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Raw Almond Butters

May 04, 2015 in What's New

Our new Almond Butters are completely naked. They’re just plain old almonds, ground to perfection, and happily basking in all their glory. These nuts are au naturale, with nary a salt grain to cover their nude, nutty bums. Aside from the fact that our new Almond Butters have nothing added to them, they are also authentically raw, and by “raw,” we mean that these nuts have not been cooked. They were not...

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Organic Creamy Asparagus Soup

May 01, 2015 in What's New

Creamy soup tastes creamy, and that’s because of the cream. Or, one would think. We’ve discovered that creamy soup doesn’t need cream to be creamy. This we know through the development of our Organic Creamy Asparagus Soup. In this soup, heavy cream (or any kind of dairy) is replaced with organic potatoes and fresh organic spinach, puréed together to a “creamy” consistency. This silken soup texture is...

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Heavenly Villagio Marzano Tomatoes

April 29, 2015 in What's New

A popular legend says that after the king of Peru gifted a new tomato variety to the king of Naples in the late eighteenth century, it was planted near the base of Mt. Vesuvius in the rich volcanic soils of Villagio Marzano sul Sarno. These were the forerunners of today’s “San Marzano” tomatoes (supposedly), but it’s hard to know what’s really true—especially when one considers that Peru had no kingdom (or king!) two hundred years ago. That truth may be...

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April 27, 2015 in What's New

You’ll encounter a number of delectable dips when exploring Middle Eastern cuisine—hummus and baba ghanoush immediately come to mind. At the moment, a new (actually, very old) dip called Muhammara is gaining broad exposure. Once we experienced it for ourselves, we knew we had to provide our own Trader Joe’s version of this irresistible item. While hummus starts with chickpeas and baba ghanoush begins with...

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Gluten Free Bagels

April 24, 2015 in What's New

Bread and breakfast—two things that go together like toast and jam, pancakes and syrup, English muffins and eggs. That is, unless you ask someone who’s gluten intolerant. Such ones can’t as easily enjoy the breakfast-bread connection. Being the sincere people-pleasers that we are, we’ve been carrying a particular brand of gluten free bagel for the last several years, at the request of our customers with gluten sensitivities. This brand was the best gluten-free bagel that they (and we) had tried... until now...

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Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeño Dip

April 22, 2015 in What's New

If we told you that you could have rich, creamy, flavorful dip; something into which you could dip and scoop your veggies and your chips; with about half the fat and calories of most similarly flavored dips, would you give it a try? If we told you that dip was called Trader Joe’s Artichoke Jalapeño Dip, and that it was a specially-developed version of this popular dip that was designed exclusively for Trader Joe’s, would that seal the deal? Come check it out. Trader Joe’s Artichoke Jalapeño Dip has...

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Pastrami Style Smoked Atlantic Salmon

April 20, 2015 in What's New

When questioned about their future, school-age salmon almost never say they want to grow up to be an astronaut. Or a firefighter. Most of the time, you’ll hear them declare a dream of one day becoming a plate of lox. And why not? That lightly brined salmon fillet is enjoyed in delis throughout the world. But, the prepubescent salmon community is not without its rebels. Keep fishing and you’re bound to find one or two who have grand ambitions for a more robust afterlife... say, as a plate of pastrami. We get it. We, ourselves, are not...

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Porchetta Italiana

April 17, 2015 in What's New

Porchetta (pohr/KEHT/tah) is a traditional Central Italian street food that dates back to the Roman Empire (Nero was hog-wild about it). The highly seasoned, stuffed, and slow-roasted (until the meat practically melts and the skin crackles) pork, sometimes referred to as “Italian pulled pork,” is commonly served sliced and sandwiched between halves of a roll. That’s how our buyers first tasted Porchetta. In a...

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Gluten Free Breads

April 15, 2015 in What's New

Several years ago, we began offering a line of gluten free breads in response to many customer requests. It was obvious from the beginning why they were asking for this particular brand—it tasted closer to “regular” bread than anything else we tried… until now… Introducing Trader Joe’s Gluten Free White Sandwich Bread and Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread. In certain ways, our new breads are very similar to what we used to carry. Like the other brand, ours are dairy-, soy-, nut-, and gluten-free. Ours are also made using no artificial flavors and no synthetic colors. But, our new Gluten Free Breads offer even more...

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