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What makes you smile? Much of the world smiles for pistachios. In China, pistachios are called “happy nuts.” In Iran, they’re actually called “smiling nuts.” These grinning green seeds make us smile, too, and that’s why we’re offering Trader Joe’s Salt & Pepper Pistachios Approximately 98% of U.S. pistachios are grown in California, including ours, which come from the San Joaquin Valley. The saltiness comes from sea salt. The pepperiness comes from Malabar Black Pepper that is sourced from the Malabar hills of Southern India. This exotic peppercorn is noted for its robust flavor with fragrant notes of pine and citrus and a sharp heat. The shells have...

We are always seeking the freshest ingredients as the basis for our products. This remains true, even for our frozen selections. Trader Joe’s Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni is a primo example. While touring an Italian pasta factory near Parma, we had the sudden realization that an authentic, stuffed-pasta entrée was exactly what our frozen case needed. We created a single serving, which includes two rolls made from fresh (not dried) egg & semolina pasta. The Cannelloni are filled with...

These days, scones are sold in nearly every coffee house in town. But, rarely have we ever found a good one that was not freshly baked. To that end, who has the gumption to rise early and meet with the baristas and bakery delivery truck at 4 a.m.? You’d be better off rising late (even 7 a.m. works!) to make up your own batch of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scones. What makes our scones so great? For starters, all you need for these fabulous home-baked goodies is...