In keeping with the spirit of my last post on Trader Joe's, I noticed something new - and rather surprising - at my local store this weekend. On the fruit display, where four-packs of apples of all kinds are usually stacked, there was a large, open bin of various kinds of apples. There was also a roll of plastic bags and a sign exhorting the benefits of mixing and matching Fujis, Galas and Braeburns, both organic and conventional.
If you're not familiar with TJ's, you're probably thinking that this isn't such a strange thing. After all - in most grocery stores, you can bag your own apples. Trader Joe's has always had their fruit pre-packed, though, and to see all the types of apples loose and mixed together was just... not very Trader Joe's-like!
It took me a minute or two - as opposed to a few seconds - to pick out four organic Fujis. Is the TJ's in your area doing this, too? And, if so, do you prefer this type of display?