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Picture a cinnamon roll. Warm and fresh from the oven, icing melting over the top, sticking to your fingers as you pull apart the moist, soft dough... Words to describe this sensation fail you, yet they’re on the tip of your tongue, along with the warm flavors of these tantalizing treats. Now, hold that image, and gradually replace the traditional cinnamon roll flavors with those of pumpkin pie. Got it? Feeling it? Needing it? We have it. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing are here, just in time for...

The modern day ice cream sandwich is believed to have been invented (or popularized) by a New York puschcart peddler in 1900. He discovered that by sandwiching ice cream between two wafers, it would be easier for people to carry away and could be eaten more readily (the wafers softened the center). Handy. The Trader Joe’s Mini Ice Cream Mouthful is a small (literally) twist on the sandwich novelty. While designed to be similarly handled, it fits right in the mouth. Snugly, mind you. We have a mint version that is well-suited to the warm weather seasons, and we wanted to make one that would fit well in...

Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream

September 26, 2014 in

Mochi is a traditional Japanese food made from steamed & pounded sticky rice and sugar. It’s chewy and slightly sweet, and quite unlike anything else. In the early 1990s, our supplier—an enterprising Japanese American entrepreneur—invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream. The chewy, sticky coating embraces the cool and creamy quite unlike anything else. So, when we challenged them to incorporate pumpkin pie—yet another swooned-over dessert profile—into the mix, we were confident the result would be...