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How To Host An Olive Oil Tasting

April 27, 2015 in How-Tos

Looking for some engaging, foodie fun? Yearning to discover the oil that sings to you? We recommend putting on a Trader Joe’s Olive Oil tasting. In fact, it’s exactly what we did to come up with the critical product details for our Guide To Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s delicious, educational fun that provokes taste-ful conversation. And we make the planning and assembly very low-stress with our play-by-play of How To Host an Olive Oil Tasting...

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Gluten Free Bagels

April 24, 2015 in What's New

Bread and breakfast—two things that go together like toast and jam, pancakes and syrup, English muffins and eggs. That is, unless you ask someone who’s gluten intolerant. Such ones can’t as easily enjoy the breakfast-bread connection. Being the sincere people-pleasers that we are, we’ve been carrying a particular brand of gluten free bagel for the last several years, at the request of our customers with gluten sensitivities. This brand was the best gluten-free bagel that they (and we) had tried... until now...

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Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeño Dip

April 22, 2015 in What's New

If we told you that you could have rich, creamy, flavorful dip; something into which you could dip and scoop your veggies and your chips; with about half the fat and calories of most similarly flavored dips, would you give it a try? If we told you that dip was called Trader Joe’s Artichoke Jalapeño Dip, and that it was a specially-developed version of this popular dip that was designed exclusively for Trader Joe’s, would that seal the deal? Come check it out. Trader Joe’s Artichoke Jalapeño Dip has...

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Pastrami Style Smoked Atlantic Salmon

April 20, 2015 in What's New

When questioned about their future, school-age salmon almost never say they want to grow up to be an astronaut. Or a firefighter. Most of the time, you’ll hear them declare a dream of one day becoming a plate of lox. And why not? That lightly brined salmon fillet is enjoyed in delis throughout the world. But, the prepubescent salmon community is not without its rebels. Keep fishing and you’re bound to find one or two who have grand ambitions for a more robust afterlife... say, as a plate of pastrami. We get it. We, ourselves, are not...

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Porchetta Italiana

April 17, 2015 in What's New

Porchetta (pohr/KEHT/tah) is a traditional Central Italian street food that dates back to the Roman Empire (Nero was hog-wild about it). The highly seasoned, stuffed, and slow-roasted (until the meat practically melts and the skin crackles) pork, sometimes referred to as “Italian pulled pork,” is commonly served sliced and sandwiched between halves of a roll. That’s how our buyers first tasted Porchetta. In a...

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Gluten Free Breads

April 15, 2015 in What's New

Several years ago, we began offering a line of gluten free breads in response to many customer requests. It was obvious from the beginning why they were asking for this particular brand—it tasted closer to “regular” bread than anything else we tried… until now… Introducing Trader Joe’s Gluten Free White Sandwich Bread and Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread. In certain ways, our new breads are very similar to what we used to carry. Like the other brand, ours are dairy-, soy-, nut-, and gluten-free. Ours are also made using no artificial flavors and no synthetic colors. But, our new Gluten Free Breads offer even more...

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Cocoa Dusted Truffles with Toffee Bits

April 13, 2015 in What's New

So much chocolate is available these days—much of it just ‘ho-hum’—it’s easy to begin believing that “chocolate is chocolate is chocolate.” But, Trader Joe’s new Cocoa dusted Truffles with Toffee Bits stand out among the rest, proving that extraordinary chocolates do still exist. These Truffles are an eating experience—a study in the joy of textural contrasts and the balance of delicate flavors. Made in Belgium of real Belgian chocolate, each one possesses an especially smooth filling made from...

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Beet Hummus

April 10, 2015 in What's New

Beetroots have an illustrious and checkered past. They’ve been used as medicine (before being recognized as food), as an aphrodisiac (frescoed on the walls of Pompeii brothels), and even as make-up (“lip-stain” on 19th century women’s lips). This is all very interesting, but we think beets are best when eaten! Today, we introduce a Beet product (that you eat), which is perhaps the most unique among our existing beet items—and definitely one with a...

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Aged Mahòn Cheese

April 08, 2015 in What's New

Menorca is a Mediterranean island situated between Spain and Sardinia. With more than 600 farms related to the dairy industry, Menorca is a prolific cheese producer. All of the cow’s milk cheese made on the island is called Mahón (Mah-HONE), named after the capital city and main port. We think our Trader Joe’s Aged Mahón Cheese is one of the most flavorful Mahóns available—and it’s our April Spotlight Cheese.Trader Joe’s Mahón has been...

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