Organic Ginger Zinger

September 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

A zinger can be a witticism or striking remark. It can also be the perfect word to use for the name of our newest beverage creation: Trader Joe’s Organic Ginger Zinger. Bursting with ginger and lemon flavor, what other word comes to mind besides zing? We’ve dreamed up the perfect ratios of organic ginger juice and organic lemon juice concentrate to produce a refreshing, spicy, zingy beverage. Organic sugar has also been added to sweeten up that spicy zing a little bit—because you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a permanent pucker. If you like ginger beer and...

Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces

September 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

“Waste not, want not,” is how the proverb goes. Like many truisms, it’s common sense. Save what’s left over (instead of throwing it away) and you’ll have more for another day. Sometimes, we’ll ask a supplier to save “what’s left over” from the creation of a Trader Joe’s product, and reserve those unused portions to be packaged up and sold separately. We’ve used this approach with our bacon [Trader Joe’s Uncured Bacon Ends & Pieces], salami [Columbus Peppered Salame Ends and Pieces], and several other items. Our latest application of this ‘waste not’ approach has produced Trader Joe’s Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces. The supplier of our regular sliced Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon harvests its Red Salmon from...

Shrimp Soft Tacos

September 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

Did you know you could temporarily turn your kitchen into a trendy taco truck, for less than it would cost to put a couple gallons of gas in said truck? It’s true, and our Shrimp Soft Tacos are the comfort-of-your-own-home response to the taco truck trend. We’ve indulged at loads of taco trucks. We’re unabashed fans of taco trucks. We’ve never had tacos we liked this much from a taco truck. Trader Joe’s Shrimp Soft Tacos are constructed simply—shrimp, sauce, and cheese are placed inside three small...

Curry Simmer Sauce

September 13, 2016 in Category: What's New

Perhaps you've dreamed of a passage to India. Perhaps you've encountered the frustrating reality that it's really expensive to get halfway around the world. Perhaps you're more likely to journey to your neighborhood Trader Joe's. Perhaps you're in luck. Well, actually, you're most certainly in luck, because...

3 Cheese Wafers

September 09, 2016 in Category: What's New

When it comes to cheese crackers, the options out in the market are seemingly endless. It may shock you to discover, however, that many of these so-called “cheese” crackers don’t have any actual cheese in them—really! Rest assured, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to our 3 Cheese Wafers. One of our Product Innovators first found these small, snack-size crackers while on an airplane to...

Organic Grass-Fed Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

September 07, 2016 in Category: What's New

Since we always take great care in choosing the ingredients that go into our products, it’s safe to assume that Trader Joe’s hot dogs are going to be better than the average tube-shaped meat. We wholeheartedly believe this to be the case. Now, we’re adding Trader Joe’s Organic Grass-Fed Uncured Beef Hot Dogs to our existing line up of dogs, and the attributes of these puppies are sure to elevate franks to the next level. These Beef Hot Dogs are Uncured, meaning they...

Coffee Mochi

September 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

As any Crew Member can tell you, our customers love mochi ice cream, which is often referred to in freezer-aisle conversation as just mochi [say: “MOE-chee”]. We’ve long carried the stuff in Green Tea, Strawberry, Mango, and Chocolate flavors, and in 2014, we introduced our now-beloved, seasonal Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream. But something was missing. What about mochi for the non-dairy crowd? What about creating a delicious frozen dessert that everyone can enjoy? We answered our own question(s) this year by creating...

Organic Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea

September 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

The use of turmeric [say: "TOO-mer-ick"] is on the rise. This rhizome (underground, rooted stem) is in the ginger family—and looks it, too, except for the striking orange color beneath its skin. Mix turmeric with cousin ginger and put it in in curries or in your grilled chicken rub, and you’ll get an invigorating, fragrant, (brightly colored) result. Mix turmeric with ginger and put it in hot water, and you’ll get the invigorating and fragrant Trader Joe’s Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea. Actually, it’s not tea...

Marinated Rack of Lamb with Herbs

August 31, 2016 in Category: What's New

On average, Americans consume less than a pound of lamb per year. That’s amazing when compared to the whopping 270 pounds of other red meats we eat annually. We’ve been racking our brains, trying to figure out how to stop such delicious meat from being so overlooked—and we think we’ve come up with a solution: Trader Joe’s Marinated Rack of Lamb with Herbs. The process of cooking lamb makes some people sheepish, since it’s a food with which most of us are unfamiliar. Worry not! The fears associated with preparation, seasoning, and cooking are put to rest with Trader Joe’s Rack of Lamb. It’s marinated with olive oil, garlic, sea salt and white pepper and topped with...