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Root Vegetable Galette

October 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

When can a pie be considered health food? When it’s called a galette and it’s filled with vegetables, that’s when? Okay, okay, Trader Joe’s Root Vegetable Galette isn’t exactly health food; but it is more or less a hand-folded, free-formed “pie,” and it is filled with vegetables. (Vegetables are healthy, right?) Here’s the scoop on this rustic take on a “pie”… We asked one of our longtime suppliers, a Canadian company that works mostly in the sweets trade, to indulge us with an indulgent take on a side dish. We asked for flaky pastry, something in which they’re well-versed. They delivered. Inside that flaky, buttery...

Whole Milk Vanilla or Mango Kefir

October 17, 2016 in Category: What's New

Kefir is yogurt’s drinkable, slightly fizzy cousin with an ancient, storied origin. Legend says that the prophet Mohammad first gifted the rare Kefir “grains” required to make this drink to the people of the Caucasus region. Thankfully, it was eventually shared with the Russian people. The world’s been Kefir-keen ever since! Something that should make the world even more Kefir-keen? Trader Joe’s Whole Milk Kefirs, of course. We already offer a Low Fat Blueberry Kefir and a Low Fat Plain Kefir, but our newest Kefirs stand out for their Whole Milk fat content, and for their flavors—Vanilla or Mango. Whole milk provides a...

Falling Into Chips & Dips

October 17, 2016 in Category: Entertaining

In addition to signaling the arrival of more pumpkin products than you can imagine, fall indicates another season, of sorts: the opening of (a lot of) parties season! Parties, get-togethers, gatherings, celebrations, carouses, bashes, festivities — they happen year round, but seem to exponentially multiply come autumn. And no matter the occasion, no other soirée-snack combination is as ubiquitous (or necessary, in our opinion) as the chip and the dip.

Halloween. Again. 2016.

October 16, 2016 in Category: Radio Spots

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means you’ll soon be faced with the dilemma of what to give your neighborhood ghosts and goblins for trick or treat.  

Harvest Blend Salad

October 16, 2016 in Category: Radio Spots

It’s October – when it seems that pumpkin patches are everywhere. Rather than wait for some great pumpkin-thing to happen, why not have a salad?

Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets

October 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

The açaí trend shows no signs of slowing down—and why should it? The complex and rich, tart-berry flavor of açaí, with its subtle hints of cacao, is refreshingly irresistible. As people look to eat healthier, on the go cafés and juiceries have devoted entire sections of their menus to energizing smoothies and filling breakfast bowls made with this brilliant berry of the Amazon. These menu offerings, however, are often packed with sugar, and always expensive. So we set out to find an appetizing yet affordable option for açaí, and came up with our Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets. Each package contains...

Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

October 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

Moroccan mint tea is not so much a drink as it is a ritual, a sign of hospitality, an event in which to partake. In Morocco, hosts, shop owners, and teahouses take great care in the process of brewing mint tea and serving it to anyone who walks through their doors. Tea is cleansed in boiling water before steeping with mint leaves and sugar added to yield a sweet, flavorful drink. Such great care yields spectacular tea. Tea that we, in turn, wanted you to experience. With Trader Joe’s Organic Moroccan Mint Tea, we’ve simplified a few of the accustomed brewing steps, delivering full flavor in...

Fair Trade Malawi Coffee

October 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

The beans in our bags of Fair Trade Malawi Lot Coffee come from family-owned farms in the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in northern Malawi. (Malawi’s a thin land-locked country in southeastern Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia.) The subtropical climate and rich clay minerals produce coffee beans with soft, floral tones and notes of caramelized tangerine zest, spice and chocolate. Slow maturation at an elevation of over 6,500 feet lends a unique flavor profile to these beans, giving them a creamier body with less acidity than other coffees from neighboring countries. These beans are considered...

Gluten Free Rolled Oats

October 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

For some people, gluten-free is a fad. For others, it’s a way of trying to eat a little more healthfully. For people with celiac disease – a digestive and autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten-containing foods are eaten – gluten-free is an absolute necessity. Gluten is a naturally occurring component in many grains – wheat, barley and rye among them. In recent years...