Dig In | Tunisia


Sardines in Harissa

September 09, 2014 in What's New

Korea has its Gochujang. Mexico has its Achiote. But, what does one ask for when seeking a hot chili condiment in the Maghreb? The magic word is Harissa. Trader Joe’s Sardines in Harissa brings together two classic Northwest African foods in one can. Wild caught sardines, harvested in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia, are some of the best we’ve tasted. These large (for sardines) fish are packed in soy oil and Harissa. Our chili paste is made from a traditional recipe, consisting of fresh red hot chili peppers, garlic, coriander, caraway, and salt. Sardines, in general, provoke...

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Tunisian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

March 06, 2014 in What's New

Historically, olive oil has been used for lamp fuel, as a medical ointment, and for the consecration of kings. At Trader Joe’s, we just like to eat it. Naturally, our quest for good-tasting olive oil led us to Tunisia, the fourth largest producer of olive oil in the world. Tunisia sits at the northern-most tip of the African continent—just across the Mediterranean Sea from Sardinia, in the heart of the region where humans first cultivated the pitted pearl. The caliber of our Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rooted in...

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