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Old Feb 8th 2017, 9:45 am
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I received the "Fearless Flyer" newsletter from Trader Joe's today in the post.

They are selling frozen "Steak and Stout Pies"

I went to our local TJ shop this afternoon as I was so excited about it.....we are due for a snowstorm overnight and I thought it would be a nice hearty thing to eat tomorrow.

I trotted off to the frozen food aisle. There were lots and lots of chicken pies.....and sadly the section next to it for the "Steak and Stout Pies" was completely empty

I asked at the Customer Services desk in case they had any out the back and (apparently due to the snow storm) they had a run of them today and had completely sold out. Well I do know that there are quite a lot of British expats living in the local area and I reckon some people must have gone in and bought about half a dozen boxes of pies at a time (I know I would if there was space in the freezer lol!). The next supplies are due in on Friday and I'm going to get down there pronto!

Homepage: Welcome | Trader Joe's (do look at the photo of them - click on the link to "Fearless Flyer" and then the 'Frozen foods' section). They look lush!

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Old Feb 9th 2017, 3:08 am
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I actually saw them this weekend but was put off by the price and how they looked. They were making them in store and they definitely didn't look as good as on the box. I'd say there's probably half the amount of filling in them than on the picture
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Old Feb 9th 2017, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by Southy_SWFC
I actually saw them this weekend but was put off by the price and how they looked. They were making them in store and they definitely didn't look as good as on the box. I'd say there's probably half the amount of filling in them than on the picture
Trader Joes... Put off by the price... Never.
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Old Feb 9th 2017, 3:14 am
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This is probably food pron but I have to take a cold box if this frozen stuff to Texas for my friends occasionally, defo the best in the uk imho.

http://www.cookfood.net/menu/main-meals/beef-meals
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Originally Posted by uk_grenada
This is probably food pron but I have to take a cold box if this frozen stuff to Texas for my friends occasionally, defo the best in the uk imho.

Beef Ready Meals: COOK's Hand Prepared Beef Meals | COOK
really? How do you get that past customs?
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I declare it honestly and they say have a nice day, it's all cooked and frozen, I've also taken ham and bacon. It did get inspected once.
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Wegmans have their Irish bangers out and they're really rather good.

Golden Oreo's, they're a pretty bang on replacement for custard creams...
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Wegmans have their Irish bangers out and they're really rather good.
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Originally Posted by Bob

Golden Oreo's, they're a pretty bang on replacement for custard creams...
Yes, I find them a pretty good facsimile taste wise, shame about the shape.
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Originally Posted by tom169
Trader Joes... Put off by the price... Never.
TJs is cheap compare to some stores.
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Golden Oreo's, they're a pretty bang on replacement for custard creams...
Yep
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Trader Joes... Put off by the price... Never.
I know Trader Joe's is usually pretty reasonable, but these weren't worth the price they were asking.
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Originally Posted by Southy_SWFC
I know Trader Joe's is usually pretty reasonable, but these weren't worth the price they were asking.
Personally I always think they are a bit of a rip off
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Cheapest place to buy polenta, nuts, carrots, wine (and I'm not talking about 2buckchuck!), lemon curd ($2.99 compared to $6.99 in my local HEB grocery store), decent jam, cheddar, any french cheese they have is usually a bargain. GF cookies... pizza, frozen green beans, huge bars of chocolate for camping holidays...
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Originally Posted by tom169
Personally I always think they are a bit of a rip off
I realize you're in NC, where anything more that a possum burger is considered expensive (and originally from long-pockets-short-arms, er, Yorkshire, but to call TJ's a rip-off is just wrong!

Consider it M&S, with stuff people WANT to buy at prices they can AFFORD!
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