Milk Chocolate Covered Dry Roasted & Salted Virginia Peanuts

January 13, 2017 in Category: What's New

It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that we’re quite fond of dipping things in chocolate. From fruit, to seeds, to nuts, to beans—we’ve dipped ’em all. Yet for years, we’ve somehow managed to overlook one of the most obvious combinations of all: chocolate-covered peanuts. You've heard that right! For far too long, our shelves have been devoid of this classic combo. Having seen the error of our ways, we’re ready to make amends with Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Covered Roasted & Salted Virginia Peanuts. Trust us, it was worth the wait. The perfect goodness of our Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts starts at the very beginning, with U.S.-grown Virginia peanuts...

Rosencrunch & Guildenpop

December 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

The holidays often bring about feelings of nostalgia, as families and friends gather to celebrate and remember good times, and share in the tradition of favorite holiday foods. And it’s no different for our Product Developers. As the team developed and pitched new product ideas for the 2016 holiday season, we began waxing nostalgic about an old customer favorite snack item that became a ghost of holiday products past. After much deliberation, we decided to give in to our snack sentimentality, and give our customers the gift of Trader Joe’s Rosencrunch & Guildenpop...

Dukkah

December 07, 2016 in Category: What's New

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Thankfully, Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah) is here to take us forward as one of the Winning Wonders of the Trader Joe’s World. Dukkah is a blend of nuts, seeds, and spices with roots in Egyptian cuisine. There are no hard and fast rules about exactly what goes into the mix, and different families and restaurants are known to add their own “secret” touches. Sesame seeds and coriander appear to be mainstays, though, and both make an appearance in Trader Joe’s Dukkah. These savory seasonings are joined by...

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...

In-Shell Roasted Salted Peanuts

August 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

Take me out to the ball game! That’s easier sung than done, but still was accomplished by over 73 million Americans in 2015, alone. Presumably, it’s not just the game drawing so many of us in; it’s the food. And what snack is more synonymous with baseball than peanuts? For a while now, we’ve been chanting to our developers, “Buy us some peanuts...” Our song has not gone unanswered: Introducing Trader Joe’s In-Shell Roasted Salted Peanuts. These lovely legumes are...

Muesli

June 01, 2016 in Category: What's New

There once was a Swiss-German doctor intrigued by the positive effects raw foods seem to have on the human body. He experienced such effects firsthand when he reportedly healed himself from jaundice by eating raw apples. Seeking a new, healthy, breakfast option for his chronically ill patients, Maximilian Bircher-Benner developed a cereal that came to be known as Birchermüesli—which effectively means: “Bircher’s little mash-up.” “Mash-up of what?” you ask. It was a...

Pecan Praline Granola

May 23, 2016 in Category: What's New

We’ve heard it proclaimed, “Trader Joe’s Pecan Praline Granola is the best-tasting granola ever.” Generally, we don’t like to be such braggarts, but we’re tooting this horn to make a point. The fact is, we believe there is only one thing to do with a really high bar—raise it. So, when our Pecan Praline Granola supplier was no longer able to make this product for us, we didn’t look for someone to replace it. We looked for someone to improve it. Our enhanced Pecan Praline Granola is still...

Organic Chia Bar

April 15, 2016 in Category: 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...

Creamy or Crunchy No Stir Peanut Butter Spreads

February 24, 2016 in Category: 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...