Sponge Candy

December 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

From the moment our Product Innovator first presented it to our tasting panel, we were intrigued by this unique, hard-to-find candy... Some folks knew exactly what to expect when they heard that Sponge Candy was on the menu that day (oh, the nostalgia!), but the rest of us? The rest of us were stumped. Sponge Candy? What exactly were we in for? The answer was as simple as the product’s ingredients: we were in for something delicious—and now you are, too! Trader Joe’s Sponge Candy contains four primary ingredients...

Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack (6-pack)

December 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

Seaweed grows in the ocean—not in fields on land—so the idea of “organic” seaweed may seem a little strange. What, then, makes Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack, “organic”? In farming conventional seaweed, farmers typically use food-grade acid to eliminate the presence of unwanted species growing on the underwater crop. Instead of using these chemicals, the South Korean farmers who grow the seaweed for our Organic Seaweed Snack use two natural methods to control pests. Seaweed is grown on ropes that are...

Dried Fruit Bars

November 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

We used to carry some wonderful Fruit Bars from a small supplier in New Zealand. Our customers loved these dried fruit snacks, but unfortunately… that supplier went out of business. Still longing for the simple quality of those first Fruit Bars, we recently discovered that our original supplier has been re-opened under new ownership—and they are still capable of making the exact same snack for us! So, what makes Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars so special? Two things. First, each bar...

Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil

November 28, 2016 in Category: What's New

Smoked cheeses, smoked fish, smoked almonds, smoked dog treats. You’d have thought we’d covered all our bases on “smoked” products, right? Wrong. While we most likely won’t be smoking lettuce or toilet paper any time soon, we are offering a new insanely delicious—and amazingly priced—smoked product: Trader Joe’s Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We first source extra virgin olive oil from Tunisia—a country recently in the spotlight for producing some of the best, award-winning olive oils in the world. This extra virgin olive oil lacks sensory flaws and is considered...

Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars

November 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

If a bear stumbles upon a gluten free gingerbread snack in the woods, and there’s no one around to witness the stumbling, did it really happen? We think you should ask the bear who adorns the package of Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars. Chances are, this bear will bear witness to the bear who is the bearer of these Bars that have just barely landed on our shelves. Bear in mind, the bear on the box may be biased; this appears to be a bear of great bearing, also bearing a couple of the aforementioned Bars. With all the incredibly sweet, high-impact treats on store shelves this time of year, Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars immediately stand out because of their...

Oh My Guava!

November 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

OMG! is a popular exclamation in our culture. (By “culture,” we mean Trader Joe’s, and by “OMG” we mean, of course, Oh My Guava! tropical fruit and black tea beverage.) For us, it’s not just an exclamation—it’s a drink with an attractive and unique flavor profile. To make it, we gathered our guava purée from Colombia in South America. It’s fruit purée that’s certified organic and kosher by the proper authorities. It’s also certified DEE-licious, by us. The purée is blended with...

Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

November 21, 2016 in Category: What's New

Residents of the Mediterranean basin—especially countries like Italy and Greece—love their beans. Beans are an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, not only for practical purposes (when religious fasts require non-animal proteins), but also for palatable purposes, since beans can be prepared in so many delicious ways. If you haven’t yet been sold on the pleasures of beans, Trader Joe’s Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce makes a mouthwatering case...

Avocado's Number Guacamole to Go

November 18, 2016 in Category: What's New

There have probably been several times throughout your life when you think, “Wow, I really wish I had a small packet of guacamole with me right now.” And we don’t blame you. In recent years, guacamole has become one of the most in-demand condiments. Given its popularity, we thought it time to make those small, portable packets a reality with Trader José’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go. Made in Coahuila, Mexico, this is the same Guacamole you’ll find in our...

Gingerbread Cookie Sticks

November 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

Gingerbread Baking Mix, Gingerbread Cookie Caramel Chocolate Bar, Gingerbread House Kit... we’re genuinely jazzed about gingerbread right now. ‘Tis the season, after all. In the spirit of full disclosure, we’ll admit that the above list is woefully incomplete. There are more gingery treats to be found on our shelves, like Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Cookie Sticks, new this year to our bakery section. Gingerbread Cookies Sticks might be described as a cross between biscotti and soft-baked cookies. They’re long like biscotti, chewy like...