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Low Fat Blueberry Kefir

April 03, 2015 in What's New

We are excited about our new Low Fat Blueberry Kefir—so excited, that we intend to make a Kefir-clamor. It’s all in hopes that our customers who haven’t yet experienced Kefir’s great taste and probiotic benefits will hear about it and be inspired to try and enjoy this unique dairy beverage. But long ago, Kefir was a confidential culture. The recipe was held very close, like a fragile, magical secret. Legend says that...

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Organic Pizzas: Spinach & Ricotta or Pesto with Tomatoes & Broccoli

April 01, 2015 in What's New

We puff out our chests when we talk about our pizzas. As you can imagine, a lot of hard work goes into making sure that we offer impressive pies… and that they stay impressive. Recently, the need arose to change up our supplier for two of our legacy frozen pizzas: Spinach & Ricotta Pizza and Pesto Pizza with Tomatoes & Broccoli. We didn’t just remake them, however. We went through a rigorous tasting process to make sure our new iterations were as good, if not better. We admit...

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Rosemary & Thyme Maple Toffee Sunflower Seeds

March 30, 2015 in What's New

Sunflower seeds have a unique flavor profile among handy snacks, and one that is also quite familiar. Little children like them as a miniature snack. Adults enjoy sprinkling them on green salads for added texture and crunch. Baseball players of today prefer to chew a handful of unhulled sunflower seeds (rather than tobacco), because it gives their mouths something to do. We thought we’d capitalize on the popularity of said seeds and offer a sunny new snack that takes that classic, mildly nutty flavor to...

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Kale Quinoa Salad

March 27, 2015 in What's New

Rumor has it that a leading fast-food chain will soon be offering kale on its menu. You know that a food has become a cultural fixture when it’s available at your local drive-thru. Quinoa—though not yet on the drive-thru menu—solidified her lofty produce position a few years ago when the United Nations officially declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. We think it’s about time the...

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Artichoke Antipasto

March 25, 2015 in What's New

The Artichokes for our Antipasto are cultivated in the fertile Incan soils of Peru. These are a special cultivar from Europe that’s been adapted to the weather on the coast-side (west) of Peru. Our supplier first grows the seeds in plant beds and then moves them to the fields where they grow for up to 200 days. Once the baby artichokes reach the perfect size, they are hand-harvested one by one, and...

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Shiitake Mushroom Chicken

March 23, 2015 in What's New

It’s disconcerting that at any given moment, bombs are going off somewhere in the world. Fortunately, not all bombs are destructive. Modern chefs have created umami bombs. Umami—oo-MA-mee—is the “fifth taste” (after sweet, salty, sour, and bitter...), and it’s been used for ages, though not officially identified until the early twentieth century. When dropped in the mouth, umami bombs detonate comforting, savory flavors. Trader Ming’s Shiitake Mushroom Chicken is our latest comestible bomb, and it’s been...

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Baconesque White Cheddar Popcorn

March 20, 2015 in What's New

If it tastes like bacon and it smells like bacon, it must be bacon, right? Well, not exactly. Trader Joe’s Baconesque White Cheddar Popcorn has achieved the feat of tasting like bacon, without actually containing bacon. Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start). Here, it all begins with air-popped butterfly popcorn, a special variety that pops into a fluffy piece of popcorn with a captivatingly crunchy center. That crunchy popcorn is loaded into a...

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Classic Colomba di Pasqua

March 18, 2015 in What's New

The image of a white dove brings to mind things like love & peace, the Olympics, Noah’s Ark, and... bread. Yes, bread. At least, that’s what the average Italian thinks of when a dove is spotted in the springtime. The Colomba di Pasqua, literally “Easter Dove,” is sweetened bread that has been an annual tradition in Italy for hundreds of years. The Colomba di Pasqua is a holiday treat similar to the...

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Organic Fairtrade Rooibos & Honeybush Tea

March 13, 2015 in What's New

The Cape region of South Africa is considered one of the six “floral kingdoms” of the world, with a total of 9,000 different plant species—about 70% of which are totally unique to the region. Knowing this, it’s not at all surprising that some very distinct tisanes (herbal “teas”) have emerged from South Africa over the years. Trader Joe’s Organic Fairtrade Rooibos & Honeybush Tea brings together two native South African plants, long used for making...

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