Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars

November 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

If a bear stumbles upon a gluten free gingerbread snack in the woods, and there’s no one around to witness the stumbling, did it really happen? We think you should ask the bear who adorns the package of Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars. Chances are, this bear will bear witness to the bear who is the bearer of these Bars that have just barely landed on our shelves. Bear in mind, the bear on the box may be biased; this appears to be a bear of great bearing, also bearing a couple of the aforementioned Bars. With all the incredibly sweet, high-impact treats on store shelves this time of year, Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Drizzled Gingerbread Oat Bars immediately stand out because of their...

Oh My Guava!

November 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

OMG! is a popular exclamation in our culture. (By “culture,” we mean Trader Joe’s, and by “OMG” we mean, of course, Oh My Guava! tropical fruit and black tea beverage.) For us, it’s not just an exclamation—it’s a drink with an attractive and unique flavor profile. To make it, we gathered our guava purée from Colombia in South America. It’s fruit purée that’s certified organic and kosher by the proper authorities. It’s also certified DEE-licious, by us. The purée is blended with...

Avocado's Number Guacamole to Go

November 18, 2016 in Category: What's New

There have probably been several times throughout your life when you think, “Wow, I really wish I had a small packet of guacamole with me right now.” And we don’t blame you. In recent years, guacamole has become one of the most in-demand condiments. Given its popularity, we thought it time to make those small, portable packets a reality with Trader José’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go. Made in Coahuila, Mexico, this is the same Guacamole you’ll find in our...

Gingerbread Cookie Sticks

November 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

Gingerbread Baking Mix, Gingerbread Cookie Caramel Chocolate Bar, Gingerbread House Kit... we’re genuinely jazzed about gingerbread right now. ‘Tis the season, after all. In the spirit of full disclosure, we’ll admit that the above list is woefully incomplete. There are more gingery treats to be found on our shelves, like Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Cookie Sticks, new this year to our bakery section. Gingerbread Cookies Sticks might be described as a cross between biscotti and soft-baked cookies. They’re long like biscotti, chewy like...

Vanilla Bean Greek Whole Milk Yogurt

November 14, 2016 in Category: What's New

Our customers like to eat Greek yogurt, and we like to sell them Greek yogurt—it works out well. Such a successful symbiotic relationship requires, at times, change. In this case, it means supplying new, exciting, and desirable products. Like Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Greek Whole Milk Yogurt. One spoonful and you’ll be delighted by the exquisite vanilla flavor imbued in this whole milk yogurt. Greek yogurt, best known for its tart flavor and thick texture, becomes all the more velvety when made with...

Almond Butter Granola

October 31, 2016 in Category: What's New

Almond butter is not just for spreading on sandwiches. You can use it as a base for sauces, blend it into smoothies and milkshakes, or slather it on celery sticks. We particularly enjoy it as the featured ingredient in Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Granola. Our Almond Granola starts with a base of rolled oats, whole California-grown almonds, and smooth, nutty almond butter. The oats and almonds contribute to this granola’s generous protein and fiber content; 5g and 4g, respectively, without the use of additional protein sources like soy. Crisped brown rice is blended with...

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

October 28, 2016 in Category: What's New

All pumpkin, all the time. That’s our motto around here—at least during pumpkin season. We're so goo-goo for pumpkin, we've got two Pumpkin Baking Mixes—our conventional version, and this one for our gluten sensitive friends. Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix is easy to make (add egg, oil & water, mix, and bake), and even easier to eat. When we tasted it, what impressed us most about this Mix was that if we hadn’t known it was gluten free, we wouldn’t have known it was gluten free. Our supplier is expert at mixing...

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...

Whole Milk Vanilla or Mango Kefir

October 17, 2016 in Category: What's New

Kefir is yogurt’s drinkable, slightly fizzy cousin with an ancient, storied origin. Legend says that the prophet Mohammad first gifted the rare Kefir “grains” required to make this drink to the people of the Caucasus region. Thankfully, it was eventually shared with the Russian people. The world’s been Kefir-keen ever since! Something that should make the world even more Kefir-keen? Trader Joe’s Whole Milk Kefirs, of course. We already offer a Low Fat Blueberry Kefir and a Low Fat Plain Kefir, but our newest Kefirs stand out for their Whole Milk fat content, and for their flavors—Vanilla or Mango. Whole milk provides a...