If we decide to carry a food item in our stores that has links to a specific cultural context, we like to do it right. From our perspective, that means: authentic ingredients, family recipes, and traditional methods. Trader José’s Handmade Pork & Red Sauce Tamales nails each one of these, and in so doing, provides one of our consummate examples of doing it “right”! We’ve gone to the source for this Mexican cuisine. Our supplier is located in...Read More
Because of their shape—with no end and no beginning—for centuries, bagels have been considered emblems of the continuity of life. Being a noteworthy phase in the life cycle, the harvest is deserving of a dedicated bagel. That’s our assertion, at least. Actually, it’s more than our assertion. It’s our new Harvest Bagel. Working with one of Massachusetts’ bagel innovators, we...
Yup. We’ve done it. You should come along for the ride. It’s a delicious drive along decadence highway, with stops at Elation Avenue, Fabulous Freeway, and Gotta-Get-Me-Some Boulevard. Depending on your point of view, it starts at Cookie Butter and ends with Cheesecake... or it starts with Cheesecake and ends with Cookie Butter. But like simple addition, the commutative property applies—no matter where you begin, you end with happiness. A family-owned Chicago company that specializes in cheesecake is...Read More
Bagels across America are standing up and demanding to be toasted. Now. They want to experience the flavor explosion that is Trader Joe’s Honey Walnut Fig Cream Cheese. They’re on to something. Who knew bagels could be so smart? The idea for Honey Walnut Fig Cream Cheese came to us as the result of the huge success of our Pumpkin Cream Cheese. If folks liked pumpkin flavors in the fall, we figured, why not sweet & nutty flavors during the holidays? And so a new flavor of schmear was born, and all who beheld it...
Fine olive oil—like fine wine, coffee, and chocolate—has distinct characteristics. When one gets beyond simply cooking with ‘whatever’ oil is available, a whole new world of flavor and opportunity opens up. For those who have yet to experience the pleasure of exquisite oils, our Sicilian Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collection is a wonderful place to start. It includes three of the best-tasting oils we could find. The Biancolilla olive is grown on the high hillsides of Central Sicily, between...Read More
As anticipated as the holiday meal itself—the homemade soup that follows. Usually, souping only starts after the guests are stuffed and comfortably football-watching, and the dishes are clean (or soaking). For those who savor the soup, but not the waiting (or the hassle), we have something special in store: Trader Joe’s Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup. Our Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup tastes like...
We are in the throes of a macarons renaissance in America. These almond-meringue filled cookies are hitting the sweet spot. We are certainly having a lot of fun with their rampant popularity, and our newest collection, frozen Macarons des Fêtes, points to just how much. As their name suggest, these macarons were made for parties! And as their flavors—Chocolate Peppermint, Chocolate Raspberry, Four-Spice Caramel, Pear Cinnamon, Gingerbread, and Cappuccino—suggest, these macarons were also made for the holidays! To make the ultimate holiday party treats, we...Read More
For so many, coffee is an essential part of the morning. So much so, that our “pre-coffee” personas can be sorely lacking—not only in personality, but also in the hand-eye coordination and basic math skills it takes to grind, measure, scoop, and pour. It’s a bit of a Catch-22, really... we need the coffee to help us make the coffee, but we can’t drink the coffee until we make it. Although Trader Joe’s can’t help you with all of life’s conundrums—we can help you with this one: The Coffee Cups Quintet to the rescue! If you already...Read More
Charlie Brown: I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.
- Charles Schulz
Whether your copping a Charlie Brown attitude or your looking for a little assist, Trader Joe’s is on your sides when it comes to the holidays. We carry a quality collection of freshly prepared, heat-and-serve sides that are made for us by trusted partners, according to well-vetted recipes. New to our we’ve-got-you-covered-from-all-sides anthology of freshly prepared dishes is...Read More