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Cookies Beyond the Pail

December 03, 2014 in What's New

In the heart of California’s Santa Ynez Valley, just north of the coastal oasis of Santa Barbara, there lies a small city steeped in Danish history and culture. That city, Solvang (which translates, from Danish, to “sunny field”), has celebrated its founders’ Danish roots for more than 100 years. The manifestations of Solvang’s “Danishness” comes in many forms, from the annual Danish Days festivities and the windmills & traditional Danish architecture, to the shops selling cookies in adorable little pails. What do cookies in pails have to do with Denmark? We’re guessing...

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Trois Chocolats

December 01, 2014 in What's New

Oh, sure, we could have called these rich, smooth, creamy, velvety blends of cocoa “Three Chocolates.” We could have. But we didn’t. We didn’t, because we knew that evoking the French would romanticize everything about Trader Joe’s Trois Chocolats, and all that these blends represent the epitome of—at least as it can be applied to hot cocoa. These Trois Chocolats were created using our signature Sipping Chocolate as a jumping off point. Our goal was to...

 

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Build A Crostini-Rootini Bar

December 01, 2014 in Holidays and Gatherings

At the peak of entertaining season, when the edibles seem endless, distinguish your fête fare by engaging your eaters in a build-it-yourself Crostini-Rootini Bar. Crostino is Italian for “little crust” and the eponymous appetizer has traditionally been crafted of thin slices of toasted or grilled bread that can be dressed with an assortment of toppings (spreads, toppings, garnishes). While simple in concept – a base with toppings – the possibilities for expressing culinary gumption are glorious!  

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Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards

November 30, 2014 in Events and Contests

The Trader Joe’s 6th Annual Customer Choice Awards: Favorite Products of 2014 is underway. This exclusive online event allows fan(atic)s to give proper ado to the Trader Joe’s products that put the moxie in kitchen moves, the brag in blogs, the yum in bellies. Shine the spotlight on your TJ’s stars—cast your votes here!

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Handmade Pork & Red Sauce Tamales

November 27, 2014 in What's New

If we decide to carry a food item in our stores that has links to a specific cultural context, we like to do it right. From our perspective, that means: authentic ingredients, family recipes, and traditional methods. Trader José’s Handmade Pork & Red Sauce Tamales nails each one of these, and in so doing, provides one of our consummate examples of doing it “right”! We’ve gone to the source for this Mexican cuisine. Our supplier is located in...

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Guide to Fruits and Vegetables

November 27, 2014 in Guides

Everyone benefits from eating more fruits and vegetables.  Fruits and vegetables are nutrient all-stars, packed with naturally occurring antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water and complex carbohydrates.  Research has shown that people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases as well as increased energy.  And, eating more fruits and vegetables instead of high-fat foods may make it easier for people to maintain their weight because most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and low in calories...

 

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Harvest Bagels

November 26, 2014 in What's New

Because of their shape—with no end and no beginning—for centuries, bagels have been considered emblems of the continuity of life. Being a noteworthy phase in the life cycle, the harvest is deserving of a dedicated bagel. That’s our assertion, at least. Actually, it’s more than our assertion. It’s our new Harvest Bagel. Working with one of Massachusetts’ bagel innovators, we...

 

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Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake

November 24, 2014 in What's New

Yup. We’ve done it. You should come along for the ride. It’s a delicious drive along decadence highway, with stops at Elation Avenue, Fabulous Freeway, and Gotta-Get-Me-Some Boulevard. Depending on your point of view, it starts at Cookie Butter and ends with Cheesecake... or it starts with Cheesecake and ends with Cookie Butter. But like simple addition, the commutative property applies—no matter where you begin, you end with happiness. A family-owned Chicago company that specializes in cheesecake is...

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Honey Walnut Fig Cream Cheese

November 21, 2014 in What's New

Bagels across America are standing up and demanding to be toasted. Now. They want to experience the flavor explosion that is Trader Joe’s Honey Walnut Fig Cream Cheese. They’re on to something. Who knew bagels could be so smart? The idea for Honey Walnut Fig Cream Cheese came to us as the result of the huge success of our Pumpkin Cream Cheese. If folks liked pumpkin flavors in the fall, we figured, why not sweet & nutty flavors during the holidays? And so a new flavor of schmear was born, and all who beheld it...

 

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