Cocktail Stirrers

December 26, 2016 in Category: What's New

Are you ready to party? Are we invited? How about if we bring the cocktail stirrers? Lest you think we’re simply offering to bring super-skinny straws, we’d like to introduce you to Trader Joe’s Cocktail Stirrers—mini, plastic skewers hand-threaded with a gherkin pickle, baby onion, green chili pepper, red bell pepper chunk, carrot piece, and Manzanilla olive. Yes, each mini skewer features all of those things, marinated in spicy brine with garlic and dill. In Spain, you’ll find similar skewer-stirrers, with the moniker...

Sliced Mushrooms

April 13, 2016 in Category: What's New

You know what they say: “There’s nothing better than a good, clean mushroom.” Okay... so we’ve never actually heard anyone say that. Still, it’s true, and when you try Trader Joe’s Sliced Mushrooms, we think you’ll agree. Now, when we say “clean,” we’re not so much referring to the personal hygiene of the mushrooms themselves (which we’ll totally vouch for), but rather to the simplicity of this product’s ingredients. We searched the world over (literally), and we finally found canned mushrooms worthy of our...

Vegetable Pakoras

March 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

Sometimes, you just have to go to the source. Since 2012, we’ve been selling Vegetable Pakoras as one of the Indian offerings in our frozen case. We were fine with this Canadian-made version—that is, until we traveled to the Asian subcontinent ourselves and had some of Mother India’s pakoras. Tasting ours next to theirs, we found our Pakoras (peh-KOR-ahs) were more chewy and filled with less-firm vegetables. Perspective is everything. This culinary epiphany called for a rework, resulting in our new and improved Vegetable Pakoras...