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Bergenost

July 07, 2014 in What's New

Bergen is the name of a picturesque port city on the western coast of Norway. Ost means “cheese” in Norwegian. Put these words together and you’d assume that Bergenost describes a traditional Norwegian cheese, imported from western Scandinavia. Nope. Though it’s made using imported Norwegian cultures, Trader Joe’s Bergenost is actually an American cheese—produced for us in Corfu, New York. And then there’s the green wax rind, apropos of nothing. Nevertheless, one thing is clear: Our supplier is an award-winning artisan cheese maker whose Bergenost earned gold at the 1999 New York State Fair. Since then...

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Nutty Grain Salad

July 03, 2014 in What's New

Grain salads are popping up all over the place—from leading European food-retailers, to fast-growing cafeteria-style chains in Southern California. One prominent culinary magazine calls this recent phenomenon the ‘healthiest new food trend.’ So, what’s in a grain salad, anyway? As you might guess, it’s a selection of whole grains, blended with some combination of nuts, seeds, fresh veggies, and dried fruit. It’s obviously no secret that Trader Joe’s Nutty Grain Side Salad errs on the nutty side...

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Refresh SPF 30 Sunscreen

July 01, 2014 in What's New

Summertime means increased outdoor activity—but without proper skin protection, your fun-in-the-sun can quickly turn to ‘fraid-in-the-shade. Don’t fear! Head to toes, Trader Joe’s is your dermal deliverer. Our reformulated version replaces Zinc (a physical sunscreen) with Avobenzone and a handful of other chemical UV filters. This approach reduces your exposure to a broad spectrum of ultraviolet rays—without making you look like a white fright. The lightweight, permeable lotion won’t clog your pores, nor will it...

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