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Old 05-19-2006, 12:18 PM   #41
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Coors - anyone remember the cache with that - college roomate used to drive from Illinois to Kansas to load up! I haven't bought any in over 15 yrs...
I sure do! Not For Sale when I lived back east. Made everyone want to get some. We talked about doing a road trip from MA to CA to visit a friend in a van, picking up some coors on the way back and then selling it at a profit when we got home to pay for all the trip costs.

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Re: Trader Joes Finally Arrives In Minnesota!
Old 05-19-2006, 12:20 PM   #42
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Coors - anyone remember the cache with that - college roomate used to drive from Illinois to Kansas to load up!
Do I ever. (Warning: “war story” follows.)

Back in the 70’s I was stationed at an AFB in Wichita, KS. At the time that was the easternmost distribution area for Coors (AKA Colorado Kool-Aid). The AFB shared a runway with Boeing, and the AF periodically sent KC-135 tankers to the Boeing facility for refurb.

When the planes were ready, the home base for the aircraft would send a crew out to Wichita to pick it up and fly it home. If the crew was from the eastern US, they would inevitably make a run to the liquor store and buy several cases of Coors, usually planning to sell it to their buddies back home at a tidy profit.

The new Wing Commander at the base decided he was going to throw his weight around this well-known practice was disruptive to the good order and discipline of the USAF, and he would to put a stop to it. Rather than issue an order to incoming air crews that they could only take back one case per person, he decided to make an example of the next crew who made a Coors run. The hapless crew of 5 arrived, purchased 25 cases of Coors, loaded it on the plane, started engines and taxied out to take off. The WC then sent three Security Police vehicles out to block the runway. The crew was forced to taxi back in, shut down their engines, and offload their beer stash. The WC met them on the ramp and told them they were allowed only one case per crew member.

Of course word of all this had spread to those of us on the flight line at the time, and we conveniently showed up to assist the crew in disposing of their excess cargo. I think we paid them a buck a six pack, being fellow air crew members and all. :

Word of this incident spread all over the tanker fleet and I don’t think any crew attempted to distribute Coors without a license again…at least not in that manner.

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I'm going to trader joes tonight (1 hour drivE). never been there before.


I dont drink wine....but am looking forward to the food.

What should I NOT miss out on?
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Hi thefed,


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I'm going to trader joes tonight (1 hour drivE). never been there before.


I dont drink wine....but am looking forward to the food.

What should I NOT miss out on?* *
Traders Joes is great we have one close to us here in Vegas,* When I go there, I go up and down each isle. This way I won't miss any thing...My DH likes carrott cake so in the freezer area they have a great small carrot cake that I buy a lot..they have very good candy...veggies are also very good it really just depends on what you like that is why for your first time check it out really good, so you don't miss anything...have fun.

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PS I finally figured out the quote...gosh it wasn't that hard just different than I am use too!!!!!
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Hi Fed.

You might want to take along a cooler in case you buy anything from the freezer section. I love the bittersweet chocolate made in Belguim. It's the "Pound Plus" package. Yummy.
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Look closely in the canned/packaged aisle. Lots of little gems.

The canned smoked trout is surprisingly good and inexpensive. On a cracker with some cream cheese, in place of tuna in a trout salad sandwich, added to a salad instead of chicken or tuna...

The indian simmer sauces in the jars are very good. The pesto's, basil and sundriet tomato, are good. I wasnt as fond of the cilantro/walnut one, but if you like cilantro a lot, you'll like it. There is an eggplant arabiata pasta sauce thats quite good and different.
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Re: Trader Joes Finally Arrives In Minnesota!

The folks at TJs couldn't be nicer - they quickly took back the case of chuck with a smile and also credited me the bottle we had opened. I'm done with chuck - but they do have some good looking values in the $5 - 10 range.

got some smoked trout simmer sauces and pound plus chocolate, etc thanks for the recs - keep em coming please...

I'll be able to invest in saw palmetto and viagra with the money I'm saving at TJs.
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got some smoked trout simmer sauces and pound plus chocolate, etc thanks for the recs - keep em coming please...
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Right! and the real-cheese cheese puffs - I'll check them out next trip. Thks
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soap is ok. cheese puffs are great. vanilla almond oat cluster cereal is awesome. cheap pistachio's pre-shelled are a deal, veggie chips are good,

havent gotten to the rest
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