Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trader Joe's visit

Trader Joe's is finally here! If you are not familiar with Trader Joe's - it is kind of like an urban neighborhood grocery store. And as my friend Kara says, it has "organic junk food."
I had been to one Trader Joe's before. But it was a LONG time ago and it was in DC. I vaguely remember it being in a busy part of the city and I remember it being very small. But I liked it. 

Anyway - it's always nice when something new comes to Albany. I happened to be over on Wolf Road today, so I stopped in.

I wandered through the aisles and bought an assortment of items. I ended up with ground turkey, chicken, cereal, cereal bars, bananas, whole wheat bread, pizza dough and peanut butter pretzels. I know. Random! I wanted to get a variety of things though so I could try things.

The prices were great and I was especially impressed that the bananas were 19 cents. If I wanted organic - they were 29 cents. The price on the organic strawberries was great too. I think they were $2.99.

The store was busy, but there were no lines at the cash register. Everyone was very friendly. My only gripe was that the parking lot was really small. And I wondered why all the new stores are over in Colonie. Why couldn't they put a Trader Joe's over here in Rensselaer County? Sigh. I guess I should be happy that TCBY is coming to Rensselaer County this month. Anyway. I digress.

Trader Joe's was great. When I am over that way, I will definitely be stopping in. But will I make a special trip there? Probably not.

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