Gochujang Flavored Almonds

August 14, 2017 in Category: What's New

Hot sauce, formerly “a thing,” has become so many things to so many people. This is a good thing. One of the hottest (figuratively speaking) sauces in the food world right now is gochujang, a Korean fermented condiment made with red chilies. Perhaps surprisingly, we’re not here to tell you about hot sauce. Instead, we’re here to tell you about hot almonds. Trader Joe’s Gochujang Flavored Almonds.

Spicy snack foods are almost as popular as spicy sauces, so we’ve combined the hot hot sauce with the perennially hot snack, almonds. Traditional gochujang is a chili paste, fermented over months (and sometimes even years!) in earthenware pots to achieve a complex profile loaded with spicy, sweet, and umami flavors. We don’t have that kind of time to get snacks onto our shelves, so we’ve taken a bit of a seasoning shortcut.

Our Gochujang Flavored Almonds begin with California almonds that are roasted to peak crunchiness, then tossed with a gochujang spice blend made with seasonings including red chile peppers, tamari soy sauce and salt. This mixture lends spciy-hot gochujang flavor to the almonds, making them certifiably craveable (certified by our in-house team of tasters). Grab a handful in one hand, a cold beer in the other, and you have a party at the ready.

We’re selling each 12 ounce bag of Gochujang Flavored Almonds for $4.99, a price worthy of celebration. You’ll find them in our nuts and dried fruit section.


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Ingredients

ALMONDS, SEASONING BLEND (SUGAR, SALT, GARLIC POWDER, MALTODEXTRIN, DRY HOT SAUCE [CHILE PEPPERS, VINEGAR, SALT], CITRIC ACID, RED BELL PEPPER, TAMARI SOY SAUCE POWDER [SOYBEANS, SALT], ACACIA GUM, ONION POWDER, VINEGAR POWDER, ACETIC ACID, SPICE, NATURAL FLAVOR, YEAST EXTRACT, PAPRIKA EXTRACT [COLOR]), CANOLA OIL AND/OR SAFFLOWER OIL.
CONTAINS SOY, ALMOND. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF WHEAT.

 

Tags: spicy, snack