Lemon Meringue Tarte

April 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

Lemon meringue pie has roots in Europe, where since Medieval times, various kinds of sweet lemon treats were developed in places like Switzerland and England. These days, what Americans know and love as lemon meringue has strong visceral connections with the deep South of the U.S.; although pie historians would tell us that a version resembling what you can order in a diner today was first introduced in mid-nineteenth-century Philadelphia. Given this history, you’d think Trader Joe’s would go straight to...

Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup

April 04, 2016 in Category: What's New

Nothing says comfort quite like a bowl of homemade chicken soup! Who doesn’t long for a bowl of soup-from-scratch while nursing that winter cold away? No one, that’s who. Or, at least not us. That said, we don’t know anyone who is both nursing a winter cold and spunky enough to log stove-time making chicken soup from scratch. And that’s when our sick-day hero, Trader Joe’s Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup, enters the scene. Made for us in small...

Organic Black Bean Rotini

April 01, 2016 in Category: What's New

Here’s pasta with a twist. Actually, two twists. When you think pasta, you very likely think of semolina flour—or at the very least, wheat flour. If you’re a gluten free eater, your thoughts may go to rice or quinoa or corn. So it’s safe to say, if you’re thinking pasta, you’re thinking grain. It’s also safe to say that in creating Trader Joe’s Organic Black Bean Rotini, we went against the grain. This is pasta made with 100% black beans. No grains; just...

Seafood Paella

March 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

The original paella, known as paella valenciana, is an age-old, one-pan dish that traditionally includes rabbit (or chicken) and snails, cooked together with beans (three kinds), and saffron-seasoned, white rice. Over time, this one-pan dish has evolved to include a variety of different ingredients. Probably the most popular version worldwide (and the second most popular in Spain) is paella de marisco, after which we’ve patterned Trader Joe’s Seafood Paella. Though not Valencian (or Spanish), our supplier...

Organic Pitted Kalamon Olives

March 28, 2016 in Category: What's New

Pits can be, well—the pits—especially in your and our favorite Greek olives, Kalamons (aka Kalamatas). Rather than grouse, we went to Greece, the historic Sparta region to be specific, to seek out the finest, Pitted Kalamon Olives. We found them. In the midst of what seemed to be an endless olive grove, our buyers happened upon a facility dedicated to pitting and packing the organic olives grown right around them. We were enchanted to find the deep purple...

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

March 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

A slice of Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a nearly perfect snack. The sweet raisins and aromatic cinnamon make it seem like a special baked treat, one that’s elevated even further by a simple warm up in the toaster. And yet, it’s just bread—not a donut or a slice of cake—so, very little guilt! We want all our customers to have the Cinnamon Raisin Bread experience, and that’s why we created Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This is a hearty loaf that smells and tastes like...

Sriracha Tuna Salad

March 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

Sriracha is so hot right now—and that’s not just a Scoville heat scale reference. As we have seen ever since we brought in our Sriracha Sauce, our customers really love this stuff. From Sriracha Potato Chips to Sriracha Hummus, we now offer six sriracha-enhanced products, and we think Trader Joe’s Sriracha Tuna Salad—lucky product number seven—is the perfect addition to this diverse line-up. Trader Joe’s Sriracha Tuna Salad combines the distinct...

Wood Fired Naples Style Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

March 21, 2016 in Category: What's New

There’s Italian food, and there’s American food. And then, there’s Italian-American food. Our Wood Fired Naples Style Uncured Pepperoni Pizza best fits that last category. It’s a hybrid pie from two countries; a simple pizza combining the best ingredients we could find. The authentically Italian pizza crust is made for us near Bologna, Italy. Wheat-flour dough is allowed to rise naturally for 24 hours. Then, it’s hand-formed, Naples Style—thin in the middle, with...

Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Ginger Chunk Cookies

March 18, 2016 in Category: What's New

In recent years, the world of baking has opened up to those who are gluten intolerant or sensitive. Not only has this world been populated with more gluten free options, but we’ve also seen improvements in available recipes. It seems bakers are gaining a better understanding of just what it takes to make a better gluten free baked treat. The bakers we work with are no exception. We asked one supplier with whom we’ve had great success (who makes our Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies) to create for us...