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Wink, Wink — The Summer's Secret Is Out

July 20, 2015 in Product Stories

It may have taken a few years for its popularity to percolate, but it’s official—Cold Brew Coffee is the “it” drink of summer. What makes it so “hot”? Above all else—its cool temperature.  As its name puts forth, Cold Brew Coffee is never heated. As a result, the oils and acids that are commonly released with heat don’t pass through to the brew. To quantify it, a cup of Cold Brew Coffee contains more than 50% less acid than a hot brewed cup. No longer masked by the compounds that give coffee its bitter bite, the nuanced, lush, fruity flavors of the beans becomes strikingly more perceptible, and to many, that much more enjoyable.

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Time To Baste

June 23, 2015 in Product Stories

When the air outside and the stack of coals start heating up, we start to get a little saucy. You might ask, “How is this different than any other time, Trader Joe’s?” To which, we might reply: “Good point.” But saucy is much more than just a cheeky tone to us. Saucy is our thickening reserve of BBQ condiments, each one concocted to thrill—grill or no grill. You read that right. Such merry marinades prove useful well beyond the season of the open flame—and we intend to clarify this point...

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Move Over, Bacon...

June 11, 2015 in Product Stories

Pork belly is the new bacon. Oh, sure, you could get nit-picky and argue that pork belly is bacon, but to that we say… um, not quite. Yes, they come from the same cut of meat, the belly. But bacon, traditionally, is smoked or cured, and pork belly is not. You can buy pork belly raw and spend hours preparing it from scratch yourself - it's very popular in both Chinese and Korean cuisines - or you can buy Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Pork Belly and revel in the rich, lightly seasoned flavors without having to do any of that kitchen labor

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