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The best things come in small packages. At least, that’s what short people say. The leaders in our produce area also say this—though they are varied in height—especially when they are speaking of our Smallish Gems Sweet Lettuce. One of our buyers first encountered Gems in London restaurants and supermarkets several years ago. Today, we’ve seen these small, Sweet Lettuce heads popping up all over the U.S., especially in farmer’s markets and finer restaurants. Based on their notable characteristics, Gems might be described as a cross between butter lettuce and romaine. Technically, they are an...

Green Tea is steeped in intrigue and has been for millennia. First, it originally comes from China—that vast land with ancient and mysterious cultures. Second, the tea, itself, appears to possess a wide variety of healthful qualities, most of which are unscientific, yet still apparently more than anecdotal. Third, Green Tea has elaborate and intricate traditions built around it (i.e. Japan’s Chado, or “The Way of Tea”) that make it so much more than just a ‘cuppa tea.’ Trader Joe’s own history with Green Tea has been a marvelous mixed bag, spanning across categories. We currently offer...

Peanutters

July 17, 2014 in

It’s a myth that elephants eat peanuts. To think that an animal weighing upwards of 13 tons would pursue a food that is, well... pea-sized, is more than just a little nutty. In fact, elephants have to spend 16 or more hours a day eating just to sustain their girth. Comparatively, humans have no such trouble sustaining their girth. That may be a large part of why we find tiny peanuts so hugely irresistible. Plus, we like the taste! Trader Joe’s Peanutters Mini Peanut Butter Cookies are people-bite-sized cookies packed with...