coachella, Pau Gasol, and Trader Joe's.
    AMEN TO THAT!

    minus the radiohead part...

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    AMEN TO THAT!

    minus the radiohead part...
    How rude. Who ever agreed to you being "nice" Arthur?
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    And I have a dick for you to eat if youre hungry still.

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    Maybe "doucheyarthur" was taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Maybe "doucheyarthur" was taken.
    I'm not so sure about that... He does like snow balls and he likes to get crunk. Maybe Arthur is just "misunderstood".
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    Default Re: Trader Joes Love

    i'm just misunderstood...


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    There's a Trader Joes less than a mile from the polo fields.
    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    There's a Trader Joes less than a mile from the polo fields.
    yum I love their fresh food selection-I used to work across the street from one and I'd go over there all the time and get a sandwich or salad or something.
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    I love trader joes, and somehow despite being crowded all the time and having long lines, you never seem to wait in line that long and no one gets crabby. Why is that?

    Anyway my fav things:
    weekly/bi-weekly salad stuffs: pre-mixed field greens, heirloom tomatoes, shredded carrots, broccoli & cauliflower florets, cucumbers
    dried blueberries & cherries
    good cheeses!
    guacamoles for the most part are good
    pita crisps, especially the cinnamon sugar ones
    gluten-free waffles (they're rice and are awesome)
    Double Rainbow blueberry ice cream
    Red Pepper-Tomato carton soup
    Savory Thins (these are seriously the most addictive thing ever)

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    i would advise everyone to stay away from the guacamole/salsa mix, with Albert Einstein on the cover.

    not too god at all. Edible, but pretty damn bland
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    I went there today and they were out of my favorite snack:

    Thai Chili & Lime Peanuts with lemongrass.

    I was seriously sad. Those things are the shiznit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubBass49 View Post
    I went there today and they were out of my favorite snack:

    Thai Chili & Lime Peanuts with lemongrass.

    I was seriously sad. Those things are the shiznit.
    yes, i agree. those things are like crack. so, so so damn good
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    65% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
    Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    Organic onions
    Greek Yogurt
    Organic Herb Salad mix
    Grilled southwestern veggies
    Organic Hummus
    Chimichuri rice (? not sure of spelling - peruvian rice)
    Potato/veggie mix for stir-frying
    Pumpkin seed granola
    Almond meal
    Raw Cashews
    Honey
    Guacamole / Salsa kits
    Green tea mochi ice cream
    Birds nests
    Green chili & cheese tamales
    Prepared salads (Goat's cheese / walnut / sun-dried tomatoes or the low-fat Greek Salads are the best)

    The best thing about Trader Joe's is I can always find food there I can actually eat, and spend less than I would anywhere else.

    The only bad thing is it's so crowded you have to be very coordinated to not run into anyone.

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    love the food, most of my favorites have already been mentioned. but they get a big thumbs down for their choice of locations and unaccomodating parking lots. in the places I have lived it has never ceased to amaze me at how they continue to act like some small, relatively unknown market. give me a break, the cat is out of the bag, TJ's is huge. I don't know how many times I have have pulled into the lots at the following locations and just given up and left without shopping b/c of lack of parking: Huntington Beach; all 3 locations in Santa Barbara/Goleta; and the one in San Francisco off of Masonic which typically has 15 cars lined up blocking a lane of traffic waiting for a spot in the lot. All that aside, I still like to shop there, but have resorted to walking and just purchasing less than I would like so I can make it home with just a bag in each hand.

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    fuck trader joes. they stopped carrying the black bean chips which were the best chips in the world.


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    This is the equivalent of musical water boarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalasset View Post
    fuck trader joes. they stopped carrying the black bean chips which were the best chips in the world.

    Tessa,

    I just bought a bag of those at the Studio City location like two weeks ago.
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    what the fuck. i couldnt find them in the miracle mile location or the santa monica location and when i asked one of the managers he said they discontinued them. looks like im gonna have to make a trip out to studio city.


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    This is the equivalent of musical water boarding.

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    oh man oh man oh mannnn

    any trader joe's cereal...esp peanut butter puffins
    boxed pad thai
    vegan pea soup
    multigrain sourdough
    spicy hummus
    tangerine juice
    masala veggie burgers
    GOAT CHEESE AND SPINACH PIZZA (ahhh soooo goooood)

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    china man sell you cheap organic.




    Whole Foods Market responds to WJLA



    This is a response to a news segment aired on WJLA (Washington, DC) on May 21, 2008.
    I’m Joe Dickson, Organic Certification Coordinator for Whole Foods Market. I read WJLA’s news script with disbelief and disappointment, as it is totally misleading. To help clarify, I have taken the time to address the various claims made in the news segment to offer clarification and our point of view.

    WJLA SCRIPT-

    ANCHOR: TONIGHT – AN I-TEAM INVESTIGATION. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC FOODS? IT’S PESTICIDE FREE AND MORE EXPENSIVE…BUT IT’S WORTH IT… RIGHT? NOT NECESSARILY. WOULD YOU BELIEVE *ORGANICALLY GROWN* IN CHINA? HOW ORGANIC CAN THAT BE? THE I-Team’s ROBERTA BASKIN HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING AND HAS QUESTIONS FOR ONE MAJOR FOOD CHAIN.
    Organic products from China can absolutely be certified organic to the exact same standard as domestic products. While China has had a number of food quality issues in the news in the past year, it does not mean everything grown in the entire country is unsafe. Since 2002, the USDA’s National Organic Standards have governed exactly what can be sold as organic in the US – how it’s grown, processed and handled – regardless of where in the world it’s grown, INCLUDING China. Organic integrity is ensured every step of the way. For example, a broccoli grower in China must be visited and certified to the USDA organic standards by a certifying agent that is approved and supervised by the USDA. If that broccoli is processed in a packaging plant, that plant must also be visited and certified by a certifying agent, who verifies that the handling and ingredients of the product comply with the standard.
    This structure is the backbone of organic integrity under the USDA organic standard – everyone who grows or handles organic food must be certified and audited by a USDA-accredited certifier. The USDA then provides audits and oversight of the certifiers to ensure that they are enforcing the standard and upholding organic integrity.

    ROBERTA IN STUDIO: WHOLE FOODS… IT’S THE LEADING FOOD RETAILER SELLING THE IMAGE THAT LOCAL AND ORGANIC IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND BETTER FOR YOU. BUT IS THAT …IN FACT…WHAT THE CUSTOMER IS GETTING?
    IT SURELY IS! Whole Foods Market is a pioneer in promoting and selling natural and organic foods and we have done more in our history as a company to promote and build organics than any other retailer. We were the first national certified organic retailer under the USDA’s organic standards, a voluntary certification which we continue to undergo to ensure to our customers that what we’re selling as organic truly is. Even though retailers aren’t required to be certified, and very few are, we decided to allow California Certified Organic Farmers into our stores to verify that we purchase, handle and sell organic food in compliance with the standard. Read more about this program here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/values/organic.php
    This is not “selling an image;” this is actually making sure that every one of our 275 stores is operating in compliance with the National Organic Standards and upholding organic integrity in everything they do.

    STORY: WITH 175 STORES… WHOLE FOODS IS THE UNDISPUTED LEADER IN ORGANIC FOODS AND PROMOTES “LOCALLY GROWN.” BUT THE I-TEAM HAS FOUND THAT MUCH OF WHOLE FOODS ORGANICS… ARE IMPORTED FROM CHINA.
    Actually, we have 275 stores. Again, WJLA is misleading consumers. Of the thousands of private label products we offer, a very small percentage are from China. And even though it is not currently required, we label the country of origin on each of these products.

    Shopper: “Honestly I never would have flipped it over to see that it was from China.”

    SPINACH…. SUGAR SNAP PEAS… AND WOULD YOU BELIEVE CALIFORNIA BLEND VEGETABLES? ALL LISTED UNDER THE WHOLE FOODS BRAND “365 ORGANIC.” AND ON THE BACK IN SMALL PRINT… PRODUCT OF CHINA.
    “California blend” is a very common term for a blend of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Many other frozen vegetable companies offer this blend of vegetables that are not literally grown in California.

    ORGANIC ENSURES NO CHEMICAL PESTICIDES AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CONDITIONS. BUT HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW THE FOOD IS ORGANIC? FOODS SOLD IN THIS COUNTRY MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BEFORE THEY CAN DISPLAY THE ORGANIC LABEL.

    “The oversight that they have in China is not the same kind of supervision that we have in the United States.”
    ANY product that is going to be sold as organic in the US must be certified by a USDA-accredited certifier, period. The Chinese government does not certify US-bound organic product in China; that certification is done by USDA-accredited certifiers who are themselves reviewed, approved and accredited directly by the USDA.

    BUT THE USDA DOESN’T INSPECT IMPORTED FOODS. IT CERTIFIES PRIVATE INSPECTORS TO DO THE JOB. WHOLE FOODS EMPLOYS A COMPANY CALLED QUALITY ASSURANCE INTERNATIONAL. BUT THE COMPANY CONFIRMS “QAI HAS NOT CERTIFIED ANY PRODUCTS IN CHINA.” THEY RELY ON ANOTHER CERTIFIER ON THE FARM. YET THERE’S THE QAI CERTIFICATION SEAL… THE USDA SEAL…. AND PRODUCT OF CHINA…ALL ON THE SAME WHOLE FOODS PACKAGE.
    QAI’s seal on our package means that our independent certifier, QAI, has confirmed that we have sourced it from a certified organic operation. QAI allows us to place their seal on our label to show that they have verified that the products have been certified.

    Linda Greer: ”So you have to ask yourself the question, how would they ever know if the organic rules are being followed?”

    LINDA GREER IS A SENIOR SCIENTIST AT THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, AN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY GROUP. SHE’S BEEN TO FARMS IN CHINA.

    Linda Greer: ”I wouldn’t buy something organic from China with the idea that it’s truly organic.”
    We routinely visit farms supplying our products all over the world. Here are some standards we apply to the organic farms and facilities we work with in China:
    √ Organic certification to the USDA organic standard by USDA-accredited certifiers
    √ Food safety audits by accredited companies using internationally recognized standards
    √ Targeted social accountability assessments using world class auditing agencies
    √ Supplementary verification to validate the aspects above
    √ Random testing of finished product for safety and organic integrity, including tests for environmental contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides.

    BASKIN: “Why not?”
    LG: “The reason is we’ve had such a difficult time tracking things.”
    Whole Foods Market has instituted the quality systems and safeguards above to make sure our organic private label products meet our own quality standards and the National Organic Standards as well.

    THERE’S GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE QUALITY OF FOOD FROM CHINA. ALREADY THIS YEAR THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WHICH CHECKS FOR FOOD SAFETY STOPPED 260 SHIPMENTS OF FOODS LIKE STRAWBERRIES CONTAMINATED WITH BAD PESTICIDES, BACTERIA OR FILTH.


    Linda Greer: “I think it’s probably not an accident that product of China is in such small type.”
    It’s not currently required that we state the country of origin on packaging, but we feel it’s right to provide this information to our customers. We follow FDA guidelines regarding the print size, and this size is no different for China than any other country, including the USA.

    THE I-TEAM OBTAINED THIS INTERNAL COMPANY DOCUMENT FROM WHOLE FOODS LISTING THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR HUNDREDS OF ITS PRODUCTS…DOZENS OF ORGANICS….MANY FROM CHINA…EVERYTHING FROM ASPARAGUS SPEARS TO PINE NUTS TO CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER. WHOLE FOODS WOULDN’T ALLOW OUR CAMERAS IN ITS STORE, SO WE BOUGHT THE PRODUCTS AND STEPPED OUTSIDE TO SHOW SHOPPERS.
    This is a document, which contains a representative sample of our private label products, is intended to help educate the team members in our stores about where our products come from.
    We are not keeping secrets here. We print the country of origin right on our product packaging! We choose to supply this information because we have faith in the quality of our products.

    Mom: “It’s definitely misleading. If they were proud of it being from China, they would be, it would be prominently displayed on the front. I’m sure.”

    SHOPPERS WE TALKED TO WERE MOST SURPRISED BY WHOLE FOODS ORGANIC CALIFORNIA BLEND OF CAULIFLOWER, CARROTS, AND BROCCOLI.

    “If they’re going to put into bold “California” on the label, they shouldn’t put China in fine print on the back.”
    Again, “California blend” is a common term for a blend of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and this blend is produced by many frozen vegetable producers that use vegetables not literally grown in California. We do find that this is legitimate feedback, and we are looking at ways of making this clearer to our customers.

    WE ALSO WENT TO THE FRESHFARM MARKETS AT DUPONT CIRCLE… WHERE PEOPLE TAKE THEIR ORGANIC FOOD VERY SERIOUSLY.

    Zachariah “Oh, but it’s from China, what a travesty.”

    “Product of China! Whoa, look at that!”

    BERNADINE PRINCE, FOUNDER OF THIS MARKET SAYS WHOLE FOODS SHOPPERS SHOULD BE ASKING QUESTIONS.

    Prince: “The first thing I would do is say, ‘Okay Whole Foods, is this really organic?” ”How do you know it’s organic? Because I don’t know.”
    As we described above, we go above and beyond the USDA’s already strong requirements to make sure that the products we sell from all countries are truly organic.

    LINDA GREER SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASKING THE GOVERNMENT QUESTIONS.


    Linda Greer: “Consumers are probably blissfully unaware that the government is not protecting them.”
    The government has a strong standard for the production of organic food. Prior to 2002, there was no federal definition of organic. Along with many other pioneers, we fought hard to make sure that the government created a strong definition of organic, which became a reality through the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which directed the USDA to create the National Organic Standards. They created these standards with the guidance and direction of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), a citizen advisory board made up of growers, ranchers, environmentalists, certifiers and other organic stakeholders. This board continues to closely monitor the organic standards and ensure that it meets customers expectations. Since 2002, for the first time in history, consumers know that food sold as organic in the US meets a strict definition, no matter where it’s grown. The USDA oversees 90+ accredited certifiers with regular audits and supervision, and investigates any public complaints of violations of the standards. Leaders from Whole Foods Market take a very active role in the standard, attending NOSB meetings and taking a vocal role in ensuring a strong organic standard. We’ve fought for a meaningful definition of “organic” for 28 years, and intend to keep doing so. Our customers have come to trust us in guaranteeing the quality, safety and integrity of all our products, and this trust is something we take very seriously.

    I posted in here cause I hear joes does the same thing

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