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Green Tea is steeped in intrigue and has been for millennia. First, it originally comes from China—that vast land with ancient and mysterious cultures. Second, the tea, itself, appears to possess a wide variety of healthful qualities, most of which are unscientific, yet still apparently more than anecdotal. Third, Green Tea has elaborate and intricate traditions built around it (i.e. Japan’s Chado, or “The Way of Tea”) that make it so much more than just a ‘cuppa tea.’ Trader Joe’s own history with Green Tea has been a marvelous mixed bag, spanning across categories. We currently offer...

Peanutters

July 17, 2014 in

It’s a myth that elephants eat peanuts. To think that an animal weighing upwards of 13 tons would pursue a food that is, well... pea-sized, is more than just a little nutty. In fact, elephants have to spend 16 or more hours a day eating just to sustain their girth. Comparatively, humans have no such trouble sustaining their girth. That may be a large part of why we find tiny peanuts so hugely irresistible. Plus, we like the taste! Trader Joe’s Peanutters Mini Peanut Butter Cookies are people-bite-sized cookies packed with...

Key Lime Pie

July 15, 2014 in

Aunt Sally sure knew how to make a pie. And that’s good because she was the household cook for a Bahamian millionaire with a sweet tooth. The pie that she made for William Curry and his Key West estate in the late 19th century is today an icon of Floridian food and a celebrated American classic. Trader Joe’s now reveals our own tart and tasty version of Key Lime Pie—just in time for those hot summer evenings when you don’t want to bake, but still want to eat like you did...