These dazzling, dark-purple gems came to be as the result of crossbreeding Concord and Thompson grapes. They have the blue-black hue and aromatic flavor of the Concord (think of the grape juice or grape jelly from your childhood), with a touch of Thompson sweetness. And while we absolutely love their Concord grape flavor, we think their very best quality comes from the Thompson side of the family—they’re seedless! Yes, friends, seedless! (You may find a small, edible “trace seed,” much like the white seeds in watermelon, but we promise these are free of actual grape seeds.) If you’re fans of...

Chicago is a city with style. From jazz to architecture to world-class cuisine, the third-largest city in the U.S. is an exemplar of chic civilization. It only seems fitting that a city with such panache would extend its urbanity to popcorn. Chicago Style Popcorn Mix is as out-of-the-box as jazz improvisation and as iconic as deep-dish pizza. The 7-ounce bag contains an unlikely duet of flavors. Half of the fluffy, white, kettle corn is drizzled with caramel made from brown and cane sugars, and brown rice syrup. The other half is dusted with...

Sweet Chili Chèvre

August 08, 2014 in

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 are more tart taste due to a higher proportion of fatty acids (than are present in cow’s milk cheese). And...