I miss your well-stocked shelves filled with delicious treats and healthy snacks. I miss your meatless meatballs, soyaki glazes, mango salsa, wasabi chips and nuts, healthy frozen dinner options (Japanese fried rice, pad thai, mushroom truffle pizza ftw!) and yes I won’t lie – I definitely miss your “two-buck-chuck” wine. I was never really a big fan of your cookie butter, but yes, I sure miss that too. I miss the intentionally one item trips that ended up taking an hour longer and $100 more of random purchases.
Now that I finally have the time to experimental cook and bake, it sure isn’t the same without you, Mr.Joe. Not the same kind of soy or almond milk, not the same kind of nutty mixes, not the same rewards without your mint ice cream cookies or choco-orange slices. NOT.THE.SAME. UGH!
Oh you mecca of everything amazing, you were too good to me.
I miss you and everything about you, Trader Joe’s……even your lousy organic dishwashing soap that couldn’t even clean.