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Why Trader Joe’s is My, and America’s, Happy Place

5 Mar This container of candy from Trader Joe's holds a world of kindness

We all have rotten days. Yesterday was one of mine. Or at least, a day where things didn’t come together well, posed more problems than it solved, and just left me with a sad, crummy feeling.

And I needed to go to Trader Joe’s.

So, I tucked my feelings under my hat and went.

Walking around hunting and gathering for my dinner, I smiled at other shoppers and TJ’s staffers. I was OK. But as I walked to check out, I got sad again. Of course, that’s not too weird – feeling better walking around TJ’s, and getting sad as I’m leaving!

The checker Shaun greeted me with, “How ya doing?!” I said, sluggishly, “OK.” He said, “Just OK?” “Yeah,” I said. We continued chatting a bit. He loaded my bag and put it in the cart.

As we waited for my chipped card to finish processing, Shaun asked, “Do you like chocolate? Do you like dried fruit?” I said yes.

He walked to the product pylon by the check out lane, picked up a container of chocolate-covered dried fruit, put it on top of my bag and said, “I hope you have a good evening!”

I was blown away. And this isn’t the only time I’ve encountered amazingly kind behavior at Trader Joe’s. The store’s feel-good culture is an example for us all in how to care and treat each other. Just a little kindness goes such a long way. Thank you, Shaun! And thank you, Trader Joe’s.

A pot of gold

This container holds a world of kindness



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Dark chocolate espresso beans: Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!

21 Sep

These might be the best. office. treats. ever. (At least, according to the enthusiasm of my coworkers.)

They liked these so much on Monday, that I’m bringing more to end the week. It’s a surprise. A sugary, stimulating slice of heaven.

Dark chocolate covered espresso beans by Trader Joe’s

These are certifiably D-licious: large espresso beans covered with thick, dark chocolate.

A treat so good, it’s like getting your allowance twice in one week; scoring a front row seat at a Broadway show; finding out that the treasure map on the back of the cereal box is real.

Reward yourself and anyone you like with a box of D. chocolate E. beans. You deserve it.

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

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