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Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea

September 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

Try to think of an occasion where tea seems out of place... Practically impossible, right? Tea is great in the morning, the afternoon, or at night. It can be found in formal tea ceremonies and casual cafés. It can be black, green, fruity, herbal, hot, cold, sweetened, unsweetened; so many options! With such a plethora of profiles to consider, deciding which teas to offer in our stores sometimes presents a challenge, but after introducing Organic Mango & Chile Black Tea for Mango Season, we decided we should keep branching out with more fruity, black teas. And that’s where Trader Joe’s Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea comes in...

Traditional Tunisian Harissa

September 21, 2016 in Category: What's New

What ketchup is to the United States, Harissa is to Tunisia. So much so, it is often dubbed Tunisia's “national condiment.” That’s dedication. And we think such delicious dedication should be recognized. Trader Joe’s Traditional Tunisian Harissa is our authentic and tasty little ‘shout out.’ Our Harissa Hot Chili Pepper Paste hails from the land where they know best how to make it, and we think our Tunisian supplier is the best-of-the-best. The paste is prepared in small batches with fresh, red chilies that are grilled in a tumbler over an open flame, and blended with a traditional mix of herbs and spices, including garlic, cumin, and caraway...

No Gimmicks. Just Great Values.

September 19, 2016 in Category: Radio Spots

You may have noticed that shopping at Trader Joe’s is unlike shopping at other markets. People ask us all the time how we manage to have such unique, interesting and delicious products at such great everyday prices...

Organic Ginger Zinger

September 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

A zinger can be a witticism or striking remark. It can also be the perfect word to use for the name of our newest beverage creation: Trader Joe’s Organic Ginger Zinger. Bursting with ginger and lemon flavor, what other word comes to mind besides zing? We’ve dreamed up the perfect ratios of organic ginger juice and organic lemon juice concentrate to produce a refreshing, spicy, zingy beverage. Organic sugar has also been added to sweeten up that spicy zing a little bit—because you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a permanent pucker. If you like ginger beer and...

Pumpkin Bread Mix

September 18, 2016 in Category: Radio Spots

Pumpkin Season is upon us, and that means your neighborhood Trader Joe’s is prodigiously packed with pumpkin, including one of the pumpkin products that started it all. We’re talking about Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix...

Pumpkin Soup Crackers

September 18, 2016 in Category: Radio Spots

Traditionally, crackers go on top of or in soup. At Trader Joe’s, tinkering with tradition is our tradition. Now, the crackers get their turn. We’re not changing all crackers, but with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Soup Crackers, we’ve upended the bowl, and filled the crackers with soup. Pumpkin soup...

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...

Shrimp Soft Tacos

September 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

Did you know you could temporarily turn your kitchen into a trendy taco truck, for less than it would cost to put a couple gallons of gas in said truck? It’s true, and our Shrimp Soft Tacos are the comfort-of-your-own-home response to the taco truck trend. We’ve indulged at loads of taco trucks. We’re unabashed fans of taco trucks. We’ve never had tacos we liked this much from a taco truck. Trader Joe’s Shrimp Soft Tacos are constructed simply—shrimp, sauce, and cheese are placed inside three small...

Apple Pie Cheddar Cheese

September 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

Cheeses can be so haughty and ambitious, determined to set themselves apart from the basic Jack or Mozzarella varieties. So after taking a look at our plethora of cheeses, we decided it was time for a cheese with a less-entitled air that still pushed past the basics. Something exciting and a little rebellious—but still American. And the most American thing we could think of? Apple Pie. Cue the Spotlight: Trader Joe’s Apple Pie Cheddar Cheese is our featured September curd. Sassy and sensible, if you ask us...