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Chocolate Almond Butter Tarte

February 20, 2017 in Category: What's New

When you think “French tarte,” you might first think fruit fillings: apples (of course!), berries, lemon… Certainly, there are French tartes filled with chocolate; but we’ve got one you’ve likely never seen (or tasted) before—in France, or anywhere else. Trader Joe’s Chocolate Almond Butter Tarte was initially conceived as a Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tarte. On second thought, we decided this new dessert needed a different, more decadent twist. That twist is almond butter. We replaced what would’ve been the caramel layer with a creamy, smooth spread made from...

Biscuits (and Gravy).

February 20, 2017 in Category: Product Stories

We've long been fans of the ease of bread from a tube. We know, doesn't sound very "foodie" of us. But in fact, when time is short and appetites are long, the convenience of fresh-from-the-oven bread you can make and bake in just a few minutes is the essence of epicurean (and impossible to resist!).

Ditalini Pasta + Cheddar Cheese + Cauliflower + Kale

February 17, 2017 in Category: What's New

The third president of the United States is well known for writing The Declaration of Independence, making the Louisiana Purchase, helping to found religious freedom, and more. We believe, however, that there is one important accomplishment for which Thomas Jefferson has not yet been given enough credit, namely—the popularizing of mac and cheese in America. Trader Joe’s has already been following Jefferson’s lead with seven or so versions of our own macaroni and cheese—and counting! In the continuing spirit of American innovation, here’s our latest: Trader Joe’s Ditalini Pasta + Cheddar Cheese + Cauliflower + Kale...

Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

February 15, 2017 in Category: What's New

As They Might Be Giants famously sang, “There’s only one everything.” Just think about it. Try counting up all the everythings in existence. You’ll quickly conclude that only one everything is sufficient—or even possible. Now, when it comes to spice blends, we also believe that just one Everything is sufficient, and that’s our Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. This is the only Everything Seasoning you’ll ever need for...

Supersweet Dried Carabao Mango

February 13, 2017 in Category: What's New

Carabao is a variety of mango... but also a type of domestic water buffalo. Both can be found in the Philippines. One lives in swamps, and one grows on trees. One is the national animal of the Philippines... the other will be gracing our shelves in the form of Trader Joe’s Supersweet Dried Carabao Mango! Our Dried Carabao Mango is special—and not just because it shares a name with a large bovid. It’s special because Carabaos are known as the sweetest mangoes in the world. This variety, grown only in the Philippines, is on the small side, with a curved and pointed end. In addition to being extra sweet, Carabaos are also...

Mudd Pie

February 10, 2017 in Category: What's New

When one of our Product Innovators announced that she and one of our most trusted dessert suppliers were joining forces to develop a TJ’s version of Mississippi mud pie, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Any excuse to consume that much chocolate-y goodness is fine by us—and consume, we did. And when we finally settled on a version worthy of our name, Trader Joe’s Mudd Pie was born. (We added the second ‘d’ for funsies… and to make sure nobody thinks this thing is made out of actual mud. Because that would be gross. And this pie is delicious.) Mississippi mud pie came about sometime during...

Matcha Green Tea Packets

February 08, 2017 in Category: What's New

Tea is important in Japan. It’s at the center of communal life, providing a key ritual (literally) around which friends can gather. Each fleeting meeting is viewed as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and thus, deeply cherished. The common Japanese idiom, Ichi-go, Ichi-e (meaning, “one time, one meeting”) provides the perfect description of this treasured teatime. We resonate with this value for meaningful human interaction—just visualize your last interaction with one of our friendly Crew! So, we’re doing our part to help facilitate more such meetings among friends. Toward that end, we think our new Matcha Green Tea is a great start...

Mini Sugar Hearts

February 06, 2017 in Category: What's New

Hearts are the ultimate signifier of love. Hearts skip beats, hearts break, hearts grow fonder with absence. We don’t, however, think an absence of Trader Joe’s Mini Sugar Hearts is necessary for you to become completely infatuated with them. Just because these Hearts are miniature doesn’t mean they aren’t bursting with love—and deliciousness. The heart shape of Mini Sugar Hearts is a physical display of the way you’ll feel when eating them. Nothing but love. Our top-notch biscuit supplier starts by...

Hygge You Think You Are?

February 06, 2017 in Category: Guides

While there’s no direct translation, the Danish word hygge (say “HOO-guh”) can be loosely described as an atmosphere of coziness, contentment and kinship, or an appreciation of those things in everyday life. It's a concept we've been cuddling up to lately, thanks to...