Almond Butter Granola

October 31, 2016 in Category: What's New

Almond butter is not just for spreading on sandwiches. You can use it as a base for sauces, blend it into smoothies and milkshakes, or slather it on celery sticks. We particularly enjoy it as the featured ingredient in Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Granola. Our Almond Granola starts with a base of rolled oats, whole California-grown almonds, and smooth, nutty almond butter. The oats and almonds contribute to this granola’s generous protein and fiber content; 5g and 4g, respectively, without the use of additional protein sources like soy. Crisped brown rice is blended with...

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

October 28, 2016 in Category: What's New

All pumpkin, all the time. That’s our motto around here—at least during pumpkin season. We're so goo-goo for pumpkin, we've got two Pumpkin Baking Mixes—our conventional version, and this one for our gluten sensitive friends. Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix is easy to make (add egg, oil & water, mix, and bake), and even easier to eat. When we tasted it, what impressed us most about this Mix was that if we hadn’t known it was gluten free, we wouldn’t have known it was gluten free. Our supplier is expert at mixing...

Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice

October 26, 2016 in Category: What's New

Think of this as the convergence of two of our favorite things—pumpkin and cold pressed juice. It was bound to happen, and we can’t imagine a more delicious combination of crazes than what you’ll find in a bottle of Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice. We contemplated a simple cold pressed pumpkin juice, but when we tasted it, it lacked the vibrant flavors of the harvest season. It needed more. So we went back to the garden and discovered a rainbow of companions to brighten and enliven the pumpkin. Every bottle of Pumpkin Harvest Juice contains...

Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds

October 24, 2016 in Category: What's New

Pumpkin presents so many varied opportunities to create simply delicious foods. It also presents an opportunity to showcase not just the sweet, orange inner “meat” of the pumpkin, but also its savory, crispy seeds. Those seeds get their due recognition in Trader Joe’s Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds. Unlike our other pita snacks, these are thick-cut, definitely cracker-like and wonderfully crispy. They’re made exclusively for us by a small, truly artisan bakery, using whole grains and seeds.  The pumpkin seeds add even more...

All Natural Ground Chicken

October 21, 2016 in Category: What's New

Ground beef is so passé. Okay, maybe not so passé—cheeseburgers will never go out of style. But ground beef isn’t the only player now, at least on the shelves of Trader Joe’s. We also sell Ground Turkey, and now we’re adding yet another choice to our offerings: All Natural Ground Chicken. Our All Natural Ground Chicken offers an excellent and exciting new option when shopping for ground meat—yes, we think Ground Chicken is exciting. Especially ours, which antibiotic free and from chickens fed all-vegetarian diets. The meat, a blend of white and dark meat, is 92% lean and 8% fat, giving it a mild flavor and moist...

Root Vegetable Galette

October 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

When can a pie be considered health food? When it’s called a galette and it’s filled with vegetables, that’s when? Okay, okay, Trader Joe’s Root Vegetable Galette isn’t exactly health food; but it is more or less a hand-folded, free-formed “pie,” and it is filled with vegetables. (Vegetables are healthy, right?) Here’s the scoop on this rustic take on a “pie”… We asked one of our longtime suppliers, a Canadian company that works mostly in the sweets trade, to indulge us with an indulgent take on a side dish. We asked for flaky pastry, something in which they’re well-versed. They delivered. Inside that flaky, buttery...

Whole Milk Vanilla or Mango Kefir

October 17, 2016 in Category: What's New

Kefir is yogurt’s drinkable, slightly fizzy cousin with an ancient, storied origin. Legend says that the prophet Mohammad first gifted the rare Kefir “grains” required to make this drink to the people of the Caucasus region. Thankfully, it was eventually shared with the Russian people. The world’s been Kefir-keen ever since! Something that should make the world even more Kefir-keen? Trader Joe’s Whole Milk Kefirs, of course. We already offer a Low Fat Blueberry Kefir and a Low Fat Plain Kefir, but our newest Kefirs stand out for their Whole Milk fat content, and for their flavors—Vanilla or Mango. Whole milk provides a...

Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets

October 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

The açaí trend shows no signs of slowing down—and why should it? The complex and rich, tart-berry flavor of açaí, with its subtle hints of cacao, is refreshingly irresistible. As people look to eat healthier, on the go cafés and juiceries have devoted entire sections of their menus to energizing smoothies and filling breakfast bowls made with this brilliant berry of the Amazon. These menu offerings, however, are often packed with sugar, and always expensive. So we set out to find an appetizing yet affordable option for açaí, and came up with our Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets. Each package contains...

Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

October 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

Moroccan mint tea is not so much a drink as it is a ritual, a sign of hospitality, an event in which to partake. In Morocco, hosts, shop owners, and teahouses take great care in the process of brewing mint tea and serving it to anyone who walks through their doors. Tea is cleansed in boiling water before steeping with mint leaves and sugar added to yield a sweet, flavorful drink. Such great care yields spectacular tea. Tea that we, in turn, wanted you to experience. With Trader Joe’s Organic Moroccan Mint Tea, we’ve simplified a few of the accustomed brewing steps, delivering full flavor in...