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Panettone French Toast

November 27, 2015 in What's New

For decades, around Christmastime, we’ve sold traditional Italian panettone, the cake-like bread studded with pieces of tangy candied fruit. It’s definitely a favorite among both our customers and our crew. Folks eat it as-is, slather it with butter, toast it, and enjoy it in ways we may not know about at all. Our frozen foods buyer started thinking (and this is almost always a good thing), in a twist of culinary biculturalism, panettone would taste fantastico as French toast. And so it is written, and so it is available in Trader Joe’s freezers. To create...

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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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Rosemary Garlic Monkey Bread

November 06, 2015 in What's New

‘More fun than a barrel of monkeys’ is an old saying used to describe something that’s considerably amusing. Just imagine a small wooden vat, stacked with mischievous primates... FUN! Monkey Bread is so named for the way that balls of raw dough (usually coated with brown sugar and cinnamon) are stacked on top of each other in a deep pan and baked into a single loaf that is easily pulled apart by mischievous hands... also FUN! Trader Joe’s Rosemary Garlic Monkey Bread rolls with...

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Seasoned Wild King Salmon on a Cedar Plank

November 04, 2015 in What's New

Trader Joe’s Seasoned King Salmon on a Cedar Plank is just what is says—a fillet of King salmon, delightfully seasoned and perfectly positioned on a plank of cedar (from a sustainably managed resource in Idaho), frozen and ready to cook. This King Salmon is wild-caught off the coast of Washington state using gillnets—a method that limits by-catch. Our supplier prepares the salmon, removing the bones and leaving the skin on one side. Then they season the fish with...

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Rustic Apple Tarte

November 02, 2015 in What's New

We took Northern Spy Apples from the Niagara fruit-belt, and made a S-pie. Truthfully, it’s a Tarte; pastry, open-faced, filled with sweet and tart (tasting) apples, masterfully blended with almonds, cream cheese, cinnamon, and sugar. Yes, it lacks sophistication—but not like an uncouth uncle. Traits so unattractive in a relative have the...

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Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce

October 30, 2015 in What's New

If only it were possible to capture the flavors of fall, bottle them up in a jar, and take them home with you. If only you could pour them over a bowl of pasta, or bake them into a veggie lasagna, or use them to dip everything from Zucchini Fries to Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Gyoza. If only reality were as satisfying as fantasy. “If only” no more, because Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce has arrived, and it satisfies on all of these levels...

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New England Clam Chowder

October 28, 2015 in What's New

“Chowdah,” as it is lovingly known by New Englanders, can trace its origins back to the 18th century, when a recipe for the soup was published in a Boston newspaper. Still a popular fall offering, we’ve decided to try our hand at authentic chowder crafting with Trader Joe’s New England Clam Chowder. In case you were wondering, clam chowder isn’t complete without the perfect amount of clams. Wild-caught in the Atlantic Ocean, these clams are...

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Pumpkin Soup

October 23, 2015 in What's New

It’s autumn. The sky is darkening sooner. The air carries a distinct chill—especially after the sun goes down. In tune with the season, our bodies, having so recently craved chilled salads, now, mysteriously, almost imperceptibly, exchange that appetite for rich, warm, belly-filling soups… It is at this time, under these conditions, that we introduce our Pumpkin Soup. But this is not its first introduction. You and our Pumpkin Soup have met many times before. And it’s always a good time. You remember...

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

October 19, 2015 in What's New

All pumpkin, all the time. That’s our motto around here—at least during pumpkin season. We already have a conventional Pumpkin Bread Mix, but we’re so goo-goo for pumpkin (and we’re also on a bit of a gluten free kick), we couldn’t help but add this version for our gluten sensitive friends. Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix is easy to make (add egg, oil & water, mix, and bake), and even easier to...

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