Trader Joe’s Shares Its Top 50 Products for Its 50th Anniversary — Grocery News

One of my favorite things about Trader Joe’s — besides the prices, of course — is that I’m always finding new things that make meals so much easier. I’ve already written about their super-smart açaí packets that make breakfast smoothies better, and then this past weekend I discovered this crispbread that makes the most magical lunches (just add crème fraîche and smoked salmon — also from Trader Joe’s.)

There are so many things to look at and choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the grocery aisles. That’s why it’s always good to have some sense of what you’re getting — or what’s worth it — before you go. To mark the 50th anniversary of Trader Joe’s, everyone’s favorite grocery store shared the 50 top products according to customers and crew members. Do you recognize any favorites?

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Laura from Somerville, Massachusetts — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn’s new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat “healthy,” however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you’ll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Laura
Location: Somerville, MA
Age: 28
Occupation: Administrator at a non-profit
Number of people in household: 2 (my boyfriend and myself)

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Here’s How to Pack a Grilled Cheese Sandwich That’s Still Warm for Lunch — Tips from The Kitchn

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It should be noted that there is no better time to eat a grilled cheese sandwich than immediately when it comes straight off the stove, with the gooiest melted cheese and crackly, buttery bread. But that does not mean you can’t make it in advance and pack it for lunch. You certainly can — it’s just a matter of knowing the best way to wrap it up so it’s still warm when you pull it out at lunchtime. Here’s how to do it.

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5 Reasons You Should Always Buy a Rotisserie Chicken — Shopping

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Have you ever wondered why the readymade, warm-and-waiting-for-you rotisserie chicken at grocery stores is so cheap? At Whole Foods, for example, a rotisserie chicken costs $8.99 on a regular day and just $6.99 on Wednesdays. And here’s another fun fact: Costco alone sells something like 70 million a year — and they do so at a financial loss.

So, what gives?

An exhaustive story in Priconomics last year explained that the reason the rotisserie chickens seems so cheap is that they are usually smaller than the similarly priced cold ones in your grocery store’s refrigerator section. Even still, we’d argue rotisserie chicken is always a good deal. Here are five reasons why.

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