WEEK IN REVIEWS – 2/11/2012

Trader Joe's

Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

A Trader Jose’s product? I didn’t know Trader Joe’s changed names for different ethnic foods. So are Swedish products under the Trader Johan’s name and Japanese products under Trader Junsuke’s? (via What’s Good At Trader Joe’s)

Wait…Iron Man 2 was released in 2010. How old are these things? (via Clearance Cuisine)

It looks like a typhoon blew away the N in this product’s name. (via Drinkable Review)

The name of these biscuits sound like they’re promoting the upcoming G.I. Joe sequel, but they also sound like they’re promoting the Star Wars 3D release. (via Foodstuff Finds)

Will this gum help those who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? (via Gum Connoisseur)

Image via flickr user kawanet / CC BY 2.0

One thought to “WEEK IN REVIEWS – 2/11/2012”

  1. You must not shop at Trader Joe’s much. (Oh wait, they don’t have Trader Joe’s on your little island in the middle of the Specific Ocean, do they?)

    Trader Jose has been the brand on most of its Mexican offerings for as long as I’ve shopped there (since 1977). I currently have a package of Trader Jose’s Classic Beef Tamales in my freezer (acquired more recently than 1977).

    Its pizza, pasta and pasta sauces are usually labelled as Trader Giotto’s (but not its Italian cheeses, oddly).

    I recall them trying ‘Trader Ming’ on some Chinese food items, but I think they changed that after getting a complaint from TV Chef Ming Tsai. And they tried naming their English Muffins after a British Prime Minister, but Trader Disraeli went over the heads of even TJ’s more educated clientele (Why didn’t they use Churchill or Thatcher? Maybe their customer base was too liberal)

    Other nationalities just get regular Joe. (And the Organic Oreos Clone is called JoeJoe’s)

    The store’s creative labeling and branding are my #4 reason for shopping there (Price, Quality and NOT being Whole Foods are the top 3). Instead of ‘Reduced Calorie’ or ‘Reduced Fat’, they use”Reduced Guilt”. Works for me.

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