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Fig & Olive Crisps

September 11, 2014 in What's New

Figs are fruity, honey-like, and intensely sweet. Olives are briny, savory, and can be a little fruity, too. For years, food lovers have made fast culinary companions of this pair. Figs and Olives have been pulverized together in tapenades, sliced fresh on hors d’oeuvre platters, and stewed with meat for a rich potage. We’ve chosen to take these two complimentary tastes and present them inside a crispy cracker. Trader Joe’s Fig & Olive Crisps are like...

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Sardines in Harissa

September 09, 2014 in What's New

Korea has its Gochujang. Mexico has its Achiote. But, what does one ask for when seeking a hot chili condiment in the Maghreb? The magic word is Harissa. Trader Joe’s Sardines in Harissa brings together two classic Northwest African foods in one can. Wild caught sardines, harvested in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia, are some of the best we’ve tasted. These large (for sardines) fish are packed in soy oil and Harissa. Our chili paste is made from a traditional recipe, consisting of fresh red hot chili peppers, garlic, coriander, caraway, and salt. Sardines, in general, provoke...

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How To: Build A Better Snack

September 08, 2014 in How-Tos

Some snacks can quell cravings – chocolate, salt, caffeine – but after you’ve crunch, crunch, crunched or sucked down the “bite,” your body feels like its crashing or crumbling. Oh, no. How do you handle hankerings and buttress your physique? Build a better snack with “the building blocks of life.”...

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