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Guide To Turkey Roasting

November 07, 2016 in Category: Guides

Our turkeys are never frozen, but we do keep them super cold. Plan to buy your bird a few days in advance. A good rule of thumb is to allow at least 1 day of "mellowing out" in the fridge for every four pounds of meat. Got a 12 pound bird? Plan on three days. A 16 pound bird? Four days. Then, on the big day, take the turkey out of the fridge and unwrap and remove the temporary wire truss. Locate and remove neck & giblets (don’t see ‘em? don’t forget to check the back end), set aside for potential future use (stuffing, gravy, soup or gumbo). Pat the bird dry, inside and out, with paper towels and set on a clean, flat surface.

Korma Fish Curry

November 04, 2016 in Category: What's New

The curry-based dish known as “Korma” originated in medieval India, at a time when the Persian Mughal Empire ruled the subcontinent. This food first emerged in the north as a meal of meat or vegetables, braised in a spicy sauce. Trader Joe’s now presents a twist on traditional Korma, introducing some unconventional elements from the south (coconut milk, tamarind), and putting fish at the center of the plate. Trader Joe’s Korma Fish Curry starts with Swai, a fish native to...

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

November 03, 2016 in Category: What's New

We did it! We fit an entire pumpkin pie into a jar. Don’t pretend like you haven’t tried to do the same. Okay, okay, maybe not an entire pie—but that was the best way to describe the deliciousness found in a jar of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter. Like all of our cookie butters, we start with cookies. Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s Cookies, to be exact. They are crushed and blended with real pumpkin puree to complete the cookie butter’s autumn alteration. We’ve left chunky pieces of cookie in a nod to oft-overlooked pie crust. Along with the purée, our Pumpkin Pie Cookie Butter has archetypal...

Almond Butter Granola

October 31, 2016 in Category: What's New

Almond butter is not just for spreading on sandwiches. You can use it as a base for sauces, blend it into smoothies and milkshakes, or slather it on celery sticks. We particularly enjoy it as the featured ingredient in Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Granola. Our Almond Granola starts with a base of rolled oats, whole California-grown almonds, and smooth, nutty almond butter. The oats and almonds contribute to this granola’s generous protein and fiber content; 5g and 4g, respectively, without the use of additional protein sources like soy. Crisped brown rice is blended with...

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

October 28, 2016 in Category: What's New

All pumpkin, all the time. That’s our motto around here—at least during pumpkin season. We're so goo-goo for pumpkin, we've got two Pumpkin Baking Mixes—our conventional version, and this one for our gluten sensitive friends. Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix is easy to make (add egg, oil & water, mix, and bake), and even easier to eat. When we tasted it, what impressed us most about this Mix was that if we hadn’t known it was gluten free, we wouldn’t have known it was gluten free. Our supplier is expert at mixing...

Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice

October 26, 2016 in Category: What's New

Think of this as the convergence of two of our favorite things—pumpkin and cold pressed juice. It was bound to happen, and we can’t imagine a more delicious combination of crazes than what you’ll find in a bottle of Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice. We contemplated a simple cold pressed pumpkin juice, but when we tasted it, it lacked the vibrant flavors of the harvest season. It needed more. So we went back to the garden and discovered a rainbow of companions to brighten and enliven the pumpkin. Every bottle of Pumpkin Harvest Juice contains...

Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds

October 24, 2016 in Category: What's New

Pumpkin presents so many varied opportunities to create simply delicious foods. It also presents an opportunity to showcase not just the sweet, orange inner “meat” of the pumpkin, but also its savory, crispy seeds. Those seeds get their due recognition in Trader Joe’s Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds. Unlike our other pita snacks, these are thick-cut, definitely cracker-like and wonderfully crispy. They’re made exclusively for us by a small, truly artisan bakery, using whole grains and seeds.  The pumpkin seeds add even more...


October 24, 2016 in Category: Product Stories

Dream if you can, a neighborhood grocery store, where pumpkin-y visions become reality. And then wake up, because this is reality – at least, it is right now,  this very minute, in our stores. From muffins to salads to juice, we’re here to help squeeze your favorite squash into every sweet and savory snack possible this season. Brew yourself a cup of Pumpkin Spice Coffee and get crackin’ on these curcurbita-filled creations, before the last of the autumn leaves fall…

All Natural Ground Chicken

October 21, 2016 in Category: What's New

Ground beef is so passé. Okay, maybe not so passé—cheeseburgers will never go out of style. But ground beef isn’t the only player now, at least on the shelves of Trader Joe’s. We also sell Ground Turkey, and now we’re adding yet another choice to our offerings: All Natural Ground Chicken. Our All Natural Ground Chicken offers an excellent and exciting new option when shopping for ground meat—yes, we think Ground Chicken is exciting. Especially ours, which antibiotic free and from chickens fed all-vegetarian diets. The meat, a blend of white and dark meat, is 92% lean and 8% fat, giving it a mild flavor and moist...