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Our Sauerkraut is in a pickle. Or is our pickle in some sauerkraut? Either may be true, but one thing’s for sure, Trader Joe’s Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers is a paragon of pickling tradition and innovationThe innovation? We’ve added pickles—Persian Cucumbers, to be exact. We’ve sliced them into thin rounds, lending extra texture to the kraut and providing just a little of that yummy pickle flavor. The tradition? This is Sauerkraut like your great-grandma used to make. That means all-natural fermentation. No vinegar added. No lab cultures to kick-start the process. No cooking or pasteurization. It’s just...

You can get a really great taste of India at Trader Joe’s. In fact, all of the Indian food we offer was recently catalogued by the Smithsonian in preparation for the “Beyond Bollywood” exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. The exercise illustrates the integration of Indian food into the American culinary landscape—thanks, in part, to our reputable collection. While humbled by the inclusion, we’re not curators, just culinary adventurers, enchanted by India and her myriad tastes. That leads us to our latest discovery—Uttapam [pronounced U-thap-pam] from Ahmedabad, India, an area famous for...

Our supplier is a third generation California tree-fruit grower, and they grow some of the best stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums, etc.) we’ve ever tasted. For these boxes, they’re providing us with big fruit that’s juicy and incredibly flavorful. Each four-pound box will be filled with 10-12 peaches or nectarines, depending on what’s most ready for harvest each day. The fruit is shipped to our stores very cold, so it stays as fresh as possible. This keeps the fruit firm—don’t make the mistake of thinking the fruit isn’t ripe. It’s...