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Organic Mixed Baby Kale

September 23, 2014 in What's New

You’ve heard of baby spinach, baby lettuce, and Baby Huey—okay, perhaps we’re dating ourselves with that last one. So let’s replace Baby Huey with Baby Kale, Organic Baby Kale. Since Kale is the current darling of the food scene, and Baby Huey was once the darling of the Saturday morning cartoon scene, we think it’s a good switch. Trader Joe’s Organic Baby Kale consists of several varieties of kale that have been naturally bred (using ages-old hybridizing techniques) to be more tender and less bitter than their “adult” counterparts. How can this be? It’s the...

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Trail Mix Cookies

September 22, 2014 in What's New

Cookies originated from cakes. In fact, the name cookie comes from the Dutch koekje—“little cake.” Ergo, inherently, cookies are special treats. Over time, new attitudes have formed about these sweet, dry, single-serving cakes. While still appreciated as treats, they are often expected to have energy-sustaining attributes, admirable ingredients, and flavors that provide an experience. To us, these...

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Raw Pistachios

September 18, 2014 in What's New

Ah, pistachios—that felicitous nut that maintains its grin, even though so often outshined by the ever-popular almond. But, the pistachio’s nutty grin is really no wonder. These nuts have many reasons to smile, not the least of which is their attractive, inimitable flavor, unique among their nut cousins. If you are a pistachio lover, chances are you often enjoy the roasted version. You’ll also be aware how uncommon it is to find Raw Pistachios in a bag. The scarcity of the bagged, raw, version is directly related to the absence of a reliable process for producing pistachios that are both great tasting and safe—until now...

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