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I've heard alot of good things about Trader Joe's. We are going to take a trip there this weekend. What are your favorite gluten-free products? I'm also dairy free, so no cheeses and such please!

Terri

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The have a sweet rice flour that makes a really great breading for chicken. Sharon's coconut sorbet is really good. I also like their dolmas, tomato basil hummus..oh, and banana waffles LOL. They have a carribean soup in a jar that's pretty good too.

In the winter they have the world's best dairy-free chocolate truffles. Don't know if they'd be there now though. Hmmm....I haven't been to Trader's in a while. They do keep a gluten-free list on their website.

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The have a sweet rice flour that makes a really great breading for chicken. Sharon's coconut sorbet is really good. I also like their dolmas, tomato basil hummus..oh, and banana waffles LOL. They have a carribean soup in a jar that's pretty good too.

Exactly the kind of stuff I am looking for, thanks! What are dolmas?

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The chicken taquitos (their brand), and the blueberry ice cream (not their brand. can't remember what it is, but it comes in a purpleish blue container and has a little rainbow on it).

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The Veggie and Flaxseed Tortilla Chips and the Pineapple salsa are favorites in my family. We also like the Chicken Taquitos. The praline pecans are a nice treat to have in the cupboard when you want a sweet bite.

Have fun at Trader Joes:)

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My favorite is the peanut butter, veggie and flax chips, chocolate covered bananas, white chocolate stuffed strawberries yum!, veggie burgers, and proscuitto.

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They carry very different things from coast to coast - I can't get most of the stuff that people talk about on here, but what I do like ar the praline pecans (yum!) and the pampadums (some kind of Indian "chip" - read ingredients b/c I think only one flavor is gluten-free) and the cherries (in a jar near the jams - these are yummy on ice cream or waffles!). I don't like their waffles - Van's are much better. They have a decent bagel (in the fresh section at mine, but I froze them when I got home) - not like a regular bagel but much better than glutino or whatever that kind that Whole Foods sells in the freezer. I love their rice pudding, but I think you said dairy free? They also have good chicken sausages in the meat section, and great cheeses (agin, dairy issue).

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...and the pampadums (some kind of Indian "chip" - read ingredients b/c I think only one flavor is gluten-free)

I loved the papadums, but BEWARE. I won't eat them anymore. When I first tried them they were ok. But after reading that there is wheat in the Masala variety, I realized why I had started reacting to the Yogurt Dill variety, as they are made on the same equipment. I hate it when they do that!

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We love the waffles, flaxseed tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, brown rice tortillas, and peanut butter. Recently, my TJs started carrying gluten free pancakes (in freezer section) that DH says are awesome. (I didn't get a chance to taste them, cuz he snarfed them all in 2 days!!)

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Thanks for all the great suggestions! I love salty snacks and I'm looking forward to a bagel that resembles a bagel, not a hockey puck! I can't wait to go! Some of the meat items sound good, too. I am going to spend a fortune!

Terri

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Has anyone tried Trader Joe's soups in a carton? A friend was kind enough to pick up a few things she thought were gluten free for me when she went down to the nearest Trader Joes yesterday. While there appears to be no gluten in the soups all the labels say they're made on equipment shared with wheat. This makes me extremely uncomfortable. I appreciate her effort if nothing else. Has anyone else has any experience with Trader Joe's soups?

Why oh why do companies go to all the trouble to make allergen free products and then use possibly contaiminated equipment? It makes no sense.

Violet

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Has anyone tried Trader Joe's soups in a carton? A friend was kind enough to pick up a few things she thought were gluten free for me when she went down to the nearest Trader Joes yesterday. While there appears to be no gluten in the soups all the labels say they're made on equipment shared with wheat. This makes me extremely uncomfortable. I appreciate her effort if nothing else. Has anyone else has any experience with Trader Joe's soups?

Why oh why do companies go to all the trouble to make allergen free products and then use possibly contaiminated equipment? It makes no sense.

Violet

It seems like TJs labels every product with that statement. I eat their stuff with that label, but definitely avoid it if it makes you uncomfortable. What kind of soup is it?

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The praline pecans are a nice treat to have in the cupboard when you want a sweet bite.

TJ's praline pecans are probably my favorite thing ever. They are so good it's ridiculous. So decadent... soooo yummy!!!

- Lauren

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Brown rice penne and they have a basmati and wild rice blend that has dehydrated veggies but no seasoning. I use it in porcupine meatballs and to stuff peppers with or cold with some vinagrette and pecans and chopped apple or dried cranberries for a rice salad.

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I use it in porcupine meatballs and to stuff peppers with or cold with some vinagrette and pecans and chopped apple or dried cranberries for a rice salad.

What are procupine meatballs?

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What are procupine meatballs?

Meatballs with rice instead of breadcrumbs. When the rice cooks it pokes out of the meatballs like the spikes on a porcupine. I'll post the recipie in the cooking section. The TJ's basmati blend adds a little extra flavor.

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Meatballs with rice instead of breadcrumbs. When the rice cooks it pokes out of the meatballs like the spikes on a porcupine. I'll post the recipie in the cooking section. The TJ's basmati blend adds a little extra flavor.

Thanks for the recipe! I will try it out! So I bought all sorts of good stuff yesterday....tortilla chips, taquitos, frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, basmati rice blend, pasta....thanks for everyone's tips and suggestions!

Terri

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The Dark Chocolate covered raisins.....heaven! DH and I have been knowen to eat an entire tub during one movie (warning: you will feel sick after doing that)

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I love their brown rice pasta, banana and regular waffles, hummus, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, and of course the cheap wine ;). I also pick up redbridge there because it is a couple $$ cheaper than at Whole Foods. I just love TJs :)

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