Matcha Green Tea Packets

February 08, 2017 in Category: What's New

Tea is important in Japan. It’s at the center of communal life, providing a key ritual (literally) around which friends can gather. Each fleeting meeting is viewed as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and thus, deeply cherished. The common Japanese idiom, Ichi-go, Ichi-e (meaning, “one time, one meeting”) provides the perfect description of this treasured teatime. We resonate with this value for meaningful human interaction—just visualize your last interaction with one of our friendly Crew! So, we’re doing our part to help facilitate more such meetings among friends. Toward that end, we think our new Matcha Green Tea is a great start...

Mini Sugar Hearts

February 06, 2017 in Category: What's New

Hearts are the ultimate signifier of love. Hearts skip beats, hearts break, hearts grow fonder with absence. We don’t, however, think an absence of Trader Joe’s Mini Sugar Hearts is necessary for you to become completely infatuated with them. Just because these Hearts are miniature doesn’t mean they aren’t bursting with love—and deliciousness. The heart shape of Mini Sugar Hearts is a physical display of the way you’ll feel when eating them. Nothing but love. Our top-notch biscuit supplier starts by...

Organic Dry Black Beans

February 01, 2017 in Category: What's New

Dry beans can seem intimidating if you haven’t cooked with them before. While they definitely require more time investment than your super-handy canned beans, they are still fairly simple to prepare. The bonus? Dry beans are a ‘blank-slate,’ allowing you ultimate control of the flavor. Trader Joe’s Organic Black Beans are ready for your own black bean recipe. Or, if you’re a newcomer to the bean party, you can follow the recipe on our package. Essentially, the beans get a quick...

Tulip Bulbs

January 30, 2017 in Category: What's New

With their straight stems, limited leaves, and showy blooms, tulips are one of the world’s favorite flowers. And because tulips are perennials that grow from bulbs, they are well suited for botanical magic. What kind of botanical magic, you ask? Behold, Trader Joe’s Tulip Bulbs. These are specially selected, long-life Tulips; imported from Holland, and planted in a hydroponic glass vase, which allows you to watch them grow. Through the clear vase, you can plainly see the dark-colored bulbs with their many strands of pale roots that shoot down under the water like delicate...

Heart of Palm Medallions

January 27, 2017 in Category: What's New

We heart [read: "love"] novel versions of food items, but whenever we present a food in a new and interesting way, we don’t just do it for novelty’s sake. There’s always a value proposition linked with the specific traits of that product. Trader Joe’s Heart of Palm Medallions are no different. Generally, hearts of palm are harvested from the inner core of certain palm trees, usually from the youngest portion of plant shoots. This typically yields smallish cylindrical segments that naturally break apart into concentric pieces when chopped. In the case of Trader Joe’s Heart of Palm Medallions...

Golden Spiced Milk Chocolate Bar

January 25, 2017 in Category: What's New

If you’ve been a fan of Trader Joe’s chocolates, you know we’ve emphasized “dark” chocolates for several years. We’re progressively exploring more milk chocolate options—sweeter profiles (as opposed to bittersweet) well suited for the addition of innovative ingredients. Trader Joe’s Golden Spiced Milk Chocolate Bar is a golden example. Our chocolatier out of Chicago is known for chocolates that display craftsmanship and innovation. They also believe chocolates can function as “a medium for storytelling.” This new candy bar weaves the tale of...

Organic Kabocha Squash

January 23, 2017 in Category: What's New

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Season has gone, for now. While some may be glad for the pumpkin pause, for others, the end of our annual pumpkin-product parade results in a serious pumpkin-shaped void. If you’re having a hard time waiting for next fall, good news—we’re now selling Trader Joe’s Organic Kabocha Squash. The Kabocha squash (aka Japanese pumpkin) was introduced into Japanese cuisine from Cambodia in the mid-sixteenth century. Since then, this squash has become...

Oven-Baked Cheese Bites

January 20, 2017 in Category: What's New

It’s no secret that we love cheese here at Trader Joe’s—stroll on over to our cheese case and you’ll see what we mean. And what is there not to love? Cheese just makes everything better. (See: burgers, baked potatoes, pasta, crackers, casseroles, omelets, sandwiches, vegetables... ad infinitum.) So why, then, should you not be able to enjoy cheese anytime, anywhere? That’s a trick question, because you should be able to enjoy cheese anytime, anywhere. Now, with a pouch of Trader Giotto’s Oven-Baked Cheese Bites in hand, you can...

Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant

January 16, 2017 in Category: What's New

Pro tip: When searching for the best éclairs, one should begin and end in France. Food historians tend to agree that the éclair originated there sometime in the mid-19th century. Though its name evolved over time (its original moniker was pain à la duchesse), the goodness that makes éclairs so very delicious has remained constant. We ventured to France to find Trader Jacques’ Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant… and they were worth the trip! Éclairs are made with choux pastry, the same type of dough used for...