Wild Rice & Mushroom Sausage-less Sausage

January 04, 2017 in Category: What's New

At first, it might seem a little silly to call this new Trader Joe’s deli item Sausage-less Sausage. Clearly, these are not “sausages”—at least, not in the traditional sense. We could’ve called them, “Savory Soy Protein Cylinders,” since they are fundamentally made of textured soy protein. What stopped us from making this naming choice is the same thing that stopped us when we created our popular Italian Sausage-less Sausages. It’s that Trader Joe’s Wild Rice & Mushroom “Sausages” really look like meat sausages. They are light brown with visible bits of wild rice and mushrooms in a...

Avocado's Number Guacamole to Go

November 18, 2016 in Category: What's New

There have probably been several times throughout your life when you think, “Wow, I really wish I had a small packet of guacamole with me right now.” And we don’t blame you. In recent years, guacamole has become one of the most in-demand condiments. Given its popularity, we thought it time to make those small, portable packets a reality with Trader José’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go. Made in Coahuila, Mexico, this is the same Guacamole you’ll find in our...

Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces

September 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

“Waste not, want not,” is how the proverb goes. Like many truisms, it’s common sense. Save what’s left over (instead of throwing it away) and you’ll have more for another day. Sometimes, we’ll ask a supplier to save “what’s left over” from the creation of a Trader Joe’s product, and reserve those unused portions to be packaged up and sold separately. We’ve used this approach with our bacon [Trader Joe’s Uncured Bacon Ends & Pieces], salami [Columbus Peppered Salame Ends and Pieces], and several other items. Our latest application of this ‘waste not’ approach has produced Trader Joe’s Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces. The supplier of our regular sliced Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon harvests its Red Salmon from...

Marinated Rack of Lamb with Herbs

August 31, 2016 in Category: What's New

On average, Americans consume less than a pound of lamb per year. That’s amazing when compared to the whopping 270 pounds of other red meats we eat annually. We’ve been racking our brains, trying to figure out how to stop such delicious meat from being so overlooked—and we think we’ve come up with a solution: Trader Joe’s Marinated Rack of Lamb with Herbs. The process of cooking lamb makes some people sheepish, since it’s a food with which most of us are unfamiliar. Worry not! The fears associated with preparation, seasoning, and cooking are put to rest with Trader Joe’s Rack of Lamb. It’s marinated with olive oil, garlic, sea salt and white pepper and topped with...

Pickled Cauliflower Medley

April 27, 2016 in Category: What's New

From the same supplier that handcrafts our Raw Fermented Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers comes Trader Joe’s Pickled Cauliflower Medley, a star-studded selection of super foods—specifically, three colors of cauliflower and sweet peppers in a trio of hues. Like its sauerkraut sibling, this mix of vitamin and mineral-packed veggies (every serving has four times the amount of vitamin C you’ll find in an orange!) is raw, never cooked...

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...

Spicy Pickled Vegetables

January 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

Pickled things are surging in food culture. We’ve seen evidence of this in the popularity of our Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers. Now, we’re adding to our pickled deli items with Trader Joe’s Spicy Pickled Vegetables. It’s our own version of Jalapeños en Escabeche... with a twist. Jalapeños en Escabeche is traditionally a mix of pickled peppers, carrots, and onions. We’ve given this Mexican condiment a twist, adding...