Sliced New Zealand Organic Cheddar

April 02, 2017 in Category: What's New

The lush, green pastures of New Zealand’s organic dairy farms provide the jumping off point for our Sliced New Zealand Organic Cheddar. The milk used to produce this distinctive cheese comes from cows raised on family owned dairies and treated to a diet of the abundant organic clover and grasses that blanket the pastures of New Zealand’s dairy lands. Moderate temperatures (60-75ºF), flowing mountain streams, and abundant rainfall mean that there is ample pasture for grazing year round. Because of their diet, the cows produce incredibly rich and flavorful milk, and that milk, in turn, produces...

Soft Strawberry or Black Licorice Twists

January 06, 2017 in Category: What's New

We had a feeling you’ve been dying to know more about licorice, so we’ve pulled together some fun facts… The licorice plant, a perennial herb, belongs to the pea family. There are 20 different species of the plant that grow on five continents. The sweet substance, glycyrrhizin, in licorice root is fifty times sweeter than sugar. And, finally, Trader Joe’s now sells Soft Licorice Twists! The perfect licorice is hard to come by—it should be soft yet chewy, and made with real licorice root. Thanks to a small, family-owned business in New Zealand, this is...

Dried Fruit Bars

November 30, 2016 in Category: What's New

We used to carry some wonderful Fruit Bars from a small supplier in New Zealand. Our customers loved these dried fruit snacks, but unfortunately… that supplier went out of business. Still longing for the simple quality of those first Fruit Bars, we recently discovered that our original supplier has been re-opened under new ownership—and they are still capable of making the exact same snack for us! So, what makes Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars so special? Two things. First, each bar...