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Wild King Salmon Jerky

August 12, 2015 in What's New

As we often do with products we’ve had for a spell, we decided to revisit our Salmon Jerky to see if it could stand any improvement. Someone suggested trying a different kind of salmon, and when the idea of using Wild King Salmon came up, we got pretty excited. Naturally, we wanted to know how it tasted... but we were also very curious about this “Wild King.” Who is he, and where is his domain? Why is there a fish named after him? What crazy thing did he do to earn him such a feral handle? Sadly, once we realized there was an...

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Green Dragon Hot Sauce

August 10, 2015 in What's New

Hot is cool. And that makes summertime the coolest time of the year. So if you’re hot, what could be cooler than a hot new hot sauce? Right now at Trader Joe’s we have a new sauce that’s red hot—figuratively, that is. We’re talking about Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Hot Sauce, a deep-green colored sauce with heat, tang, a bit of sweet, and did we mention heat? Green Dragon Hot Sauce shares its fire-breathing namesake-on-the-label with...

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Super Seed Blend with Cranberry & Coconut Chips

August 07, 2015 in What's New

Eaters are always sprinkling stuff on their food to add flavor... sugar for sweetness, chili flakes for heat, salt for savor. But what about sprinkling stuff on your food to add nutrition? It could be boring... unless you are talking about shaking a bag of Trader Joe’s Super Seed Blend with Cranberry & Coconut Chips over your food. This is an international blend consisting of chia seed (from Paraguay), sprouted buckwheat groats (United States), sweetened dried cranberries (also U.S.), shelled hemp seed (Canada), and coconut chips (Thailand). Per serving, it provides...

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Brigante Cheese

August 05, 2015 in What's New

Sometimes you crave a cheese with a bold profile that is strong-flavored and complex; aged to bring out all the curd-complexities that warrant an attentive palate. And then there are other times when you just crave something simpler. Trader Joe’s Brigante Cheese is a cheese with a more subtle profile, but one that at the same time produces a deeply satisfying cheese-eating experience. Brigante (bree-GAHN-tay) is made for us on the Island of...

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Black Bean & Corn Enchilada

August 03, 2015 in What's New

An enchilada is a Mexican food made of a corn tortilla wrapped around some kind of filling and accented with a sauce made from chilies and/or tomatoes. At once, this description is very specific and very vague. On the one mano, we’re told the exact nature of the wrapper and the main contents of the sauce. On the other mano, what goes inside remains wide open to interpretation. Over the years, our “interpretation” of the inner-enchilada has included...

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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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100% Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

July 31, 2015 in What's New

Residing on parallel peninsulas that jut south into the Mediterranean, Greeks and Italians both inhabit regions amenable to olive growth and oil production. However, these two cultures disagree about which acidic flavors to pair with their extra virgin. While Italians usually prefer ripe, red tomatoes, Greeks often choose sunny, yellow lemons for acidic contrast to the smooth fruitiness of olive juice. Having spent extra time recently on the Balkan Peninsula, we’ve...

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Key Lime Tea Cookies

July 29, 2015 in What's New

In July 2014, we revealed our own tart and tasty version of a Key Lime Pie—that icon of Floridian food that’s evolved into a celebrated American classic. Its creamy custard, bright citrusy-tartness, and graham cracker butter crust were the hit of the summer. As summer begins once more—it’s time again for lime. This year, Trader Joe’s Key Lime Tea Cookies are the ones basking in the sweet-treat limelight. These little rounds are premium butter cookies, infused with...

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Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio

July 27, 2015 in What's New

To have a cut, pre-washed bag of greens is a luxury that many cooks today might take for granted. Before such an invention, one had to chop the head, rinse the leaves, rinse them again (and maybe again), and then dry them using either the slow ‘air-dry’ technique, or far too many paper towels. So... let us give thanks for bagged lettuce—specifically Trader Joe’s Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio. We carry a variety of prepared lettuce blends, but this is one of our...

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