Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

October 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

Moroccan mint tea is not so much a drink as it is a ritual, a sign of hospitality, an event in which to partake. In Morocco, hosts, shop owners, and teahouses take great care in the process of brewing mint tea and serving it to anyone who walks through their doors. Tea is cleansed in boiling water before steeping with mint leaves and sugar added to yield a sweet, flavorful drink. Such great care yields spectacular tea. Tea that we, in turn, wanted you to experience. With Trader Joe’s Organic Moroccan Mint Tea, we’ve simplified a few of the accustomed brewing steps, delivering full flavor in...

Fair Trade Malawi Coffee

October 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

The beans in our bags of Fair Trade Malawi Lot Coffee come from family-owned farms in the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in northern Malawi. (Malawi’s a thin land-locked country in southeastern Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia.) The subtropical climate and rich clay minerals produce coffee beans with soft, floral tones and notes of caramelized tangerine zest, spice and chocolate. Slow maturation at an elevation of over 6,500 feet lends a unique flavor profile to these beans, giving them a creamier body with less acidity than other coffees from neighboring countries. These beans are considered...

Vegan Spread & Dressing

October 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

Mayonnaise—it's a thick, creamy sauce consisting of egg yolks emulsified with oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, vinegar, and (usually) mustard. Without it, potato salads would just be boiled potatoes, sandwich bread would be crumbly and dry, and creamy salad dressing wouldn’t be... well, creamy. Whether it’s for dietary limitations or fear of egg yolks, however, many people are forced to go without this smooth spread. A sad thought, indeed. In an attempt to take back potato salad and make sandwiches sing for all, we’ve developed a...

Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea

September 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

Try to think of an occasion where tea seems out of place... Practically impossible, right? Tea is great in the morning, the afternoon, or at night. It can be found in formal tea ceremonies and casual cafés. It can be black, green, fruity, herbal, hot, cold, sweetened, unsweetened; so many options! With such a plethora of profiles to consider, deciding which teas to offer in our stores sometimes presents a challenge, but after introducing Organic Mango & Chile Black Tea for Mango Season, we decided we should keep branching out with more fruity, black teas. And that’s where Trader Joe’s Peach Apricot Flavored Black Tea comes in...

Organic Ginger Zinger

September 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

A zinger can be a witticism or striking remark. It can also be the perfect word to use for the name of our newest beverage creation: Trader Joe’s Organic Ginger Zinger. Bursting with ginger and lemon flavor, what other word comes to mind besides zing? We’ve dreamed up the perfect ratios of organic ginger juice and organic lemon juice concentrate to produce a refreshing, spicy, zingy beverage. Organic sugar has also been added to sweeten up that spicy zing a little bit—because you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a permanent pucker. If you like ginger beer and...

Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces

September 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

“Waste not, want not,” is how the proverb goes. Like many truisms, it’s common sense. Save what’s left over (instead of throwing it away) and you’ll have more for another day. Sometimes, we’ll ask a supplier to save “what’s left over” from the creation of a Trader Joe’s product, and reserve those unused portions to be packaged up and sold separately. We’ve used this approach with our bacon [Trader Joe’s Uncured Bacon Ends & Pieces], salami [Columbus Peppered Salame Ends and Pieces], and several other items. Our latest application of this ‘waste not’ approach has produced Trader Joe’s Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Ends & Pieces. The supplier of our regular sliced Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon harvests its Red Salmon from...

Mango Sorbet Bon Bons

June 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

Goody, goody! That’s what you’ll be saying when you get your hands on some of these delicious Mango Sorbet Bon Bons. No really, that’s what “bon bon” translates to from French. So if you are as excited as we are for this summer novelty—goody, goody, indeed! Trader Joe’s Mango Sorbet Bon Bons with Chocolate Coating are a bold, refreshing re-imagining of our traditional ice cream bon bons. Instead of ice cream, they showcase sorbet made from...

Chile Lime Seasoning Blend

May 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

Fruta con chile y limon. It’s a popular snack offered up by street vendors throughout Mexico. Wheeled carts mounted with glass boxes exhibit plastic cups, each one overflowing with one or another combination of fresh-cut fruits and veggies—watermelon, mango, coconut, oranges, jicama, cucumbers... But it’s not just fruit they’re peddling. As important as the produce is, what makes this snack so special is the condiment sprinkled on top. It’s a seasoning made from salt, chile powder, and lime juice powder. What might seem strange to...

Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal

May 11, 2016 in Category: 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...