Cocoa Dusted Truffles with Toffee Bits

May 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

So much chocolate is available these days—much of it just ‘ho-hum’—it’s easy to begin believing that “chocolate is chocolate is chocolate.” But, Trader Joe’s Cocoa Dusted Truffles with Toffee Bits stand out among the rest, proving that extraordinary chocolates do still exist. These Truffles are an eating experience—a study in the joy of textural contrasts and the balance of delicate flavors. Made in Belgium of real Belgian chocolate, each one possesses an especially smooth filling made from aerated milk chocolate...

Roasted Potatoes with Peppers & Onions

April 29, 2016 in Category: What's New

Arguably one of the greatest smells coming out of the kitchen is the aroma of peppers and onions cooking together. Add some cubed potatoes and you’ve got a tasty trio just begging to be topped with poached eggs or mixed with cured meat. The one down side to this dish is the substantial labor involved, which includes chopping and sautéing peppers; and cutting, par-cooking, and browning the potatoes. Foreseeing our customers’ need for an easier way, we created a...

Pickled Cauliflower Medley

April 27, 2016 in Category: What's New

From the same supplier that handcrafts our Raw Fermented Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers comes Trader Joe’s Pickled Cauliflower Medley, a star-studded selection of super foods—specifically, three colors of cauliflower and sweet peppers in a trio of hues. Like its sauerkraut sibling, this mix of vitamin and mineral-packed veggies (every serving has four times the amount of vitamin C you’ll find in an orange!) is raw, never cooked...

Dark Chocolate Cacao Nibs

April 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

About five years ago, we introduced a pocket-friendly, one-ounce tin of Dark Chocolate Nibs. The delightful, one-calorie-per-piece, dark chocolate snacking—coupled with the convenience of the cute, flip-top container—charmed. That is, until we discovered a supplier that could source 3.5 times the amount of same-caliber nibs for the exact same $1.99 price. The compromise? We’d have to swap out the tin for a cheery, re-sealable pouch. While the updated packaging may not prove as amenable to the pocket, the radical upswing in value makes them utterly more friendly—definitely time to make a change...

Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits

April 22, 2016 in Category: What's New

You have to eat breakfast. It’s important. It provides fuel for your day. You want to get a good start. This is a story everyone knows. The other, less well-known story is the story of time. Do you have time to make breakfast every day, to fuel your body for the busy day ahead? This story doesn’t always end well, but with Trader Joe’s Breakfast Biscuits at the ready, there are better days ahead for this particular tale. Trader Joe’s Breakfast Biscuits come to us from France, where the pace of life is...

Chicken Spring Rolls

April 20, 2016 in Category: What's New

When your fingers first pinch the outside wrapper of a spring roll, the texture is the tell. Soggy sides foreshadow watered-down filling. Crisp sides—that crackle with your touch—hold the promise of a big, balanced, boastful bite. Chasing down this crispy-fried-roll dim sum ideal, we partnered with Asian cuisine experts (who immigrated to New York from Taiwan to pursue their passion for food) to create Trader Joe’s Chicken Spring Rolls. Having perfected the technique of eliminating excess water in their fillings, the wrappers on their rolls (now ours) stay exceptionally...

Organic Chia Bar

April 15, 2016 in Category: What's New

The name “chia” is said to have come from the Mayan word for strength. In fact, in ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures, chia seeds were prized (above gold, we’ve read) because of their energy-producing prowess. Runners and warriors ate a lot of them. Here’s where ancient history starts shaping modern snacking. Chia is, once again, a treasured source of sustenance, so we’ve crafted a chia-centric bar, perfect for on-the-run, everyday warriors (you know—parents, accountants, students, athletes, etc.). Each of our...

Sliced Mushrooms

April 13, 2016 in Category: What's New

You know what they say: “There’s nothing better than a good, clean mushroom.” Okay... so we’ve never actually heard anyone say that. Still, it’s true, and when you try Trader Joe’s Sliced Mushrooms, we think you’ll agree. Now, when we say “clean,” we’re not so much referring to the personal hygiene of the mushrooms themselves (which we’ll totally vouch for), but rather to the simplicity of this product’s ingredients. We searched the world over (literally), and we finally found canned mushrooms worthy of our...

Moroccan Style Mint Tea

April 11, 2016 in Category: What's New

As ‘traders on the culinary seas,’ it’s our job to travel the world in search of unique and interesting products—and some of our buyers have had the great pleasure of touching down in Morocco once or twice. So, when one of them suggested that we look into creating our own version of the traditional sweet, mint tea served in nearly every Moroccan home and restaurant, we wondered, Why didn’t we think of that sooner? And thus, Trader Joe’s Moroccan Style Mint Tea was born. If you ask anyone familiar with the region, one of the most distinct aspects of Moroccan tea is...