Dig In | Nuts


Organic Chia Bar

April 15, 2016 in What's New

The name “chia” is said to have come from the Mayan word for strength. In fact, in ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures, chia seeds were prized (above gold, we’ve read) because of their energy-producing prowess. Runners and warriors ate a lot of them. Here’s where ancient history starts shaping modern snacking. Chia is, once again, a treasured source of sustenance, so we’ve crafted a chia-centric bar, perfect for on-the-run, everyday warriors (you know—parents, accountants, students, athletes, etc.). Each of our...

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Creamy or Crunchy No Stir Peanut Butter Spreads

February 24, 2016 in What's New

Full disclosure: we sell a lot of peanut butter. Probably enough peanut butter to fill football stadia across the country. And we sell a variety—creamy, crunchy, organic, conventional, with salt, without salt... you get the idea. One option we haven’t had is a no-stir variety. Our peanut butters have always been minimalist: peanuts and salt (or not), without anything added. Because of this, they all have oils that separate from the actual peanut butter, and require stirring to...

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Simply Nutty Dark Chocolate Nut Bars

February 15, 2016 in What's New

Simply Nutty Bars—our new snack bar line was named for the primary ingredients, which are—quite simply—nuts. Each bar contains a variety of nut combinations (peanuts, almonds, walnuts), and each crunchy, nutty coupling is balanced with sweet honey and crisp rice (made from pea protein and brown rice flour). Our Dark Chocolate, Peanut & Almond Bar is Simply nuts, honey, and rice; while our Dark Chocolate, Walnut, Peanut, Fig & Date Bar also contains chewy pieces of fig and date. Sea salt spikes the...

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Radio - Pecan Pieces (One Pound)

November 15, 2015 in Radio Spots

Some say pee-can, others insist on pe-cahn. At Trader Joe’s, we think they’re delicious nuts, no matter what you call them. This is Tara Miller of Trader Joe’s. Pecans are well known for their multiple potential pronunciations. They’re also known to be the only major species of tree nut that’s native to North America. They’ve grown in the wild since at least the 16th century, and have been cultivated since the middle of the 18th century. In fact, both Washington and Jefferson had pecan trees in their gardens. History books, however, do not specify which pronunciation the founding fathers preferred.

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Harmonious Nut Quartet

November 13, 2015 in What's New

String quartets, piano quartets, vocal quartets—all melodic groups of four with a passion for perfect performance. You can now add “nut quartet” to this list. Just to be clear, we’re talking about the small, crunchy, edible kind. Trader Joe’s Harmonious Nut Quartet will have you cheering for an encore. Packaged up together in a festive box, this foursome of candied almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and cashews creates the perfect symphony of sweet, salty, chocolaty and nutty. Each premium nut—sourced from the leading nut-growing regions across the country—is...

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

September 30, 2015 in What's New

We used to carry Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. The tag line on the bag read, “an irresistible snack.” These nuts were, in fact, quite irresistible to many people! But all along, we never felt quite settled on the flavor profile. The ratio of crunchy coating-to-almonds seemed a little off. We located a new supplier and took the opportunity to play with the recipe and try to get it just right. One would think this would be easy with only...

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Handfuls of Happy Trekking

September 10, 2015 in What's New

Happy trails to you—until we meet again... If you’re old enough (or you have access to re-runs), those song lyrics call to mind the black and white image of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans riding their horses toward the camera with wide grins as the credits roll. It’s a happy image to match a happy song. The taste of our Happy Trekking Mix is meant to evoke similar feelings—big smiles instigated by each handful of our crunchy, chewy, salty-sweet mix of nuts, dried fruit, and...

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