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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's
Overall Satisfaction Rating 4.14/5
  • 5 stars
    267
  • 4 stars
    181
  • 3 stars
    105
  • 2 stars
    19
  • 1 stars
    10
Based on 582 ratings submitted in the last year

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Feb. 20, 2020

    Trader Joe's is a warm and welcoming environment for a one of a kind neighborhood destination for grocery shopping. I typically shop between 3 and 4 days a week at Trader Joe's because it relaxes me and keeps my curiosity engaged. I love to explore the aisles in search of new products. I enjoy the music, prices, product diversity, decoration, and store setup.

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    Original review: Feb. 13, 2020

    I shop at the Trader Joes market in my area nearly every morning. The moment I walk in the store, my mood elevates with the great music they play as well as being greeted by their great crew members. They introduce new items weekly and the prices are right. Their products have no GMOs and there is wide variety of organic dairy, produce and grocery. The wine department is well stocked with an array of different blends at very competitive prices. There is a sample station with featured food of the day and free coffee sample. They also sell household goods and skin care. Trader Joes is my one stop shop!

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      Rated with 2 stars
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      Original review: Jan. 21, 2020

      I am currently in bed one day after eating Trader Joe’s Chicken Mushroom and ginger frozen meal. I have been regurgitation since last evening. Cannot move for fear of vomiting again. This product needs to be recalled because of food poising. I think it is specifically the shiitake mushrooms. Please avoid this product at Trader Joe’s and products that contain shiitake mushrooms.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Nov. 7, 2019

      Today I had the worst grocery shopping experience ever in this Trader Joe's. They don't have stickers on all their fruit and veggies. I walked up to the cashier with a pomegranate and told him that I got it from the $1.99 section, but he kept saying I got it from the $2.49 section. He accused me of cheating!! That's it!! It's pretty obvious!! I then said just take the pomegranate out, I don't want it anymore. He said, "You don't have to do this." Oh really?! Whatever your name is, you just accused me of stealing and cheating!! No one is stupid!!

      Now I am questioning if he treated me this way because I am Asian? The funny thing is I never had any issues with other Trader Joe's. Why this one? Why the one close to China town? Is Trader Joe's biased towards Chinese and Asian community and tell all their employees to be more suspicious of us? All of the donating food to charity is just a promoting strategy if you can't even treat your customers with respect. No one deserves this kind of treatment, no matter where they are from!! Trader Joe's, you better be careful. We will not be silent if we received any kind of mistreatments. We are not the old generation.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Oct. 20, 2019

      They put tapioca starch in kefir and yogurt?!? Why?!? Nobody does that when a product is clean. I have very sensitive stomach and gall bladder and every time I ate frozen meals from them I got very ill. There are weird ingredients and fats and starches that clean eating shouldn't have. There's also something fishy with their producers. Where do they take the food from? What farms? At least Stew Leonard's has their own farms, but Trader Joe's? Who makes their terrible frozen meals? Do they have a kitchen? Of all the food tastings I tried in their stores, nothing tasted good. Very fishy business!!!! Pay attention to what you eat.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Oct. 4, 2019

      This is for all who are sensitive to foods. Recently bought frozen raspberries, trail mix, and Spud crunchiest. I had several allergic reactions which sent me to urgent care. The doctor said it was the oil they used in trail mix or the Spuds. I never had problems with Aldi's products. So be aware.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Sept. 27, 2019

      After about 2 years found a TJ near where I moved to. Couldn’t wait to eat their chicken pot pie. Opened up the package and the pie is no longer filled to the top. What a rip-off. Same with the meatloaf. Filled only half the container. I am done with these crooks.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: Aug. 13, 2019

      Employees at a 14th Street Union Square NYC Trader Joe's store asked to check my bag and accused me of shoplifting today. I refused, they called the cops and an EMT ambulance on me and told me to never come back to their store today even though I didn't steal anything. I finally showed them my bag. When the cops arrived, they saw I did not steal anything and still accused me of shoplifting and told me never to come to their store again. I want to make a complaint about it.

      6 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: June 4, 2019

      Most of cashiers at Trader Joe's are very friendly. I had the worse nightmare with one cashier in Third Ave and 32nd Street. Her name is **, Julissa. She is Moody and over charges items. Went back to tell them about it and they ignored the whole situation. Just gave back the change without a single apology. She was not even accepting customers when other cashiers are continouly getting new customers to help. When came back home she even gave a less than what she was supposed to give me. Too tired to go back. Not professional and not trained. They have favoritism towards customers and it's getting worse. Manager did not care at all. Used to love this place but was getting worse and worse. She should be fired and the manager should be replaced!

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: May 18, 2019

      Loved the Trader Joe's Peruvian Corn (giant corn nuts) UNTIL I saw the ingredients and realized they use PALM OIL! The worst most harmful oil to produce. The home to orangutans who are being maimed and burned while palm oil is chopped down and harvested. Leaving the animals homeless, hurt or killed. Depleting rain forests. Can Trader Joe's use ANY OTHER oil rather than this one?!

      TJ's chicken bone broth small carton is terrible tasting. If you like the taste of dirty dishwater after soaking off a burned skillet, you’re probably the only one who will think it is edible. This is making me wonder about the quality of Trader Joe's and ingredients used. They have a frozen Chinese soup I bought and microwaved and when I tasted it I could have sworn I was drinking hot sugar chicken broth. It was so sweet I looked at the ingredients list 'cause I couldn’t believe what I was tasting! Guess what?! And WHY did I actually find sugar in the ingredients list?! Eeeewwww! Sweet chicken soup?! Yuck, had to pour it down the drain. I wouldn't think anybody would want their savory Chinese soup to taste like someone put a couple spoonfuls of sugar in it.

      P.S. Avoid the salmon jerky if you’re hoping not to gag. Produce isn't always the freshest...but I get the arugula and it's been ok. After trying several items...the good stuff at Trader Joe's is cheese, nuts, seaweed, pine nuts, coconut oils, nut butters, kind bars, unsalted peanut butter pretzels, dried fruit, sesame oil, and small plants or flowers.

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      Trader Joe's author review by Jim Angelus

      Trader Joe's is a chain grocery store that is a leader in organic and fresh food. Founded in 1958, the company's products are known for not containing any artificial preservatives and ingredients. Hence, the store is very popular with health-conscious shoppers, as well as those concerned about fair treatment of farm animals and responsibility to the environment.

      • Delicious flavors: Trader Joe's bacon is smoked over real woods, giving it a distinct and delicious taste.

      • No chemical curing agents: Nitrites, which have been known to cause cancer, are not added during the production process.

      • Bacon snacks: Those who dream of combining chocolate and bacon into one delicious treat will have that dream answered at Trader Joe's.

      • Fully cooked options: To make life more convenient for customers, Trader Joe's also sells fully cooked bacon; it just needs to be heated in the microwave.

      • Easy purchasing: Trader Joe's has locations throughout the United States, making it simple for most consumers to purchase bacon products from the company's stores.

      by Jim Angelus Bacon Contributing Editor

      Jim Angelus has 25 plus years of restaurant experience, and he brings this experience to his food truck. Bacon Bacon is a place where foodies and bacon lovers generally can find mouthwatering meals in a friendly atmosphere. Jim opened his food truck in 2010. It is now a popular bay area food truck and sandwich shop, open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. Bacon Bacon has appeared on Food Network, CNN and Discovery Network. Most important to Jim, he has a successful business that allows him participate in the industry he is most passionate about and be home in time to put dinner on his family’s table.

      Trader Joe's Company Information

      Company Name:
      Trader Joe's
      Year Founded:
      1967
      Address:
      800 S. Shamrock Ave.
      City:
      Monrovia
      State/Province:
      CA
      Postal Code:
      91016
      Country:
      United States
      Phone:
      (626) 599-3700
      Website:
      www.traderjoes.com