Each 15.2-ounce, 100-calorie bottle of Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Green Juice contains an impressive seventeen kale leaves and one whole pound of spinach. Kale is rich in beta-carotene, calcium, and vitamins K and C. Spinach is a good source of iron, folic acid, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. To these nourishing greens, we add...

Bergenost

July 07, 2014 in

Bergen is the name of a picturesque port city on the western coast of Norway. Ost means “cheese” in Norwegian. Put these words together and you’d assume that Bergenost describes a traditional Norwegian cheese, imported from western Scandinavia. Nope. Though it’s made using imported Norwegian cultures, Trader Joe’s Bergenost is actually an American cheese—produced for us in Corfu, New York. And then there’s the green wax rind, apropos of nothing. Nevertheless, one thing is clear: Our supplier is an award-winning artisan cheese maker whose Bergenost earned gold at the 1999 New York State Fair. Since then...

Nutty Grain Salad

July 03, 2014 in

Grain salads are popping up all over the place—from leading European food-retailers, to fast-growing cafeteria-style chains in Southern California. One prominent culinary magazine calls this recent phenomenon the ‘healthiest new food trend.’ So, what’s in a grain salad, anyway? As you might guess, it’s a selection of whole grains, blended with some combination of nuts, seeds, fresh veggies, and dried fruit. It’s obviously no secret that Trader Joe’s Nutty Grain Side Salad errs on the nutty side...