Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant

January 16, 2017 in Category: What's New

Pro tip: When searching for the best éclairs, one should begin and end in France. Food historians tend to agree that the éclair originated there sometime in the mid-19th century. Though its name evolved over time (its original moniker was pain à la duchesse), the goodness that makes éclairs so very delicious has remained constant. We ventured to France to find Trader Jacques’ Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant… and they were worth the trip! Éclairs are made with choux pastry, the same type of dough used for...

Wild Caught Crab Meat

January 11, 2017 in Category: What's New

Long ago, someone thought it would be a good idea to cook crab. How did they know these spider-like ocean creatures would taste so wonderful? It’s up for debate, but luckily, someone did cook crab, and we are thankful. An even better question: How on earth did they get the crab meat out of its shell without those tiny little forks we use now? We’re not sure about this one, either. We do know that you won’t need a fork to enjoy Trader Joe’s Wild Caught Crab Meat. Our Crab Meat comes from blue swimming crabs caught in...

Pear & Persimmon Tarte

December 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

The persimmon’s warm, faintly cinnamon-flavored flesh is a delight when eaten fresh out of hand, but when cooked it becomes an otherworldly pleasure. Knowing persimmons are primarily available as an end-of-the-year treat, and also knowing that their prep can be a pain, we wanted to take advantage of their glowing goodness and feature them in a celebratory seasonal dessert, namely, Trader Joe’s Pear & Persimmon Tarte. The base of this tarte is formed with traditional Rugelach dough, made with wheat flour, rich butter and...

Korma Fish Curry

November 04, 2016 in Category: What's New

The curry-based dish known as “Korma” originated in medieval India, at a time when the Persian Mughal Empire ruled the subcontinent. This food first emerged in the north as a meal of meat or vegetables, braised in a spicy sauce. Trader Joe’s now presents a twist on traditional Korma, introducing some unconventional elements from the south (coconut milk, tamarind), and putting fish at the center of the plate. Trader Joe’s Korma Fish Curry starts with Swai, a fish native to...

Root Vegetable Galette

October 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

When can a pie be considered health food? When it’s called a galette and it’s filled with vegetables, that’s when? Okay, okay, Trader Joe’s Root Vegetable Galette isn’t exactly health food; but it is more or less a hand-folded, free-formed “pie,” and it is filled with vegetables. (Vegetables are healthy, right?) Here’s the scoop on this rustic take on a “pie”… We asked one of our longtime suppliers, a Canadian company that works mostly in the sweets trade, to indulge us with an indulgent take on a side dish. We asked for flaky pastry, something in which they’re well-versed. They delivered. Inside that flaky, buttery...

Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets

October 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

The açaí trend shows no signs of slowing down—and why should it? The complex and rich, tart-berry flavor of açaí, with its subtle hints of cacao, is refreshingly irresistible. As people look to eat healthier, on the go cafés and juiceries have devoted entire sections of their menus to energizing smoothies and filling breakfast bowls made with this brilliant berry of the Amazon. These menu offerings, however, are often packed with sugar, and always expensive. So we set out to find an appetizing yet affordable option for açaí, and came up with our Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets. Each package contains...

Gluten Free Pizza Crusts

September 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

Gluten free breads, gluten free pretzels, gluten free baked goods, gluten free cereal, gluten free beer... We have it all. But we realized there was one large, circular hole in our gluten free offerings, roughly the size of a pizza crust. And Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pizza Crusts seems to fill that quite nicely. We’ve sold Organic Pizza Crust in our freezers for some time now. Many of you have probably enjoyed adorning these crusts with your favorite sauces, cheeses and toppings. With the rise of gluten intolerance, it’s time we made pizza making easy for all those wishing to make pizza. Our supplier uses a proprietary mixture of...

Shrimp Soft Tacos

September 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

Did you know you could temporarily turn your kitchen into a trendy taco truck, for less than it would cost to put a couple gallons of gas in said truck? It’s true, and our Shrimp Soft Tacos are the comfort-of-your-own-home response to the taco truck trend. We’ve indulged at loads of taco trucks. We’re unabashed fans of taco trucks. We’ve never had tacos we liked this much from a taco truck. Trader Joe’s Shrimp Soft Tacos are constructed simply—shrimp, sauce, and cheese are placed inside three small...

Coffee Mochi

September 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

As any Crew Member can tell you, our customers love mochi ice cream, which is often referred to in freezer-aisle conversation as just mochi [say: “MOE-chee”]. We’ve long carried the stuff in Green Tea, Strawberry, Mango, and Chocolate flavors, and in 2014, we introduced our now-beloved, seasonal Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream. But something was missing. What about mochi for the non-dairy crowd? What about creating a delicious frozen dessert that everyone can enjoy? We answered our own question(s) this year by creating...