Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Ginger Chunk Cookies

March 18, 2016 in Category: What's New

In recent years, the world of baking has opened up to those who are gluten intolerant or sensitive. Not only has this world been populated with more gluten free options, but we’ve also seen improvements in available recipes. It seems bakers are gaining a better understanding of just what it takes to make a better gluten free baked treat. The bakers we work with are no exception. We asked one supplier with whom we’ve had great success (who makes our Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies) to create for us...

Organic Shredded Green & Red Cabbage with Orange Carrots

March 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

Slaw is simple—but it’s not simple to prepare. Whether you choose to chop, grate, or shred your cabbage, a lot of effort is required. That’s why we’re introducing Trader Joe’s Organic Shredded Green & Red Cabbage with Orange Carrots—your simple slaw starter kit. It’s a fresh mix of Green Cabbage, Red Cabbage, and Orange Carrots—all three certified Organic. They’re also triple washed, which means you can take...

Vegetable Pakoras

March 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

Sometimes, you just have to go to the source. Since 2012, we’ve been selling Vegetable Pakoras as one of the Indian offerings in our frozen case. We were fine with this Canadian-made version—that is, until we traveled to the Asian subcontinent ourselves and had some of Mother India’s pakoras. Tasting ours next to theirs, we found our Pakoras (peh-KOR-ahs) were more chewy and filled with less-firm vegetables. Perspective is everything. This culinary epiphany called for a rework, resulting in our new and improved Vegetable Pakoras...

Springtide Bark of the Finest Collection

March 09, 2016 in Category: What's New

"It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—
oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" (Mark Twain). What Twain painted with prose, we have painted with chocolate. We’re talking about a solid eight ounce bark of rich dark chocolate that is playfully dotted with a rainbow of milk chocolate gems and enthusiastically drizzled with white chocolate. Youthful and delectable, our Springtide Bark...

Citterio 'It's Irresistible' Italian Style Salame Sticks

March 04, 2016 in Category: What's New

There are so many products we offer in our stores that are not available elsewhere. Of course, this includes all of our private label products. It also includes other brand-name items we’ve managed to obtain exclusively. ‘It’s Irresistible’ Italian-Style Salame Sticks is one of those branded products offered exclusively at Trader Joe’s. These snack-sized Salame Sticks are produced by Citterio (say: "Chee-dare-ee-o") at their U.S. facility, in Pennsylvania—though, they developed the recipe in Milan. This company has produced outstanding...

English Ale Cheddar Cheese with Mustard

March 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

When you go to pair a beverage with some cheese, chances are it’ll be wine that immediately comes to mind. Beer comes in a close second. While you may prefer a fruity Chardonnay with your Brie, when it comes to Cheddar, your best bet is a good, strong ale. Knowing first-hand the pleasure of Cheddar and ale, we went ahead and made things easy for you. With our English Ale Cheddar Cheese with Mustard, you get your beer and your cheese, all in one bite! This Cheddar is...

Extraordinary Eggs Marbled Chocolates

February 29, 2016 in Category: What's New

Like a hen incubating her eggs, the French confectioners who’ve hatched up Trader Joe’s Extraordinary Eggs undertake a real labor of love—one requiring lots of patient, confectionery skill. There are four kinds of Eggs, each with a unique flavor profile at its center. For the green ones, our supplier’s pastry cooks makes the center out of sugar and ground almonds. The mixture is slowly heated in copper kettles until it reaches just the right texture and color—a process requiring the attention of an actual human. There is no computer or automated system that could...

Sweet Plantain Chips

February 26, 2016 in Category: What's New

The Quindío region of Colombia is part of the so-called “coffee triangle” (Triángulo del Café), widely considered one of the best places to grow coffee beans. It is less widely considered one of the best places to grow plantains... but this doesn’t make that fact any less true. The volcanic soil, altitude, proximity to the equatorial line, and consistent climate make this region an exceptional environment for growing this banana cultivar. Trader Joe’s new Sweet Plantain Chips start with...

Creamy or Crunchy No Stir Peanut Butter Spreads

February 24, 2016 in Category: What's New

Full disclosure: we sell a lot of peanut butter. Probably enough peanut butter to fill football stadia across the country. And we sell a variety—creamy, crunchy, organic, conventional, with salt, without salt... you get the idea. One option we haven’t had is a no-stir variety. Our peanut butters have always been minimalist: peanuts and salt (or not), without anything added. Because of this, they all have oils that separate from the actual peanut butter, and require stirring to...