The hardmunching staff has long been a patron of Trader Joe’s (Coolidge Corner chapter) and along the way we’ve noticed several syndromes.
#1: The Trader Joe’s Trance
Most people at Trader Joe’s move . . . like . . . they’re . . . shopping . . . under . . . water.
Then they stop. Justlikethat.
And simply stand there.
#2: The Trader Joe’s Meltdown
From time to time, Trader Joe’s discontinues certain products. Totally understandable.
But certain shoppers react like the store has just killed their dog.
“You no longer carry red bliss potato salad? Are you serious? What shall I do? How shall I live?”
Bliss (potato) free, apparently. We all have our crosses to bear, no?
#3: Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies Crisis
From Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer:
Trader Joe’s Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies are bite-size cookies that definitely live up to their Crispy Crunchy moniker. They’re delish dunked in cold milk or hot tea, and downright dazzling crumbled over your favorite ice cream (we’re partial to French Vanilla). You can even crush them to make a choco-riffic pie crust – similar to a graham cracker crust, but choco-riffic.
Except . . .
They’re no longer choco-riffic. Truth is, they’re barely edible.
That’s because for the past six months (at least), they’ve been consistently overbaked/outright burnt.
Consequently, on more than one occasion we have approached various Trader Joeniks to register our dismay about the situation. Each time we’ve been met by sympathetic responses and no action.
Arise, ye Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies connoisseurs!
Make your voices heard!
Or abandon all hope of ever enjoying those crunchy cookielets again.