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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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Organic Creamy Asparagus Soup

May 01, 2015 in What's New

Creamy soup tastes creamy, and that’s because of the cream. Or, one would think. We’ve discovered that creamy soup doesn’t need cream to be creamy. This we know through the development of our Organic Creamy Asparagus Soup. In this soup, heavy cream (or any kind of dairy) is replaced with organic potatoes and fresh organic spinach, puréed together to a “creamy” consistency. This silken soup texture is...

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Heavenly Villagio Marzano Tomatoes

April 29, 2015 in What's New

A popular legend says that after the king of Peru gifted a new tomato variety to the king of Naples in the late eighteenth century, it was planted near the base of Mt. Vesuvius in the rich volcanic soils of Villagio Marzano sul Sarno. These were the forerunners of today’s “San Marzano” tomatoes (supposedly), but it’s hard to know what’s really true—especially when one considers that Peru had no kingdom (or king!) two hundred years ago. That truth may be...

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April 27, 2015 in What's New

You’ll encounter a number of delectable dips when exploring Middle Eastern cuisine—hummus and baba ghanoush immediately come to mind. At the moment, a new (actually, very old) dip called Muhammara is gaining broad exposure. Once we experienced it for ourselves, we knew we had to provide our own Trader Joe’s version of this irresistible item. While hummus starts with chickpeas and baba ghanoush begins with...

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Guide To Olive Oil Tasting

April 27, 2015 in Guides

Looking for some engaging, foodie fun? Yearning to discover the oil that sings to you? We recommend putting on a Trader Joe’s Olive Oil tasting. In fact, it’s exactly what we did to come up with the critical product details for our Guide To Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s delicious, educational fun that provokes taste-ful conversation. And we make the planning and assembly very low-stress with our play-by-play of How To Host an Olive Oil Tasting...

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Gluten Free Bagels

April 24, 2015 in What's New

Bread and breakfast—two things that go together like toast and jam, pancakes and syrup, English muffins and eggs. That is, unless you ask someone who’s gluten intolerant. Such ones can’t as easily enjoy the breakfast-bread connection. Being the sincere people-pleasers that we are, we’ve been carrying a particular brand of gluten free bagel for the last several years, at the request of our customers with gluten sensitivities. This brand was the best gluten-free bagel that they (and we) had tried... until now...

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