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Semi-Dried Apricots

February 17, 2016 in What's New

We’ve long carried dried apricots in our dried fruit section, and everyone loves a fresh apricot from our produce tables… but a frozen apricot? We hadn’t seen these in stores anywhere, so when our buyers came upon this limited offering, we had to investigate—and we are so glad we did! Made from the same apricot variety as our dried Turkish Apricots, Trader Joe’s Semi-Dried Apricots are just as they sound—partially dried at low temperatures and immediately frozen to lock in their flavor. Unlike other frozen fruit that hasn’t been semi-dried, our Apricots don’t exude any excess...

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Freestone Peach Slices or Nectarine Slices*

September 11, 2015 in What's New

Given a choice, fresh is always better than frozen. (Except for popsicles. Fresh popsicles always end up a little too juicy.) Frozen treats aside, who wouldn’t rather enjoy a ripe piece of fresh-picked fruit than one that’s had all its moisture turned to ice? Unfortunately, a little thing called “seasons” gets in the way. What if we told you, you could have your frozen peaches and enjoy them too? It’s true! This small miracle comes in two forms: Trader Joe’s Freestone Peach Slices, and Trader Joe's Nectarine Slices. The same farmers who provide our famous four-pound boxes of Peaches or Nectarines in the peak-season, now provide that same high quality...

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The Fruits Of Quick Pickling

August 17, 2015 in Product Stories

Summer. Bounties of glistening, seasonal fruit at our fingertips… We love it. Can’t get enough of it. Feel compelled to get creative with it. Take peaches. There is something to be said about biting into a perfectly ripe, juice-dribbling-down-your-chin peach. Sometimes, though, you want more of a bite in that bite. Whether for a picnic, a barbecue or a twist on a traditional dessert, pickled fruits offer quite the bite...

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Four-pound Box of Peaches or Nectarines

June 19, 2015 in What's New

Sometimes pre-packaging produce is just a sneaky ploy to get rid of the lesser pieces of fruit. Bags or boxes of ‘mostly good’ fruit are mixed in with one or two ‘bad apples’—those pieces no one would choose if they were offered loose. Trader Joe’s won’t touch this approach. We what do “touch,” are each and every Peach or Nectarine that makes it into one of our Four-pound Boxes. Actually, it’s our San Joaquin Valley supplier (in the business since 1948) who...

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