Best Exception to the Rule

Trader Joe's

Staff Pick

We are fully aware that Trader Joe's is not local but since earlier this summer, Boise Weekly has had a front-row seat to the chaos of excited and curious people flocking to the grocer. We did not anticipate becoming flockers ourselves. Within a matter of weeks, we had tried Trader Joe's strawberry licorice, mochi, prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella, dolmades and praline pecans. Each BW staffer seems to have his or her favorite TJ's treat. Editor-in-Chief, Zach Hagadone digs the microwavable Indian food. Staff writer Harrison Berry has dropped more than a few bucks on chocolate-covered pretzels and Associate Editor Amy Atkins can't resist the roasted seaweed snack. If TJ's would let us open a tab and bill us monthly, we would greatly appreciate it. Until then, we'll continue making field trips across the street to our own personal pantry. We need the exercise anyway. traderjoes.com

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