The I Love Trader Joe s Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes.
Same wheat-frond logo, and the beers had the same amber color, although TJ’s had a foamier head. The beers tasted similar, but TJ’s was a little maltier and sweeter.Same product shot on the box; same exact description: “Braised eggplant cooked in a

Same wheat-frond logo, and the beers had the same amber color, although TJ’s had a foamier head. The beers tasted similar, but TJ’s was a little maltier and sweeter.

Same product shot on the box; same exact description: “Braised eggplant cooked in a distinctively flavored sauce”; same silver space-age pouch; similar goopiness. But TJ’s brand was sweeter and less sharply spicy.

TJ’s had unsweetened corn and multigrain flakes, generous oat clusters, and better-tasting berries; Peace Cereal’s berries were too tart, but its corn flakes were too sweet.

Same wheat-frond logo, and the beers had the same amber color, although TJ’s had a foamier head. The beers tasted similar, but TJ’s was a little maltier and sweeter.

Same product shot on the box; same exact description: “Braised eggplant cooked in a distinctively flavored sauce”; same silver space-age pouch; similar goopiness. But TJ’s brand was sweeter and less sharply spicy.

TJ’s had unsweetened corn and multigrain flakes, generous oat clusters, and better-tasting berries; Peace Cereal’s berries were too tart, but its corn flakes were too sweet.

And I’m not alone in my devotion. The quirky, service-driven chain has even inspired a nebulously legal Canadian spinoff for our TJ’s-deprived neighbors to the north.

As important as it is to save money, it’s even more important to treat people with respect — especially people working sometimes-unglamorous retail jobs.

Trader Joe’s starting salary averages well above most states’ minimum wage at about $12 to $13 an hour, per Glassdoor .

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