Crunchy Cinnamon Squares

March 26, 2017 in Category: What's New

If we were the squares in Trader Joe’s Crunchy Cinnamon Squares, we would be overjoyed to be squares—and tasty squares, at that. You’re probably wondering: how did we make squares so cool, scrumptious, and crispy? Well, small quadrilaterals made of whole wheat and rice flour are baked until insanely crunchy—this is how we put the “crunch” in Crunchy Cinnamon Squares. Of course, Crunchy Cinnamon Squares couldn’t be called Crunchy Cinnamon Squares without cinnamon. You’ll find the perfect amounts of cinnamon and sugar coating each crispy square. There’s nothing square about this cereal—except...

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...

Grainless Granola

September 27, 2016 in Category: What's New

Grainless Granola? Have you lost your gluten, Trader Joe? Well, in a way, yes. But first, some history… The story begins with one Sylvester Graham, who advocated a vegetarian diet including crackers he created—Graham Crackers. Later, in the mid-19th century, Dr. James Jackson baked sheets of Graham flour and broke them into pieces, calling the result “granula.” A decade went by before a certain Dr. Kellogg from Battle Creek Michigan crafted a breakfast food of baked, ground up whole grains. He also called his...

Muesli

June 01, 2016 in Category: What's New

There once was a Swiss-German doctor intrigued by the positive effects raw foods seem to have on the human body. He experienced such effects firsthand when he reportedly healed himself from jaundice by eating raw apples. Seeking a new, healthy, breakfast option for his chronically ill patients, Maximilian Bircher-Benner developed a cereal that came to be known as Birchermüesli—which effectively means: “Bircher’s little mash-up.” “Mash-up of what?” you ask. It was a...