Trader Joe’s opened its doors in Texas this morning, and the residents of the Woodlands showed up in droves to welcome this newest import from the West Coast. This fabled grocer is known for quality food, an interesting, well curated selection, and affordable prices. We joined the crowd to see what all the fuss was about.
Amazingly delicious “Cookie Butter” – creamy gingerbread spread. I’m anxious to try this on waffles, bagels, plywood…
A sample of TJ’s Mandarin Orange Chicken – one of the best frozen Chinese entrees we’ve tried.
And last but not least, one of the Charles Shaw wines, aka “Two Buck Chuck”. (Now $3, thanks to inflation.)
The assembled masses were scooping up items left and right, and the lines for checkout were easily 30 shoppers deep. But Trader Joe’s friendly staff was doing a great job of keeping the line moving, and doing so with a smile.
If opening day was any indication, Texas has a great new addition to the grocery store scene. Trader Joe’s combines an interesting product selection with great prices, and that’s a winning combination that will draw in foodies for years to come.
We’ll be back.