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Root Juice

October 16, 2015 in What's New

The holiday season comes along every year with its flurry of ambience, movies, music, scents, colors, and now: fresh juice. We sought out the most colorful roots—and fruits!— to marry into the merriest of holiday juices. We’ve aptly named it Trader Joe’s Root Juice. Our vendor creates a blend of fall’s most colorful and tasty root vegetables exclusively for us. Beets and carrots are freshly pressed and combined with blood orange juice and sweet potato puree. We turned it up a notch by adding...

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Abondance Cheese

October 14, 2015 in What's New

Trader Joe’s has almost always carried an abundance of cheese, but as of today, we can finally say we also carry Abondance Cheese—which is almost the same, but different. In French, abondance literally means “abundance,” yet we are not talking about a ‘large amount of something.’ The topic here is a classic curd crafted at the foot of the French Alps since at least as far back as the 14th century when monks from the Abbey of Abondance presented it at the election of the Pope in Avignon—making a name for themselves, and even more so for their...

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Fair Trade Organic Guatemalan Coffee

October 12, 2015 in What's New

Coffee enthusiasts often claim Guatemalan coffee beans as the crown jewels of Central America. You will probably never get to try on the actual Crown Jewels, so we’ve developed the noble Trader Joe’s Fair Trade Organic Guatemalan Coffee for you to savor instead. We discovered the perfect extra dark roast in Huehuetenango, a city in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Pronounced “Way-way-ten-NANG-O,” this city not only boasts a fun name, but also the...

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Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Gyoza

October 09, 2015 in What's New

Gee, we love gyoza. Wander through our freezer section and you’ll notice a collection deserving of commendations (if we do say so ourselves). There’s pork, chicken, Thai vegetable, green curry shrimp... We are anything but fatigued with potsticker possibilities, and we completely fell for this uniquely fall profile: Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Gyoza. Our Gyoza bring a rare autumn...

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Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

October 07, 2015 in What's New

Though many Cornbread Mixes today include wheat flour for added stability, historically, cornbread has been made minus the wheat. In fact, the widespread popularity of traditional cornbread throughout the years was in many ways founded on the absence of wheat flour in the recipe. That’s because wheat was more expensive than cornmeal, which made no-wheat cornbread a more cost effective option for people on tight budgets. These days, the added cost of wheat is not so much an issue. However, people have discovered...

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Magic Beans

October 05, 2015 in What's New

Jack had his magic beans... the ones he got from the old man for the cow he was supposed to sell... beans his mother eventually threw out the window (furious Jack hadn’t sold the cow), landing them in the dirt to sprout that behemoth beanstalk... beans that ultimately led Jack to the giant’s castle in the sky and to the sack of gold he stole for a happy ending. Now, Joe has Magic Beans, too! We got ours from...

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Ghost Pepper Potato Chips

October 02, 2015 in What's New

For a few years (2007-2012) the Ghost chili was classified as the world’s hottest chili pepper, with an average of more than 1,000,000 Scoville heat units—that’s about 417 times hotter than the average jalapeño! And while it has been knocked to third place (Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion in first and second, respectively), it still packs a ghostly punch. When something this spicy comes along, our first instinct is almost always how...

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

September 30, 2015 in What's New

We used to carry Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. The tag line on the bag read, “an irresistible snack.” These nuts were, in fact, quite irresistible to many people! But all along, we never felt quite settled on the flavor profile. The ratio of crunchy coating-to-almonds seemed a little off. We located a new supplier and took the opportunity to play with the recipe and try to get it just right. One would think this would be easy with only...

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Broccoli & Kale Slaw

September 28, 2015 in What's New

Kits are king. They contain everything you need to get something done. Sewing kit? Mend a sweater. Shaving kit? Shave your face. First Aid kit? Fix the cut you got from shaving your face. What about a Salad kit? How about: Eat a salad. We call our Broccoli & Kale Slaw a Complete Kit, because it has everything you’ll need to make a fresh, cruciferous salad. We’ve done the hard work for you, shredding broccoli stalks, kale and radicchio to create the crunchy slaw base. Our Kit also includes...

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