Thursday, January 05, 2006

Organic Sugar

I'm sure the fact that TJs Organic Sugar is labeled organic helps TJs sell a billion units to all the people that love organic food. But I have a little secret, I don't really care all that much if my food is organic or not. Actually anyone who knows me and knows what I eat is usually suprised that I shop at TJs because it is known for great organic foods (although I think technically Whole Foods really deserves that honor... god I hate that place but that's another story). I'm not known for eating really healthy foods... I just eat whatever is tastiest and quickest.

If it happens to be organic, that's cool, although again I have to admit that I still don't really know what the benefit of organic food is to regular food. Or really care, because sure, if I really cared I could google it and find out but I just don't care. I'm the type of person who doesn't usually wash her fruit before eating it. I know its gross but remember, tasty and quick, that's my food mantra.

It's the package that makes TJs Organic Sugar the best sugar in the world. I love the little bag that it comes in. It seals up really nice much better than regular ziploc. Plus the bottom is awesome so it doesn't tip over and make a mess. I threw away my special plastic containers that I used to package sugar in because of the awesomeness of the TJs Organic Sugar packaging. I've also really found a lot of great luck with keeping my TJs Organic Brown Sugar nice and soft and everyone knows how problematic brown sugar can be (damn you to hell brown sugar).

TJs Organic Sugar tastes pretty good, although I have to say that all sugar pretty much tastes the same. Plus I really only use sugar to sweeten my yogurt and the occasional cup of tea, so I can't comment on the baking properties, since I'm no baker (although ironically I did do that for a summer job in college, that goes in the "what the heck was I thinking" category).

Cost: $2.49 ($2.99 for the Organic Brown Sugar)

Nutritional Facts:
Serv. Sive: 1 Tsp
Calories: 15
Sugars: 4g

Back of Package:
Trader Joe’s Organic Sugar contains only one ingredient: pure, natural, organic evaporated can juice. Grown on sustainable sugar farms and plantations in Paraguay, the sugar cane is cut by hand, then delivered to a facility where the juice is extracted from the cane. The evaporation process produces perfect sugar crystals, rich in flavor and molasses. Certified Organic and Kosher, Trader Joe’s Organic Sugar is wholesome sweetener you can feel good about.

Store Location: In the canned food aisle, near the pear halves


Aaron said...

The sugar is great and all, but you really need to wash your fruit before eating it. I used to work at Hughes, then it became Ralphs's. The point being, those are both dirty places in the back room of the warehouse, where all the fruit sits before it goes on display. Then they touch each piece with their hands before you buy it. And those dudes don't always keeps their hands in Spic and Span condition. I'm just saying...

I'm just trying to keep you safe and alive so you can get married at Greystone one day.

Okay, I've run out of comments that are completely unrelated to TJ's Organic Sugar.

Your BFF

Carole said...

Three teaspoons of sugar??? sounds like too much to me. Now I need to be psycho anti-sugar freak (Ilana's words) or mindful of my high sugar. I will try the yogurt bananna mixture,with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar, or even none, and let you know what I think.

Anonymous said...

dude, this blog is hysterical.

where is the TJs in WH?


Kartik said...

Don't you think it's weird that the amount of "sugars" in 1 tsp of sugar is 4g? Wouldn't it make more sense to say that there is 1 tsp of sugars in 1 tsp of sugar? Damn government regulations.

But let's be honest. You are eating TJ's Organic Sugar for its god-fearing kosher ways.

I do love the fact that the best thing about the sugar is the packaging. Very monkey rhythms.

ilana said...

kartik: the sugar is kosher? that's awesome, god won't damn me as I consume the sugar of his loins. that didn't even really make sense but I'm tired.

yes a lot of the stuff in my life falls into the monkey rhthyms category. It's a good thing that I'm working for a Consumer Packaged Goods company, since I like packaging so much.