'They' say if you've never been to a Trader Joe's, it's a real different way to shop for groceries?  I've never been to a Trader Joe's, but have been perusing their website to find out why it's unlike other food stores. Here's what it said:

  • √ NO artificial flavors or preservatives
  • √ NO synthetic colors
  • √ NO MSG
  • √ NO genetically modified ingredients
  • √ NO partially hydrogenated oils (artificial trans-fats)
  • √ NO "marketing" costs
  • √ YES tasting panel approval
  • √ YES quality ingredients
  • √ YES great price

I found that Trader Joe's is a specialty grocer based out of California. Most all the food they sell is their own private label including gourmet, organic, imported, and environmentally friendly.

What I didn't find was any reason to switch from my King Soopers.

Trader Joe's will open 3 Colorado stores this Friday, one in Greenwood Village, one in Boulder, and a store in Denver.

According to the Denver Business Journal future stores are coming to Denver and Fort Collins.


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