Dig In Kosher

Have you ever wondered how Trader Joe’s comes up with so many ideas for great products from around the world? Hint: It’s not from sitting in front of a computer screen, in an office somewhere. Our idea of first-rate products requires first-hand tasting. That is why we travel to the world’s most interesting regions, in search of food-experiences that we might not have otherwise had. We’re confident that our Potato Chips with South African Style Seasoning will become yet another favorite cultural import—the result of our worldly wanderings. These uniquely seasoned Chips start with paprika that is slow-smoked. This method infuses a...

Virgil's Dr. Better

August 21, 2014 in

After failed attempts at turning up the original “Dr. Type” drinks from the early 1900s, the soda savants at Virgil’s set out to reverse engineer the recipe using their finely-honed taste buds. Leveraging their knowledge of roots, spices and fruits, they deftly discerned the key ingredients. They are not mere mimickers, however. They are libation artists. Doctoring up their findings, they created a uniquely better beverage, one they felt could rival their inimitable, micro-brewed Root Beer: Virgil’s Dr. BetterHuge fans of their root beer, we were thirsting to give Dr. Better a go. When we took our first sips, we understood the name. Dr. Better is...

Chicago is a city with style. From jazz to architecture to world-class cuisine, the third-largest city in the U.S. is an exemplar of chic civilization. It only seems fitting that a city with such panache would extend its urbanity to popcorn. Chicago Style Popcorn Mix is as out-of-the-box as jazz improvisation and as iconic as deep-dish pizza. The 7-ounce bag contains an unlikely duet of flavors. Half of the fluffy, white, kettle corn is drizzled with caramel made from brown and cane sugars, and brown rice syrup. The other half is dusted with...