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Shortcake Biscuits

June 24, 2014 in

It's summertime and the bounty of berries and other summertime-specific fruit is starting to show its true colors—vibrant raspberry reds and blueberry blues along with the more subdued hues of peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums. We believe that where there is fresh fruit there also should be shortcake. And, as if by a stroke of magic, our Shortcake Biscuits have made their appearance! Crafted exclusively for us using copious amounts of real butter, cream and buttermilk, these Biscuits have a scone-like texture that invites pairing with juicy fresh or frozen fruit. They’re rich and crumbly and...

Black Figs

June 23, 2014 in

Your Mission, should you choose to accept it, is a Fig. It’s also Black. Not that this is a Black Op. Sure, fig leaves have been used in past “covert” operations (think paradisiacal gardens). But, there’s nothing clandestine about these Black FigsOur Black Figs are grown in Niland, California (June crop) and Madera, California (July crop). Historically, they first arrived in San Diego via Franciscan missionaries in 1768. Those Spanish monks planted trees all along the West Coast with every new mission they founded. Earlier still, the ancients of Asia cultivated and enjoyed these dark-skinned beauties. They are smooth on the outside, and...

As a noun, “light” is the phenomenon of invisible waves making things visible... Amazing. In verb-form, we “light” a fire to bring physical and aesthetic warmth to body and soul... Cozy. As an adjective, “light” means less of the good stuff—at least when food is concerned... BlechAcknowledging this adjectival atrocity, Trader Joe’s is doing our part to shed some light on the dim, dietary plight of “light” foods by introducing our new Light Vanilla Ice CreamIncredibly, this Ice Cream has 80% less fat than our wildly popular Super Premium French Vanilla Ice Cream. It also has...