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Steak and Ale Pies

May 28, 2014 in

Pie lovers in America crave crusts, flaky and filled with cinnamoned apples, or brimming with fresh summer berries. Across The Pond, however, pie-eyed pundits line up for savory stew-filled pastries. Lately, these savory pies have leapt the ‘lantic and begun invading American restaurants in such influential culinary capitals as Boston and Chicago. Being amenable, as we are, to this latest of British invasions, we decided it’s time to bring a little of what Londoners consider commonplace in their pubs and markets to our own sweet-pie-filled shelves. Announcing: Trader Joe’s Steak and Ale PiesModeled after the meat pies found in...

Little did Jack Norworth know—as he rode that train into Manhattan in 1908—that the words he suddenly scribbled on a scrap of paper would become a ‘national anthem’ of sorts for baseball stadium-goers everywhere. Of course, Norworth also had no idea that more than one hundred years into the future, his little phrase “... buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...” would become the inspiration for Trader Joe’s It’s a Grand Slam SnackWe start with the finest midwestern corn, popped by hand in small batches, in artisan kettles... an easy base hit. Next, we add...

Yellow Peaches

May 20, 2014 in

When something’s “peachy” it is excellent—especially if you are a teenager in the 1950s. However, the peaches/excellence association easily transcends ages and eras. That’s because eating a good peach is one of the finest taste-experiences any human can enjoy. Seeing that we’re keen on “fine taste-experiences,” Trader Joe’s is poised to offer a variety of yellow peaches all summer long that will ‘knock your socks off’ (to put it in mid-century adolescent-speak). Starting in...