Dig In Kosher

Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream has been in our freezers for several years—not the same cartons, mind you! It may not be new, but some things are just too good not to mention again—and again and again and again. RE-introducing, the very best coffee ice cream available anywhere on planet. Lest you think we hyperbolize—which we never, ever do—here’s why it’s so blasted special: First, there’s very little whipped air in there. In ice-cream-speak, we say, "low overrun." Less air means...

Peaberry from Kenya

April 25, 2014 in

It’s no exaggeration to claim that our new Peaberry from Kenya is rare and exceptional among coffees available anywhere. What makes it so extraordinary? Most coffee beans are twins. That is to say that 95% of all “cherries” (the fruit of the coffee plant) contain two seeds, side by side. These seeds or “beans” mature into “flatberries,” which are round on one side and flat on the other. The remaining 5% of coffee cherries worldwide contain only one bean. Without a twin, single beans have more space and grow to resemble the shape of a pea. Peaberries are not only...

Dried food is shelf-stable. (Astronauts, give a shout!) It’s also lighter. (Time to party out loud, you long-distance hikers!) But usually, it’s not as good tasting as the hydrated version. [… crickets…] Not so with Trader Joe’s Freeze-Dried Fuji Apple Slices. Until you try them for yourself, you won’t believe how they maintain the crunch and sweetness for which freshly picked Fuji’s are so well known. Fujis are a Japanese innovation of the late 1930s (named, incidentally, not for Mt. Fuji, but for the town of Fujisaki where they were hybridized). In that Northern Japanese town, some apple-loving researchers...