Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips

January 09, 2017 in Category: What's New

You might say that we’re tortilla chip aficionados. We are huge fans of these corn-based comestibles, and we’re in constant pursuit of the best possible tortilla chips the world has to offer. In fact, we are so dedicated to this pursuit that we decided to revamp our existing Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips because we had a feeling they could be even better. And if you’ll allow us to toot our own horn for a moment, our new Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips really hit the mark. We start with fresh, white corn tortillas...

Boneless & Skinless Sardines in Water

January 02, 2017 in Category: What's New

The saying “packed in like sardines” often has the negative connotation of describing a crowded place. Whether a subway train, concert or grocery store, the idea of being “packed” is not always appealing. However, there is one instance where “packed in like sardines” is not only true, but also welcome: when talking about Trader Joe’s Boneless Skinless Sardines. Wild caught off the coast of Tunisia and processed nearby, these Sardines are skinned and...

Rosencrunch & Guildenpop

December 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

The holidays often bring about feelings of nostalgia, as families and friends gather to celebrate and remember good times, and share in the tradition of favorite holiday foods. And it’s no different for our Product Developers. As the team developed and pitched new product ideas for the 2016 holiday season, we began waxing nostalgic about an old customer favorite snack item that became a ghost of holiday products past. After much deliberation, we decided to give in to our snack sentimentality, and give our customers the gift of Trader Joe’s Rosencrunch & Guildenpop...

Soft-Baked Biscotti with Dried Figs

December 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

While we have the utmost respect for authenticity when it comes to food preparation, a deviation from tradition every now and then can yield curiously delicious results. Take biscotti, for example: its traditionally crispy crunch is achieved by being baked not once, but twice, creating a firm biscuit that is ideal for dunking in a beverage. A few tweaks to the cooking process and you have something entirely different, yet still delicious, on your hands. Trader Giotto’s Soft-Baked Biscotti with Dried Figs are made by hand in a well-established bakery in Tuscany...

Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

We’re not usually in the prediction business, but we’re going to go out on a limb and predict that Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies will be the breakout sensation of the season! Why the uncharacteristic overconfidence? These cookies are just that good. When we first tasted them, we tasted promise; we also tasted way too much peppermint. Our cookie buyer went back to the baking sheet and directed our supplier to take it easy on the herb. The supplier complied, and the resulting cookies are nothing short of perfection. Small, round, crispy, crunchy perfection. Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with...

Crispy Crunchy Mochi Rice Nuggets

December 09, 2016 in Category: What's New

Black Eyed Peas, Cream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cake, The Cranberries… all top-notch bands named after top-notch foods. Such successes have inspired us to turn one of our new products into its own rock band. Ladies and gentlemen… Trader Joe’s presents: The Crispy Crunchy Mochi Rice Nuggets! We discovered these tasty little Nuggets in an airport in Japan and instantly fell in love. They’re made in Japan from the same glutinous rice as...

Dukkah

December 07, 2016 in Category: What's New

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Thankfully, Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah) is here to take us forward as one of the Winning Wonders of the Trader Joe’s World. Dukkah is a blend of nuts, seeds, and spices with roots in Egyptian cuisine. There are no hard and fast rules about exactly what goes into the mix, and different families and restaurants are known to add their own “secret” touches. Sesame seeds and coriander appear to be mainstays, though, and both make an appearance in Trader Joe’s Dukkah. These savory seasonings are joined by...

Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack (6-pack)

December 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

Seaweed grows in the ocean—not in fields on land—so the idea of “organic” seaweed may seem a little strange. What, then, makes Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack, “organic”? In farming conventional seaweed, farmers typically use food-grade acid to eliminate the presence of unwanted species growing on the underwater crop. Instead of using these chemicals, the South Korean farmers who grow the seaweed for our Organic Seaweed Snack use two natural methods to control pests. Seaweed is grown on ropes that are...

Dried Fruit Bars

November 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

We used to carry some wonderful Fruit Bars from a small supplier in New Zealand. Our customers loved these dried fruit snacks, but unfortunately… that supplier went out of business. Still longing for the simple quality of those first Fruit Bars, we recently discovered that our original supplier has been re-opened under new ownership—and they are still capable of making the exact same snack for us! So, what makes Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars so special? Two things. First, each bar...