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Picholine Olives

December 24, 2014 in What's New

These French-born olives boast je ne sais quoi. Bronzy-green and distinctly torpedo-shaped, Picholine [Pee-show-leen] are mildly fruity, nutty and firm, with a snappy, clean finish. They are perfect for snacking (especially when paired with sharp cheese) and are famously found cradled in the “v” of a martini glass. Fans of these pedigreed olives, we’ve struggled to find a supply of Picholines with a price that makes sense. Typically grown in...

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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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