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Campanology Brewing: Adventurous Stranger Coffee Kölsch

March 27, 2017 in Category: What's New

Certain beers are a natural fit when paired with the roast-y aromatics of coffee. Complex stouts, for example, are brewed with roasted grains that imbue the beer with an opaque hue and a distinct bitterness—similar to roasted coffee beans. It makes sense to put the two together. So why on earth would someone pair the complex flavors of coffee with a lighter beer style like kölsch? Campanology Brewing’s Adventurous Stranger Coffee Kölsch brings these seemingly disparate flavors together and turns them into...

Crunchy Cinnamon Squares

March 26, 2017 in Category: What's New

If we were the squares in Trader Joe’s Crunchy Cinnamon Squares, we would be overjoyed to be squares—and tasty squares, at that. You’re probably wondering: how did we make squares so cool, scrumptious, and crispy? Well, small quadrilaterals made of whole wheat and rice flour are baked until insanely crunchy—this is how we put the “crunch” in Crunchy Cinnamon Squares. Of course, Crunchy Cinnamon Squares couldn’t be called Crunchy Cinnamon Squares without cinnamon. You’ll find the perfect amounts of cinnamon and sugar coating each crispy square. There’s nothing square about this cereal—except...

Sliced New Zealand Organic Cheddar

March 24, 2017 in Category: What's New

Chicken Burrito Bowl

March 22, 2017 in Category: What's New

Where do you go to get the best Burrito Bowl around? As of now, you head to Trader Joe’s freezers. And where did Trader Joe’s go to get that Burrito Bowl? Well, Canada, of course! We travel the world to find the best food and beverages, and sometimes we find them in the most unlikely places. So let’s talk about Trader Joe’s Chicken Burrito Bowl, shall we? It’s a winner. Seasoned chicken breast, brown rice, red quinoa, black beans, corn, bell peppers, Cheddar cheese… this is a hearty bowl. Its Southwest style, smoky chipotle sauce marries all of those flavors and textures together and turns a bowl into...

Ancient Grains and Nuts Granola

March 21, 2017 in Category: What's New

In Trader Joe’s Ancient Grains and Nut Granola we’ve enhanced the regular rolled oats with a host of grains, including: buckwheat, quinoa, chia seeds, teff, and amaranth. (Ancient Grains are the perfect example of ‘what comes around goes around.’) We’ve held on to the anticipated almonds and added more crunch with cashews and walnuts; and some flavorful seeds, including...

Hey, Joe!

March 20, 2017 in Category: Product Stories

The Cold Brew process has cemented its status as pinnacle percolator of coffee bar culture. What separates the wheat from the chaff—or the coffee cherry from the bean, as it were? As its name puts forth, Cold Brew Coffee is never heated. As a result, the oils and acids that are commonly released with heat don’t pass through to the brew. To quantify it, a cup of Cold Brew Coffee contains about...

Quiche Lorraine

March 19, 2017 in Category: What's New

The origin of the French word quiche is unknown, but it kind of sounds like “kiss,” as in: “Please give me a quiche.” That’s good enough for us. So, what would make a quiche worthy of such a comparison? In our opinion, the quiche would have to be so good it keeps you coming back for more. Trader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine is exactly that good. It has a superb pastry crust, and contains about 20% uncured ham. The ham is matched with Swiss cheese, both of which are presented in a soft egg custard made from a short list of simple ingredients...

Honey Walnut Shrimp

March 17, 2017 in Category: What's New

Inspired by numerous restaurant versions of this dish, we set out to create an easy-to-make iteration you could have on the table in less time than it would take to have it delivered. What we found with some of the restaurant versions was an abundance of batter, and pretty small shrimp. We’re using large shrimp and a batter that lightly coats the shrimp, yet manages to retain its crunch even after it’s been combined with the sauce. (Comparable restaurant versions are 40% batter; ours are 30% batter.) Speaking of the sauce, it's a sweet, creamy concoction that's finished with...

Mixed Nut Butter

March 16, 2017 in Category: What's New

Remember the Mixed Nuts canister that actually contained a spring-coil snake gag; you pop the top open and the “snake” jumps out at you? Or how about the 1994 comedy of the same name? For the real film buff, you might be thinking of the 1922 silent film starring a pre-comedy-duo fame Stan Laurel. Right now, when you think of mixed nuts, we’d like you to think of actual nuts. Actually, to be specific, we’d like to call your attention to Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter, a nourishingly nutty blend of some of our favorite nuts. Other products throughout our store tell of our love of...