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Will the original Trader Joe's please stand up?

(article, Culinate staff)

Yes, Trader Joe's sells tasty treats for not much moola. Most of the grocery chain's goodies, however, are not made by Trader Joe's but contracted out to subproducers. Chow recently ran an amusing comparison of Trader Joe's products versus their presumed originals, all of which cost more than the Trader Joe's version. The only product that got dinged for not being a Trader Joe's product in disguise was Ghirardelli's white chocolate, which Chow tsk-tsked as being not as tasty as the Trader Joe's version. And yes, avid Chow readers might also remember a similar story presuming to unmask TJ products from a few years back.