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Brewed Ginger Beer

May 15, 2015 in What's New

Ginger is a favorite flavor of ours at Trader Joe’s, and a winner with our customers. Products like our Triple Ginger Snaps and our Miso Ginger Broth are perennial favorites. We might easily include our seasonal Triple Ginger Brew among these favorites... except that it is only available once a year, during the holidays. Considering this, we thought it made great sense to...

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Organic Roasted Tomatillo Gazpacho

May 13, 2015 in What's New

It’s not salsa. It’s not a smoothie. It may technically be “soup”—but it’s a far cry from chicken noodle. What it is, is Gazpacho. This chilled bowl of blended vegetables has a fresh and simple, yet exotic appeal. Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Tomatillo Gazpacho is a grand example of this refreshing, flavorful meal. Originally from Andalusia in southern Spain (with roots possibly going back to Roman times), the best Gazpacho present itself as a...

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Maple Water

May 11, 2015 in What's New

Lately, some interesting natural drink alternatives have been appearing on the scene. Some of these can be found on our shelves, including an Aloe beverage, and Coconut Water. Our newest unconventional beverage offering is Maple Water... though historically speaking, this is not new, at all. It’s likely that Native Americans in the Northeast discovered tree sap as they went about their daily lives, inhabiting the forests of Maple trees. And, that’s exactly what our Maple Water is—tree sap, culled from...

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Strut Your Stuffed Recipe Contest: Call For Entries!

May 11, 2015 in Events and Contests

Do you have an inspired, “stuffed” recipe? Do you know how to Strut Your Stuffed in the kitchen? If the answer to these questions is – yes – and you enjoy engaging in cordial cooking competitions, then we want your recipe! If selected, you could win a Trader Joe’s gift card or other really cool stuff, including the opportunity to Strut Your Stuffed Recipe on the Trader Joe’s website.

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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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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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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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Throw A Fiesta - TJ's Style

May 05, 2015 in Entertaining

A signature drink can set the tone of a fiesta. Inspired by the Margarita, a legendary beverage that carries as many great origin myths as it does recipes, we started mixing and blending using our fresh Limeade as the base. With only four simple ingredients: water, sugar, lime juice, and lemon juice, it’s bright and quenching with a [fist pump] tartness to it. It is the essence of refreshment and welcomes the creation of a cocktail

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Raw Almond Butters

May 04, 2015 in What's New

Our new Almond Butters are completely naked. They’re just plain old almonds, ground to perfection, and happily basking in all their glory. These nuts are au naturale, with nary a salt grain to cover their nude, nutty bums. Aside from the fact that our new Almond Butters have nothing added to them, they are also authentically raw, and by “raw,” we mean that these nuts have not been cooked. They were not...

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