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Have you ever wondered how Trader Joe’s comes up with so many ideas for great products from around the world? Hint: It’s not from sitting in front of a computer screen, in an office somewhere. Our idea of first-rate products requires first-hand tasting. That is why we travel to the world’s most interesting regions, in search of food-experiences that we might not have otherwise had. We’re confident that our Potato Chips with South African Style Seasoning will become yet another favorite cultural import—the result of our worldly wanderings. These uniquely seasoned Chips start with paprika that is slow-smoked. This method infuses a...

Gold comes in nuggets. So does wisdom. Why not chicken? It does of course, and Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets are the latest tasty development in chicken chunk flavor and technology. Of course, nuggets of chicken are not new. The first prototype was developed in 1963 by the Cornell professor and poultry innovator Robert C. Baker. (Clearly, McDonald’s was not the originator, since their famous version showed up as late as 1980.) Since the 80s, nuggets have undergone a number of positive makeovers, including the move from mechanically-separated chicken to white meat chicken pieces, and also the use of...

Some foods are just good. Like ice cream. But, ice cream isn’t considered good for you. Other foods may be good for your body, but they are not necessarily something you’d enjoy putting in your mouth. Trader Joe’s Fruit Bar with Flax and Chia Seeds possesses that rare combination of tastiness and healthfulness. Our 100% Fruit Bar is made from fruit purees and juice concentrates, including apple, pear, elderberry, lemon, and strawberry. It has the flavor and aroma of strawberries, with just the right amount of tart. The texture is that of soft, dried fruit, with the light and delightful crunch of...