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Smoked Chile Cheddar Cheese

May 08, 2015 in What's New

Cheese seems like such a simple food. But, the process to make it can be complex, requiring a high degree of skill. Our May Spotlight CheeseSmoked Chile Cheddar—is crafted through a rather involved combination of specialized techniques. A world-class cheese cooperative located in Vermont makes this Smoked Chile Cheddar for us. The milk comes from local cows that are raised on small, family farms and never treated with...

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Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 06, 2015 in Guides

Hippocrates called olive oil “the great therapeutic.” Homer called it “liquid gold.” For some, that’s reason enough to slap on a high price tag and call it a day. Not at Trader Joe’s. Our buyers seek out Extra Virgin Olive Oils from experienced producers in the world’s best growing regions—Spain, Italy, Greece, California... Then our tasting panel examines them from every angle: body, fruitiness, bitterness, pungency and, of course, price. Only those that receive high marks across the board are bottled under the Trader Joe’s name and brought to you. Before we examine what’s in those bottles, let’s take a look at what it means to be Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly with Nonfat Greek Yogurt

May 06, 2015 in What's New

While famously united between slices of bread, the seminal combination of nutty, savory peanut butter and fruity, sweet jelly is now meeting up with “best thing since...”—Greek Yogurt. Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter & Jelly with Nonfat Greek Yogurt takes this iconic, American food coupling to a very cool, very creamy place. The character-rich combo of Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jelly blends smoothly into the thick, velvety texture of the Greek Yogurt (created when the watery whey is strained from the milk). While the Greek Yogurt is made with...

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