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Herbal Infusion Anthology

December 02, 2015 in What's New

Last year’s Tasting of Ten Teas was a big holiday hit. We’re following it up this year with a similar “tasting” of steeped beverages. This time it’s a selection of Herbal Infusions from around the world. Our new collection doesn’t include “tea,” strictly speaking (i.e. no leaves from Camellia sinensis). Instead, Trader Joe’s Herbal Infusions Anthology is composed of eight different combinations of dried...

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Just Beets With a Splash of Lemon

November 30, 2015 in What's New

Juice from the beet root is buzz-inducing in athletic circles. That ‘buzz’ is a lively discussion about the effect beet juice might have on athletic performance. Runners, cyclists, and other aerobic athletes have claimed for several years now that this bright-colored juice from beets improves blood flow, making a positive effect on endurance and speed. Accordingly, there have been numerous studies about this. Trader Joe’s can’t confirm these...

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Panettone French Toast

November 27, 2015 in What's New

For decades, around Christmastime, we’ve sold traditional Italian panettone, the cake-like bread studded with pieces of tangy candied fruit. It’s definitely a favorite among both our customers and our crew. Folks eat it as-is, slather it with butter, toast it, and enjoy it in ways we may not know about at all. Our frozen foods buyer started thinking (and this is almost always a good thing), in a twist of culinary biculturalism, panettone would taste fantastico as French toast. And so it is written, and so it is available in Trader Joe’s freezers. To create...

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Extra Virgin Laconia P.G.I. Greek Olive Oil

November 25, 2015 in What's New

Trader Joe’s is the opposite of laconic. With our verbose Fearless Flyer and our expanded product stories, we’ve never been considered short on words. Perhaps our only link with the laconic is our recent introduction of Trader Joe’s Extra Virgin Laconia P.G.I. Greek Olive Oil. Let us elaborate. The region of Laconia in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula includes the city of Sparta, famed for its ancient military strength and discipline (and regarded by ancient Athenians as extremely brief in communication). What Laconians lack in...

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Haricot Verts 2 lb Bag

November 20, 2015 in What's New

“Green Beans.” That’s the literal translation of the French, Haricot Verts (say: “ah-REE-koh VAIR”). What’s with the French? First of all, Paris is resplendent. Secondly, French Green Beans are a notable variety, longer and thinner than most other green beans, also with a slightly more intricate flavor profile. We think their elegant look and unique flavor make them perfect for the entertaining season that is upon us now, no? For such a time as...

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Hot & Sweet Chili Jam

November 19, 2015 in What's New

For years, we’ve been drawn to the hot-sweet flavor-combination. Evidence of this is still on our shelves, including our Hot & Sweet Cherry Peppers, our Hot & Sweet Mustard, and our Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly. Peppers, mustard, jelly... it’s pretty obvious what comes next: Jam! Trader Joe’s Hot & Sweet Chili Jam is the newest evidence of our great love for the hot & sweet. The ingredients are simple...

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Sriracha Potato Chips

November 16, 2015 in What's New

There’s a dragon on the bag of our new Sriracha Potato Chips. She appears poised to attack a stack of nearby chips. In fact, she’s a fire-breathing dragon, and that stack of Sriracha Chips represents the “fire” emanating from the giant reptile’s nostrils. Get the picture? Our Sriracha Lattice Cut Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are fiery with a chili-derived heat and just the right amount of sweetness—a flavor profile heavily inspired by our own...


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Harmonious Nut Quartet

November 13, 2015 in What's New

String quartets, piano quartets, vocal quartets—all melodic groups of four with a passion for perfect performance. You can now add “nut quartet” to this list. Just to be clear, we’re talking about the small, crunchy, edible kind. Trader Joe’s Harmonious Nut Quartet will have you cheering for an encore. Packaged up together in a festive box, this foursome of candied almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and cashews creates the perfect symphony of sweet, salty, chocolaty and nutty. Each premium nut—sourced from the leading nut-growing regions across the country—is...

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Vieux Chimay Aged Hard Cheese

November 11, 2015 in What's New

The vieux (French for “old”) in the name of this cheese might refer to a number of things...
 It could refer to the old Rule to which the Trappist monks who make this cheese adhere—a strict way of living founded by Benedict of Nursia that goes back as far as the 5th century. Or, vieux could refer to the long number of years (since 1876) that the monks of the Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, Belgium have been making cheese for their livelihood and to support local...

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