Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets

October 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

The açaí trend shows no signs of slowing down—and why should it? The complex and rich, tart-berry flavor of açaí, with its subtle hints of cacao, is refreshingly irresistible. As people look to eat healthier, on the go cafés and juiceries have devoted entire sections of their menus to energizing smoothies and filling breakfast bowls made with this brilliant berry of the Amazon. These menu offerings, however, are often packed with sugar, and always expensive. So we set out to find an appetizing yet affordable option for açaí, and came up with our Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets. Each package contains...

Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

October 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

Moroccan mint tea is not so much a drink as it is a ritual, a sign of hospitality, an event in which to partake. In Morocco, hosts, shop owners, and teahouses take great care in the process of brewing mint tea and serving it to anyone who walks through their doors. Tea is cleansed in boiling water before steeping with mint leaves and sugar added to yield a sweet, flavorful drink. Such great care yields spectacular tea. Tea that we, in turn, wanted you to experience. With Trader Joe’s Organic Moroccan Mint Tea, we’ve simplified a few of the accustomed brewing steps, delivering full flavor in...

Fair Trade Malawi Coffee

October 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

The beans in our bags of Fair Trade Malawi Lot Coffee come from family-owned farms in the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in northern Malawi. (Malawi’s a thin land-locked country in southeastern Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia.) The subtropical climate and rich clay minerals produce coffee beans with soft, floral tones and notes of caramelized tangerine zest, spice and chocolate. Slow maturation at an elevation of over 6,500 feet lends a unique flavor profile to these beans, giving them a creamier body with less acidity than other coffees from neighboring countries. These beans are considered...

Gluten Free Rolled Oats

October 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

For some people, gluten-free is a fad. For others, it’s a way of trying to eat a little more healthfully. For people with celiac disease – a digestive and autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten-containing foods are eaten – gluten-free is an absolute necessity. Gluten is a naturally occurring component in many grains – wheat, barley and rye among them. In recent years...

Vegan Spread & Dressing

October 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

Mayonnaise—it's a thick, creamy sauce consisting of egg yolks emulsified with oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, vinegar, and (usually) mustard. Without it, potato salads would just be boiled potatoes, sandwich bread would be crumbly and dry, and creamy salad dressing wouldn’t be... well, creamy. Whether it’s for dietary limitations or fear of egg yolks, however, many people are forced to go without this smooth spread. A sad thought, indeed. In an attempt to take back potato salad and make sandwiches sing for all, we’ve developed a...

Korean Style BBQ Sauce

October 04, 2016 in Category: What's New

Take one look at our Grocery aisle, and you’ll see that we love barbecue sauce. From our classic Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce to our more recent Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce, the assortment we offer suggests that we take our barbecue-eating very seriously—and we do. We like to stay on top of BBQ trends, and Korean barbecue is having a very mainstream moment...

Gluten Free Pizza Crusts

September 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

Gluten free breads, gluten free pretzels, gluten free baked goods, gluten free cereal, gluten free beer... We have it all. But we realized there was one large, circular hole in our gluten free offerings, roughly the size of a pizza crust. And Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pizza Crusts seems to fill that quite nicely. We’ve sold Organic Pizza Crust in our freezers for some time now. Many of you have probably enjoyed adorning these crusts with your favorite sauces, cheeses and toppings. With the rise of gluten intolerance, it’s time we made pizza making easy for all those wishing to make pizza. Our supplier uses a proprietary mixture of...

Organic Mango Fruit Spread

September 28, 2016 in Category: What's New

We’ve had a lot of fun with Mango Season, adding real mango flavor to just about any kind of food we could think of. It’s been interesting experiencing the taste of mango in/on unexpected vehicles (Mango Joe Joe’s, anyone?), but when it comes down to it, fruits seem most favored when eaten raw and ripe, or else conveyed in one of the more common expressions, say, a fruit spread. That’s why we think our Organic Mango Fruit Spread will be enjoyed well beyond our Mango fest. It’s really simple, just...

Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea

September 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

Try to think of an occasion where tea seems out of place... Practically impossible, right? Tea is great in the morning, the afternoon, or at night. It can be found in formal tea ceremonies and casual cafés. It can be black, green, fruity, herbal, hot, cold, sweetened, unsweetened; so many options! With such a plethora of profiles to consider, deciding which teas to offer in our stores sometimes presents a challenge, but after introducing Organic Mango & Chile Black Tea for Mango Season, we decided we should keep branching out with more fruity, black teas. And that’s where Trader Joe’s Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea comes in...