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White House Cookie Kit

June 29, 2016 in What's New

“We the People of Trader Joe’s, in order to form a more perfect Cookie Kit...” Okay, okay, we know that’s not how the original goes, but this rewrite embodies our attitude when we decided to frame yet another holiday cookie kit, exclusively for Independence Day: the Trader Joe’s White House Cookie Kit. We took the idea of a traditional gingerbread house and did some gerrymandering—the kind without...

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Organic Refried Pinto Beans

June 27, 2016 in What's New

There’s a reason beans are considered a musical fruit... because they go great with salsa (music)! Ba-dum-ching. But seriously, our Salsa Style Organic Refried Pinto Beans are no joke (in terms of how delicious they are). We’ve carried organic refried pinto beans before, and they were good; but not make-you-want-to-wiggle-your-hips-and-strut-your-stuff good. Clearly, we had to do something about that. What we did was develop these Salsa Style Organic Refried Pinto Beans that deliver phenomenal flavor and flair. You will want to...

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Instant Mango Oatmeal

June 24, 2016 in What's New

It’s official. 2016 is marking another huge comeback for oatmeal—huge. Breaking out of the strictly-for-cold-weather breakfast bowl, it’s now a pan-meal, pan-seasonal must. Realizing that our oatmeal collection was a bit light on profiles that would tempt in the heart and heat of summer, we pursued something a bit fresher and fruitier. Guided by a proverb we once heard, “It’s not summer until you’ve eaten a mango,” we created Trader Joe’s Instant Mango Oatmeal. Beyond the whole...

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Seeded Mango & Ginger Crisps

June 22, 2016 in What's New

We first had success with crackers of this nature with our Raisin Rosemary Crisps. That success led to Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps (for fall) and Fig & Olive Crisps (just because). When our minds moved to mango, we knew there had to be a mango flavor combination that would work wonderfully in this format. And we found it! The mango is vital here, but what really makes Trader Joe’s Seeded Mango & Ginger Crisps gleam is the...

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Fromager d'Affinois Garlic & Herbs Cheese

June 20, 2016 in What's New

We are fond of all sorts of cheese. You can tell it’s true from a quick survey of the cheese case in any one of our stores. While we readily appreciate (and carry) cheeses with sharper, funkier profiles, we are just as enamored with the more delicate, creamy curds. Our June Spotlight Cheese happens to be of the most delicate, creamy kind. Fromager d’Affinois [Fro-mah-ZHAY dah-fee-NWAH] Garlic & Herbs Cheese is a soft-ripened cheese that benefits from...

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Shooting Stars

June 17, 2016 in What's New

Summertime is camping time. Some people wait all year long for those perfect weather conditions that make sleeping under the stars an attractive possibility. Really, there’s nothing quite like it... the crisp, clean air on your skin; the night-time sounds in your ears; and of course the shooting stars, visible as they dash across the sky. Nothing goes better with summertime camping than summertime snacking, and that’s one reason we created Trader Joe’s Shooting Stars. The other reason is...

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Mango Galette

June 15, 2016 in What's New

Galette. It looks like a fruit pie, hastily made. Roughly round, with imperfectly folded pastry edges, galettes are usually brimming with apples, pears, peaches, or berries—nothing wrong with that! However, being mango season at Trader Joe’s, we couldn’t resist... Trader Joe’s Mango Galette is indeed rustic in appearance—and elegant, all at once. Our (close to) Boston bakers form these beauties by hand, starting with a traditional, wheat flour, pastry dough. The dough is filled with mangos, and lots of them. Notice, “Mango” is the...

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Mango Bar Bites

June 13, 2016 in What's New

Sometime in the twentieth century, somewhere, someone wedded pies with cookies to create a treat category unto itself—dessert bars. Genius. Sometime in 2011, Trader Joe’s wedded frozen, bite-size convenience with Classic Lemon Bars. Smart move. And that brings us to now. Exclusive to the mode of mango, we’ve crafted sweet-to-be-square Mango Bar Bites that are nothing short of brilliant, if we do say so ourselves. Trader Joe’s Mango Bar Bites feature a...

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Mango Waffles

June 09, 2016 in What's New

When we first conceived of Mango Season months ago, it didn't take long for the product ideas started pouring in. Mango Waffles came to mind immediately. We do pumpkin waffles every fall, and those are pretty darn tasty, our Buyer thought to herself. Why not give Mango Waffles a go? Trader Joe’s Mango Waffles are exactly what you want in a...

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