Dig In Nuts

More Than a Mouthful Trek Mix is a blend of: Dried cranberries from Massachusetts, dry roasted California almonds bathed in 58% cacao dark chocolate and sprinkled with crystalline Turbinado (aka Demerara) sugar and coarse sea salt from the San Francisco Bay, roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas) from Mexico, and crunchy pretzel nibs with a Greek yogurt flavored coating... Say that ten times fast! While a quick reading of that description may be impossible, it should give you some idea as to where we came up with the name. You may recognize the...

For many years, peanut butter reigned supreme. After a massive drought destroyed almost half of the U.S. peanut crop in the early 1980s, we went to market with our first alternative nut butter made from cottonseed kernels. And that’s when our nut butter business went, well, nutty. From almonds and sunflower seeds to macadamia and cashews, we started grinding ‘em out, giving our customers new options and experiences. Over the years, the popularity of different nuts has waxed and waned, along with them their butters. And that brings us to the nut of the matter: Cashews. They are...

Peanutters

July 17, 2014 in

It’s a myth that elephants eat peanuts. To think that an animal weighing upwards of 13 tons would pursue a food that is, well... pea-sized, is more than just a little nutty. In fact, elephants have to spend 16 or more hours a day eating just to sustain their girth. Comparatively, humans have no such trouble sustaining their girth. That may be a large part of why we find tiny peanuts so hugely irresistible. Plus, we like the taste! Trader Joe’s Peanutters Mini Peanut Butter Cookies are people-bite-sized cookies packed with...