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Smallish Gems Sweet Lettuce

July 22, 2014 in What's New

The best things come in small packages. At least, that’s what short people say. The leaders in our produce area also say this—though they are varied in height—especially when they are speaking of our Smallish Gems Sweet Lettuce. One of our buyers first encountered Gems in London restaurants and supermarkets several years ago. Today, we’ve seen these small, Sweet Lettuce heads popping up all over the U.S., especially in farmer’s markets and finer restaurants. Based on their notable characteristics, Gems might be described as a cross between butter lettuce and romaine. Technically, they are an...

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Coconut Green Tea Tin

July 21, 2014 in What's New

Green Tea is steeped in intrigue and has been for millennia. First, it originally comes from China—that vast land with ancient and mysterious cultures. Second, the tea, itself, appears to possess a wide variety of healthful qualities, most of which are unscientific, yet still apparently more than anecdotal. Third, Green Tea has elaborate and intricate traditions built around it (i.e. Japan’s Chado, or “The Way of Tea”) that make it so much more than just a ‘cuppa tea.’ Trader Joe’s own history with Green Tea has been a marvelous mixed bag, spanning across categories. We currently offer...

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Build Your Own Sundae Ice Cream Social

July 21, 2014 in Holidays and Gatherings

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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