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Organic Kettle Style Potato Chips

June 26, 2015 in What's New

Exactly what kind of “kettle” is involved in making “kettle chips”? It turns out, the kind of kettle isn’t what’s important. What’s important is the fact that frying thinly sliced potatoes in any kind of smaller vessel, requires cooking in smaller batches. And chips made in smaller batches have a longer cooking time—due to the drop in oil temperature each time a new batch is added. More time in hot oil yields a chip characterized by serious...

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Quest Protein Bars

June 24, 2015 in What's New

We love it when our customers come to us with product suggestions. If it’s something that doesn’t exist, there’s a good chance we’ll develop it. If it does exist—and it’s an item that meets our standard of value—we just might begin carrying it in our stores. Quest Protein Bars do exist, and they are by far the protein bar we’ve been asked about most often. Looking into it ourselves, we found that these bars not only hit the nutritional mark they’re aiming for, but they also...

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Time To Baste

June 23, 2015 in Product Stories

When the air outside and the stack of coals start heating up, we start to get a little saucy. You might ask, “How is this different than any other time, Trader Joe’s?” To which, we might reply: “Good point.” But saucy is much more than just a cheeky tone to us. Saucy is our thickening reserve of BBQ condiments, each one concocted to thrill—grill or no grill. You read that right. Such merry marinades prove useful well beyond the season of the open flame—and we intend to clarify this point...

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