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"trader joe" Discussed on Proof
"So the since the goal like you said it just to embody of villain in this like the perfect utopia of like you know. Sweet people and the trader joe sub. Reddit you wouldn't say that your goal was to make them upset. I don't think it's that upsetting. It's just like it's just you just pointed sky and laugh you know what i mean like. That's what i wanted to be like. I didn't want to make people cry. Poor rainy city kelly. I didn't want her that. I wanted people to be like are like your. This is the bad guy. This is like everybody knows who this guy is. And he's a he's a jerk of our sub reddit. Dirk goes on to explain to me the nature of internet. Trolling has changed in the last couple of decades not too long ago lighthearted victimless. Trolling was a branch of internet comedy. Long before things got me violent and lentil guy well. He's an example of the older style. Trolling a harmless hilarious. Comedic character who took advantage of the perfect stage offered to him the warm and trusting trader joe's sub reddit. It's like improv. He didn't set a trap. He was setting a scene for his scene partner. When i was like writing it i was like a sit here and wait and see if like any sweet person makes it makes a great little recommendation in literally like the first post was her and it was like. I'm so happy. Because i could use this and just go off from it. I thought that there'd be someone nice enough like the cat lady. Who would you know. Reply exactly the way. I thought she would meaning. She was super helpful and very sweet and nice and gave me like good advice. Like i didn't it is. It is a decent lentil recipe. Whatever it was that she gave and dirk put a lot of care into building the lentil guy character. Yeah he's not he's not a good guy but there's something behind him that i think i'm applying that is is causing the be this way. Skinny like rail thin him and his wife both rail thin not a muscle on them and not a piece of fatty Lives in a upper middle class. darkly-lit strongly darkly. What do you know like it's like a picture like a winner day but like all the windows are open but you have no lights on the house okay. This is all so. I imagined him being rail thin. That's so weird. That's so weird. I think that guy probably deserves an afternoon in the sun away from his wife or something like that away from like gray house. That's probably probably all that man needs. Yeah i wish. I could give this person like a day at the beach. You probably painted though you probably have to hot. Many people dirk told me up at about what was going on in his life when he came up with the lentil guy scheme. He said he was struggling a little. He was feeling anxious living in a new city and working a job. He hated and for him the tj suburb at lentil guide. Troll was a much needed escape. From the stresses of daily life. Can you give me. I'm gonna pull up go nobody deems me anymore but she somebody said you're lentils post made me laugh harder than anything has in a while. I loved it. I've been having a rough time in those great to laugh at something. You've got talent which is very very nice. Just looking back on it. I was so excited when it blew up. It took me a while to settle down and kinda dislike. Stop like talking about makes you like i was excited and i probably brought it up with my friends more than i should've like i was proud of it like i can't believe that happen. Each member of the tj separate. It brings a little something to the party. That's why it's special in for dirk. He made himself into a self deprecating party. Pinata so everyone could take a good whack. Yeah maybe he caused a stir but didn't care that he was at the center of all the links because at the end of the day the kids had fun and everyone's picking up candy or lentils special thanks to mia bloomfield for bringing us this story. Now this is our last bonus episode for now but stay tuned for an all new season of proof coming in just a few weeks on december third..
"trader joe" Discussed on Proof
"I wasn't talking to lentil guy or even his wife. I was talking with someone else. His creator so you found out then that i was fake. Okay reenactment over. This is the real dirk. When i finally convinced him to let me record him. I know i'm suffering from a little bit of like santa claus isn't real. I mean i'm sure there's plenty of people that still think that guy's real but if you read that you guys like out in the world that is so funny. That is hilarious. It's kind of funny to me that there's people still going around just dance you. This guy is crazy. He's crazy though so dirk is to typist eleven but wannabe typist. Eleven wasn't lentil guy he was pretending to be lentil guy. Well was no lentil guy to pretend to be. I felt almost cheated. So i led with the obvious question. Why when you set out to write this. If you had to like a bullet point the goals you're looking to achieve ultimately make my roommate laugh number to be the villain of the sub reddit. The trader joe's separated. I wanted to be the antagonised. I wanted to be a character. Nasa don gonyea roommate laughed. Oh yeah oh yeah. How could he be so cavalier. Doesn't he know the havoc lentil guy caused the trader. Joe's community doesn't know what lentil guy means to me. So do you feel bad ultimately. I don't. I don't think i hurt anybody. The people who didn't get the joke scream at my guy like you totally missed it and then you know what i mean like kiss. The joke.
Trader Joes Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 Revew
"And the stem from cheap wine bar, again. And again, I was always another one. And shouldn't drop your flute. And this one is a Trader Joe's Platinum a reserve Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills 2019 Lot 19 sales and Trader Joe's simply pushing the Platinum Reserve wines lately and it's kind of like it off. Our fearless Flyers says that they are equal to wines at twice the price and Beyond and the price range for these things have been fourteen ninety-nine. I think in the past they've been up and down but because I had Okawville Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, that was really nice and the house speaks Hillsong. So your game in its your seem to be getting a wine that you don't normally find for 1499. In a wine shop or in a civil Market 1499 for one isn't you know anything unusual but a Trader Joe's were you know, that's you know, everything is 999 or less for the most part. Yeah. And they do such a good you know, you get a Russian River Pinot Noir or Chardonnay for ten bucks, you know making you jump up another five bucks wage, you know, they have to give you incentive. Something that you probably can't get elsewhere and that's what this kind of is. It's a little Santa Rita Hills is in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is hundred miles north of Los Angeles. It's in you know, it's you can be under degrees in Los Angeles in the summer time. But the part where the The Vineyards are jets out. I could strangle kind of into the ocean. So there is water to the north of South in the west. So the cool breezes make this area from for the most part off in many cases cooler than Northern California all the grooming regions up there. And this is Santa Rita Hills. The hills are black the cold air. So it keeps it's a great place and plus the the soil is just so fascinated estimated shock, which is kind of like what you get in Champagne region. So, it's Catholic it's correct. At the school European stuff so oil it's got this cold long cool growing region. It's a great place to be in the wire and off a senator. I don't know if you you're up on all the trendy wines which see smoke which is like, you know, you gotta get a list against you smoke that's from Santa Rita Hills, you know, it's not that big a reason the page where that came from where within a couple of Miles rather grateful. This one came from, you know, the a custom line producer made it for Trader Joe's it's not like this is probably off its, you know, it's a really expensive wine that was left over. They got it. Someone bought grapes and made this wind but it's from a really good pinot noir growing region, but it's 4 a.m. To or alcohol which is a little stiff for Pinot Noir. So we're going to have more body. If you're in the class of Pinot Noir, you know, you might not be all that crazy about it. But if you're don't mind a glass of yummy every so often in this might be your boss know. It's not that much that there has been no hassle Petite Sirah added to it a couple other things but not that there's anything wrong with that. This one's got somebody to it. It's got a little bit of dead. It's a little heavier in the pallet put still continue are not class have been an alarm but it still tastes great. I don't think it slipped because I'm talking about I got glasses. I had I've got no self-control. It feels good on your palate. It's got its got the flavors. It's got some like little sharper image biases and Scott Scott Tana. The channels are sweet, but they're they're yeah, I'm really inexpensive wine nowadays tannins are kind of missing in action. They take them out you know it off. Easier to Angel I'm at this is 2019. If you got you don't deal with the channel until they reduce them as much as they can but here they're there but they don't buy it or they don't do anything other than just let you know. They're they're home. It's kind of nice to see you know, yeah, it's five bucks more than their typical lies. And yeah, it's not classic. You know, it's a little heavier. It's a little more a little little little more vulgar on your pal, but it's not over the top taste great interesting mean. How often do you get a Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2019 little young. There are some $50 119 is out there, but they usually a little bit older. So what happened to get on Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir for 1499 that's interesting. And this one's got interested got personality the classic no taste good. Yeah off. And so there we are.
Trader Joe’s Recall: Seattle-Based Company's Frozen Fish Packaging Failed To List Allergens
"Some fish that was packaged by a Seattle based company. The store's gluten free halibut does not list milk or wheat on the label, and that could affect people with allergies to those ingredients. The fish is packaged by Orca Bay, which is based in Seattle, but it's sold under the trader Joe's brand in stores. A local nurse
"trader joe" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"I was broke at a time when a lot of people were were broke I just I just. Hope. I had bought a house at the wrong time and had was under water on it and had to have three roommates and. It was and I was shopping at trader Joe's because it was affordable and healthy and it was just. Yeah. So I was walking around with. I've heard Seinfeld talk about being irritable as a comedian and very, very irritable at that time and and and. The the issue is I can't be so poor that it's causing a mood difficulties. Zo It's usually when I when I make a comeback financially and start. Because I wasn't working the road that much. But enough where I could work these jokes out and. Every every spot at the seller mattered the in that I needed to do my best on them so I needed to be prepared. So they keep on booking. So they keep on booking me because I also needed the money. So getting on on stage frequently was was both helpful for my career but also helpful for my for my for my lifestyle but now as you As you look back on. He do now see like, Oh, I, guess there is a certain sort of like be it political or a understanding of culture that guess is now politicized but sort of like you're contracting types of people I think the thing that I shoot for in comedy and I've heard Billy Crystal talk about it in kind of an old fashioned way where the. where? Where his manager said the need to leave the audience with a tip kid. And and Part of you and and so I think what I wanted to get across in all my jokes at every point in my. Career where I've actually had the skills to to write decent original jokes is that I'm not gonNa tell you very much about me but you'll know what kind of person I am based on this this joke like hopefully after listening to an hour of me, you think I'm a I'm a bro or a bully. I mean, this joke is an incredibly personal joke without being what we think of as comedy, right? Yeah. But what is actually personal is saying I mean, this joke is long and it has it has a lot of little details about it but also tells you how your brain works. you see you connect dots right and that is the best art can do is you get to? Like, ride along a person's brain as they go through a thing Kurt vonnegut talks about reading meditating in other people's minds. no good. Say what he said it's just sort of. Well what you said was was very valid to and well said, but that yeah, that's who I think of when I think of that that idea. So it goes into then you'll get over it, which is amazing moment. When you're listening joke which is like. He's telling this joke like there's there's. I hadn't thought about that like to me that the entire thing is that right? It's like this. You'll get over. This is seventeen minutes it i. Know my Gosh I mean I think the more general question is, why is this joke? So long part of it is what kind of jokes I I love I would watch. COMEDIANS and listen to Comedians as a kid. There there was part of my brain was just saying. Keep going. Don't stop and get to the thing that I think that is the only in my life which ultimately became. A joke that I. Talked about talking about today, but I already went into it but the abbreviation joke which was as a kid. Hoping that someday, a comedian would say most of the state start with the same I, do. So. Yeah. That's why all these things have to be long because I am obsessive about these. Well, that's. What is interesting is that you have this desire to have these long things that are like. The maximum how you can talk about it, and then there's a part of the next part of the joke where you go I have an accent I've been grinding since second grade instead of since the second grade, which is how people would say it and I. I. Don't know if you intentionally removed which I totally. Yeah. So that's at the same time. You're like can't that though there right you're like this joke is twenty one minutes on but is that contrast to do you like to say the second grade is something that an adult would say, but saying second grade is something that you'd say when you were in fifth grade. So it's it's funnier. It's also serve verse of the WHO Sounds Smart it's the adult who sounds like a it's like a like a kid and at some point, it gets too long. Yeah. So I used to add. This part where I told a story from from actually having him I said it happened in second grade with a with a teacher wanted to keep after school and she had the class vote on whether I should stay after school and I lost and I tell the story and someday I will write it well enough that it'll be good enough to end without incident but that was in that joke so it was it was another three or four minutes and it's just like all right now it's becoming gratuitous that you're just you're just Sensing that. Yeah. It feels with you feel feels too long and this sort of the moral of like. The truth about Americans and even new, Yorkers we love doing favorite for stranger which again, pretty political MRS right right yeah. But how did that? How did you end up like? Oh, that's the moral will bend over backwards a show that I am not the person my family said I am that is not a that is a story ending that is a moth slam. Okay Story. Oh. That's interesting. The other thing which is like a big joke ending yeah. Not The ending really on a laugh, right? Nicer Smarter Interesting Yeah was it you promised a story you feel like ended the story or you just sort of thought of that and you're like how that specific version of the ending. where it doesn't have like another. Yeah. That's why that woman right? Right well I I don't. I'm kind of tired of the jokes where the where the comedian is the hero and. The people wou and I was feeling terrible about my situation with my with my. With. My family that they didn't they didn't appreciate me and so I wanted them to hear me say that that I. That I'm not I'm not selfish and I'm I'm I'm not a e Ego centric person and I probably maybe the jokes show says us thinking about that sentence when I'm when a stranger I will bend over backwards his show them I'm not the person my family said I Like. A decent metaphor for what sent up comedy is you're talking to strangers and you you're in this joke spending twenty one minutes like going out of your way to be like I'm not this other type of person. Yeah. The State of the state abbreviations joke. which we almost talked about, which gets talked about a lot which it felt like the. Height of your ability as a comedian he has in terms of just ability but this to me felt like the most you joke Oh yeah, it's the it's probably my best joke. It's not. It's not as popular as some of the other ones. Yeah. Hat maybe maybe because of where I did it or the timing or the fact that Patton Oswalt didn't go on facebook and rave about it. When did you realize this show is saying this is who I am before today. I think as I was writing it I was saying I. Can get I can get everything. About me into this into this joke but I also think that I've tried to do that with with most joke since I since I first started but it's like a, it's a cheat because I don't. Until recently, I didn't want to tell you anything about me I wanted to keep it to myself but I want you to know these things were going to like the the last Colbert show I did I talked about all these lazy things in my life but what I really was saying, but I didn't have the confidence was I'm so sick I really depressed. I'm very sad and I can't function is interesting because I heard someone referred that says like. Colbert talked about depression I. was. Mentioning a depression that clear who know and people? Which I think is it ends up being savvier because people get it who get it and then Like Oh, this is just a funny to get it to I also lazy. Yeah. Yeah. That's what my my.
"trader joe" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Non Gmo. It's like all these things are positive. Yeah, it's like Oh. These are better bumpkins. Yes. That's what the joke is saying yes this or that has better than other stores and then in both the John Oliver. Pete version, they ring the bell which people love the Ring Bell Joke, and then you're like we're here comes the chief Here's the stock boys also chief financial officer in the head of human resources, but you drop head of human resources. For special. Oh, I shouldn't have. Yeah. Yeah it's probably better to add the human resources but but chief financial officer is definitely a choice CEO would have been too easy. Yeah and it's a specific chief executive officer doesn't sound so good. But but somehow chief financial officer sounds sounds like the one of the things that my friend and I were at a starbucks in Los Angeles. I'll never forget this conversation with this friend of mine he he was saying he that he thought one of the one of the components of laughter was hearing a word. You forgot you knew. That that makes you laugh and chief financial officer. For some reason I think would ring a bell of people who took a marketing class or or finance glass in in college or High School I. Think it's also hearing words in different contexts that like you. Said trail mix, and then just using trail in a different context people like. It's it's the same thing. Yeah. Have different versions of that throughout all of it like we're using words in different ways or using the same word over and over again in different ways. So this joke ends with how it ended up homes and obviously continue, which is he came with a bottle spiced cider says fine compliment and it was, which is one of the biggest laughs right something that we're they're like displays. All the is on board they also Oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. and then. It was the war to my public, each lane sea bass. So that is not a famous. Wine to food combination least. Land On. Those words. Peanut Griego is too common. Yeah. Right Cabernet all these other ones we cabinet. Yeah, we're too common, and for some reason I thought Pena Nawar was a white wine. Yeah. So stupid and and drink white wine with a fish but Pinot noir is a is is a soft. Sound. Right Pena, Noir. Pumpkin seeds is a hard. Hyphen and Chilean Sea Bass is another hard one. So it it it felt nice coming out of my mouth and it sounded nice and my my ears so that that's how. How became it's the right amount of syllables. Yeah. It's also WANNA longer civil thing. There's yeah right it's like a rare example of like let me figure out how to make this long without feel. We are now at the store. Yeah. So now the story start. So I, think this is a good time to talk about how to just generally how do you work on a piece like this that ends up being twenty whatever minutes long when Most of it is you're doing fifteen minutes sets like, yeah. How do you then get to the point like Oh my goal is for this to be long I have to imagine somebody like l.. Let's. Do then get to that part where you were. Then you start plotting it out when you realize I'm going to make this one consistent thing I'm a runner and I have dogs. So I, spend a lot of time. Exercising with my with my thoughts, I'm going over these stories and thinking where can and also listening to them a lot when I'm writing something where I can add this and bring this in and I I don't go so far as a two. Frequently, chart them but occasionally, I'll write out a list and and put them in orders. But I will say and Mike was the one who told me this years ago he said you build time by doing hours now doing fifteen minutes. So I would do the hours on the road and add all these things in there, and then I would come back to the comedy cellar and have to fit this into fifteen minutes. But the thing that the comedy cellar is great, it's not not ideal for me at this point in my career whereas some guys I envy like a Chris Rock or Jerry Seinfeld, we'll go up with his notepad comedy cellar and I'm not at that level with the people who book the Comedy Cellar and own the comedy cellar are GonNa are going to? In bringing my notebook on in the audience doesn't know who the hell I a half the time and so I have to I have to go up there with a killer fifteen minutes, but I can lose them. In between some big laughs for a minute at the most usually and within those minutes is where I would add these little things. Little things. Yeah. So you're building it both one minute time. Yes, and and at twenty one minutes at a time. Yeah. So then the next part you do at John, Albert but you you have to set up what the thing is do you have? To just sort of going because you can't really get that many laughs. You're just basically at that part isn't a matter. It's like, how can I explain as quickly as possible? What the central problem is like are you just going over in different trying to in different ways and be like, Oh, I got it down to like three seconds. I got down to five seconds. Yeah. Sure. Yeah. And that's probably part of the the the motivation for the beginning of it. Yesterday have this story not to build up too many too many things and it's an it's not like everything else where it's really well thought out it's just I have this story. Decision. I. Imagine you. I need a very big joke to come to justify that, and that is the the Jewish joke. S Mozambique have hundred different words for Snow Jews, we have one hundred different words for loser. Yeah but the thing is. I had for ye. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. But again. Because I had become a person who had long jokes. Short jokes just didn't fit into my to my set unless I could. I could apply them to these these longer jokes. Yeah. And so having that for for years may have worked in in conversation on a radio interview or something like that but as far as being a part of my act. It would. It would stick out how important is being Jewish and communicating to the audience that you're Jewish to the person you're trying to portray in this store or for you generally as your whatever we say persona is like when you think of yourself is that part of it? Yeah. Yeah. For some reason and it was it was very, it was very. Liberating to me when I first started doing doing comedy in Boston had I started in New York being Jewish. Self. But in Boston I was one of only a few. UPS At the time who are who were talking about being Jewish, this other men in roots Eisler, who is was very inspirational, an influence and influence of of mine, and so I could kind of stand out in Boston comedy with Jewish jokes on a show where most of the guys were were not not non-jewish. which is an obnoxious oppression. So then you it goes into the part where you're imagining the home life of this woman you have not oh yes. which is you portray this husband with salmon colored slacks, pop collar, and Watch O'Reilly factor. What do you want the audience to think of this man in this household at this point? Well, I often get resentful of a very. Rich people depending on how I'm doing. Financially I tend to get an at that time. I was living with three Mormon men in New York City I had three roommates and I was like forty or thirty nine, and so things were tough. I lived on the upper east side and I just saw the wealthiest of the wealthy walking around and and the. Even. Though that this trader Joe's.
Chronic Cellars Pink Pedals 2018 Review
"Jay from cheap wine fighter.com. What's the third installment of our Halloween lines twenty-twenty series and this time we have thought we got here Lee grabbed the bottle and it is Chronic Cellars pink petals s a p e d a l s as in bicycle, and it is a Halloween line because off the label has a female skeleton nicely dressed or a bike rider. And running a pink bike with a basket in front and then the basket there is a skeleton dog not scary. But in the Halloween kind of Day of the Dead kind of thing going on their skeletons just white is not paid it but there we go and It's kind of funny because when I was looking to find wines for you know this series I found a red wine from Trader Joe's and a white wife and I think Chardonnay and now I found a rose a I picked wines with skeletons on it. So often that I didn't really leave a whole bunch for myself. I'm a reason why I pick that cuz my theory is that you actually can you know, like you can't choose a book by it's cover where you can choose a wine box label. Because a skeletal line is going to be a ripe Bowl juicy one, but adults, you know, it's for some reason it's it's aimed at certain likes they're one's a certain way like stir labels little off-kilter but wants an adult why we have here this is off. This is not a fluffy little light and Grizzly Rose a it's got its got some body to the palette. That's kind of a firm Sleek wine. The the other knows just feel subtle. But you know interesting it's got some flavors of them take a sip off. It's one of those wines that kind of grow on you as you as you drink it. You're at first you go. And then you kind of kind of get what's going on. There's there's green-apple. There's a cherry there is little creamy thing. Not sure where that's coming from dead leaves or whatever. It's got really good acidity. Let's the flavors unfold and plus it gets you reaching for your glass a little bit sooner than you normally would it off but it doesn't fight cuz sometimes you can get a little bit too much acid in these wines and this one doesn't have that. So what's up pretty nice little little wage. I mean, it's I think I found it for twelve. These are wines that are sold at Whole Foods. You find them a lot in supermarkets. You can find them in look wine shop, too. But they were the sons of the man who ran Peachy Canyon wines broke off on their own and started the just labeled back in the lake Palm two thousand and what happens when you get a hot one happens all the time. Is that the demand gross the point where you have to make more and more wine and to do that you need more money. So it means you have to go in debt to do that. And when you got a hot one, there's always someone there to watch throw a bunch of money at the label. You've already brought, you know up to where people are looking for and liking it. So it's like a choice do I go into debt off or do I take their money that I can think of a whole and I'm not sure that that's what they did. It's the Beckett Brothers, you know, I don't know what their mindset was, but I've seen it time and time again that people you know, all these big-name line Brands. They're all owned by somebody who didn't start them and a lot of them cuz they just had it, you know is either going to debt or take a huge amount of money and when you have that as a as a proposition to you people take the money. Two brothers who made The Chronic Cellars and were the sons of Peachy Canyon are now running Peachy Canyon again. So if you like Chronic Cellars start looking for a future Canon and this is a pretty decent wage even when it's not Halloween. This is a year-round Rose a it's got somebody it's 88% Syrah 12% red eyes. It's kind of a rhone-style the French know what they're doing with rozay and this kind of fouls that's from Paso Robles r a v a hundred percent from Paso Robles contracted thousands of Chronic Cellars doesn't have their own Vineyards, but that's okay. And that's it.
The Walmart Haul
"First Up, we have a lot of warm products which hopefully remained warm. Before we try them first up. We have Kellogg's brand new waffles in fun flavors. I have to say, I was like freaking out we have two flavors to try today but there was a third flavor we didn't get that was super cute. The flavors were trying our Unicorn which tastes like cotton candy and birthday cake, which is yellow cake with rainbow. Sprinkles. These are not only available at Walmart. They're also at target Safeway and more and what I noticed about these is that they're very large large like the size of rigging frozen waffles do smell amazing they really do. And I, also GONNA say usually frozen waffles tastes the same I have high hopes for these I think these are gonna be different. What are you trying I? What's the Yellow One? Is What the Unicorn? Birthday. Look it looks like a birthday. Okay. Let's go birthday cake. Okay. That tastes like a birthday cake. These are really moist. They taste like cake. That's really good and the stats are really not bad hundred and thirty calories per waffle two and a half grams of fat five smart points. But I want to say one thing like these are not I feel like in the past like four or five weeks, we've tried a lot of frozen waffles. And they're all the same even the ones who trader Joe's that are Pumpkin flavored. There's something about this waffle. That's a little special do agree. Yeah. Definitely, and I was just noticing that you don't need butter or Maple Syrup on that. I mean this is just fine by itself. You know I totally grandma try the Unicorn cotton catches interesting because they have such perfectly deep wells. What do you call those nooks and crannies? what do you call in English mapping it is. Yeah. Waffle House. Yeah. They're really Nice deep-sea coach and a lot of Sierra remade ours pacman. Oh cute wait. What are the little dots in this one? Sheri's berries I think right and cotton candy. I like the birthday cake more. Yes, that's amazing. These are amazing. Kellogg's makes eggo right. But these are not under the eggo brand I. Don't think are they know? They're not. So you don't have to leg that is really interesting for her. Nope you don't have to go your Lego Mike. Okay next we are trying this is a product that I find very exciting and unique foster farms. The chicken people they have a new product called bold bites. They're marketed as kids bowl by. So they're like you get these in the fridge section and they're small individually wrapped packs like pouches of chicken and they come in flavors we have Taco and pizza today and what I really love about these portion controlled. It's sort of like saying, Hey, kids you can snack on chicken like like from being I would just dump this pouch. It tastes good into super on top of a salad it's fifty calories worth-a-chicken. Looks Amazing what are we trying? Why did you get all the fun flavors like Taco, Pizza, I can't open. which WANNA restarting with them pastor, which can open pizza Jamie can open I. Don't have the strength. s these high in sodium. No. Not really right. Three clear to read the sodium for those of us who don't have our reading. It's three fifty, which is not terribly. No this is good. I would not say tastes like pizza but I would put this on a pizza at fifty calories worth. Let's see. We got spicy lally trion. That's good but I feel like it's a stretch to call at pizza. Wait I a little bit of like Italian seasoning. Okay. Yeah. No I like it I like the concept I like creative. Let's try the TACO. Just I'm impressed and it tastes like white meat chicken breast doesn't taste like unidentifiable parts of a chicken. TACO measure making tacos. That is excellent first of all. This is what I would do. I would take those new cauliflower Ortega Taco shells that they sent us same thing and I would just like loaded up and make a chicken Taco out of this. Don't goods while he? Put it over, put it over cauliflower rice and then scuba salsa. These? This is great. This particular flavor. Terrific I don't WanNa give any preliminary ratings but it will rate. Hi.
And Now For Dessert: Chocolate Beer!
"The pandemic has done strange things to America's Diet. We started stockpiling Spaghetti. O's frozen waffles became a thing again, and apparently we started drinking beer for dessert craft beer drinkers who want big flavor often choose hoppy IPA's but more recently. So called Pastry stoute's for dessert. Beers have become another. Fizzy favourite, rich, and decadent. They're made with flavors ranging from pumpkin spice to candied apples and Bloomberg reports. Their sales are up eight percent year over year ying-ling. America's oldest brewery is on trend. The beer makers teamed up with another Pennsylvania icon to make gangling Hershey's chocolate porter. The dark beer was such a hit at bars and restaurants last fall that the company is. Rolled it out in bottles this year Yuengling two hundred year old dark brewed porter is infused with Hershey's cocoa chocolate Syrup and chocolate nibs bruise and they're not the only company putting a sweet twist on their bubbly bruce a much newer player on the beer scene is giving trader. Joe's some sweet treats for the Beer Aisle Hollywood park craft brewery has recreated the. Flavors of TJ's popular speculation cookie butter spread in beer form. The grocers cookie butter spread has developed a bit of a cult following people actually buy it at TJ's and resell it online. The beer version is made with Hoven Ella, beans, milk sugar, and toasted coconut in review the website pop sugar declared that speculative cookie butter beer quote tastes like Christmas in a bottle. TJ's has also worked with another brewer to develop a coffee peanut butter cup porter, which is a dark beer brewed with chocolate malt coffee and peanut butter powder. Perfect for those who want to drink their after dinner traits. If you have a sweet tooth, these seasonal libations may be welcome news but pastry stoute's and desert beers differ from more mass market brews in another way crack open corona or Heineken, and the alcohol content is about five percent alcohol by volume or a B.. Desert Beers are upwards of eight percent a b a pint of cookie butter beer has nearly double the alcohol content of your regular glass of Suds. That's because the sweet beers are made with more sugar with. VERTU, to alcohol during the brewing process. So imbibers beware these beers pack a punch and the calorie count isn't going to help your six pack either as we head into fall in the holiday season celebrating with Desert Beers can give you a sweet treat and warm buzz and glass or bottle. The bad news is that they make that fourteen fifteen. Stick around a little longer and.
Trader Joes Napa Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Review
"And cheap wine fighter.com coming again with a kind of a fun one. Well, at least it was fun like adults playing until off the fires and Napa Valley half and all the tragedy and people lost their lives and grape Vineyards that have burned and raped Wineries and people lost their life's work off. But rather to be a downer when I dressed wine, this one is called the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Cabernet, Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 2018 lot 97 There have been a couple of bumper crops in Napa Valley Sonoma that area so there was Surplus and then the covid-19 off but these are wines and so to restaurants and for parties and none of that's going on right now. So there was a trip plus and there was going to be a great many wines that were going to be a prices. They usually never AR CNET and Trader Joe's was starting to show this was a velour the Palm Spring Mountain at Atlas Peak and there might be another one all Napa some Indian from a high-end subdivision small places. I think the Oak Grove that's where Screaming Eagle is front Screaming Eagles when it was 100 Point perfect lines themselves in the thousands of dollars and I figured out I'm going to have a 1490. I have one that off. Ghost videos of Vineyard within two miles of that place or or something like that. I don't know where the vineyard is. They don't tell you that when you're paying $49 for high-end. Well, I'll tell you about you all the details, you know with Cooperage what force the old came from who's arrived start with winemaker the history of the winery all and for the price of these things and when you don't offer you get cheaper, so I don't know if there's still going to be a a glut is just the last gasps Trader Joe's were you want to run out and find these small production wines? I think there was a little bit less than five thousand cases. There's twelve thousand twelve bottles off the case for each of these but which you know is a lot of wine, especially when it's a nationwide distribution. So, you know on a Thursday Supposed to go to continue there's resorting lions and in the works that are coming our way out of cheap price, but you know a lot of that, you know a big deal any more with the fires are happening there and you'll see the devastation and I know you know people lost their lives people of lost history things. They worked on forever. You know, I just saw a man who had 100,000 bottles in one of his buildings in the building burned burned out. It's just, you know, it's crazy drink to him. I'm going to do that. So I don't know if this is gonna be the last of the cheap wines from Napa Valley. They're coming up or what? But they're good the 1499. There's over those got a nose that is worth you just smelling it all the different Roma's going on in there is worth forty nine thousand. I mean you don't get that and just regular then there is a reason why these Appalachians are famous and this is a 2018. It's not a young age worthy. Why that's drink it now. Maybe you could put it away for a couple of years if you want to you know, but it doesn't need to you can drink it right now, but it tastes great. It's got a lot of flavor. It's got its Sleek doesn't have a lot of Weights medium weight on the palate. It's liquid has a ton of flavor. It's you know, it's just kind of flows money's nice deal II 1499. It kicks butt Trader Joe's says that it's if it were a retail branded. Did you have an air brand on it? What's so for about $30 and $30 Napa cabs are starting to really ride, you know that when it starts getting more expensive a lot of that is because of its more often. It's it's rarer line mean, there's not enough to go around you gotta pay to get them but you really hitting some really good wines when you get dirty on the upper end or you can go higher the 13 get you some good one. And and this
Trader Joes Reserve Carneros Chardonnay 2019 Review
"Then from cheap wine finder.com with a wine review today from Trader Joe's they actually have some interesting wines right now. There is a deadline blood or they were supposed to be a wine glass. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and covid-19 is kind of shut down restaurants sales and you know, there's the fires out there are doing anybody any favors right now, but that's where we're at. And so they're starting to see and Trader Joe's has a bunch of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This isn't one of them. This is let me grab the bottle so I get it right. It's the Trader Joe's Reserve Chardonnay canero. Snap Valley 2019 lot 204. Keep in mind the 204 cuz there's also a 205 lot 2:05 and I believe that is a different producer Jim. All together. These are small production lines from a high-end growing area. This is a crime chardonnay pinot noir grow name is Richard name the 2019. So too young why not drink and now one but that's fine. Drinking now lines are usually made simply let those grapes shine through, you know, you're you know in not a lot of age and not a lot of this has some but not a lot and it just lets the grapes be nice and juicy and bright and when you have upscale groin area with expensive types with high-end Vineyards will have a young lion that what's the grapes shine through was a very very nice thing. Canaris is half and Sonoma happened. Napa Valley funny thing I'm going to label if it's in the Napa Valley where The Vineyards are that will be on the label. If it's on the snow my side to the second Narrows, you know, I guess that's being Snappy or something to take a sip. It's pretty good stuff. Nick an arrow Southern border even though it's Inland is the San Pablo Bay which is the northern part of the San Francisco Bay which has brings very cold cold pack Waters all the way Inland and you get the breeze as you get your basically on the coast, even though you're Inland and so it's kind of a freak of nature in the truest sense that it makes good wine that The back label said it was made by a good Winery and I couldn't really find an avid Winery but there isn't in the same town. They're from there's an avid Vineyards. Who do I end up, you know the wire in the exact same city, so it might be a part of that and they're high-end producer and I kind of think this wine is from a high-end booster. They bought the grace we can narrow so they made it wherever in Sonoma Coast region because the bottles a heavy bottle when you get these $10.99 off but usually a lightweight Echo bottle so it's less glass and cheaper to transport since it's a lighter weight wage actually has a real Court which you know for it's a line and should have I keep my quirks, but I have a whole bunch of them and it's so rare. It's always these kompas. Some of these plastic things or I don't know that's why I'm you know, you know, you should put screw Tops on if you're going to use these crappy things just put screw times, but this one actually has a very decent quarterback, but young wine one you wouldn't age so sign up like thick cork but it's way better than ninety-nine ninety-nine and Trader Joe's chardonnays normally have so it's need to be ironed grapes from a producer isn't really always that into making value-priced wines. It seems they don't tell you much about these things. You have to guess on what you get off, but that's what I'm guessing. It's from caneros. It tastes really good. It's a young one. Like I said the Young Lions are style. That's another thing and canaris. They don't make you online. This is Page nineteen if they just went in 2018 and made the line little more complicated a little bit longer and Barrel they can sell it for twenty twenty five dollars. You know, why solo / 999 that's one of the things at Trader Joe's Is actually kind of cool for Trader Joe's will give you a drink at now young wine with really upscale grapes. You don't really get that everywhere and that's kind of one of those when they really good things about about you know, people say, oh it's cheap wine iron. You got it all wrong you getting these unique wines up. You can't always get everywhere. So yeah keep that in mind if you if you off at the 205 lot 205 is in your store will like this isn't going to tell you everything this is for the lot 204 but it's really good. If you're into Chardon eight by it off. It's it's plenty good. It's some it's a taste of Carneros grapes that you're not going to get at this price bed. So there you go. So keep it cheap. Children out
La Burgondie Brut Ros
"David Fromm. Cheap. Line. FINDER DOT COM. Coming at you with another wine review, we put on the cheap one finder dot website. And today it's a trader Joe's wine which to a lot of. It's the love burgundies. TREMONT DEBRAH goal. OC. Brute rose, Zach. Nine, hundred, nine. Import Bubbly. That's actually really really good. And It's a criminal chroma. is a sparkling wine from France. Isn't. From. Champagne. Champagne can be a grandma just means sparkling wine basically. But there brandon Sir you don't think of them as chromite you think of them as champagne. So everything else is a criminal and this is from Burgundy. And if you're not really up on. That part of the country. or The world I guess. The bottom part of Burgundy's this is of in northern eastern France. Is bourgeois. And the northern part is champagne and middle is the Burgundy region. and. It's home of some of the best new iron. Chardonnay in the world I mean it just that's that's ground zero for Pinot Noir Chardonnay. And they make. Like champagne does just a little bit to the north. They make bubbly to and a half may bubbly for a long long time. And this love ninety nine bubbly is made by. A group of farmers and four hundred, fifty different farmers in the region off with their grapes together and they make three and a half million bottles year. If, you want the name, it's on the. Website www cheap wine fighter dot com. It's French. Damn. I can't remember American names remember French names. But they're legit. You don't know who these who makes the winds were trader Joe's. But they're actually good in it at love. Ninety nine. This is good. Trader Joe's is a lot of buying power ninety nine. It is typically a lot less than what A. parable wine and a retail shop with being. One of the reasons is that all the in Europe are trader Joe's in. Europe is all ignored there's all ignored all these stuff. The all the United States is all these south and. Trader Joe's Aldi north, but they have a worldwide reach it almost wine shops are in a city or maybe a stay. Supermarkets can go. A long way they can be many states but they don't normally. Push. Their own brand of line. They don't really have that going for the most part like trader. Joe's does with are known for their wines and they're known for their value price twice. So this eleven ninety, nine criminal from Burgundy. And it's made in the same way. Champagne is. Made. With Pinot noir grapes. Champagne either either and or. Chardonnay. Pinot Noir Pinot Monet. Grapes are. Similar If anything the Pinot Noir. Grapes. In. Burgundy are better regarded than the ones up north. So. This love and ninety nine grandma. Mike be seriously underpriced. Mean when people pay big money for French. Champagne. Do you know? Everybody. Else's you know trying to get with. What's leftover because if you're going to spend thirty Bucks Forty Bucks Fifty Bucks One, hundred, twenty bucks you're buying champagne. If you only have ten twenty, you might look at a criminal. So that's what you know. But that doesn't mean it's the quality is not there. It's not equally good if not exactly the same because it doesn't exactly the same. But this is good Melissa delicate, it's balanced. It's got. Very controlled flavors. This is a one everything is where it's hopes to be. You know it's Often cheap bubbles are fun and delicious. Raw Love the place and they're. The last drink this one is kind of sophisticated and refined to I'm thinking because I got a glass of bubbles man.
Trader Joe's Fall Products to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Shopping List
"Welcome to another of our short shopping list episodes. I'm Tara Miller director of words and phrases and clauses, and I'm Matt Sloan, the marketing product guy now just about everyone in every type of business has had to make adjustments during this pandemic but we're proud the trader Joe's has maintained a commitment to developing new products to giving you that sense of discovery on every visit. So, let the discoveries begin. All right hold on I'm just organizing. I don't even know where to start there. So many new products. What's purple on the outside creamy white on the inside and makes a Great Ship Donny Osmond socks no. Almost Masaaki sweet potatoes. They're not the normal sweet potato. They're not the bright orange sweet potato, their paler in color and flavor. Wise. I'm going to say that they're kind of like a roasted chestnut in obnoxious kind of way. But in a nice way like insists nutty sweetness these are great chips but wait met we sell. Masaaki. Potatoes in our protection when we can get them. These are delicious sweet potatoes people love them. They're great for you. You meant the sweet potatoes themselves. You mean in chip form that these should be considered some kind of health. Okay. These are potato chips, full disclosure, right So they come with all the caveats that regular chips do sweet potatoes themselves really good for you. I will stand by them. Those are probably in the store. Already I think those are coming in at the beginning of September or something like that, and they are limited because there's a limited number of these potatoes that can be made into chips. People associate trader Joe's with Pumpkins stuff in the fall. How about Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Slim's I mean this is a candy. Yes Pretzel but it's a pretzel that is swimming in really nice white chocolate with crushed pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds and I think we're trying to figure out another way to Pumpkin on their one more time. These are just great. So if you like the peppermint. Pretzel Slim's. I think you'd be a fan of these to these are really tasty sweet with just a little salty. So you just WANNA keep coming back for more. Another thing. That is sweet. But I think not too sweet are the pumpkin spice batons that are coming in and those are kind of a very close relative to the cocoa batons that we have every day and the vanilla batons we have the villa batons. Do, and we've had coffee batons we lemon for awhile it's a wafer cookie with pumpkin spice filling inside I mean it's kind of simple and straightforward, but it's a you know kind of thing you could have with a cup of coffee or even some ice cream though should be in stores by the time. This podcast lands and folks should be able to grab those right away. They're just delicious when we're thinking about. What else to include as a Pumpkin version we often look to really popular products Brioche we sell an inordinate amount of that classic agee, Sweet french-style Bread. We have a Pumpkin Brioche coming I'm excited for this. I think French toast will never be the same. That was also super limited by the right like it's it's in and we'll have it for a little while, but it's not something that's going to be around for. You know months and months and months. That's our hope for infant works or it'll be a great. Saint. Patrick's Day breakfast and by that time it'll be green. So perfect. One of the things that was a big sort of revelation to me this year even though it's not something we invented it's not something we were the first to think of is the spicy pumpkin curry simmer sauce that's coming in. It's kind of inspired more by a Thai curry than Indian curry but it has all of those really classic curry flavors. With the addition of actual Pumpkin and it's like thick and it's creamy and it's got a really good kick to it. I'M GONNA. Say This is good. Right out of the jar actually with Yeah Yeah I can't wait to hear about how people put this to use. We are working on a recipe right now internally for a Vegetarian Spicy Pumpkin Curry potpie that we're hoping to have on our website and in the fearless flyer in late. September. Also, I think slated to be featured in an upcoming flyer many spicy Pumkin Samosas the. Sabih in the frozen section, this is not a Pumpkin pie situation at all. This is an appetizer wonderful bridge creamy spiced pumpkin filling. This does sort of flavor. Wise. Go more toward the Indian style curry Classic Somoza Spices are used this. These are delicious. They're really good with a number of different kinds of sauces has been a we've tried them with a Chutney but also with our sweet chili sauce, which takes its inspiration from Thai cuisine and the hot and sweet pepper Jelly these tastes really good dipped in any of those. I'm still focused and obsessed with Pumpkin Pumpkin Nada. Now, this is a Pumpkin pie situation. So think of a small Mexican inspired hand pie with delicious spiced kind of a classic spice, Pumpkin Pie Spice filling. So. Good. So not like spicy spice but like sweet savory spice, the spices more like our spiced apple cider or a traditional Pumpkin pie spice sat up I mean this would be great for breakfast I. Think because I like to have pie for breakfast you know pine a cup of coffee is a great way to start the day, and this is like a little pie. So it's like I'm just having a little Lil Pie wilpon. That's your new nickname. Okay.
30 Miles Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
"I. It's. From she wind binder DOT com. We have another wine review. This one's little different in kind of the same same time. It's from all. Three dollars and seventy five cents is fourteen, ninety nine. It's a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. THIRTY MILES NAPA Cabernet Sauvignon twenty-seven teen. Shot. I don't know about fifteen dollars for an all. Usually for a storebrand, they have some advantages in pricing. So a seven, nine nine. storebrand trader Joe's. Grocery store. No matter. Is probably equivalent to attend a twelve dollar one. And a regular basis just because there's no, there's no marketing there's no advertising. You know there's a lot less distribution costs. There's just those costs and the difference between a legitimate. Eight dollar wine and. Then twelve dollar one is usually significant. There's usually more. Wine production techniques taking place. You know the really inexpensive wines, they very simple productions it styles dot good and bad. But you like a little bit more involved production techniques, slow up extra money there for that, and you can get that at a lower price with storebrand. But a fifteen dollar naphtha cab. I expect a fifteen dollar. Any fifteen dollars ready to be pretty good. And the difference too in a fifty dollars to Cabraha. Twenty. Isn't all that much it's usually marketing. It's usually. More well-known winery. You know. Better better av a little higher status in a it's usually. This wine that much better. Sometimes, it's that much better but the fact. that. So little has it here to buy a fourteen, ninety nine. All, these Cabernet Sauvignon. Because what was actually? kind of bargain is, is it a Barton? Actually. It's a good wine I've been drinking. But the economics are cheap wine change go to fifteen bucks but here's the one thing the solar for me. All these nine, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine, champagne last year was one of the best wines I hadn't twenty nineteen and every sparkling wine had Susan I've got an answer to that and it's I haven't had a lot of. The website I love it bad some wines but none of them came close to that so far. So taking a chance on all be one. Hasn't been that much of a chance and this is really good. It's. Intense. It's got good flavor. Well, balanced nice wine. If you just want WanNa fifteen dollar one that I don't know it's actually a twenty one or twenty, three dollar one only perfect fifteen. All these polls, the trademark took their their brand names. You can tell trader Joe's wine to make support them which helps a little bit by going on the National Trade trademark registry. Will come. Lose the gadoe trademarks. You'll how if a whole nother story? But you gotTa know what direction that one came from. With all the owning the trademark. You don't nothing. But that means they also can. If the economics of the original deal change, they can go out and. Get a new producer. Whatever happens there they can still change. Even though I think was released twenty nineteen. Sit around while my all didn't have until recently. It's been around. There is there is A. Cabernet Sauvignon Glut Napa and Sonoma. Stuff. They had bumper crops for couple years in a row. And then Calvin nineteen pretty much shut down all the restaurants which are exactly where they were selling a great deal I. N. Cabernet, Sauvignon. And then big to do gatherings shutdown. People who are buying wine are not having people over that they don't know where they've been. So there's A. Glut been exasperated by what's going on. You'RE GONNA start seeing Cabernet Sauvignon. Selling. Cheap cheap earth GonNa see brand you've never heard before. And then they'll go away in two years come out because they can't just hold off the stuff backing here you're stacking up next year is release.
Deep Valley Red Blend 2018
"Day. From. Sheep flying, find it Ascom again. Today we have. Five ninety nine red blend from trader Joe's The teat. Surround Low Sarah. It goes by the name of. Deep Valley Red Wine Blend Mendocino twenty eight teams. Normally Five ninety nine red wine kinda scares me a little bit because. You expect a few things out of red wine some oak aging some. Just some general aging. There is no budget applied ninety wine and a white wine. A little bit different like a Soviet block, a young savvy blockers young. They just make it. Right -Chusetts fresh. Lines good there. It doesn't that doesn't need to cost a lot of money. Learn, you need to do a little bit too and so it's always a little bit scary but I think they spied it's actually a food. Wise. I think it does better. With burgers or like a steak burrito does. On its own and I'm fine with it not the most malicious wine ever taste taste fine. But it's you know it's pretty pretty good. It's made by one of the oldest wineries in Mendocino. If you ever want to know who makes these winds for trader Joe's or any other Any other store where they don't really tell you what's what? Trademark. Registry. Website you get in there within our. Trademark lackadaisical it has come up. But. That doesn't mean that's a one that winery comes up would ever make on their own these custom crush people trader Joe's goes down and says, I want a wine like this at this price. They think, yeah. Okay. We can do that but it might not be a wine that they would ever do on their own. So don't read too much into who makes other than if they make good quality wine. They're probably not skipping on the quality that. They held back. And that's that and this is. It's a good ninety, nine Tuesday night. Pizza, burgers. Fine for them is this really well. You Know Harry. You go in and out Burger, we don't have it ended up Burger Chicago. It picked this would go great with that. There's another thing another observation about trader Joe's wines, and here's a five, ninety, nine wine from a single Aba. Under ten dollars. Californian the label which means that the grapes come from all over. It comes from the North Coast Central. Coast Central Valley. and. That's usually because to make wine cheap you gotta have. A lot of it. You gotTa make. Five hundred thousand bottles. And these big wine corporations do that they'll have holdings everywhere and you know they own vineyards contractors everywhere. So to make the most of their money and utilize scrapes pick from all over but trader, Joe's isn't like. They, go to a single ABA. And you don't know out of this is a single vineyard wine but not that, and there are a lot of vineyards in. In the Mendocino but. You know usually when these cheaper the winds are the simpler things is way to happens. You know they're not be off. You've got to bring in grapes from twenty seven different. Vineyards that might happen but you gotta figure cheaper just to grab one or two. So. To storebrand. You get a much more exclusive line for cheaper price than you do in a retail line. But you don't really know what you're getting basically. You're taking a chance but you get these single ABA wines and he don't know who's making what where, when all the time. But. If you go the trademark website, find out who's doing at Subic meals. Usually go because a lot of times these people. Make. These winds for trader. Joe's whatever their own brand self, their thirty five forty dollars. Make wines I mean it's. Just happen to have some extra great somewhere getting their hands on something. And you know trader Joe's better for. So. There you go. You got the deep sally you red wine blend from. Five, ninety, nine crazy price. There is some. You know it's It's a twenty eight. So it's fairly young for Redwan. Super Young read one.
The Aldi Haul
"Today we are jumping in there's another episode that is a hall episode. So today's the Aldy Hall. GonNa make the joke, the hall yeah. I know I always make the joke it's I. Think I'm over the joke. Brought it back. I love all the all the is actually a new discovery for me, and now I describe it as like a less expensive trader Joe's. Isn't that kind of what it's like pretty much which is crazy because trader Joe's is already inexpensive. Like yeah. It's like the dollar store trader joes well, I. Mean the last time I said it was like smartandfinal meets the dollar store and some people got upset about that comparison. But like I love the dollar store and by the way, people need to know that the food that you get at the dollar store is not older expired in some cases it's a lot of big brands that are specifically making foods for the dollar store. So I don't know that but I a big fan of the dollar store. So I take that as a compliment if somebody would say that anyway, that's just me. But today we are going through a whole bunch of products I went to all the last week. I purchased don't know like nine hundred item. So. A lot of the stuff that I bought were holding off in a few more weeks. We'll do it all the hall I'm GonNa. Go back to all the fill it out. But I, I mean I literally got like fifteen things and we're going to try one, seven, eight, eight of them today. It's going to be tough for me to not eat that one thing that's in the bag that we're gonNA wait on because it just I can I look at it every day and I wanna eat it I'm guessing it's peanut butter flavored Jamie please hide this from him. It'd be having other PB item today. It's a little bit of a weird. I am I'm actually really excited with that one. So I'm excited about everything today zero. All right. So before we jump in and start eating everything in sight Mike, what you got. Are you ready for your new favourite fall drink? Viva Seltzer has just come out with a new flavor. Do you WANNA guess. So it's fall themed. So the is it the I think it's V. visit. Oh, it's. I don't know. Could. Use this Jamie what does it looks like the va I don't know. Whatever you want to her five. The new flavor is pumpkin spice. So it's a hard seltzer pumpkin spice flavors. It looks like right now it's only being sold at Kroger Stores and Kentucky Tennessee and Ohio. But I'm sure we'll go nationwide wouldn't go nationwide. By, the way I don't know if you know this but the vive or. Whatever it's called their heart seltzer drinks or one hundred calories and two grams of carbs. Yeah. That's not bad except the only bad part of that is hard. Seltzer Gross. That's my. I don't I am not a fan and the the idea of like a pumpkin spice flavor that sounds terrible to me. Might be harsh right now no I feel like the only excuse for a pumpkin spice flavored cocktail as if it's like a frozen sweet. Type of like creating. Yes. Creamy. So the article that I that I read this from, they got a taste of it and they said it's amazing like it's and they thought the same thing like it would be terrible and they loved it so. I will give it a try I'm GONNA give it the benefit of. And a our little community of Woodland Hills is in the news like big time in the news Amazon fresh. The one that we have that we've been getting our deliveries from there finally, opening it up to walk in customers. It's the first in the country like no other Amazon, fresh stores allowing customers walk inside except for ours right now. And it's by appointment only I guess you have to go on and make an appointment. And, the store does have cashiers but they they encourage you to use their dash cart our showing Jamie this the other day. So it's a cart with a screen on it and every time you pick up an item, you scan the item on the car and then charges you on your Amazon Account. So I'm imagining it to punch in your code or something when you get get the cart. And I'm not, GonNa go to any stores as of it on my comfortable yet. But I don't know might be something you might WanNa check out judgy when you say You might want to go into a store. That sounds cool. I. The thing I know about Amazon fresh is that whenever I order anything, there's like for every item, there's like eighty eight pieces of packaging. It's like they wrap everything in plastic and in cooler bag, and then in a brown bag and then box. But maybe if you go to the store, you won't get all the packaging but I'm excited actually so I will check it out
Turn the Page
"Kate How's life? Dory. Will first of all today in the New York Times Crossword? Yes. As now as now I'm an expert doing, Oh, I know what you're. GonNa say go on and I woke I woke up this morning to texts from a listener that was just like I can't wait for you to see the New York Times crossword like thirty two across and I was like, oh Six thirty in the morning, I'm like frantically getting onto the New York Times crossword thing. And it says. Skin care product and I was like Oh my God what and so it was five letters and so I just wrote in serum but then it turns out that was wrong. It was not serum but it was one of my other favorite products toner I know. I was GONNA say spoiler but I know sorry too late every it hustle away I mean whatever I also was like, ooh, maybe it's serum. But Alas. I mean, I even was self absorbed enough to think maybe the person who wrote this listens to the podcast and this is like a super secret Easter Egg. Listen, I had like the you are a writer. New York Times crosswords. Send us a smoke signal in across shorts will shortz if you're out there hydrating. Face. Hit US. Doesn't do all the players Mahjong themed crossword not too long ago. A really yeah. Did you feel like that was assigned to you the yes? Definitely. was made for me. I'm gene okay. I survived or my family made it through the first day of one hundred percent distance learning at home. You know shoutout teachers shut up parents and Guardians shutout school administrators everyone who works at schools I mean just shout out to everybody. But so great. Because We did it and They had a really good day. And I mentioning it because I went to trader Joe's for the first time in approximately six months Ah-ha. I hadn't been to TJ's like TJ's near me. All the teachers are tiny, but a new one opened up. Who never experienced new TJ's before. But I was like I'm doing it. I'm going to trader Joe's. I use the excuse that we needed frozen being Tuxedos and then I got there and I was like well, I'll load up my cart with like eight thousand bags of truffle flavor things. But it was. So it felt so good to be back in a trader Joe's I. Don't know how why to explain I I don't know how to explain why like the experience of a specific grocery store feels. Like being with an old lover or something. Do. You know what I mean. I was like Oh right My main goes strips are like, yes the frozen lot. Just. All, the TJ's and the things that we love in my house I stocked up on. So many snacks because story now everyone in my home like. We're all there and we're all kind of like in work mode like you know summer is over and we must provide. School lunch for her children during the day and I don't know why it feels different from lunch any other time but it just does yeah I hear that. I stocked up on. FROZEN SOUP dumplings, they'll eat those sound good. I. Mean I just was like, what can I serve these creatures for lunch. I made a little favor them today with. Charmed, charmed by and then I heard my lake second grader telling her teacher on zoom about it like we had a buffet for lunch which was really like I took out snap peas put them in a bowl I opened Hamas I caught up some pita bread. But it felt like a win and I'll take any win. I can get right now Louis. So that's what I'm to I literally eight. So many TJ snacks today just for the pure pleasure I'm jealous. A-. Have truffle potato chips that were so good. I, had never seen them before. I had a Pasadena Salad from them. I mean I just Tj it hard all day just like strictly trader Joe's and so into this for you. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you. I'm into it too and I also want to note that they have like new hand soap trader Joe's. we've never talked about really about a hand soap on this podcast and I feel like it is something I could I like kind of I don't WanNa say horrid I don't like misuse that term but I stock up on a lot of hand soap. But I'm a sucker for a sleek bottle and certain smells and I. Do feel like hand soap is an item where like I splurged on a fancy hand soap and I'm wondering is that a thing is that a scam like fancy hand soap the same as just like a regular trader Joe's Hanso with just a fancy name. Sores there's something special about a fancy hand well, okay. I think the answer is yes and no. So. So it's like a scam one can get behind. Yes. So like I love the smell of a sob hand soap, it is right ridiculously expensive like it's obscenely expensive I did splurge on it once and I was really happy. And then I just kind of stopped buying it because I was like. This is sort of ridiculous like I was kind of embarrassed even though I did really enjoy it but I think. It for me it has to be like, okay, this is like the thing I'm splurging on right now you know what I mean if you have one thing that you splurge on, maybe it's a night cream maybe it's a Sierra maybe it's hand soap. Maybe you don't spend on anything but like if you splurge on something. That that would be my thing for the month or something
Trader Joes Petit Reserve Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2019
"Stay from cheap wine fighter dot com an edge again. Wine we got from trader Joe's trader Joe's. Since the Kobe thing has been kind of light on new wines, they came out with a few new ones and we have a new one today. And, it is the trader Joe's petite. Reserve Russian River valley saw vm blocked twenty-ninth teen. Always. Think it's seven, ninety, nine, hundred block and I was you know when you get one from fancy growing area like the Russian river, which is Costa Sonoma. The always think. It's maybe some fancy winery, the head, some leftover twenty, dollar wine, and. You. Know Trader Joe's got a deal on a small amount of it and L. Not for seven ninety nine not this time that does happen from time to time. But this is from Owl Ridge. Wine Services, which has been a company. Out of Russian river since two, thousand, four, they they're accustomed crush private label. You know if you want to start your own wine label, you go to them and you know you tell them what you want. They'll make it for you and label it and you can. You can make your own company and sell it to stores. Are you. If you're a trader, Joe's though, make you wanting to. And this is from the Russian river and they've been at it since two thousand four, which gives them years of having. Contacts with the local vineyards and wineries. So they have good resources. Trader Joe's as you know. Price Advantages Basically they don't advertise they don't have to. have. A distributors go store to store trying to sell their wind getting the shelves. Everything's done a front. I think they pay for it upfront to I'm not always sure about every single deal. But I do know that that is what happens with these wines. Once they contract for it and they pay for an upfront, it's there's to sell or not sell. So that's what we have going here, and this is blocked from the Russian river valley. I think I've had many of those Russian river is a wonderful place for one. There's some high end wineries in there. But I normally get the Pinot Noir Chardonnay that's that's what they're most well known for though I know there are some wonderful producers making. Saab block in there and some really good vineyards and. Probably from somebody's really good vineyard I'm gonNA take a SIP. Kinda reminds me of New Zealand but not quite. Got Some both flavors. It's got some. Spice. I. I wrote down all of my my tasty notes on the. Review on cheap wine DOT COM. To go into all the details but this isn't a light and fluffy patio cooler. You're GONNA WANNA. Go to put a good show on this, but you're going to sit down and you're gonNA. WanNa. Shrink it and thank you know just. figure out what's in there because there was. A little bit of cream a little bit of salty flavors spice. There's. Sweet Sour. There's Tart. Not. Bad, for something ninety nine. Russian river I'd like I said I don't normally get my assab yom blocked from the Russian river, but it gave me a little bit of New Zealand which is. Had good acidity didn't have that grab another glass of you know. Like so much with expensive wines, but it had good acidity. Tons of flavor. Aroma. There's nothing really to complain. I like my soviet-bloc young without a lot of aging bottle not a lot of production techniques. Crush the grapes do what you gotta do bottle maybe eight just a little bit. This is twenty nine hundred and they didn't age it that long. And let it go and that's what I like my own block, and that's what this is and it's seven, ninety nine. It's from a place that I don't normally get myself I'm block. which is a plus in my book. And and actually have a book. That's Quinton Tarantino quote and There's not like some no name for savvy blocked. Tastes. Good. It's interesting. It's well. -At's jeep hey it's what cheap wanting finders all about we found one that's interesting. Jeep if. Block, you'll like this it's A. It's it's GonNa be right in your
Designing human-like voice bots for IVR with Einav Itamar
"For those who? have. Never. Come across Volk. It is is A. Platform describe as a platform technology enables you to. Automate in coming calls into the in the Houston. conversationally, I. You describe. It. Wa. You're automating. Both incoming and outbound calls using the I. We also providing solutions for Omni Channel. On top of feats, you know many auto companies. The are Chad with companies are trying to into the space of voice. But then the extent that you get these, you know naturally suitable because voice is much more complex than I'm your shed, but we went the other way around I created. A solution that is good for contact center. Now, we're also studying to provide the solution channels and to provide also on me across channels solutions. Across. Messaging Chats websites in-app in many other channels, swell. Rhonda's this because eventually customers today expect to get the best service across the channels to get it also to be consistent and fluent. so you're talking. On about trade-offs, contacts and trade offs, and how you kind of you develop the plow foam to try and counteract some of the. Can you elaborate a little bit on what kind of trade offs? You UTAH. Yeah, sure. So S I mentioned. I. Think Sense. There is such thing as customer service. There is always a trade off between. You know. The company's you know our clients at one to provide. Good. Customer experience, but Dan their cost. For providing customer experience and especially. When there is a your scaly. So as no telecommunication companies and banks as A. Growth in a number of customers, a number of agents, it becomes more and more challenging to keep the level of customer experiences still keep the cost same. Venture. Customers what we experienced when we are calling. Is. Experienced long waiting times. We experienced sometimes inexperienced agents or you know all short agents, we know maybe limited access to internal systems or. Out Maybe. So So. Then on the other hand when companies try to solve skill ability issues and use technologies like. Then again, they get. They throw their customers into amaze rights with the that is not great. Awesome experience, and then sometimes they try to. Come these using. Trying to divert customers the other channels that they're more scalable like email and chat, and so on. That eventually, still customers are still calling and again receipts during co-lead more and more again because if you want something and you now. You still need to call. So it's not one or the other, he needed to provide great customer experience across channels and I think that if chat was where like a trim two or three years ago. Now, it's clear that the voice is as important as jet and you need to provide again a solution across channels and. Make sure that you don't need voice s like. Sumptuous is. Completed to. Jets. It's interesting that you mentioned or what you mentioned earlier makes me think about how a lot of times customer service can actually be a differentiator. Sorts can be a competitive advantage for starting companies. In. The US you've got a handful of companies that are just like really known for good customer service like jet blue, a trader Joe's. Maybe, there is something that you as well. Cain any companies that Spring to mind. You're like, okay. I. Don't mind calling them. I think John Lewis Typically tend to have a pretty good customer service, but another one from the US is Tom's shoes. Of you've had this dog is where some very agents have spent like twenty thirty minutes on the call was among and something. I think any complaints they ended up just giving you a new pair of shoes in insulin, and then there's another one about flower. Flower. Company where? They, they missed delivery to someone's There was an important delivery wasn't birthday with something else and the Mr Delivery, the person foreign open ended up giving them free flowers not announced just free flowers everyone. Constantly after that. For Making one mistake. So it just shows how important is to have customer service because people like me who have nothing to do with it tells stories about. That's going to be really expensive if you're going to be willing to stay on the phone for hours with the human. So I guess Vocal Da da driven customer service help companies close that gap a little bit when it comes to that customer service advantage. I don't think they relate to that. you. You mentioned several companies that could. A similar experience. No. Before costs and for civil ones. Not just automated, but I will make sure that. The customer experience comes first. So this is our ideal customer. So for instance, American Express is also where known. In. you know in in their? Ability and willingness to invest quite a lot. In order to provide great experience. So when we met with them initially, they were very excited about us both from the ventures you need. innovation and business the different business units. So that got us into a place where they invested in as they are one of our. Trusted the Bucknell's and we are Again one example for. For Great Company that believes in US and knows the importance. So great customer experience and not just
Origin Stories: Joe Coulombes Quirky Legacy at Trader Joes
"From wondering I'm David. Brown and this is business wars daily on this Monday August third. During the pandemic, the news has been rushing by faster than a bullet train. It's easy to get caught up in the daily news overlook the big picture. So this week we're taking a little step back in looking at the origin stories of some of America's most iconic companies I in our series trader. Joe's it's founder Joe Colom died in. March, at the age of eighty nine trader Joe's of course, is the neighborhood grocery chain that transformed millions of people, shoppers, and employees alike into cult-like fans. The impact of his markets has been so significant that the Washington Post called Coloma cultural icon there's no trader Joe's near You well, let me. Step back for just a second and tell you the story. It was nineteen, sixty, seven Joe Coolum. Thirty seven had built a chain of eighteen convenience stores in California when gigantic seven eleven came along and he realized he couldn't compete according to the New York Times. The had to find something else to do one day. Kulam read that sixty percent of young people who were qualified to go to college. We're going thank you GI bill. He also read that Boeing was building a plane, the seven, thirty seven that would give more people the opportunity to travel overseas the assumed more international travel would make Americans pallets more adventurous New York Times reported. The idea for trader Joe's a store with fresh produce, sophisticated flavors and good wine affordable prices was born he opened the first one in Pasadena California that year famously Kulon conceived of Trader Joe's is a store for the quote over educated and underpaid his stores would serve budding foodies who wanted something more than they could get it typical supermarkets but who couldn't pay a fortune for it and something? More was what he built quirky stores with. South. Seas flair shelves stocked with Exotic Cheeses and gourmet foods from other countries and eventually natural foods and organic produce. He also trained cashiers to be both friendly and authentic a tradition that continues. So strongly today that following colognes death one woman tweeted name one mental health professional that could teach me as much about emotional intimacy as a trader. Joe's cashier. The hawaiian-shirted workers often seem so unusually pleasant that people ask why they seem so happy. It isn't simply good customer service training that accounts for the smile. It's no Colom also believed in treating employees well, today according to the trader Joe's claims that its workers are among the industry's best compensated employees they receive annual raises ranging from seven to ten percent health insurance starts on. Day One more than one person tweeted that trader Joe's covered health crises that other companies would likely not such as the woman who claimed that her colleague faced a two million dollar bill for brain cancer treatments. But with trader, Joe's health insurance he paid nothing as the A. P. noted, many workers have stayed with trader Joe's for decades in an industry marked by high turnover. From colognes ethics good food at affordable prices came hundreds of store brand items like Granola in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two unheard of cookie butter and frozen Mac and cheese
Trader Joe's says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names
"Trader. Joe's says it won't be changing ethnic sounding labels on its line of Mexican, Chinese and other international foods, adding that they are not racist. Earlier this month, the company said it was looking at changing some labels but now says it is no problem with ethnic food labels like Traitor. Jose's and trader Ming's company says the names were created years ago in a light hearted effort to promote inclusion, and that customers still like them a change dot or a petition demanding the change has so far gathered 5000
Trader Joe's says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names
"Grocery chain trader Joe's, as it will not be changing ethnic sounding labels on its line of Mexican Chinese, another international foods. Earlier this month, the company said it was looking at changing some labels. Now, it says it has no problem with ethnic food labels like Trader Jose Straighter Ming's or Trader, Joe Toes. The company says the names were created years ago in a light hearted effort to remote inclusion. And that customers still likethe Um Changed on ork petition demanding the change and gathered more than 5000 signatures.
"trader joe" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!
"Okay. How do we feel about Colusa? Think! It's good i. mean it's tasty sweet. Okay, so the coffee flavored liquor is now available in to drink cold brew Kansas Okay so the drink contains real Arabica coffee with notes of Caramel chocolate and vanilla mixed with Colusa, even has the foam on top, and it's only eighty calories again. Wow So. That's because see. The thing is about Colusa. It's usually super calorie dense like leakers like the very very sweet, and so the fact that this says eighty calories a can you know I feel like I would try this and I would make some kind of fun recipes out of it so I'm excited to check that out. Put a little whip on top I. think it'll be good two hundred in a blender with some ice. From the recipe creations I smell a facebook live. Okay, so before we jump in. I do want to say that we haven't yet another fantastic sponsor for this week's episode, you guys. Are you excited about the sponsor, very? I know I am it's our old pals at enlightened first of all enlightened? Sorry, they make the best ice cream and frozen products in the Biz in addition to their incredibly delicious badeah being bought a boom snacking broad beans, which are to die for but today we are specifically talking about a new frozen product. They have you know. Enlightened started out with novelties. They had those ice cream bars originally before they got into pints and all the other great stuff that they do, but they have a new bar called enlightened fruit infusions that are low in sugar there, especially popular with the Kito audience because they're totally Kito, friendly, right? Very low in sugar, sixty ninety calories, hardly any fat. Three to seven grams of fiber, three to five grams of sugars and total, which is pretty incredible for a fruit bar, and they're real fruit frozen pops. They literally have seventy to eighty percent less sugar than most of the competition, and they are not made with any artificial sweeteners. I love these bars. They were nice enough to send them to me like during the pandemic freezer, they're really refreshing. Their infused with natural herbs and other feel good ingredients, but all you really taste. Is that fruity deliciousness now I love the flavors that they have with these because think about how cute and fund these are coconut plus immunity immunity. With elements like elderberry and high biscuits that support a healthy immune system have strawberry and chill. With like calming ingredients like Lavender Camomile and more. And like usually that stuff feels a little like I, don't know. Earthy crunchy a little bit out there to me, but I'm just telling you. The strawberry is my favorite flavor, the watermelon soothe. Has Tim. Rick and other anti inflammatory ingredients, and they have a pineapple and renew flavor with digestive benefits from Dandelions, root, Ginger, root, and more so have you tried these bars I have and I'm like blown away that you get all those benefits and it's just a delicious fruit bar. I was Kinda hoping that maybe you'd want to. Make it a little run down the hill and drop it off at our house. Maybe I should have done that I. I don't know what's left. There might just be sticks left like an ice cream truck. Will you like play some music while you pull up to our house amount, enlighten fruit infusions. Sure, but if by any chance you miss the ice cream, hungry girl as she drives by Your House, you can get these at whole foods. All right we might do that and. Everyone else could do that. We were definitely <hes> doing home for whole foods home delivery, so we'll definitely do that for sure. Okay. Well good work from the enlightened people. We Love Them I love everything they put out. This is just a new thing for them. And I say Kudos to them because they have really been doing so well with other Kito friendly products. Okay well onto the hall I am so excited. I have. Have to say we're going to jump in and start tasting. Some of the stuff that I found a trader Joe's. I'm not saying all of this is new, but I have to say it is all new to me so and that's what doesn't matter. Yeah, it doesn't and sometimes you know it's good to to pick up some foods that you hope will be around forever. Because Trader Joe's is known for like having all these. Products, and hopefully some of these will stick around for the long haul, but we are starting off with some savoury items. We've got an exciting egg for todd with Swiss cheese and cauliflower so I. I saw these in the freezer section. I know Aaron who works with US swears by these. She said Lisa. You need to try this. You put it in a flat bread. You make a rap out of it I think they're super cute and you. You can do a lot with them. It says the serving as to for Tatas, but I feel like you only need one especially. If you're creative with it, they have one hundred and thirty five calories, each seven and a half grams of fat twelve and a half grams of protein and their little egg pucks. They're cute. They're very fluffy to.
"trader joe" Discussed on Inside Trader Joe's
"Of it is actual ethanol alcohol, and some other items of recently launches well is we expanded our Shell House? Hard Seltzer line sensors are extremely popular right now. People love them because they're lower in carbs. Lowering calories than beer. Ours also happened to be gluten free because they're using. Sugar to create the alcohol instead of brains, and the two flavors that we've added are arise berry as well as the line. Those are just out. So. How come Seltzer is? What's happening to beer? People are gravitating to non beer is what we've seen in our stars, which has been interesting for me just to see the transition, but I do think it's people are looking for alternatives. They want the lower carbs. It's more of a lifestyle healthy choice I guess. Making my way to a better tomorrow at Trader Joe's. We have the category of beer that we've decided to put all these other things in because they don't really make sense in any other categories to rebrand that as adult beverages. There about one hundred twenty calories per twelve ounces, which is less than a regular beer, but more than a light air I, know people who have switched from a light beer to the heart. Seltzer beat just because it. It's a better drinking experience. Taste better, so we talked about a couple of things that are in stores now. What's coming the One? I'm most excited about. Is the cookie butter? Under the heading of. Heights. Be Damned like this would not pass that frightening. GERMANIC purity law and I'm kind of excited about that. Because this got a bunch of weird stuff in it and it also at that higher ab level at that sort of dessert cookie profile like I don't think this is something that you have while mowing the lawn. Mean maybe you do. I don't know as beer has evolved on their all these styles of beer, and all these craft breweries I you see people drinking beer differently it's it's not just hanging out watching football with a twelve pack watching Polo with cookie butter. Like I would have it as an after dinner, dessert beer, and you could pair with anything with butter on top of it might give it the Elvis treatment. I might have cookie butter with the slices and the and the cookie butter beer on the speculation cookies. And I guess the foil was treatment at the site of Bacon. This is a project that's been tears and the making trader Joe's is cookie butter headquarters, so we couldn't have an okay cookie. Butter Beer had a taste justice guidance. What's in the jar? So. How many iterations did it take I would say? This is probably version number eighteen nice originally started off as a porter base, but you really couldn't taste the cookie butter. At all are really pick up on the aromatics, so he switched over to an imperial Ale, and that was really the trick to making it work. It's nine point five percent a B. And it tastes just as good as what happened the jars. When is that in the fall in the winter? When when is that happening around September? We'll sticking on. The desert feared trend. We also have a copy. Peanut Butter Cup quarter on its way, so this will be in stores around. Halloween, so all the kids have candy. The adult can have candy while the kids are having candy I. Totally get it I was with you. Road soda for trick or treating? But they're using. Here's a peanut butter powder. Coffee peanut butter porter in chocolate and chocolate. Okay so that one a sort of around Halloween time? Okay? What else last fall? We had a hailing gourd. Pumpkin Ale as well as Gort Tree Pumpkin CIDER. Our customers loved them, so he wanted to do something similar for the winter. We're going to launch a ginger beard spiced stout as well as toasty cookie spice CIDER. They're using really warm winter spices, so cinnamon nutmeg, all spice and Clo- in the one thing that's really important to point out about the CIDER. Is it's. It's one hundred percent fermented apple juice. It's not from concentrate. It's definitely more expensive to us. About is ingredient, but it's a much better product. Are The howling Gordon, the Gordon Durie coming this year. Yes, we'll be in storage this fall late. September early October question, cans or bottles glass aluminum. It's definitely been a transition towards cans. Cans are lighter weight, so it's less expensive to shop, and so a lot of breweries have switched over to Kenny lines. It's also more efficient. Packaging process for them as well. Aluminum cans are because they block out light. And you know I mean Brown glass was introduced to you know early nineteen hundreds on a large scale basis to protect veer from light but. Have Been Dick Class Save for so long right sort of low end, but now they have more of a high end treatment going on. Why did that change happen? It was all of a sudden if I already gone to a bottle shop, everything was in bottles. I guess we have to call it. A can shop, but everything sends switched over to cans. There's different formats. There's twelve ounces now. There's one thousand nine point, two ounce cans or sixteen ounce cans. We should have one. We called the Tallboy, but now air all these other sizes, the big and tall shop for beers. I to shop there. When I was a kid, I still might have to actually, but then there's other barriers that you want to see in a bottle, a barrel aged beer. It's more higher end. And you WanNa see the Nice Little Cork at the top. Is there anything else that you want to get out there about beer and what you're doing and what's happening in beer world trader? JOE'S WE'RE NOT GONNA have every beer available to you but virus really hard to have a local selection. That's interesting. Actually think that the beer section in a given store is probably the most locally tailored part of the store I think we've covered most of the stuff that we wanted to ask you about. Say think there's someone you should really talk to who it stand. He's one of the world's foremost recognized experts and beer, and he makes fear for trader Joe's. He's one of our favorite partners work with. As Catherine just said to us we are. GonNa talk to somebody who knows a thing or two about beer? Well, my background is TAT has put me on the map and that is a German educated. Bring engineer so Dan. Are you currently working from home or are you working at the brewery? What's happening right now? Go back and forth, but right now I'm speaking here from my kitchen table. What prompted you to go to beer school and find a beer school in Germany? That's pretty neat. Story I loved that tangible and satisfaction elements that come with producing something and I love beer so I put the two together and I said working. I learned from the best of the best. Best and that was at the Technical University of Munich. You've been responsible for a lot of the most popular beers that we sell a trader Joe's. We were successful. Right out of the gain was a huge honor by the way to be selected by trader Joe's to develop this program starting with our classic styles, and then evolving into some really creative in different semantics, so just taking the hotspurs hard cider, we were approached originally, because the qualitative level of the heart side are being produced for trader Joe's didn't really reflect philosophy. I'd say strangers is to go as natural as possible all the time using the purest ingredients we did eliminate every ingredient except for fresh pressed apple juice. So. There's some technology we put into place. Enable us to go all natural, which none of.
"trader joe" Discussed on The CheapWineFinder Podcast
"Remember red blend from a NAPA winery that was selling for sixty bucks. The. The wineries website that trader Joe's was celebrate twelve ninety nine. I remember Penal Nuwara that the. Company and made it with sign up for ninety nine dollars, a magnum that trader Joe's was selling for thirteen dollars. You know you get those prices and not everyone. Is that price? But that's kind of the fun is because you're getting these winds. That, you don't know where they're from their negotions. By this point. You kind of have a history trader Joe's. And you're getting these name brand wineries making wines, and you know sometimes you don't know because a name you know some name brand. wineries sold it to this company who then context rated Joe's and has. Make an Kinda bounces down the road a ways. But that's kind of fun. I liked that aspect of the winds and you really don't. There are negotions out there the retail shops. There's a couple of people are doing that stuff and. But it doesn't mean it's not as elaborate a trader. Joe's a couple of people doing negotions. You can go to retail shop and get negotiate wine. But you don't always. It's not always as up front as trader Joe's and as inexpensive as trader Joe's. So. That's I really like that aspect of it where I don't know I'm going to have a one line when it's done, it's done who is it? Where is it? Why is it in? Is Actually. As good as your hoped it to be in whatever and all. He doesn't quite do that as much. Aldi also has. their champagne. Last year was the best wine I think I had all year is a nineteen ninety nine champagne, and then they had the The Rosa from Provence that sold out in our and a half. So. As they're crazy deals to and their. Their, wines that are interesting, so that's edgy, got us a huge. Huge buying power. They have a ton of stores where they can move wine. Put Hair, but they're. They're getting really good. They're really. They started out working with European winemakers, and like I, said their reputation in Europe is huge and United States getting pretty good, too, and you know just because you're seen price of what's debts to Chiba. Camping any good. There are advantages that. By being store is, you'd be surprised. How many people have store fronts pretty much? Every grocery store any kind of. Liquor store. Chain of any size has some wines in there. That's just their wind brand. There's so many bandages to have brand just made for you. Because you're you're cutting out. Certain costs that are that are really substantial cost sometimes. And with trader Joe's. Me If. WanNa know who made the wine. Look at the back label, because always says you know what part of California Washington. Oregon it was made that and look at what city that is and type in wineries from that city. Whatever the biggest one isn't that setting? That's probably who made it. So there are really good wineries making their wine. There's reasons why they have bandages of cost in the have, they can sell a lot of wine. The more you, the more wine, you can sell cheaper, you can sell it. Why want to sell it to them? You get a wine trader Joe's relying on wind the trader Joe's. You're pretty much. You're you're going to make a profit that year. Because you're. GonNa Pay Upfront. You're going to move a lot of grapes. You can some wineries like so a lot of wine inexpensively, and that's how to make their profit, and they make these high end wines. That makes a reputation. So this is a win. Win All way around the board. That's kind of why we go to trader Joe's and all. Because you get wines in the right. Price Point that we're looking for. They know how to pick out wines. Winds are usually pretty interesting. They seem to take care of IT I. Don't get that many bad bottles of wine. They're not overheating and they're not doing bad things with them. They seem to move quick enough, so there really isn't any problems with the that can go wrong. They're interesting. They're fun. The European wines are kind of like how they drink in Europe and American wines are some the biggest winemakers making them lions. And, that's why we picked out trader. I guess they're not the only place to go. There's a lot of value priced wines at retail wine shops, and we'll get into that tune a little bit. We'll go in a little different regions. What have you? But. There's reasons why they're inexpensive. There's reasons why we like them, and there's reason why they're pretty interested in the nave over the years. They've gotten really good at doing what they do. And they have wines. You gotta take a chance. You got to like what they do. But if you do like what they're, winds are going to get a bargain, and that's what cheap wind finer is all about, and that's why we go to cheap wine finder and all to find wines to write about a good deal of time and I think last year. Nine of the top ten wine reviews on our website or from trader, Joe's Aldi. Seems like the rest of you like to? So. It's for me on this one Keep a cheap. And come something pretty soon. And hope everything's open it up. Everything's Nice and sunny and. Hopefully things. Are Better no justice, no peace and I'll be talking. Bye Bye!.
"trader joe" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"Way if he fucked up and made a mistake. That's one of those like one in a million fuck ups. So I, understand people not giving him the benefit of the doubt. You know what I mean because that's such was the is it and is value away? who if how call yourself a family friend? If you don't know that Greg I'm a stranger and I know that that's like all I know you don't. Like like they've done press toys about this A. Different like I. Don't know how you cannot know this like. Are you just like? You know what it is. It's like China Cain scamming I. Hope Shocking is a scam 'cause if not, he's the worst fucking. Find raise of all time. And that's how it feels to me like I. Actually Hope he's just being transferred because if. You're the worst family friend they've ever had like. Don't be then. Don't even bring that part of I'm actually have family enemy I hate this child I hate their parents and I'm fucking and I'm also probably like Bra. How did you fuck up this man? Bay for everybody's sake. I hope it was just a mistake, but I can't imagine making a mistake that that bad. Debt Like posted everywhere and you know Gabby is very outspoken and shit and. Gary said nothing about it yet. Maybe you know. Maybe. Maybe I missed something but I if she ain't said nothing. Is a bad look 'cause she's. Gabrielle Union off list. Baby yet. NOMO cookout so events than anything else they get planned. Yeah, I'll see Yeah. Honestly hurts. Say about it so I. I don't know man she tweeting about the rise and shit right now, so it had been hilarious. They was like ooh. What she just. She ignored the fuck out of this year so I don't know. At the Terry crews did around she probably office. She probably off of us for a while. in others terrible news or black tradesman was shot dead by White Cop in Florida's third fatal police shooting in two months. Oh Tony mcdade. A Black Trans man was shot, and of course we had to go through the whole thing. Miss, gender. Miss dead naming, and so it was really confusing. People was like you what happened in the shooting and you know all that stuff. They heard name and all this and people find out more information. It's like Oh, the media and the police MS gender, despite in all the stuff whereas they may twenty, seven hundred weekday, was shot and killed by police officer in Tallahassee North Florida local news, which along with Florida Police Department initially. Miss Gender Day reported that he was a suspect in a fatal stabbing Tallahassee police chief Lars reveal. told reporters at a news briefing the suspect when that stabbing fled on foot and description was provided to responding offices. The suspect's description that was broadcast was a black male wearing all black balled armed with a knife. officers will call around ten five am shortly after the identify man happy staff. He later died from his injuries fifteen minutes after being provided with descriptions, officers confronted Tony mcdaid on a nearby. Street in Parma Complex. He was shot by an unnamed white police officer died in hospital at least eleven, other or genetics, people have been fatally shot or killed by other violent means eight, twenty twenty. You know I wonder if the number this year is going to fall because people can go outside. Some of those. That's the only life positive of of this Kinda Shit is like they'll be less school shooting because Noah's at school stuff like that. Problem. Down all those numbers drop the enlists victims all across the board and all. Districts. Yes, so you know of course because they don't have it on film. I think you'll see less people talking about this because as a black trans. Man You'll see less people talking about it, and also if it's true that he stabbed somebody and they die, you definitely see less people talk about it because you know people mostly like to bring up the cases, even black people. What a sweater! About this, but it kind of ends up being about it every time you gotta bring up the cases where the person was doing absolutely nothing wrong You know with seeing you know why. Would this latest killer name? They keep releasing new videos like. They got one where it's like. He was struggling with the police in the back of the car. It's like. Our saying is that doesn't justify killing. Rights, you have a job to do not. The killing a black person can't be the be all end all of every admission out you know. Let's see a youth pastor white. Oh, I see. A youth pastor claims he was kidnapped by black man to avoid admitting that he was in a hotel room. What Christopher keys has been arrested and charged solicitation of sodomy for attempting to hire a male prostitute, unfortunately his hope for night with the hooker cost typically keys was robbed by two masked men. It's hotel room, but instead of telling the truth. He claimed he had been kidnapped by two black man. Was The while story made his way to facebook. The whole story crumbled as quickly as good pastors reputation. Keys admitted to the beliefs while he was at the hotel and an employee told officers he was a frequent visitor to the location. According to the police admitted his married until I officers that he liked to play around. But that's not the story he wanted to tell. In fact, you tell obviously plan. I'll tell them his family. He was kidnapped. He told the police. I mean okay. He is white, so he knew that the cops wouldn't care. He might. Have the check into the hotel. When he opened his door, expecting hook up, the masked man stepped into the room before skis to the bed. Point where he left to go to pass this truck to take while another man came into, keep him from fleeing The government took his wallet phone. enke's was later. Recover in a Walmart parking lot. He's Auto Fran. He'd been carjacked and kidnapped by two black men who robbed him and took him to the whole tail. Now my question is did the people who were they black like? was he into black prostitutes, or is he just make up? Park has also racist. We don't know. As doors brass on social media. Star Rob Local television station car winner the story and wonder how they could miss the police before for kidnapping, the community at the investigating, they confirmed the whole story was fake, and got the actual story from the.
"trader joe" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"Task for vaccine for Covid, Nineteen Pads Peer Review and looks promising. so we'll see I, think this is the. Madonna tested the yeah. Madonna's company is doing this so. We'll see those man still not like here. So stay inside. Kinds Something like this. Day Oh ask. That isn't even when they started doing vaccine. Still Stay MIASMA CISE I'm. GonNa get it. If I can get get fast as possible. Yes Doomsday factors. Stupid into. Give a new study shows that covid nineteen is no longer infectious after eleven days. So that's good, I mean people so sounds like people have been telling. People will stay in for fourteen days. Alive the problem the problem with this is a lot of companies and people. They've been saying stuff like. Stay Get seven days off. Take four three days off, but you're going to need more than that. That's why a lot of doing fourteen days for right. You're GonNa need that eleven days now. What I'm hoping is that it means. Sometimes people go on to get tested and they actually have had it for a couple of days, so maybe there by the time you say, stay home for seven days. It is eleven. But, Yeah Solos like eleven days is which is good. Because people were saying that people, you can test positive for having it up to two weeks after sometimes longer, but being like a person who passes the virus, other people. That's eleven days. Yeah, you could be sick longer than that. Just sink, but you can also be. You can also be a symptomatic. You know so. Yeah? So that's good to know that you don't have enough of it to infect other people in general at eleven days so. all right. Let's get into some other news. Is all kind of stuff happening that I want to cover so we're GONNA. Get Outta Corona Virus News and get into something a little more. While still sad news, but we have a covered in a while..
"trader joe" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
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"trader joe" Discussed on Inside Trader Joe's
"Trader Joe's team about four years ago now. I am a category manager in the Boston. Office and I work primarily on shelf stable beverages and our coffee and tea section in the coffee category now at trader. Joe's we used to do one thing. We used to whole beans in a nitrogen flesh canton and that was kind of our coffee section and now we have pods. We have ground coffee. We have whole bean coffee. We have limited edition. Coffees like there's a lot going on in the category. Yes and that's actually something. That's shifting right now. Is seeing our customers. Move away from those big cans of hold being coffee and we're seeing growth in ground but there are some copies that they're better left holding until you're ready to grind and brew but when we look at what we're GonNa do with it. There's a couple of factors that come into play the coffee grinders and the store. Is this going to fit? Under the grinders and easy to use as easy to reclosed for our customers is better off and can format but overall with our sustainability initiatives as. Well we are moving away from the can to Be a little more green earth friendly. What packaging is more sustainable than McCann coming soon? We have worked with a couple of our major vendors to up with a home compostable back so same format as are bad. Coffees are now but completely impossible. We are going to attempt to move in that direction. And we're doing the same thing with our pods and a couple of other items in the category. I say we're probably six to twelve months away before we see any hit the shelves. We're close. We're not there yet but we're almost there. It's pretty exciting. Trying to figure out how our customers making coffee are these people a classic drip through or are they making. Cold brew at home are they. Using a MOCHA stove. Top Espresso maker. Are they like what the heck? How do we get a sense of that? How do we get any intelligence from customers on this? It's a little trial and error. Everybody's really picky and has their own methods and so we just have to find something that is available for every type of error. So how do we do that and still be true to what we are attempting to be? That is not everything for everybody. An area we do. Shy Away from is flavored. Whole being when you add a flavor. Sometimes that I mean obviously it narrows the audience so we have French Vanilla. It's very applicable flavor. Everybody expansional coffee. I think or a has at some point. Speak for yourself Lawrence. Sorry we've done some interesting things where they are. Ostensibly flavored coffees. But they're like spiced or seasoned coffee. So we have that great wintry blend. It's like basically coffee with a bunch of spices in it exactly. So it's a cleaner way to approach a flavor than adding some artificial flavor to a grand copy and not that. That's what everybody out there doing. But that is really the way to get that flavor punch. And we don't WanNa do that. How do you determine this coffee should be whole being? This coffee should be ground. This one deserves to go and a cup or a pod really thinking about the customer and one thing we're seeing in terms of changes in the category is ground. Coffee is growing our ground. Coffee Selection hasn't grown as much. We're working on it. Let's say the biggest trend seen over the past couple years would be cold BREW FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY? What is the cold and cold brew mean what is Cold Brew Cold Brew? Coffee is coffee. That has been brewed using zero. Hot Water you are brewing. The coffee from cold water and letting it steep in cold water versus hot brew. Which is where you are. Traditional coffee from we wanted to hit that in a couple of different areas and we achieved with their cold brew. Concentrate and we have some other Cobra options coming. That don't need to be drank colds. But it's were brew cold. You're going to have a less acidic experience overall like I said just a smoother coffee flavor overall. I don't know if you can tell I prefer Cobra. How do we find coffees? How do we source our coffee? Items like our land and our everyday assortment. Those really are a result of what our customers were lacking dark. Roast rely lacking medium light so we kind of search for items to fit those gaps. We really do rely on our vendor partners to tweak the roasts and beans and everything's who the exact specification we are asking for versus small lot. Coffee there are boots on the ground in these remote areas of the world and they are finding the coffee for us and they bring it back and they say I found these wonderful options from these small lot farms and we can have all of their crop for this year. What do you think I mean? There are more than sixty countries around the world that grow coffee. Most you know within a thousand miles of the equator. It's the BEAN BELT. But then there's this almost al chemical process of roasting so what you do with beans beans. Almost nothing without the roast. So if it's a small farm in some remote country near the equator will take a farms entire production a small farm for that year. We'll take the whole production so it's a small lot. Our customers really respond to it. It's really great. Oh my gosh. When can I get more of that? It would be at least a year. Yeah because we are taking their whole crop and so they have to grow that crop and it may not taste exactly the same second time but that's the beauty of it and it's a very different experience than the way we source our copy for our Joe's medium Joe's dark well and we're looking for consistency with dark and the JOE's medium. We're looking for something that every time. A customer opens that bag. They know exactly what they're going to get. That's my Joe's right. Every time has to smell and ultimately taste with an expectation whereas a small lot is both storytelling and a Great Cup of coffee. Smalls a relative term right I would say. Typically a small lot is one to two containers. Okay forty to eighty thousand pounds which to me sounds like wow that is like swimming pools multiple swimming pools full of confidence. When you think about you know all the stores all the customers that are excited about it. It probably doesn't last very long. And that's probably a good thing. I'M GONNA guess we want to make space for the next small out we've got coming in. We started the small out program we only had. I think maybe two or three and one year and we're working towards having ten to twelve and twenty twenty one. We have eight coming out this year. Where would these beans ago? Were it not for trader? Joe's buying them sometimes they may go nowhere. And so we're really helping a community taking all of this product from them and that that's their year. I WanNa talk about bulk bins. Because I've been in some specialty coffee shops where the coffee is all out and bins and you take a scoop and you put it in a bag and you pay for it by the pound and people tend to think well. That's really fresh and I know that not to be true but can you explain why you are putting whole beans into a bulk bin. You're exposing them to more elements than than they are when they're in the kanner in a bag you're introducing more oxygen your introducing outside contaminants. I think it's really. Oxygen is the enemy of freshness here and part of the magic of coffee is inventory turns selling stuff quickly it diminishes it becomes less of itself overtime so when you're smelling coffee and one of those small shops it means that that's just leaving the beans. We have more things in bags and you can smell coffee bags because you squeeze them and a little sh of hair might come out. But that's a one way valve right so air doesn't go back in. So that's why those become more compressed and compacted the more you squeeze them because I'm always squeezing those bags in a storage but that's me and looking for poking stuff from stores Mr whipple. It's a one way valve. You're just pushing out some of the nitrogen oxygen. That is still in there. And that's exactly why they get almost Where you can see like the beans on the outside of the bag because it will really tight pants dislike still fit still fit and once upon a way back. Our coffee canisters did not have those valves and every so often they would get packed a little too soon after roasting and they would just blow up and sometimes they would explode. I recommend squeezing those banks system. Squeeze the coffee the coffee anything coming out that you're really excited.
"trader joe" Discussed on Inside Trader Joe's
"This is one of my favorite days of the whole year your birthday now. My birthday no David's. I no no no no no. It's the day we get to announce the trader Joe's Customer Choice Award. So if I may recorded live with the trader Joe's mothership in Monrovia California the eleventh annual customer choice awards we send out a request to customers via e mail and on our instagram page to submit to us their favorite traderjoes products in a bunch of categories and then one overall winner that your favorite the product in the whole store that transcends every category these products touch customers hearts. This isn't about how many times they purchased it necessarily. This is about their vote. Matt the moment with all the waiting for let's step into the winners circle every year since we have been. I'm doing the customer choice. Awards the overall favourite at trader. Joe's has been Mandarin Orange Chicken. Do we think that it can retain its leadership position. And let's find out shall we. Let's let's okay. Number five unexpected Cheddar totally expected number four dark chocolate peanut butter cups again. a perennial favorite every year. It's true number three Mandarin Orange Chicken. Wait a minute while people still love Mandarin Orange Chicken. It is not number one anymore. How number two cauliflower GNOCCHI okay? I have seen that one coming Last year in two thousand nineteen. It was number two matt the moment. We've all been waiting for the envelope. Please number one. The overall favourite favorite product at trader Joe's as determined by the eleventh annual customer choice awards everything but the Bagel seasoning. Wow Wow that's amazing everything but the bagels seasoning. Could not be here today to accept this award because it's currently busy on the shelves at Your Neighborhood Trader. Joe's so here to accept this award on behalf is our David. Hello Wow this is unbelievable. All I mean obviously we wanNA think the customers couldn't have done this without them. Gosh I had a whole thing prepared things. It's heavier than they tell you I guess all the little bagels out there. I know you could see us accepting the award time to go to bed. I don't know what else to say that at this is ridiculous that I love it. It's congratulations to all our products. It really is an honor just to be on the shelves. And congratulations as as well to all of our crew members for keeping trader. Joe's customers happy with lots of delicious chocolate. It's a tough job. But they do it. Well since we started this podcast the listenership has really grown. Thank you and thanks for rating and reviewing this podcast. Wherever you get your podcasts? That helps more people find it and be sure to hit that free subscribe button so you can get the next episode is free and worth every penny until next time. Thanks for listening and thanks for listening..
"trader joe" Discussed on Freakonomics
"Discover trader Joe's totally by accident. That's Mark gardener. Again, the former advertising executive who end up working at traderjoes. He was living in California at the time. I thought it was a local store had a kind of a surf fem-, and I didn't know any better because they don't do any advertising. I only was exposed to it have to be my neighborhood, then Gardner moved to Kansas City. Yes. And that's when I really learned about trader Joe's company because there was no trader Joe's. But there were these rumors of it. We're going to get a trader Joe's, and there was so much excitement. There's a Facebook page called bring trader Joe's to Kansas City that has five thousand friends as a former advertising guy Gardner was impressed. I think the number one thing that struck me about trader Joe's is that. They almost don't advertise at all. They don't market they they. They have a pretty good website now, but but for years at a rudimentary website, they had almost no social media presence to they had almost no public relations. So they didn't do a whole bunch of things that I had spent my entire working life thinking. Well, these are the things that you do when you build a brand. So that was really striking to me. And I just had this thought like, you know, what if I went and worked there? What would I learn about this company Gardner learned enough about the company by working there that he wrote a book about it called build a brand like trader Joe's? How did trader Joe's respond? Well, as you know, they're very very secretive company. So they responded exactly the way I expected which was with utter silence. What initially impressed Gardner was how trader Joe's at grown so much. Outspending all the money that most firms spend on marketing advertising, and so on but what impressed him once he got inside working as a crew member for twelve dollars an hour was the company's culture. Well, before the new Kansas City store had opened on the first or second day of training. A trader Joe's executive came in to meet with the roughly fifty new hires including Gardner, the proceedings began with that standard horrifying requests to say your name and tell a story about yourself. And I am not kidding. You fifty hands went up. It was all these people picked me I want to be the first I wanna start. I want to tell you my story. And I looked around at that that group of hands going up and mine was up to you know, because I'm because I love talking about myself. But but most people don't at least not to group of strangers NFL. Wow. This is not an ordinary group of people. And what I realized pretty quickly is only God visits. What they hire for the higher for this kind of extroverted naturally chatty person. As the training progressed. These guys really weren't too worried about teaching me how to operate a grocery store. Right. I mean, there was some discussion about keeping the Colt things cold. And how important that is? And and there was a little bit of discussion about this is how a cash register works about. You know, when you're bagging groceries. This is how you do it. There was some discussion of process, but actually there was a lot of discussion of trader Joe's values. There was a tremendous amount of discussion about how are you going to be with the customers? And then once the store opened no matter how crazy the store was no matter how much pressure. There was to do something else. If you were doing something for a customer that trumped everything. Seeing how trader Joe's encouraged its employees to interact with customers to partner up with them. Didn't just make sense to Gardner. It inspired him to wonder why this theoretically obvious approach is in fact, quite rare consider he says a standard trip to the department of motor vehicles. But what happens when you go to the DMV? Well, what happens is you stand on one side of a counter, then there's your opponent on the other side of the counter. And it's as if you're in sort of a game or a sport where your trying to get your license plate or driver's license. And they're going to say, oh, yeah. You don't have an up-to-date inspection certificate for your cars. So get out of here. Right. It's like a volleyball game practically, and it's and it's you against them..
"trader joe" Discussed on Freakonomics
"I I got interested in trader Joe's about ten years ago never been to one of their stores, but I had a general impression cheap and cheerful relatively laid back and sort of groovy for grocery store, apparently reflection of its surfie, California roots, also not aggressively health conscious but leaning in that direction. And then I read Wall Street Journal article about German grocery chain called Aldy that was ramping up its US expansion all the is a super cheap super generic grocery store. Ninety five percent of its products were house brands, and it was beating even WalMart on price. The article said the chain had two branches back in Germany separately owned by two wealthy brothers named Albrecht. And that one of those branches also owned trader Joe's I found. This back surprising only because when I think of German business practices. I don't think of a groovy earthy, crunchy, California surf vibe, but there. So it was I also learned that trader Joe's stores were much smaller in typical supermarkets that they had their own way of doing things and the places without trader Joe's often started petitions to bring one to their town. It was a sort of loony devotion usually reserved for sports teams or your favorite band kinda grocery store has a following like that. And then when I learned that trader Joe's out sells all other grocery stores per square foot. I really started paying attention then one opened up near my office here in New York started shopping there and the most part loving it. I realize it's not for everyone. In fact, predator strategy is trying not to be for everyone. But I did want to know the secrets to their success. We reached out to the trader Joe's headquarters in Monrovia, California. And we're politely told to get lost. As we mentioned earlier, the company is known for its secrecy. The two brothers who founded all north and all the south in Germany. You know, have a record of that Michael Roberto again that was kind of the family heritage of early being pretty secretive about their business operations. And really, they weren't even you couldn't even find photos of them like on the internet for years. I mean, they were very secretive. It's a strange combination affirm that prides itself on user-friendliness while also keeping its distance which means that a lot of what's known about. It comes from industry. Analysts and other secondary. Sources blitz start here in the very beginning. There really was a Joe behind trader Joe's, Joe Colom. He opened the first store in nineteen sixty seven in Pasadena, California. He went with a South Seas theme beach Hawaiian shirts calling employee's captains and crew members in nineteen seventy nine Colom sold the chain to one of the secretive Albrecht brothers feel feel Albrecht was recluse. Perhaps it was said because he had once been kidnapped and held for ransom. For seventeen days in Germany Albrecht died in two thousand ten but trader Joe's remains notoriously press shy. It's also a privately held company. So no earnings calls with investment analysts. No public proclamations of any sort really about how it does business. And so to figure out how it works will rely on a few people who've spent a lot of time thinking about trader Joe's, including the business school. Professor Michael Burto, we've already met correct? Also, the Columbia business school, professor Sheena anger, whose research specialty is particularly relevant here. I've been studying choice. Why do we want choice? What are the things that affect how in what we choose? And what are some things we can do to improve our choice making abilities? We'll also talk to a trader Joe's superfan. My name is Kirk to Serbia I reside in Seward Alaska Seward, by the way, does not have a trader Joe's, nor does the. State of Alaska the closest store from disarming. His house is two thousand two hundred ninety five miles away by car in Bellingham, Washington. Discern mea is the guy who we heard earlier say this the first thing, I do when I know I'm going somewheres get on internet and find where the closest trader Joe's is and will hear from a spy in the house of trader Joe's, a former advertising executive named Mark gardener who became obsessed with the chain. And I had this thought like, you know, what if I just went and work fare? What would I learn about this company?.
"trader joe" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!
"Trader Joe's moments from the podcast so far. I love it because we often will do three or four chew Intel reviews in an episode. And now we're going to you don't have to fast forward and. Rewind. We're going to give them to you all in one place. It's true. And we have had to trader Joe's episodes. If you haven't listened to those you should go back, and listen, of course, today, we're just going to mix it up and make it the best of TJ's exciting. Can't wait. I know. I can't wait either. A good job. Mike is all to you. This is all on me, my idea now, it's all on me. No pressure. But you do have some news for us. Right. Do. All right. Trader Joe's has announced via their podcast, which they have one. In case, you didn't know they were few new items that they're launching this holiday season. We're not sure when they're coming out. But when they do we end Lawley will be trying them. Now, you ask why Lally right because trader Joe's is coming out with an advent calendar for dogs. My God come with twelve different dog bones. This four. The best news. I've heard all day. And so we don't know if it's going to be twelve so the last twelve days leading up to Christmas or twenty four starring December first, we don't know yet chair does, you know, they're secretive. They don't let us know when anything happens, they just appear in the store, and then we know they happen. So when they do Lawley is going to have a review for every day for us. Right. Absolutely. No pressure Lally. Is this the first Adleman calendar for docs, probably have to do some research. But probably that's big news. Yeah. There's more. Okay. So besides the haven't counter for dogs. They're going to have I'm gonna say this wrong, boo shade day Noel ice cream that right? It's like those ice creams that look like logs like you cut rates like a log, and you cut it open. There's like different flavors. No like with bread. Like, I have no idea. What shading Noel ice cream is? But it looks like a log, and you cut it open and there's like different it's almost like ice cream. Yeah. I've seen ice cream logs. I didn't know they had a fancy French. Attempted temp that from shade data. Well, and translates to you log. Oh, that's great. You go could be wrong. All right. Well, keep going now. This is what I'm most excited about Turkey and stuffing potato chips. That's incredible potato chip tastes like Turkey and stuffing. They stole that from lays. They do lays does all the chicken and waffle. Really? Okay. That's okay, though. No, that's the thing to do. Now. It's like, they're MAC and cheese, candy canes and rotisserie chicken, candy canes. You know, who started all of this Jones soda? Oh, yeah. They had those crazy soda packs. Every year. I don't know if they still do it. But they had the holiday like the head thanksgiving soda gravy flavored and Turkey flavored cranberry sauce flavored. So everybody's just jumping novelty though, they don't really expect to eat those things do they. I mean, I don't I don't know. I know I would love sandwich with potato chips and Turkey and stuffing and cranberry that'd be good. That sounds delicious. I would try to potato chips. Yeah. Me too. Rice cauliflower stuffing organic cold pressed.
"trader joe" Discussed on Inside Trader Joe's
"Of course, many of the trader Joe's products, you love are made right here in the good ole US avai, I'm in a longtime. Trader Joe's vendor in southern California. This company has been creating products for trader Joe's for decades, actually. And they make a lot of tortillas for us and some other things as well. We are a family business. My grandfather started the business second-generation took it over and ran it for a number of years recently. We've we've begun to transition to third generation. So that's you. That's me. Can you show us? What's over here? There's a great process because it really demonstrates what we're doing differently. So the henstridge tortilla it's fluffy. Right. Whereas a convention through the class. But here's a place of dough ball and individual adobo on the belt, and then some trained individuals black Sheehan's strict through the round flat shape. But if you're making tortillas from scratch at home, you're stretching them by hand until they get that fluffy or texture. Right. So that that is that then this one in particular. My grandfather started this is the one that is our best selling grandfather started thirty years and still to this day sin. Trader Joe's and still to this day. It's probably. Well, one of our best the excuse, right? I I would argue that maybe it's one of the best that Trudeau's. But that's my. Please told it for thirty years. It must be doing. Okay. Thank you. My grandfather started it, and this is still my father and his siblings that continued it and thankfully, there's something for my family to continue to help grow. My son does work here on summers. He helps box product into the master cases or my daughter who's nine shreds paper. Or does Officeworks? You got to be a little bit safer than than on the factory floor with heavy equipment moving by. But yeah, I think I think they will be involved. And I hope it's not just my children. Maybe my my nieces or nephews got employees have been here generations now right there for grandfather started with my grandfather they've continued on and I've hired some of the new ones, and it's it's it's a center of of of the area the community. So Anthony, we've been talking a lot about trader Joe's products that come from around the world. It's been really nice to be here with you kind of around the corner. Oh, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. So we're in a group of lots and lots of traderjoes captains right now. This is Ben bradberry. Captain from Daly City, California. What do you if you're having a bunch of people over to watch football game or a customer comes to you with that question. What do you serve or what do you tell that customer? You're either going with the organic tortilla rounds or Janet tortilla triangles. Do you need add a little color gotta go sprouted blue amend. The organic chip differs. Gotta love a man. My name's Jamie. I'm from Atlanta, Georgia wha-. What's what's a big seller in bucket? What what moves a lot through your? We are the cauliflower store. We have so many customers that love our cauliflower gnocchi cauliflower pizza pretty much if it has cauliflower in it. We actually have an entire freezer case dedicated to our cauliflower products. It is absent I think we sold about gosh. I don't know how many units that cauliflower Nokia last week. But it is definitely popular. Hey, thanks for joining us on this trip around the world. We have a favor to ask if you would click on that free. Subscribe button, we're planning on more inside trader, Joe's episodes, and that way, you'll know when they come out subscribing free. And it's worth every penny on our next episode. I hit the road. I'll take you to the new trader Joe's on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and to the other trader Joe's mothership in Boston to talked with our crew there, by the way, most of them. Huge Red Sox fans about lots of things, including plans to open more neighborhood stores very soon. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening.
"trader joe" Discussed on Inside Trader Joe's
"I'm Tara Miller. The director of words, and phrases and causes. And I'm manslaughter in the marketing product guy this episode is titled around the world in eighty trader Joe's products give or take at traderjoes. Our crew goes just about everywhere, literally circumnavigating the globe on a weekly basis to satiate your unrelenting desire for new food discoveries. You may think that's overly dramatic. But it's not hyperbolic. Our crew does have their fair share of adventures from around the world or around the corner as they searched for new products and on this episode. We'll ask them to tell you some of their better stories at trader Joe's. We really do. Discover cultures of the world through food. When Joe Colom was really sort of shaping the idea that would become trader Joe's, it was within the context of people are gonna start flying around the world and seeing new things and eating new things and tasting tastes that they want to be able to taste when they're back home. You may have been in France and had this terrific cheese. But you may not have made it to the Republic of Georgia and had these really interesting dumplings that makes me want to travel even more. So we're talking to Arlene and Jenny who are product innovators here at trader Joe's are essentially the boots on the ground. We travel the world, and we find the wildfire customers you kind of have the coolest job in the world. Yeah. Find I feel very blessed. Very blessed. Everyone tells me that the media reaction is that is so cool. You don't get. Why did you discontinue jasmine green tea? That's what I the second. Yeah. Yeah. One of the best part is constantly experiencing. Nut sense of discovery. Like having something for the first time or seeing something for the first time like I really value experiences. And I mean, that's that's what I want for customers. Product innovation. Sounds like a fancy way to describe the treasure hunt. Like going into a trader Joe's and finding something that you never knew existed. And all of a sudden, it just might become your new favorite thing. We travel the world we try to. Find things in different corners of the world that people can't get to. Yeah. It's it's go go go. How many countries have you visited do, you know? Can you give me a ballpark since the past two years? Goodness. Maybe like fifteen to twenty at. I don't know. It's like so many every time I put a list together. I'm like, wow. All over Europe. Italy, Germany, France, Greece New Zealand Japan, Thailand, Mexico, actually, one of my friend's dad every time I see him. He loves us. So where to go and some lines of work. They would they would discover the culture through music or through art. And we discovered the culture of through the food. What is what's your favorite trip that you've been on from a product development standpoint, there's a couple, but I would say one that is the most recent is Republic of Georgia. The what was really interesting to me is that the us tons of wild herbs, and they have tons of. Dips, and you know, we love dip since so I thought dot translated pretty well. They have dumplings. So dumplings like perogie or dumplings more like a typical Asian dumpling. They literally looked like the soup dumplings like the Chinese soup dumplings, but they're huge. They're like, maybe like half of your hand. And how you need it. You flip it over and take a little bit of nib in suck all the soup out and slowly finish it, and you can toss the knob because it's can be a little bit doughy or people like it if they like chewy texture and they're filled with meat. Yes. So they're they're traditionally filled with me, I think be four like beef and lamb or just lamb but nowadays, you can find mushrooms vegetables cheese potatoes, like all sorts of different fillings, Jenny. You recently went to New Zealand any products that you that came in from that experience..