Quiche Lorraine

March 19, 2017 in Category: What's New

The origin of the French word quiche is unknown, but it kind of sounds like “kiss,” as in: “Please give me a quiche.” That’s good enough for us. So, what would make a quiche worthy of such a comparison? In our opinion, the quiche would have to be so good it keeps you coming back for more. Trader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine is exactly that good. It has a superb pastry crust, and contains about 20% uncured ham. The ham is matched with Swiss cheese, both of which are presented in a soft egg custard made from a short list of simple ingredients...

Honey Walnut Shrimp

March 17, 2017 in Category: What's New

Inspired by numerous restaurant versions of this dish, we set out to create an easy-to-make iteration you could have on the table in less time than it would take to have it delivered. What we found with some of the restaurant versions was an abundance of batter, and pretty small shrimp. We’re using large shrimp and a batter that lightly coats the shrimp, yet manages to retain its crunch even after it’s been combined with the sauce. (Comparable restaurant versions are 40% batter; ours are 30% batter.) Speaking of the sauce, it's a sweet, creamy concoction that's finished with...

Mixed Nut Butter

March 16, 2017 in Category: What's New

Remember the Mixed Nuts canister that actually contained a spring-coil snake gag; you pop the top open and the “snake” jumps out at you? Or how about the 1994 comedy of the same name? For the real film buff, you might be thinking of the 1922 silent film starring a pre-comedy-duo fame Stan Laurel. Right now, when you think of mixed nuts, we’d like you to think of actual nuts. Actually, to be specific, we’d like to call your attention to Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter, a nourishingly nutty blend of some of our favorite nuts. Other products throughout our store tell of our love of...

Fior Delle Alpi

March 14, 2017 in Category: What's New

The Swiss Alps are famous for crisp mountain air, high peaks, and skiing. Each year, people from around the world flock to the Alps for world-class winter skiing. From these same Swiss Alps comes Trader Joe’s Fior Delle Alpi cheese—and yes, it’s as excellent as the skiing! Fior Delle Alpi translates to “Flower of the Alps,” a name fitting for our March spotlight cheese. Hidden in a black rind, this raw milk cheese is made by hand at a small mountain dairy. The cows are free to roam and graze on mountainsides covered in grasses and wild herbs, and these herbs are vital to the intense...

Cannelés de Bordeaux

March 08, 2017 in Category: What's New

Despite its simple ingredients, the traditional cannelé (“kan-uh-lay”) has always been challenging to make, requiring a persnickety pastry chef. Fortunately, Trader Joe’s Cannelés de Bordeaux have been pre-made for you (our chefs are persnickety enough) and frozen to make your enjoyment of this gastronomical gift a cinch. Our Cannelés are made in the tradition of pastries first created in the city of Bordeaux (southwestern France). These little cylindrical cakes are baked in miniature, fluted molds, which create a pattern of ridges around the outside of each one. They sort of look like shrunken, elegant Bundt cakes. Very simple ingredients...

Oatmeal Cups

March 07, 2017 in Category: What's New

We’ve recently launched two new Oatmeals, both of which are unique and tasty in flavor, and convenient and easy in presentation. Each Oatmeal starts with hearty rolled oats, of course! In the case of our new Tart Cherry, Chia & Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal, these oats are nutritionally boosted with chia seeds. Tantalizingly tart dried cherries partner up with nutty, crunchy pumpkin seeds to complete this heart-warming profile. One serving (the whole cup) provides 6 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein, as well as 20% of your recommended daily intake of...

Marbled Mint Crunch Chocolate Bar

March 06, 2017 in Category: What's New

Right about mid-March every year, green is on everyone’s minds. This color emphasis owes its origins to St. Patrick’s Day, whose namesake had a fondness for verdant, three-leaved shamrocks. The question arose among our candy developers: If we created a chocolate bar as an ode to green, what exactly would that look like? Their answer is Trader Joe’s Marbled Mint Crunch Chocolate Bar. Crafted in Ireland (perfect!), this is a Chocolate Bar made from a blend of white and dark chocolates, with the addition of natural green...

Irish Bangers

March 03, 2017 in Category: What's New

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around each year, we all pull out our green Hawaiian shirts and celebrate with the holiday’s traditional foods: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie, stouts... And sausage. This staple of Irish cuisine is a must around March 17th, and Trader Joe’s Irish Bangers are perfect for the job. Though Irish Bangers aren’t actually called “bangers” by the Irish, the rest of the world has adopted...

Organic King Coconut Water

February 27, 2017 in Category: What's New

Sri Lanka is known in some circles as the “capital of coconuts,” as its residents purportedly boast the highest consumption of coconut in the world. In addition to drinking, the coconut is used for cooking, fiber production… even roofing! The most prized variety on the island is the King coconut, known for its oil content and clean, crisp taste. It is this specific variety that is used to fill each container of Trader Joe’s Organic King Coconut Water. Organically grown without the use of...