Hello, my name is Evelyn and I’ve been a TJ Junkie for 6 years, 1 month, and a few days. It started in 2003, in San Diego. Southern California grocery store unions (for workers at Ralphs, Albertson’s, Vons/Safeway) were having a strike, and my roommates and I did not want to cross picket lines. Instead, we ventured to Trader Joe’s, where Hawaiian-shirt decked workers bustled about merrily in their culinary paradise without a worry in sight. I quickly went bananas over the quirky chill atmosphere, beautiful chalk signs, huge selection of snacks, open embrace of whole wheat, low prices, and new products.
Fast forward to 2009. In a dream come true, I now live literally a few minutes away from a Trader Joe’s. I raid it often, a little too often. Sometimes I just walk around the aisles, like a lost child in Disneyland, in awe of everything. In this blog, I will document my snacky adventures. Note that I don’t intend for this to be blatantly free PR. Instead, it’s just one fan’s musings; odds are also good that I will venture off and write about things only tangentially related to Trader Joe’s. Either way, if it’s fun, yummy, or interesting… it’s game.