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    Default Best Backpacking Foods from Trader Joes

    Very thorough article. I buy a lot of my hiking food from Trader Joe's and now I have some new finds to try. Their bacon jerky is amazing!

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    Great thx for sharing....love TJ's but hate shopping!


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    WoW. Thank you for your time and effort in putting this all together! I'm definitely going to check out those Nutty Seedy Fruity bars, among other stuff..

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    Oh yeah!.....
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    Just sharing the article. I did not put it together though
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    Pretty sure they forgot Chocolate covered espresso beans

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    What no processed sugary nutritionally denatured honey buns, candy, like Snickers which is mistakenly assumed is chocolate, canned Vienna sausalagenous like substances, or 12 cts a package Ramen?

    TJ's broccoli florets are great added to meals but they are expensive when computed cost/oz. MUCH financially cheaper to dehydrate your own.

    Have to try the TJ's Nutty Fruity Seedy Bar. Haven't seen that offering.

    Sprinkling some 100% real powdered cocoa or Ceylon cinnamon on the dried banana chips ups the flavor and versatility.

    Love those Thai Lime& Chili and Salt&Pepper Cashews as well as the Coffee Coated Cashews and Almonds.

    Don't see TJ's coconut macaroons on your snack list?

    I don't know TJ's processing methods of red lentil bean pasta but watch out for gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billreillyjr View Post
    Pretty sure they forgot Chocolate covered espresso beans
    YUP those are good too but they can occasionally be found in bulk at a slight cost savings.

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    that almond butter granola is going on my list

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    Quote Originally Posted by billreillyjr View Post
    Pretty sure they forgot Chocolate covered espresso beans
    they made the list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcovee View Post
    Very thorough article. I buy a lot of my hiking food from Trader Joe's and now I have some new finds to try. Their bacon jerky is amazing!

    http://www.freshoffthegrid.com/backp...s-trader-joes/
    I love the freeze dried blueberries with dry milk for breakfast or dessert, hot or cold, depending on the weather. Also the grainless granola is very good. I purchased some freeze dried banana from TJ's and will take it on a weekend trip, but it sure is ugly looking. Tastes OK, like very ripe bananas.
    Just love being outside, not sure why. 765 AT miles done (2014-2018), many more to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billreillyjr View Post
    Pretty sure they forgot Chocolate covered espresso beans
    Chocolate covered everything including chocolate. The organic stuff is bait to lure you into the Junk Food Bonanza above all of the refrigerated cases.
    Ginger Chews are habit forming on and off the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Chocolate covered everything including chocolate. The organic stuff is bait to lure you into the Junk Food Bonanza above all of the refrigerated cases.
    Ginger Chews are habit forming on and off the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billreillyjr View Post
    Pretty sure they forgot Chocolate covered espresso beans
    Dark chocolate covered expresso beans are listed

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    The dried bananas are very good, especially on a tortilla spread with Nutella. Breakfast of champions!

    We buy a lot of their nuts and dried fruit, both for hiking and for use at home. The turkey jerky is my favorite, though I need to try the bacon jerky. I gagged on the salmon jerky, even though I love all kinds of cured fish.

    The organic stuff is bait to lure you into the Junk Food Bonanza above all of the refrigerated cases.
    What's the point of living longer if you can't eat some chocolate now and then?
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    I don't need Trader Joes. The last time my wife went there the car alternator died and it cost me $$$. Besides, I can't get Ritz crackers, Oreos, Cheerios or Spam. Long live the Eagle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcranky View Post
    The dried bananas are very good, especially on a tortilla spread with Nutella. Breakfast of champions!

    We buy a lot of their nuts and dried fruit, both for hiking and for use at home. The turkey jerky is my favorite, though I need to try the bacon jerky. I gagged on the salmon jerky, even though I love all kinds of cured fish.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerZ View Post
    I don't need Trader Joes. The last time my wife went there the car alternator died and it cost me $$$.

    If that had happened in the Giant Eagle parking lot, you'd have to shop only at Trader Joe's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcranky View Post
    If that had happened in the Giant Eagle parking lot, you'd have to shop only at Trader Joe's.

    I'd forgive it at the Eagle. At least I could get Oreos to eat while waiting for the tow truck.
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    Next time I'm in Orlando, I'm going to check it out! No tjs's in humble melbourne! Freeze buried fruit is my favorite go to snack

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