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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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Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade

February 05, 2016 in What's New

We sell about a half-a-dozen BBQ sauces. As with most of the other food items we carry that customers use on a regular basis, we offer a number of styles and flavors of BBQ sauce to appeal to a variety of tastes. But flavor isn’t our only concern. We also know a growing number of our customers prefer 100% organic products. Our new Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade should appeal to our organic customers, while it also offers a new and attractive...

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Scandinavian Swimmers

January 06, 2016 in What's New

Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers are soft, chewy candies, in the shape of sea creatures, bursting with fruity flavors, and colored with spirulina and fruit & vegetable extracts (pumpkin, carrot, black carrot, black currant, and apple). The creatures within the aquatically-themed pouch are some you might encounter in the ocean, or perhaps an aquarium. There’s a blue dolphin (huckleberry flavored), a red lobster (berry flavored), a sea horse (mango peach flavored)...

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Partially Popped Popcorn with Butterscotch & Sea Salt

December 14, 2015 in What's New

Introduced earlier this year, Trader Joe’s Partially Popped Popcorn is a snack like none we’ve offered before—except for the fact that our customers love it! It’s popcorn, for sure, but popcorn that’s not fully popped. Our supplier uses a proprietary method in which they first steam a special hybrid of so-called “mushroom” kernels (instead of the fluffier, “butterfly” variety enjoyed in theaters), before heating them in canola oil to a state of half popp-ed-ness. Our original flavor, Partially Popped Popcorn with Butter and Sea Salt, arrived in...

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Nduja Spicy Salami Spread

December 04, 2015 in What's New

Don’t be intimidated by the name. Trader Giotto’s Nduja, pronounced “en-DOO-ya,” is quite simply Spicy Spreadable Salami. And it is sure to liven up your holiday season. Originating from the Italian city of Calabria (for reference, that’s on the toe of the boot), Nduja is pork salami ground into a creamy and intense spread. To make Nduja, traditional salami is prepared and dry-aged for about 120 days. Then, it is finely ground and mixed with...

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