The drawback to Trader Joe's is that the stores are tiny, so they really limit what they put on their shelves. They are always bringing in new products, so that means that other products have to go away to make room for the new stuff. Sometimes the products that go away are pretty awesome. In fact, any time I fall in love with something there, it invariably gets discontinued.
Yesterday, I decided to roast a chicken. They had an awesome chicken roasting kit where they sold everything you need in a bag. It had fresh herbs, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic in one handy-dandy, reasonably priced bag. The only other thing you needed to buy was the roasting chicken. Very Sandra-Lee! I know it's lazy of me, but quite frankly, the red potatoes that came in this kit were better than the potatoes I buy separately at either Trader Joe's or Whole Foods! I really wanted that kit!
But, of course, they didn't have it in stock. When I asked an employee when they were going to get it in, he looked at me confused and said it's a seasonal item that they only have in during the holiday period. Wow, I guess it's been a long time since I've roasted a chicken! I was flabbergasted by this! What's so holiday-ish about roasting a chicken? Isn't that a year-round thing? Also, how much more American can you get then to take lazy shortcuts?
Why does Trader Joe's do this to me? Why?
What products have they discontinued that you love?