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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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Salmon & Vegetable Croquettes

September 16, 2015 in What's New

Croquet and croquette are delightful almost homonyms. One is that game with wooden mallets and balls and hoops played on the lawn. The other simply requires an appetite and a fork. While we’re definitely good for a game or two, let’s talk about the less complicated, tastier one. Come to think of it, you might not even need the fork. Trader Joe’s Salmon Croquettes are carefully packed and pressed into deliciously shareable hors d’oeuvres, so just your appetite might suffice. Made in Thailand, this product includes components of...

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Organic Cream Top Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

September 15, 2015 in What's New

What makes good yogurt? Good milk is the answer. What makes good milk? Milk that comes from 100% grass fed cows. Our new Organic Cream Top Plain Whole Milk Yogurt is good yogurt that comes from good milk—which makes it great! But there’s more. Not only do our milk cows graze exclusively on grass (they are fed no grains), the grass they eat is 100% organically farmed. Keeping with the theme, our milk cows are also never...

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Freestone Peach Slices or Nectarine Slices*

September 11, 2015 in What's New

Given a choice, fresh is always better than frozen. (Except for popsicles. Fresh popsicles always end up a little too juicy.) Frozen treats aside, who wouldn’t rather enjoy a ripe piece of fresh-picked fruit than one that’s had all its moisture turned to ice? Unfortunately, a little thing called “seasons” gets in the way. What if we told you, you could have your frozen peaches and enjoy them too? It’s true! This small miracle comes in two forms: Trader Joe’s Freestone Peach Slices, and Trader Joe's Nectarine Slices. The same farmers who provide our famous four-pound boxes of Peaches or Nectarines in the peak-season, now provide that same high quality...

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Handfuls of Happy Trekking

September 10, 2015 in What's New

Happy trails to you—until we meet again... If you’re old enough (or you have access to re-runs), those song lyrics call to mind the black and white image of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans riding their horses toward the camera with wide grins as the credits roll. It’s a happy image to match a happy song. The taste of our Happy Trekking Mix is meant to evoke similar feelings—big smiles instigated by each handful of our crunchy, chewy, salty-sweet mix of nuts, dried fruit, and...

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Cashel Blue

September 08, 2015 in What's New

Blue cheese can be polarizing. People either love it and can’t get enough, or else they abhor it and can’t stand the smell and taste. Trader Joe’s Cashel Blue is an interesting blue for numerous reasons, but perhaps its greatest attribute is its balanced flavor that pleases both blue cheese connoisseurs and new comers, alike. Created in 1984, Cashel Blue is Ireland’s original artisanal blue cheese. Over 30 years, it has gained a passionate following across...

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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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Organic French Baguette

September 04, 2015 in What's New

Following World War I, French workers rebelled against the upper crust for low wages and poor working conditions. By the early 1920s, the workers’ strikes had won important reforms, including strict limitations on long and grueling work hours. Under the new laws, French bakeries were forbidden to operate between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Unfortunately, well-rested bakers also meant that traditional French boules (round loaves) would not have enough time to bake before breakfast...

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