Trader Joe’s Tag



Parmesan Cheese Grating
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Cheese Addict… Raise your fork if you like your spaghetti to look like a blizzard hit it.Read More
Trader Joe's Smoked Sardines
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Trader Joe’s Junkie… If we are what we eat, then I’m 99% Trader Joe’s. (In case you don’t know, Trader Joe’s is a beloved chain of low-priced gourmet food stores that’s more cult than grocery. Like Scientology with kale.) I’m lucky to live walking distance to a Trader Joe’s, so I can get my fix of their branded dark chocolate and hazelnut bars, peanut butter with flax and chia, frozen pineapple tidbits, handmade tortillas, and Kentucky bourbon almost anytime I want.Read More
Kelloggs Smacks
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Former Sugar-Cereal Junkie… This week I had my students develop ideas for new energy drinks. Some of the health-conscious students had trouble determining how to sweeten their drinks without sugar or chemically contrived substitutes. (We Los Angelenos continuously seek ways to minimize our sugar consumption — it so clashes with our daily smog intake.) We discussed the various natural substitutes, but they’re still basically sugar, with varying levels of glucose and fructose. Specific glucose and fructose levels matter to peopleRead More
Why Work Never Gets Done
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Longtime Blogger… I love checking my blog stats, not just the raw numbers of views, but also such info as where my traffic is coming from. That’s how I discovered that my article on Walmart had been cited by the Wall Street Journal. Woohoo — I’ve got Street cred! I’m most intrigued by the search-engine terms that lead to Atomic Tango. Who Googled “Freddy Nager blog”? Here’s the key factoid I learned from looking at these search-engine terms: name dropping works….Read More