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Gold comes in nuggets. So does wisdom. Why not chicken? It does of course, and Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets are the latest tasty development in chicken chunk flavor and technology. Of course, nuggets of chicken are not new. The first prototype was developed in 1963 by the Cornell professor and poultry innovator Robert C. Baker. (Clearly, McDonald’s was not the originator, since their famous version showed up as late as 1980.) Since the 80s, nuggets have undergone a number of positive makeovers, including the move from mechanically-separated chicken to white meat chicken pieces, and also the use of...

Some foods are just good. Like ice cream. But, ice cream isn’t considered good for you. Other foods may be good for your body, but they are not necessarily something you’d enjoy putting in your mouth. Trader Joe’s Fruit Bar with Flax and Chia Seeds possesses that rare combination of tastiness and healthfulness. Our 100% Fruit Bar is made from fruit purees and juice concentrates, including apple, pear, elderberry, lemon, and strawberry. It has the flavor and aroma of strawberries, with just the right amount of tart. The texture is that of soft, dried fruit, with the light and delightful crunch of...

Virgil's Dr. Better

August 21, 2014 in

After failed attempts at turning up the original “Dr. Type” drinks from the early 1900s, the soda savants at Virgil’s set out to reverse engineer the recipe using their finely-honed taste buds. Leveraging their knowledge of roots, spices and fruits, they deftly discerned the key ingredients. They are not mere mimickers, however. They are libation artists. Doctoring up their findings, they created a uniquely better beverage, one they felt could rival their inimitable, micro-brewed Root Beer: Virgil’s Dr. BetterHuge fans of their root beer, we were thirsting to give Dr. Better a go. When we took our first sips, we understood the name. Dr. Better is...