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Pumpkin Soup

October 23, 2015 in What's New

It’s autumn. The sky is darkening sooner. The air carries a distinct chill—especially after the sun goes down. In tune with the season, our bodies, having so recently craved chilled salads, now, mysteriously, almost imperceptibly, exchange that appetite for rich, warm, belly-filling soups… It is at this time, under these conditions, that we introduce our Pumpkin Soup. But this is not its first introduction. You and our Pumpkin Soup have met many times before. And it’s always a good time. You remember...

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Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings

October 21, 2015 in What's New

Soup goes in a bowl or in a cup—unless, of course, you are a fan of Xiao Long Bao. Then, your soup goes in a dumpling. Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings are a wonder to behold, both for their display of Chinese food innovation, and for their incredibly comforting flavor profile. This concept originates in the Jiangnan region of southeastern China, where Shanghai is situated. Xiao Long Bao are essentially soup dumplings, but instead of dumplings that go in the soup (though you can still certainly make this happen), the soup actually goes...

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Radio - Murasaki Sweet Potatoes

October 19, 2015 in Radio Spots

When you think of sweet potatoes, you think bright orange, right? At Trader Joe’s, we’re all about upending expectations, and sweet potatoes are ripe for upending...

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Out-Of-The-Box Baking

October 19, 2015 in Product Stories

We are believers in baking mixes. The ingredients, carefully calibrated, ensure that you get the best results, consistently – no matter where you’re cooking or how much experience you have. They minimize...

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Guide To Building Better Snacks

September 21, 2015 in Guides

Some snacks can quell cravings – chocolate, salt, caffeine – but after you’ve crunch, crunch, crunched or sucked down the “bite,” your body feels like its crashing or crumbling. Oh, no. How do you handle hankerings and buttress your physique? Build a better snack with “the building blocks of life.”...

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Radio - Pumpkin Bread Pudding

September 20, 2015 in Radio Spots

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding is one of our favorite comfort foods of Pumpkin Season. Unlike our frugal ancestors, we start with freshly baked pumpkin brioche bread. The finished product has a thick, custard-like consistency and the undeniable flavor of pumpkin pie with all its warm, savory spices. Pumpkin Bread Pudding is excellent for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It’s fully cooked, so prep is simple – defrost and serve, or warm in the oven to enhance the flavors even further...

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Radio - Pumpkin Spice Coffee

September 20, 2015 in Radio Spots

Pumpkin Spice Coffee is a Pumpkin Season institution. We start with 100% Brazil Cerrado Arabica beans, roasted medium-dark. At this point we diverge from most modern pumpkin spice coffee purveyors, who accent theirs with artificial flavorings. Ours is spiked with actual spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and seasonings like orange peel and vanilla beans. The beans and the spices are ground together, so the flavors truly mingle...

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Guide to TJ's Rice

September 08, 2015 in Guides

Rice is the best. The wholesome cereal grain serves as a staple for two-third’s of the world’s population. (That’s a lot of people.) As such, rice is an integral ingredient in culinary traditions of many different cultures (sushi, stir fry, paella, pudding, curry, risotto…), each with its own preferences regarding texture, taste and color. Luckily, there are some 40,000 different varieties of rice, grown throughout the world. (That’s a lot of rice). We don’t carry 40,000, but we sure have a fine variety of rice at Trader Joe’s. From Basmati and Black to Arborio and Red, our rice selection offers difference in texture, taste and color. From fully-cooked and frozen, to whole grains and medleys, our selection also offers plenty of difference in preparation. To help you find the Trader Joe’s Rice that best suits your recipe(s), we’ve categorized our rice offerings and their corresponding characteristics, and followed that up with a few grains of wisdom about cooking and serving...

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Radio - Burrata, Prosciutto & Arugula Flatbread

August 24, 2015 in Radio Spots

Pizza as we know it has been around since the tenth century. Before that, ancient Romans enjoyed panis focacius, or what we call focaccia. Today, at Trader Joe’s, you can enjoy panis flatbreadius...

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