Dig In Nuts

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...

Little did Jack Norworth know—as he rode that train into Manhattan in 1908—that the words he suddenly scribbled on a scrap of paper would become a ‘national anthem’ of sorts for baseball stadium-goers everywhere. Of course, Norworth also had no idea that more than one hundred years into the future, his little phrase “... buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...” would become the inspiration for Trader Joe’s It’s a Grand Slam SnackWe start with the finest midwestern corn, popped by hand in small batches, in artisan kettles... an easy base hit. Next, we add...