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We Know Pinot (Noir)

November 09, 2015 in Wine Insider

TJ’s Wine Insider is your go-to guide for Trader Joe’s wines... Do we know Pinot Noir? Here’s what we know: We know Pinot Noir is among the oldest grape varieties. We know Pinot Noir is highly prized around the world. We know Pinot Noir is a natural complement to the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner… but enough of what we know. Here’s what you need to know...

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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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Radio - Popcorn in a Pickle

August 24, 2015 in Radio Spots

What’s the best route to the most innovative take on late summer snacking? It involves a company that’s been making snacks for more than 130 years. This is Tara Miller of Trader Joe’s. The inventive snack in question is Trader Joe’s Popcorn in a Pickle. That name is not just a clever play on words. It’s a solid description of this dill pickle flavored popcorn...

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The Fruits Of Quick Pickling

August 17, 2015 in Product Stories

Summer. Bounties of glistening, seasonal fruit at our fingertips… We love it. Can’t get enough of it. Feel compelled to get creative with it. Take peaches. There is something to be said about biting into a perfectly ripe, juice-dribbling-down-your-chin peach. Sometimes, though, you want more of a bite in that bite. Whether for a picnic, a barbecue or a twist on a traditional dessert, pickled fruits offer quite the bite...

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Build Your Own Sundae Ice Cream Social

August 03, 2015 in Entertaining

Dating back to the 18th century, the Ice Cream Social still reigns as a leading medium to foster community. The only technology you need is a scoop. That’s why, when we think about celebrating National Ice Cream Month, as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984...

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