Pain Au Lait

October 20, 2017 in Category: What's New

At Trader Joe’s, we fancy ourselves “traders on the culinary seas.” What does that mean, exactly? Well, for starters it means that our Buyers really do travel the world in search of products that excite, delight, and inspire. (Yes, it is a great gig.) Sometimes, they set sail with a particular product in mind; other times, they head out in search of sheer inspiration.

Here, it was a bit of both—while our lead Product Innovator didn’t head to France this time to specifically develop a private label Pain Au Lait, she had been inspired on previous visits to find a vendor to produce an authentic version worthy of our bakery racks. “Worthy” is the key word here, though, and we are pleased to announce that her bready vision has finally met its match! Introducing Trader Joe’s Pain Au Lait, made for us in France from a traditional family recipe.

Pain Au Lait translates directly to “Milk Bread,” a humble name for these slightly sweet, elegant, brioche-like rolls. Moist, eggy, and straightforward, they pair beautifully with butter and jam (we recommend TJ’s French Cultured Butter and Raspberry Preserves) and are perfect for dunking in coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

They also make a great dinner roll, a tasty afternoon snack, or a nice base for a TJ’s Pulled Pork slider lunch. Heck, at $2.99 for a 9.9-ounce bag (8 rolls per bag), you can afford to add a Pain Au Lait to each and every meal if you so choose.

No need to travel to Paris for this Pain—you’ll find this typically-only-available-in-specialty-bakeries Pain Au Lait in the bakery section at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.


INGREDIENTS:
WHEAT FLOUR, LIQUID PASTEURIZED EGGS, SUGAR, CONCENTRATED BUTTER, WATER, RAPESEED OIL, YEAST, SALT, SKIM MILK POWDER, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES OF FATTY ACIDS, LOCUST BEAN GUM, MILK PROTEINS, CARROT EXTRACT (FOR COLOR), FLAVOR, ENZYMES, ASCORBIC ACID/VITAMIN C (DOUGH CONDITIONER).
CONTAINS MILK, EGG , WHEAT. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF SOY,TREE NUTS‎.


NUTRITION FACTS:
8 servings per container | Serving size 1 roll (35g) | Amount per serving: Calories 130
Total Fat 4.5g (6% DV), Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 20mg (7% DV), Sodium 160mg (7% DV), Total Carbohydrate 19g (7% DV), Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV), Total Sugars 5g—Includes 4g Added Sugars (8% DV), Protein 3g, Vitamin D 0.1mcg (0% DV), Calcium 10mg (0% DV), Iron 0.3mg (0% DV), Potassium 30mg (0% DV).
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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Tags: Bakery, Bread, France