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Fancy Brunch Bites

April 07, 2014 in Holidays and Gatherings

In 1895, Guy Beringer put brunch on the map when he published “Brunch: A Plea” in the British periodical “Hunters Weekly.” In his overture to this breakfast-meets-lunch meal, the tone was set:

 “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”

A century later, brunch is as liberating and invigorating as ever.  As we are in the swing of spring – high brunching season – we put our culinary whimsy to work, taking three Trader Joe’s tried-and-true – Polenta, Buttermilk Biscuits & Sweet Potato Tots – and transforming them each into single-serving, “fancy” muffinized brunch bites. They’re naturally “cheerful, sociable and inciting,” naturally.

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Cheddar with Caramelized Onions

April 01, 2014 in What's New

While in England visiting a farm, famous for their flavored cheese artistry, we were introduced to this Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions. Rich and creamy, sweet and savory, it was memorable. Mind you, we already carried Cheddar with Caramelized Onions, so we weren’t “looking.” But in a bite, we knew; if we want to offer the best of the best (and we do), it was time for a change in our onion-imbued Cheddars. Our new Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions is crafted for us on...

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French Vanilla Coffee

March 31, 2014 in What's New

Some denounce the practice of flavoring coffee, saying that it’s mostly just a ruse to make bad beans taste better. Apparently, it is true that some sellers take their aging inventory and mask the spoils with flavored oils. While this may be the case with some shady purveyors, be assured that Trader Joe’s approaches every cup of Joe with excellence and integrity. And, our French Vanilla Coffee is certainly no exception! We start with...

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