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Pecan Praline Granola

May 23, 2016 in What's New

We’ve heard it proclaimed, “Trader Joe’s Pecan Praline Granola is the best-tasting granola ever.” Generally, we don’t like to be such braggarts, but we’re tooting this horn to make a point. The fact is, we believe there is only one thing to do with a really high bar—raise it. So, when our Pecan Praline Granola supplier was no longer able to make this product for us, we didn’t look for someone to replace it. We looked for someone to improve it. Our enhanced Pecan Praline Granola is still...

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Marshmallows

May 18, 2016 in What's New

Do we really consider customers’ requests for new products? Of course we do. Case-in-point: Trader Joe’s Marshmallows. For some time now, we’ve listened to the cries of mallow-fiends, fluff enthusiasts, and campers everywhere. The voices are diverse, but the singular message is clear: Our customers want marshmallows! The thing is, not just any marshmallow is worthy of...

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Just Beets

May 13, 2016 in What's New

You might hear about our new product, Trader Joe’s Just Beets, and think: “Those must be some fair-minded root vegetables.” That very well may be true, however, it wasn’t necessarily our intention to speak of their moral-rightness when we called them Just. The Just in our Beets really means only, as in: These. Are. Beets. And that’s all they are. “C’mon!” you say. “Isn’t there at least some sea salt, or a little oil, or some additional seasoning added?” No. No. And...

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Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal

May 11, 2016 in What's New

Oatmeal has been a breakfast staple for ages. We don’t know for certain how many ages and won’t hazard a guess (we just know it’s been a while), but one thing we do know for certain is that our customers love their oatmeal. Recently, however, our customers brought to our attention a glaring oversight: While we offer a fun array of year-round and seasonal instant oatmeal, we’ve never had an unsweetened variety. "Give us a blank breakfast canvas!" they said. "Let us be the masters of our own breakfast destiny!" Our mission was clear, and so the journey to...

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Organic Chia Bar

April 15, 2016 in What's New

The name “chia” is said to have come from the Mayan word for strength. In fact, in ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures, chia seeds were prized (above gold, we’ve read) because of their energy-producing prowess. Runners and warriors ate a lot of them. Here’s where ancient history starts shaping modern snacking. Chia is, once again, a treasured source of sustenance, so we’ve crafted a chia-centric bar, perfect for on-the-run, everyday warriors (you know—parents, accountants, students, athletes, etc.). Each of our...

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Organic Black Bean Rotini

April 01, 2016 in What's New

Here’s pasta with a twist. Actually, two twists. When you think pasta, you very likely think of semolina flour—or at the very least, wheat flour. If you’re a gluten free eater, your thoughts may go to rice or quinoa or corn. So it’s safe to say, if you’re thinking pasta, you’re thinking grain. It’s also safe to say that in creating Trader Joe’s Organic Black Bean Rotini, we went against the grain. This is pasta made with 100% black beans. No grains; just...

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

March 25, 2016 in What's New

A slice of Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a nearly perfect snack. The sweet raisins and aromatic cinnamon make it seem like a special baked treat, one that’s elevated even further by a simple warm up in the toaster. And yet, it’s just bread—not a donut or a slice of cake—so, very little guilt! We want all our customers to have the Cinnamon Raisin Bread experience, and that’s why we created Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This is a hearty loaf that smells and tastes like...

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Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Ginger Chunk Cookies

March 18, 2016 in What's New

In recent years, the world of baking has opened up to those who are gluten intolerant or sensitive. Not only has this world been populated with more gluten free options, but we’ve also seen improvements in available recipes. It seems bakers are gaining a better understanding of just what it takes to make a better gluten free baked treat. The bakers we work with are no exception. We asked one supplier with whom we’ve had great success (who makes our Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies) to create for us...

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Sweet Plantain Chips

February 26, 2016 in What's New

The Quindío region of Colombia is part of the so-called “coffee triangle” (Triángulo del Café), widely considered one of the best places to grow coffee beans. It is less widely considered one of the best places to grow plantains... but this doesn’t make that fact any less true. The volcanic soil, altitude, proximity to the equatorial line, and consistent climate make this region an exceptional environment for growing this banana cultivar. Trader Joe’s new Sweet Plantain Chips start with...

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