Trader Joe’s is at the center of an online firestorm as customers fume over this jaw-dropping viral post

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Thanks to so-called “Bidenomics” prices at the grocery store are skyrocketing to a level typically reserved for socialist dictatorships like Venezuela.

That’s forcing many working class Americans to reconsider where they shop.

And now Trader Joe’s is at the center of an online firestorm as customers fume over this jaw-dropping viral post.

Trader Joe’s haul video leads to online debate

A California family of eight decided to upload their massive haul from Trader Joe’s, a popular grocery store, on the social media platform X. 

The video quickly went viral, sparking a firestorm over which grocery store has the best prices. 

It has now been viewed over 17 million times on X with a broad variety of comments from users regarding the cost of food. 

The father of six who uploaded the video panned his camera over a huge Trader Joe’s receipt from the chain’s location in Westlake Village, a wealthy city in Los Angeles County.

“Here’s what it takes to feed six kids [for] about a week and a half,” he said.

Many of the items on the receipt cost somewhere between $2.99 and $3.99 – items like fresh strawberries for $4.49 a pound, four avocados for $4.99, and cucumbers for $2.49 apiece.

There were also several frozen food items on the Trader Joe’s receipt, including chicken soup dumplings ($3.49), chicken and cheese tamales ($3.99), and a Margherita pizza ($4.79).

Frozen Korean-style beef short ribs were the costliest item shown, coming in at $13.99 each followed by breaded chicken tenderloins that cost $8.99.

A rib-eye steak was also shown with a price tag of $7.27.

Several social media users commented on the video, speaking up about the prices and saying that supermarkets like Aldi were a better choice.

One user wrote, “Would cost 1/3 that at Aldi,” and another said, “Aldi’s got you for like $125.”

The supermarket chain isn’t designed for big families

A few X users noted that many of the food items at Trader Joe’s aren’t meant to feed large families, especially if shoppers are looking for low prices.

One commenter noted, “Shopping at Trader Joe’s instead of Costco with 6 kids is insane,” amassing at least 22,000 likes. 

Yet another person wrote, “Trader Joe’s isn’t meant for a large family.”

Some people encouraged the person who uploaded the video to purchase food items that are easier to cook, which tend to cost less than frozen prepared foods.

“Trader Joe’s is cheap, but this person didn’t buy anything to cook, it’s all prepared stuff which is always more. Buy ingredients and make food,” said one user.

Another person noted that almost half of the items on the receipt were organic, “which is a luxury.”

“Also, things like Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina, surfine capers, and Brazil nut body wash (!)? If he’s going to cry about prices, at least have some buying discipline,” they continued.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.