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Black raspberry is a fairly popular flavor for specialty ice creams and frozen yogurt, but it’s a berry hard to find in non-frozen yogurt. Leave it to Trader Joe’s to bring you an uncommon product that is uncommonly good! Are you ready for our Nonfat Black Raspberry Greek Yogurt? It all begins with Grade A skim milk from cows that have not been treated with rBST. While some Greek “styled” yogurt is created purely with thickening agents, our authentic process involves the traditional method of straining the curdled milk to remove the whey. This method yields a thick and creamy curd, into which we turn some...

Black Rice

March 20, 2014 in

Saying something is forbidden makes people want it all the more. Just think about the way Prohibition backfired, or how banned books always sneak their way onto best-seller lists. Black Rice—once classified as “forbidden” in ancient China—is now freely available, yet it still possesses all those alluring qualities that once made Emperors want to hoard it for themselves. Trader Joe’s Black Rice is an aromatic Indica (“of India”) variety of Orza Sativa (“cultivated rice”) grown for us in...

What makes you smile? Much of the world smiles for pistachios. In China, pistachios are called “happy nuts.” In Iran, they’re actually called “smiling nuts.” These grinning green seeds make us smile, too, and that’s why we’re offering Trader Joe’s Salt & Pepper Pistachios Approximately 98% of U.S. pistachios are grown in California, including ours, which come from the San Joaquin Valley. The saltiness comes from sea salt. The pepperiness comes from Malabar Black Pepper that is sourced from the Malabar hills of Southern India. This exotic peppercorn is noted for its robust flavor with fragrant notes of pine and citrus and a sharp heat. The shells have...