Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

We’re not usually in the prediction business, but we’re going to go out on a limb and predict that Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies will be the breakout sensation of the season! Why the uncharacteristic overconfidence? These cookies are just that good. When we first tasted them, we tasted promise; we also tasted way too much peppermint. Our cookie buyer went back to the baking sheet and directed our supplier to take it easy on the herb. The supplier complied, and the resulting cookies are nothing short of perfection. Small, round, crispy, crunchy perfection. Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with...

Blackberry Spritzer

December 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

We would like to propose a toast. To whom, you ask? Why, to you! At Trader Joe’s, we are thankful for our customers every single day. Our cup truly runneth over with gratitude—and, right now, our cup also runneth over with Trader Joe’s Blackberry Spritzer. No, seriously. We can’t get enough of this stuff. Made with the juice of 17 whole blackberries, our lightly carbonated Blackberry Spritzer is rich with warm, sweet berry flavor and just a touch of tart. We fine-tuned this profile with a bit of cane sugar and a little lemon juice. This Spritzer is so fresh that some of the real fruit purée...

Crispy Crunchy Mochi Rice Nuggets

December 09, 2016 in Category: What's New

Black Eyed Peas, Cream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cake, The Cranberries… all top-notch bands named after top-notch foods. Such successes have inspired us to turn one of our new products into its own rock band. Ladies and gentlemen… Trader Joe’s presents: The Crispy Crunchy Mochi Rice Nuggets! We discovered these tasty little Nuggets in an airport in Japan and instantly fell in love. They’re made in Japan from the same glutinous rice as...

Dukkah

December 07, 2016 in Category: What's New

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Thankfully, Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah) is here to take us forward as one of the Winning Wonders of the Trader Joe’s World. Dukkah is a blend of nuts, seeds, and spices with roots in Egyptian cuisine. There are no hard and fast rules about exactly what goes into the mix, and different families and restaurants are known to add their own “secret” touches. Sesame seeds and coriander appear to be mainstays, though, and both make an appearance in Trader Joe’s Dukkah. These savory seasonings are joined by...

Sponge Candy

December 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

From the moment our Product Innovator first presented it to our tasting panel, we were intrigued by this unique, hard-to-find candy... Some folks knew exactly what to expect when they heard that Sponge Candy was on the menu that day (oh, the nostalgia!), but the rest of us? The rest of us were stumped. Sponge Candy? What exactly were we in for? The answer was as simple as the product’s ingredients: we were in for something delicious—and now you are, too! Trader Joe’s Sponge Candy contains four primary ingredients...

Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack (6-pack)

December 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

Seaweed grows in the ocean—not in fields on land—so the idea of “organic” seaweed may seem a little strange. What, then, makes Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack, “organic”? In farming conventional seaweed, farmers typically use food-grade acid to eliminate the presence of unwanted species growing on the underwater crop. Instead of using these chemicals, the South Korean farmers who grow the seaweed for our Organic Seaweed Snack use two natural methods to control pests. Seaweed is grown on ropes that are...

Spiced Chai

December 01, 2016 in Category: What's New

Many of us have come to know Chai Tea as a hot, sweet, black tea beverage that is blended with milk and a variety of spices. In fact, the word Chai simply means plain ol’, regular “Tea.” This means that when you order “Chai Tea” in your favorite local café, what you’re really asking for is...

Dried Fruit Bars

November 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

We used to carry some wonderful Fruit Bars from a small supplier in New Zealand. Our customers loved these dried fruit snacks, but unfortunately… that supplier went out of business. Still longing for the simple quality of those first Fruit Bars, we recently discovered that our original supplier has been re-opened under new ownership—and they are still capable of making the exact same snack for us! So, what makes Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars so special? Two things. First, each bar...

Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars

November 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

If a bear stumbles upon a gluten free gingerbread snack in the woods, and there’s no one around to witness the stumbling, did it really happen? We think you should ask the bear who adorns the package of Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars. Chances are, this bear will bear witness to the bear who is the bearer of these Bars that have just barely landed on our shelves. Bear in mind, the bear on the box may be biased; this appears to be a bear of great bearing, also bearing a couple of the aforementioned Bars. With all the incredibly sweet, high-impact treats on store shelves this time of year, Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars immediately stand out because of their...