Dig In | Nuts

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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Raw Almond Butters

May 04, 2015 in What's New

Our new Almond Butters are completely naked. They’re just plain old almonds, ground to perfection, and happily basking in all their glory. These nuts are au naturale, with nary a salt grain to cover their nude, nutty bums. Aside from the fact that our new Almond Butters have nothing added to them, they are also authentically raw, and by “raw,” we mean that these nuts have not been cooked. They were not...

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Unsweetened Almond Beverages

February 27, 2015 in What's New

Fans of medieval literature are familiar with the sign that appears above the entrance to Hell in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno: “All hope abandon, ye who enter here!” What most Dante fans don’t know is that the inspiration for this sign was the real-life notice posted above the entrance to the lavatory in the author’s Florentine flat. You see, Dante was...

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Truffle Marcona Almonds

January 16, 2015 in What's New

Medieval marriages were rarely motivated by love. More often, they were the union of two people from different clans, arranged by powerful parents for geopolitical gain. If the kids were lucky, love might blossom, and that matrimonial match—though undertaken with mixed motives—could result in true romance. Being matchmakers in victuals (rather than nuptials), and with our...

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