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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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Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites

March 11, 2015 in What's New

Nobody likes bites. Mosquito bites. Dog bites. Vampire bites. But we discovered years ago that bites don’t have to be scary. Consider our Mac & Cheese Bites, S’more Bites, and Mini Brie Bites—to name only a few. Our latest edible propaganda in the effort-to-reform-the-reputation of-the-bite is Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites. As with our full-sized Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake (seasonal), this bite-sized version is...

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Eggplant Parmigiana with Grilled Eggplant

March 09, 2015 in What's New

Eggplant is the forebear of all Parmigiana (a.k.a. “Parmesan,” or for those who prefer the casual, “parm”). And the original Eggplant Parmigiana hails from Italy. Where exactly in Italy is a topic of much debate. While its name infers that it is cooked “Parma-style” and therefore suggests it has roots in the Emilia-Romagna region in the north, the showcasing of eggplant—a fruit abundant throughout southern Italy—would indicate its roots are closer to the tip of the boot. Let us be clear; We are not affirming the origin of this dish, but for our Eggplant Parmigiana with Grilled Eggplant, we went to...

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Isle of Man Cheddar with Scallions & Roasted Onions

March 06, 2015 in What's New

Dairy has been produced on the tiny Isle of Man since Viking times, but it wasn’t until after World War I that a dairy-farmer co-op was formed around the economic challenges posed by post-war politics. This co-op of over forty family-owned dairy farms still exists today as the “Isle of Man Creamery.” Our new Isle of Man Vintage Cheddar with Scallions and Roasted Onions also exists today because of...

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Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm

March 05, 2015 in What's New

Head and shoulders, knees and toes—knees and toes (2 times)
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes—knees and toes

You’ve heard the song—probably in kindergarten. It’s likely how you learned your basic body parts. Now, with the launch of Trader Joe’s Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm, this song serves as...

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