It’s been 50 years since the first Trader Joe’s opened on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena back in 1967! I used to shop there back in the 80′s. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve visited now. Dozens? After all, if you love vegan food, Trader Joe’s ROCKS!
To celebrate reaching the big Five-O, Trader Joe’s is having all sorts of contests, and 50¢ goodies throughout the store!
At my local store on the Monterey Bay there were loaves of organic bread for 50 cents! Canned non-GMO corn, for 50 cents! And spaghetti for 50 cents, too!
Need a reusable bag to put it all in? There’s even a special commemorative 50th Anniversary bag, for, you guessed it… 50 cents!
I think best of all is the deal on avocados!! FIFTY CENTS! For big, haas avocados!
Our local store sold out of the avocados quick! But they assured me there were more boxes of them in the back that they’d put out in the morning, so if you’re after those delicious and nutritions “wait, wait, wait, wait, ripe, TOO LATE!!!” fruits, go to your TJ’s early!!
Call your local Trader Joe’s to see what special festivities they’re having. Ours had contests for awesome prizes and free face painting. I heard one location even had a “dunk tank.”
And at our local store, if your receipt ends with a perfect .00 (i.e. $17.00) you could grab your choice of goodies, including a nice big can of coffee beans, or a beautiful orchid plant! (I wish math was my forte! lol)
I just took a quick look at the index of my new book, The Vegan Way, and noticed Trader Joe’s is mentioned on pages 58-59, 86, 87, 88, 121, 173, 184, 207, and 231! The history, the products, and more!
Um, yeah. You might say I’m a BIG fan of their vegan fare! HA!
CONGRATS TRADER JOE’S!!!
Here are more vegan items at TJ’s and don’t forget – go early for the good stuff! Tomorrow (Sunday!) is the last day of the celebratory sale!
Jackie Day, Author of the new book The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You (St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan)