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March 2010



1 Product I Love & 1 I Hate From Trader Joe’s

As much as I love Trader Joe’s, not everything from there is the best thing ever. One product that I have tried recently that I am not really loving is:

Trader Joe’s All Natural Antiplaque Toothpaste

Maybe it’s the fennel but when I use this, I feel like my mouth is full of a parsley/herb-y taste and for a few hours afterwards I randomly taste it in my mouth. Gross! I’ve been sampling different products that are “natural” but this one has me thinking I’ll stick to my Crest/Colgate. I mean everybody else has been using it for ages with no problems right? If anyone can share why I should use a natural toothpaste, I might consider trying the peppermint one…which probably fares better.

So that is one product I don’t recommend but this one…is SOOOOO good. It’s my new favorite thing from Trader Joe’s right now:

Sun-dried Tomato & Pesto Torta

Sorry no picture because I can’t find one on the internet and I finished my torta off before I thought of taking a picture! But trust me, this stuff is GOOD. It’s 3 layers of cream cheese, pesto, and sun dried tomatoes. I used it as a spread for my sandwiches and also ate it with bagel chips. THE PERFECT SNACK! yummmmmmmmmmm.


Comment from che
Posted: March 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

Maybe try Tom’s toothpaste?

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: March 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm

You put goddamn FENNEL toothpaste in your mouth, are somehow SURPRISED it tastes bad, and then have the audacity to say:


Seriously Kim?

Maybe you’d like to try out the stinky-white-skin-from-under-the-bandaid-that-you’ve-worn-too-long bath salts and tell us how those go for you?

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: March 9, 2010 at 12:34 am

minh told me you swallow when you brush your teeth!

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: March 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

Haha what is that, your comeback? Yes, as you know, I can’t spit anything out, so what goes in….stays in. That’s why I hate the dentist so much.

Perhaps that’s why I’m a bit more careful about shoving random objects into my mouth then you seem to be, Fennel girl.

Comment from suki
Posted: March 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

i’ve never been a fan of the natural toothpastes. they just taste different. :/ i like it minty fresh.

Comment from pokebot
Posted: March 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Blegh. You know what’s really gross at Trader Joe’s? Trader Ming’s Jasmine Rice with Tom Yum Sauce and Vegetables. It was on sale for a dollar so I thought I’d try it. Needed something cheap and quick to eat at work. SO GROOOOSSSS. It was this nasty spicy icky mush.
Here’s a picture!

Comment from Rabbit
Posted: December 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

No, sir, I don’t like the Trader Joe’s natural toothpastes either. I’ve been using the peppermint kind for months and my gums have never bled more. It tasted fine, but my mouth just didn’t feel as healthy. Now I’m back on the name brands and feeling better.