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Simply Nutty Dark Chocolate Nut Bars

February 15, 2016 in What's New

Simply Nutty Bars—our new snack bar line was named for the primary ingredients, which are—quite simply—nuts. Each bar contains a variety of nut combinations (peanuts, almonds, walnuts), and each crunchy, nutty coupling is balanced with sweet honey and crisp rice (made from pea protein and brown rice flour). Our Dark Chocolate, Peanut & Almond Bar is Simply nuts, honey, and rice; while our Dark Chocolate, Walnut, Peanut, Fig & Date Bar also contains chewy pieces of fig and date. Sea salt spikes the...

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Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

February 12, 2016 in What's New

Like the unique sweetness of Vidalia Onions from Vidalia, Georgia (U.S.A.); or the richer flavor of San Marzano Tomatoes from San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, Italy; Hatch Chiles—grown in Hatch Valley, New Mexico—are special for the place from which they come. To borrow a wine making term, the terroir (or total natural environs) of southwestern New Mexico is what makes Hatch Chiles so special. When roasted with care, they are earthy, sweet, and spicy (ranging from mild to medium heat) with an alluring smokiness. Mac & Cheese, another...

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Thyme Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

February 10, 2016 in What's New

We like food products with fewer ingredients. They just seem purer, simpler. Our Thyme Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette has just three—extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and thyme honey. No emulsifiers. Nothing else added. We also really like when the ingredients for a single product all come from the same place. The oil, vinegar, and honey for our new Vinaigrette are all produced in the Greek region of Lacadaemon (Sparta). In fact, Thyme honey (i.e. honey made by bees only exposed to thyme blossoms) is indigenous to...

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USDA Choice Premium Angus Beef Filet Mignon Steak

February 08, 2016 in What's New

Trader Joe’s Choice Premium Angus Beef Filet Mignon Steak is one of four cuts we offer on the Choice Grade tier (the grade just under USDA Prime, typically found only in fine restaurants). Mignon means “cute” in French, implying the dainty and tender nature of this cut. Coming from a non-weight bearing muscle on the animal, the filet has significantly less connective tissue, making it the most tender—and arguably, the most desirable—Steak. Our cut of Premium Angus Beef comes from the upper two-thirds of the “USDA Choice” grade-range. This means it has ample marbling, making it more...

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Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade

February 05, 2016 in What's New

We sell about a half-a-dozen BBQ sauces. As with most of the other food items we carry that customers use on a regular basis, we offer a number of styles and flavors of BBQ sauce to appeal to a variety of tastes. But flavor isn’t our only concern. We also know a growing number of our customers prefer 100% organic products. Our new Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade should appeal to our organic customers, while it also offers a new and attractive...

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Artisan Reserve Vermont Cheddar

February 03, 2016 in What's New

The Cheddaring process was originally codified in 19th century England, but it wasn’t long after that that Americans started producing their own excellent versions of Cheddar cheese. Vermont is one of those places renowned for its premium American Cheddar, and this is the state from which our February Spotlight Cheese comes. We featured Trader Joe’s Artisan Reserve Vermont Cheddar once before, back in 2012—now we’re bringing it back again for...

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Organic Ranch Dressing

February 01, 2016 in What's New

Ranch Dressing. It’s a staple in so many American homes. And yet, the big national brands of this cultural touchstone of American cuisine are loaded with preservatives and artificials. What do these preservatives and artificials accomplish for the big national brands? One, they lower costs—cheaper ingredients equal lower finished cost for the manufacturer. Two, they allow the national brands to maintain a lower pH in their Ranch, which allows the buttermilk flavor to really pop, and ultimately, gives the dressing its...

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Thai Sweet Chili Veggie Burger

January 29, 2016 in What's New

We’ve got a robust line-up of frozen burger patties at Trader Joe’s, including options for everyone. We’ve got burgers from the pastures (Ground Buffalo Burgers, Grass Fed Beef Burgers); burgers from the sea (Simply Seasoned Tuna Burgers, Mahi Mahi Burgers); burgers for the birds (Turkey Burgers, Chile Lime Chicken Burgers); and even several “meat-less” options (Vegetable Masala Burgers, Pizza Veggie Burgers, Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers). Is there room for one more? Always! Our new...

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Spicy Pickled Vegetables

January 25, 2016 in What's New

Pickled things are surging in food culture. We’ve seen evidence of this in the popularity of our Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers. Now, we’re adding to our pickled deli items with Trader Joe’s Spicy Pickled Vegetables. It’s our own version of Jalapeños en Escabeche... with a twist. Jalapeños en Escabeche is traditionally a mix of pickled peppers, carrots, and onions. We’ve given this Mexican condiment a twist, adding...

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