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Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

October 07, 2015 in What's New

Though many Cornbread Mixes today include wheat flour for added stability, historically, cornbread has been made minus the wheat. In fact, the widespread popularity of traditional cornbread throughout the years was in many ways founded on the absence of wheat flour in the recipe. That’s because wheat was more expensive than cornmeal, which made no-wheat cornbread a more cost effective option for people on tight budgets. These days, the added cost of wheat is not so much an issue. However, people have discovered...

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Magic Beans

October 05, 2015 in What's New

Jack had his magic beans... the ones he got from the old man for the cow he was supposed to sell... beans his mother eventually threw out the window (furious Jack hadn’t sold the cow), landing them in the dirt to sprout that behemoth beanstalk... beans that ultimately led Jack to the giant’s castle in the sky and to the sack of gold he stole for a happy ending. Now, Joe has Magic Beans, too! We got ours from...

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Guide to TJ's Coffee Character

October 05, 2015 in Guides

While a professional cupper may give rank to acidity, and a casual sipper may talk about a brew’s “bite,” they are describing the same thing—coffee character. There are many factors that influence how coffee expresses itself in your cup. These include cultivar, micro-climate, harvesting techniques, processing, roasting, even your own brewing methods. Since the nuance is so expansive, we're narrowing our focus to two simple yet important criteria—geographic origin and roast—of Trader Joe’s coffees to help you identify what kind of characters with which you’d like to fill your cup...

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Ghost Pepper Potato Chips

October 02, 2015 in What's New

For a few years (2007-2012) the Ghost chili was classified as the world’s hottest chili pepper, with an average of more than 1,000,000 Scoville heat units—that’s about 417 times hotter than the average jalapeño! And while it has been knocked to third place (Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion in first and second, respectively), it still packs a ghostly punch. When something this spicy comes along, our first instinct is almost always how...

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

September 30, 2015 in What's New

We used to carry Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. The tag line on the bag read, “an irresistible snack.” These nuts were, in fact, quite irresistible to many people! But all along, we never felt quite settled on the flavor profile. The ratio of crunchy coating-to-almonds seemed a little off. We located a new supplier and took the opportunity to play with the recipe and try to get it just right. One would think this would be easy with only...

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Broccoli & Kale Slaw

September 28, 2015 in What's New

Kits are king. They contain everything you need to get something done. Sewing kit? Mend a sweater. Shaving kit? Shave your face. First Aid kit? Fix the cut you got from shaving your face. What about a Salad kit? How about: Eat a salad. We call our Broccoli & Kale Slaw a Complete Kit, because it has everything you’ll need to make a fresh, cruciferous salad. We’ve done the hard work for you, shredding broccoli stalks, kale and radicchio to create the crunchy slaw base. Our Kit also includes...

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Fall Harvest Salsa

September 23, 2015 in What's New

In Spanish, salsa simply means “sauce,” but English speakers have adopted the term to reference a spicy, Mexican-style condiment used for dipping. Maybe that’s the kind of salsa you’re thinking of when you hear about our Fall Harvest Salsa—you’re probably thinking: tomatoes, onions, jalapeños; diced and mixed, ready for chip dipping. You’d only be partly right! Take your North American idea of salsa and move it north and east, to New England. Now flip the...

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cups

September 21, 2015 in What's New

Trader Joe’s has become known for our great selection of coffees. We’ve got beans to brew from around the world, and coffee for every occasion. Our Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cups are well suited for autumnal occasions, especially those moments when you don’t need a whole pot. Like our Medium Roast Coffee Cups, our French Roast Coffee Cups, and our Coffee Cup Quintet, these Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cups are made expressly for your Keurig K-Cup® Coffee Maker. Little single serving pods that fit in your Keurig are filled with...

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Guide To Building Better Snacks

September 21, 2015 in Guides

Some snacks can quell cravings – chocolate, salt, caffeine – but after you’ve crunch, crunch, crunched or sucked down the “bite,” your body feels like its crashing or crumbling. Oh, no. How do you handle hankerings and buttress your physique? Build a better snack with “the building blocks of life.”...

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