February 16th, 2012
We can give ourselves a little break from weekly trips across the border to the happy place known as Trader Joe’s.
Transylvania Trading is sure to satisfy a quick Trader Joe’s fix with its stock, almost entirely merchandised with the US brand’s shelved goods. There is such a thing as healthy junk food: try the boxed gluten-free Organic Shells and White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese ($3.49), or Dark Chocolate Edamame ($4.99). Hooked on Trader’s Joe’s beauty products? Transylvania Trading carries a small selection of cult favourites like the refreshing Citrus Body Wash ($4.49). While shopping there, a customer joked and affectionately called the store owner a “Pirate Joe.” Although completely legit, this is one pirate we can get behind. —Anya Georgijevic
Transylvania Trading , 3474 W. Broadway, Vancouver, www.transilvaniatrading.ca