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Meet Guacamole’s “slimmer” half-sister—Guacamame. Equally green, she is made with a blend of edamame (soy beans) and tofu (also pretty much soy beans), so she boasts 40% fewer calories and 70% less fat than her avocado-based brethren. Because of her link to the legumes, Guacamame’s verdant hue is more of a virtue—i.e., even when exposed to air, she stays bright and very green.In spite of her svelte profile, Guacamame is full-flavored and bold. Like a true Guac, she's...

Standing on the corner, cradling a freshly-made, spicy, Korean BBQ-style sausage in one hand—we knew instantly we’d have to find a way to spread those flavors around. One bite sealed the deal. Taking our ‘Q from Korean street food, we’re excited to present Trader Joe’s Spicy Chicken Sausage (Kalbi BBQ Recipe). Barbeque is an excellent place to begin for those unfamiliar with Korean cuisine. This is especially true for Americans. After all, what’s more American than barbeque? Of course, “barbeque”...

Dried food is shelf-stable. (Astronauts, give a shout!) It’s also lighter. (Time to party out loud, you long-distance hikers!) But usually, it’s not as good tasting as the hydrated version. [… crickets…] Not so with Trader Joe’s Freeze-Dried Fuji Apple Slices. Until you try them for yourself, you won’t believe how they maintain the crunch and sweetness for which freshly picked Fuji’s are so well known. Fujis are a Japanese innovation of the late 1930s (named, incidentally, not for Mt. Fuji, but for the town of Fujisaki where they were hybridized). In that Northern Japanese town, some apple-loving researchers...