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100% Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

July 31, 2015 in What's New

Residing on parallel peninsulas that jut south into the Mediterranean, Greeks and Italians both inhabit regions amenable to olive growth and oil production. However, these two cultures disagree about which acidic flavors to pair with their extra virgin. While Italians usually prefer ripe, red tomatoes, Greeks often choose sunny, yellow lemons for acidic contrast to the smooth fruitiness of olive juice. Having spent extra time recently on the Balkan Peninsula, we’ve...

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Key Lime Tea Cookies

July 29, 2015 in What's New

In July 2014, we revealed our own tart and tasty version of a Key Lime Pie—that icon of Floridian food that’s evolved into a celebrated American classic. Its creamy custard, bright citrusy-tartness, and graham cracker butter crust were the hit of the summer. As summer begins once more—it’s time again for lime. This year, Trader Joe’s Key Lime Tea Cookies are the ones basking in the sweet-treat limelight. These little rounds are premium butter cookies, infused with...

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Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio

July 27, 2015 in What's New

To have a cut, pre-washed bag of greens is a luxury that many cooks today might take for granted. Before such an invention, one had to chop the head, rinse the leaves, rinse them again (and maybe again), and then dry them using either the slow ‘air-dry’ technique, or far too many paper towels. So... let us give thanks for bagged lettuce—specifically Trader Joe’s Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio. We carry a variety of prepared lettuce blends, but this is one of our...

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Marinated Olive Duo with Lemon and Herbs

July 24, 2015 in What's New

Olives come in jars. That’s what experience leads one to think. But we’ve got some olives that forego the jar for a much cozier (and more charming) container. Trader Joe’s Marinated Olive Duo with Lemon and Herbs shows up in a vacuum-sealed pouch that is a visual stunner. The flatter presentation allows you to see exactly what’s in the bag—and what’s in the bag are two kinds of olives, both grown, harvested and processed in Greece. The first part of the Duo is...

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Brownie Crisp

July 22, 2015 in What's New

Tastes like a brownie and crunches like a cookie. Do we need to continue? Oh, yes, we can continue. You see, we took months to perfect this particular product—because if we were going to go here, we really wanted to get it right. When our tasting panel tried the original incarnation, the reaction was a universal “Ooh, I want to love these, but right now I just kind of like them.” We knew there was something there, but it wasn’t complete. So we kept trying. And this is not something about which we can complain. After all, these are...

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Wink, Wink — The Summer's Secret Is Out

July 20, 2015 in Product Stories

It may have taken a few years for its popularity to percolate, but it’s official—Cold Brew Coffee is the “it” drink of summer. What makes it so “hot”? Above all else—its cool temperature.  As its name puts forth, Cold Brew Coffee is never heated. As a result, the oils and acids that are commonly released with heat don’t pass through to the brew. To quantify it, a cup of Cold Brew Coffee contains more than 50% less acid than a hot brewed cup. No longer masked by the compounds that give coffee its bitter bite, the nuanced, lush, fruity flavors of the beans becomes strikingly more perceptible, and to many, that much more enjoyable.

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A Fruitful Medley

July 20, 2015 in What's New

A medley often refers to a collection of unique songs, woven together to be performed as a single piece of music. It works because there’s something about each song that makes it a compliment to the others... related musical keys, similar rhythmic feels, etc. Apply the medley concept to food, and the same must ring true... there must be harmony among the various food components—resonance that somehow converts all the diverse elements into a single, melodious tune. The pleasing “melody” that comes together in Trader Joe’s Fruitful Medley is...

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Turkish Fig Bites

July 17, 2015 in What's New

Newton’s three laws of motion can more or less be explained as inertia (objects at rest or in movement will remain in those states unless acted upon by outside force), acceleration (greater mass requires greater force to cause acceleration), and for every action there is an equal an opposite reaction. How do these laws relate to Trader Joe’s Fig Bites made with Turkish Figs? We’re glad you asked...

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Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend

July 15, 2015 in What's New

Eaters are always sprinkling stuff on their food to add flavor... sugar for sweetness, chili flakes for heat, salt for savor. But what about sprinkling stuff on your food to add nutrition? It could be boring... unless you are talking about shaking a bag of Trader Joe’s Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend over your food. It’s a combination of sprouted buckwheat groats, chia seeds, golden flax seeds, shelled hemp seeds, sprouted millet, organic red quinoa, and organic amaranth. Per serving, this Blend provides...

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