CLOSE

Trader Oh-No

So yesterday, I went to Trader Joes, as I do every Sunday, stocked up on my staples, like milk, eggs, OJ, bananas, etc. and my favorite snack, Roasted Seaweed. One of my favorite things about TJ's is their unique, branded products that come and go depending on season, location, sales and the like. Roasted Seaweed appeared one day in Southern Cali about a year ago and I think my wife, son and I are mainly responsible for keeping them off the shelves... that's how much we buy. But in yesterday's batch we got a dud! My son opened the container only to find, well, nothing at all! Just an empty package. The tray didn't even have the salt packet that keeps moisture out. Nada, niente, rein, klum, noogi... nothing!

Has anything like this ever happened to you all? You opened a container or package to find nothing at all? As if someone were playing a practical joke on you? We had a good laugh over it—my son and I—but it was sort of spooky trying to picture the assembly line and what went wrong that day.

At any rate, we're certainly going to continue buying it, and other TJ products. But tell us, friendly _flossers, what's YOUR favorite TJ-branded item?

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Carlo Allegri, Getty Images
arrow
quiz
Two-Word Oscar Winners
Carlo Allegri, Getty Images
Carlo Allegri, Getty Images
nextArticle.image_alt|e
Amazon
arrow
Pop Culture
Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
Amazon
Amazon

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
Funko

Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios