In the heart of California’s Santa Ynez Valley, just north of the coastal oasis of Santa Barbara, there lies a small city steeped in Danish history and culture. That city, Solvang (which translates, from Danish, to “sunny field”), has celebrated its founders’ Danish roots for more than 100 years. The manifestations of Solvang’s “Danishness” comes in many forms, from the annual Danish Days festivities and the windmills & traditional Danish architecture, to the shops selling cookies in adorable little pails. What do cookies in pails have to do with Denmark? We’re guessing...Read More
Oh, sure, we could have called these rich, smooth, creamy, velvety blends of cocoa “Three Chocolates.” We could have. But we didn’t. We didn’t, because we knew that evoking the French would romanticize everything about Trader Joe’s Trois Chocolats, and all that these blends represent the epitome of—at least as it can be applied to hot cocoa. These Trois Chocolats were created using our signature Sipping Chocolate as a jumping off point. Our goal was to...
Fine olive oil—like fine wine, coffee, and chocolate—has distinct characteristics. When one gets beyond simply cooking with ‘whatever’ oil is available, a whole new world of flavor and opportunity opens up. For those who have yet to experience the pleasure of exquisite oils, our Sicilian Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collection is a wonderful place to start. It includes three of the best-tasting oils we could find. The Biancolilla olive is grown on the high hillsides of Central Sicily, between...Read More