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Sliced Mushrooms

April 13, 2016 in What's New

You know what they say: “There’s nothing better than a good, clean mushroom.” Okay... so we’ve never actually heard anyone say that. Still, it’s true, and when you try Trader Joe’s Sliced Mushrooms, we think you’ll agree. Now, when we say “clean,” we’re not so much referring to the personal hygiene of the mushrooms themselves (which we’ll totally vouch for), but rather to the simplicity of this product’s ingredients. We searched the world over (literally), and we finally found canned mushrooms worthy of our...

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Moroccan Style Mint Tea

April 11, 2016 in What's New

As ‘traders on the culinary seas,’ it’s our job to travel the world in search of unique and interesting products—and some of our buyers have had the great pleasure of touching down in Morocco once or twice. So, when one of them suggested that we look into creating our own version of the traditional sweet, mint tea served in nearly every Moroccan home and restaurant, we wondered, Why didn’t we think of that sooner? And thus, Trader Joe’s Moroccan Style Mint Tea was born. If you ask anyone familiar with the region, one of the most distinct aspects of Moroccan tea is...

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Joe Medium Roast and Joe's Dark Ground Coffees

April 08, 2016 in What's New

The simple act of brewing a cup of morning coffee can provide a moment of culinary Zen—a quiet and creative start to one’s day, before the flurry of mundane and required tasks kick in. But for those in a rush, this kind of ceremonial coffee prep at daybreak is pure fantasy. While Trader Joe’s may not be able to guarantee daily moments of peaceful meditation around the coffee pot, we are doing our part to...

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Lemon Meringue Tarte

April 06, 2016 in What's New

Lemon meringue pie has roots in Europe, where since Medieval times, various kinds of sweet lemon treats were developed in places like Switzerland and England. These days, what Americans know and love as lemon meringue has strong visceral connections with the deep South of the U.S.; although pie historians would tell us that a version resembling what you can order in a diner today was first introduced in mid-nineteenth-century Philadelphia. Given this history, you’d think Trader Joe’s would go straight to...

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Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup

April 04, 2016 in What's New

Nothing says comfort quite like a bowl of homemade chicken soup! Who doesn’t long for a bowl of soup-from-scratch while nursing that winter cold away? No one, that’s who. Or, at least not us. That said, we don’t know anyone who is both nursing a winter cold and spunky enough to log stove-time making chicken soup from scratch. And that’s when our sick-day hero, Trader Joe’s Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup, enters the scene. Made for us in small...

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Organic Black Bean Rotini

April 01, 2016 in What's New

Here’s pasta with a twist. Actually, two twists. When you think pasta, you very likely think of semolina flour—or at the very least, wheat flour. If you’re a gluten free eater, your thoughts may go to rice or quinoa or corn. So it’s safe to say, if you’re thinking pasta, you’re thinking grain. It’s also safe to say that in creating Trader Joe’s Organic Black Bean Rotini, we went against the grain. This is pasta made with 100% black beans. No grains; just...

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Seafood Paella

March 30, 2016 in What's New

The original paella, known as paella valenciana, is an age-old, one-pan dish that traditionally includes rabbit (or chicken) and snails, cooked together with beans (three kinds), and saffron-seasoned, white rice. Over time, this one-pan dish has evolved to include a variety of different ingredients. Probably the most popular version worldwide (and the second most popular in Spain) is paella de marisco, after which we’ve patterned Trader Joe’s Seafood Paella. Though not Valencian (or Spanish), our supplier...

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Organic Pitted Kalamon Olives

March 28, 2016 in What's New

Pits can be, well—the pits—especially in your and our favorite Greek olives, Kalamons (aka Kalamatas). Rather than grouse, we went to Greece, the historic Sparta region to be specific, to seek out the finest, Pitted Kalamon Olives. We found them. In the midst of what seemed to be an endless olive grove, our buyers happened upon a facility dedicated to pitting and packing the organic olives grown right around them. We were enchanted to find the deep purple...

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

March 25, 2016 in What's New

A slice of Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a nearly perfect snack. The sweet raisins and aromatic cinnamon make it seem like a special baked treat, one that’s elevated even further by a simple warm up in the toaster. And yet, it’s just bread—not a donut or a slice of cake—so, very little guilt! We want all our customers to have the Cinnamon Raisin Bread experience, and that’s why we created Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This is a hearty loaf that smells and tastes like...

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