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The Fruits Of Quick Pickling

August 17, 2015 in Product Stories

Summer. Bounties of glistening, seasonal fruit at our fingertips… We love it. Can’t get enough of it. Feel compelled to get creative with it. Take peaches. There is something to be said about biting into a perfectly ripe, juice-dribbling-down-your-chin peach. Sometimes, though, you want more of a bite in that bite. Whether for a picnic, a barbecue or a twist on a traditional dessert, pickled fruits offer quite the bite...

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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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Artichokes: Bouquet to Banquet

April 08, 2015 in Product Stories

BEHOLD –– The prickly thistle that Zeus is rumored to have wrought from a scorned lover. The globe upon which Henry the VIII and Catherine de Medici famously gorged. The flowering vegetable that propelled Marilyn Monroe’s career to new heights. The ancient. The green. The enchanting

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The Product Gangway

March 30, 2015 in Product Stories

Our mission is to bring you the best quality products at the best prices, every day. To do this, we have to manage our on-the-small-size store space well. This means, as great, new discoveries are being introduced, we are discontinuing products that aren’t earning their shelf space...

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We’ve Lost Our Heads for the Kouigns of Hearts

February 10, 2015 in Product Stories

Sure, we love our roses, hearts and chocolates just as much as the next Romantics. For some Valentines, the cliché is more than okay. But what about your punch-you-in-the-gut Passions? They deserve nuance and… umph! For these Loves, we suggest crowning the Kouigns (queen) Amann with homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce. Yeah, that’s right – caramelizing caramelized cake – that ought to show your punch-you-on-the-gut Passions just how much you care...

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Butter You Up

February 09, 2015 in Product Stories

Call us old-fashioned—acts of bravado and grandeur may win hearts in Hollywood—but real charm is easily (and equally romantically) found in everyday life. Take, for example, Clarified Butter—the distillation of creamy, smooth butter. Also known as Ghee, it brings richness, warmth and the purest butter intensity to whatever it graces—a slice of toast, a skillet of vegetables… a tongue...

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Out-Of-The-Box Baking

November 10, 2014 in Product Stories

We are believers in baking mixes. The ingredients, carefully calibrated, ensure that you get the best results, consistently – no matter where you’re cooking

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