Extra Hot Habanero Ghost Pepper Salsa

October 06, 2017 in Category: What's New

A hyperbole is a figure of speech where exaggeration is used for dramatic effect, like “I ate a million chips today” or “this work day will never end.” When we call our new Extra Hot Habanero Ghost Pepper Salsa extra hot, though, we mean it. In this case, there is no hyperbole or exaggeration. It is hot—and also delicious...

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...

Cocktail Stirrers

December 26, 2016 in Category: What's New

Are you ready to party? Are we invited? How about if we bring the cocktail stirrers? Lest you think we’re simply offering to bring super-skinny straws, we’d like to introduce you to Trader Joe’s Cocktail Stirrers—mini, plastic skewers hand-threaded with a gherkin pickle, baby onion, green chili pepper, red bell pepper chunk, carrot piece, and Manzanilla olive. Yes, each mini skewer features all of those things, marinated in spicy brine with garlic and dill. In Spain, you’ll find similar skewer-stirrers, with the moniker...