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Zucchini Fries

April 08, 2014 in

If you’ve ever attended a state fair, you’ve seen the deep-fried versions of mac & cheese, ice cream, and candy bars. Leave it to Americans for over-the-top food! At least when Italians fire up the oil pot, they have the good sense to batter up some vegetables. Trader Joe’s Zucchini Fries were inspired by the southern Italian tradition of battering and frying Zucchini, or “little squash.” Our supplier is based in Roseto degli Abruzzi on the northern coast of southern Italy—right in the middle of...

While in England visiting a farm, famous for their flavored cheese artistry, we were introduced to this Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions. Rich and creamy, sweet and savory, it was memorable. Mind you, we already carried Cheddar with Caramelized Onions, so we weren’t “looking.” But in a bite, we knew; if we want to offer the best of the best (and we do), it was time for a change in our onion-imbued Cheddars. Our new Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions is crafted for us on...

French Vanilla Coffee

March 31, 2014 in

Some denounce the practice of flavoring coffee, saying that it’s mostly just a ruse to make bad beans taste better. Apparently, it is true that some sellers take their aging inventory and mask the spoils with flavored oils. While this may be the case with some shady purveyors, be assured that Trader Joe’s approaches every cup of Joe with excellence and integrity. And, our French Vanilla Coffee is certainly no exception! We start with...