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Sweet Chili Chèvre

August 08, 2014 in What's New

When we think of cheese and milk in the U.S., we think cows. However, much of the rest of the world thinks goats. And though we might not classify chèvre (from chièvre, Old French for “goat”) as exotic, we still tend not to enjoy it all that often. Consider Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Chèvre an excellent excuse to add more goat cheese into your diet! More similar to human milk (than is cow’s milk), chèvre is also easier on the digestive tract. It has a more tart taste due to a higher proportion of fatty acids (than are present in cow’s milk cheese). And...

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Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter with Flax and Chia Seeds

August 07, 2014 in What's New

Our peanut butter is popular. So are our chia seeds. And our flax seeds. It doesn’t take a nutty professor to play matchmaker to this trio. It’s genius! Trader Joe’s Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter with Flax and Chia Seeds is a power-trio product that provides a boost in both flavor and nutrition. First, there are good old peanuts from the southern United States. Enter chia seeds, grown in Ecuador and Mexico. The flax is from Saskatchewan—and not just cause it’s fun to say. (Canada is the number one supplier of flax, worldwide.) A hint of...

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Creamy Salted Cashew Butter

August 05, 2014 in What's New

For many years, peanut butter reigned supreme. After a massive drought destroyed almost half of the U.S. peanut crop in the early 1980s, we went to market with our first alternative nut butter made from cottonseed kernels. And that’s when our nut butter business went, well, nutty. From almonds and sunflower seeds to macadamia and cashews, we started grinding ‘em out, giving our customers new options and experiences. Over the years, the popularity of different nuts has waxed and waned, along with them their butters. And that brings us to the nut of the matter: Cashews. They are...

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