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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

V-8

I love V8.

Always have.

I even like the new fruity versions.

They're all pretty handy when my diet is lagging.

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blaze Apr 2012 OP
cbayer Apr 2012 #1
blaze Apr 2012 #2
cbayer Apr 2012 #4
blaze Apr 2012 #5
cbayer Apr 2012 #8
maddezmom Apr 2012 #11
cbayer Apr 2012 #12
tru Apr 2012 #16
maddezmom Apr 2012 #3
blaze Apr 2012 #6
blaze Apr 2012 #7
maddezmom Apr 2012 #9
blaze Apr 2012 #10
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #13
grasswire Apr 2012 #14
tru Apr 2012 #17
maddezmom Apr 2012 #19
Little Star Apr 2012 #15
TreasonousBastard Apr 2012 #18
livetohike Apr 2012 #20

Response to blaze (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. Trader's Joe sells a knock off which is also really, really good (Garden Patch)

I love the stuff.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. I'm looking forward to it!!

TJ's is invading Colorado sometime in the near future. Can't wait to hear what all the fuss is about.

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Response to blaze (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:28 PM

4. My mom lives there and she is really excited about it, too.

The fuss is that they have a great selection of good foods, many packaged under their own label and less expensive than elsewhere.

While not a fan of their produce or fresh meats, I love these things:

cheese
bread
premade foods
juices
cereal
coffee
dairy products, including great yogurts and cream
some of their frozen foods
cookies
crackers
nut butters
condiments and sauces
dried fruits and nuts

and

fabulous wine selection, including 2-buck chuck, the Charles Shaw varieties

Plus they are a friendly and fun place to shop with good music and great employee attitude.

I only get there every couple of months, but when I do, I really stock up.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. Cheese!!!

OMG.... mention anything cheese and I am there!!

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Response to blaze (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:01 PM

8. Lots and lots of cheese. And really good cheese.

I buy it by the pounds because I can't get any decent cheese where I generally live.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. can't wait for mine to open

I think I might apply for a p/t job for the discount.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:13 PM

12. Now that there is frugal

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Response to blaze (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 04:24 PM

16. what I like about Trader Joe's

 

is they unload the shopping cart for you. When you're old and creaky, that matters.

They have a number of products that I really like. However, it's not a one stop shopping store. Their inventory is limited. So I go there periodically and stock up.

Plus every day they have yummy samples.

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Response to blaze (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:28 PM

3. same here

I have it every morning with lemon and sometimes for an afternoon pick me up. I'm not a big fan of the fruity versions but my kids love them, especially the Lite Peach Mango.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

6. The fruity versions have grown on me

There's a pomegranate something that I like a lot.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:56 PM

7. and laughing at your sig line

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Response to blaze (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:24 PM

9. it's there as a reminder to me

I now have stuff at home to use but it's still a good reminder. Here is th link from E&F:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/114950

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:45 PM

10. LOL at link

I refuse to disclose the dust covered exercise equipment less than 20 feet away from this computer!!

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Response to blaze (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:38 AM

13. The spicy is perfect for bloody marys.

 

I still add some Tabasco and freshly cracked black pepper, but it's about as perfect as you get.

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Response to blaze (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:33 PM

14. I love V-8 too

It makes the perfect snack alongside some crackers and cheese. Two servings of vegetables with your snack! Whee!

I've been trying to have more than one glass a day. The potassium content is very substantial.

I drink the low sodium variety.

It also makes a great base for gazpacho.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 04:26 PM

17. I was going to say

 

it's been awhile since I had any V-8, but I remember it as very salty.

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Response to tru (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:00 PM

19. I like the salt but there is a low salt version now

and my younger sister swears by it.

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Response to blaze (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:04 PM

15. V-8 Yum!

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Response to blaze (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 04:45 PM

18. Didja ever make your own? I tried, and...

it was pretty good. I just went with the ingredients listed on the label and played around with the blender until I got something I liked.

Then I played around with some more flavors.



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Response to blaze (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 09:10 PM

20. Me too. It's not a hike or canoe ride without V8 in the lunch bag

We were out hiking on Monday and I told my husband that it wouldn't "be a hike" without V8. We've been packing it forever it seems .

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