We are always seeking the freshest ingredients as the basis for our products. This remains true, even for our frozen selections. Trader Joe’s Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni is a primo example. While touring an Italian pasta factory near Parma, we had the sudden realization that an authentic, stuffed-pasta entrée was exactly what our frozen case needed. We created a single serving, which includes two rolls made from fresh (not dried) egg & semolina pasta. The Cannelloni are filled with...

These days, scones are sold in nearly every coffee house in town. But, rarely have we ever found a good one that was not freshly baked. To that end, who has the gumption to rise early and meet with the baristas and bakery delivery truck at 4 a.m.? You’d be better off rising late (even 7 a.m. works!) to make up your own batch of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scones. What makes our scones so great? For starters, all you need for these fabulous home-baked goodies is...

Peaberry from Java

March 10, 2014 in

Trader Joe’s Peaberry from Java is a truly special offering. It is exceptional, not just among other Trader Joe’s coffees, but also among coffees available anywhere. What makes it so extraordinary? Most coffee beans are twins. That is to say that 95% of all coffee “cherries” (the fruit of the coffee plant) contain two seeds, side by side. These seeds or “beans” are what we gather to roast, grind and enjoy as coffee. Two beans sharing one pod mature into what everyone recognizes as the typical bean shape—rounded on one side and flat on the other. Hence, their designation as...