What makes you smile? Much of the world smiles for pistachios. In China, pistachios are called “happy nuts.” In Iran, they’re actually called “smiling nuts.” These grinning green seeds make us smile, too, and that’s why we’re offering Trader Joe’s Salt & Pepper Pistachios Approximately 98% of U.S. pistachios are grown in California, including ours, which come from the San Joaquin Valley. The saltiness comes from sea salt. The pepperiness comes from Malabar Black Pepper that is sourced from the Malabar hills of Southern India. This exotic peppercorn is noted for its robust flavor with fragrant notes of pine and citrus and a sharp heat. The shells have...

Pizza was created by the Italians—or maybe by the Greeks, who brought it to Naples– or maybe… One thing we do know definitively about pizza – its been warmly adopted by Americans. We boast an abundant number of pizzatarians that eat it for lunch, dinner, even for breakfast (usually cold, after a long night) or dessert. It’s a source of regional pride (New York Thin Crust vs. Chicago Deep Dish) and a slice of our salad bowl culture (just check out the topping suggestions below). In our recent Fearless Flyer – Out Of This World Pizza Edition – we give this baked pie its due & call out to the creative craft-your-own-za culture with a few pizza plan-o-grams. As these make-it-yourself maps illustrate, the crust is the crux. It defines the style and sets the stage. So before you get cooking, consider the character of your crust...

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...