Calling all Trader Joe’s junkies! The aisles are teeming with delicious new foods to try, and we can’t wait to get our hands on these foods and drinks.
“This is a snack for those times when you’re in search of a light, crispy, crunchy treat. Crisped brown and white rice make up the base of these Bites—similar to another crispy rice treat we all know and love.
“However, instead of marshmallows, we add quinoa, dried cranberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cashews. A hint of sweetness from cane sugar and a touch of sea salt complements the crunchiness and nuttiness of these kosher, gluten free snacks.”
“A sweet, creamy chocolate filling is rolled into a soft, golden crêpe dough, then carefully sealed to help keep the chocolate from oozing out once it’s been heated. Each bite will transport you to the streets of Paris—or at the very least, compel you to reach for another.”
“Steak tips are from the bottom sirloin cut of beef and are ideal for marinating. We’ve put a tropical spin on traditional teriyaki marinade with help from pineapple juice, sesame oil, and ginger—the flavors that put the “island” in our Island Teriyaki Steak Tips.”
“Unlike most bottled versions of this beverage, you won’t find any artificial flavors here—because, there is nothing fresca about artificial flavors, now is there? What you will find are three flavorful, thirst-quenching options to add to your summer beverage bar: tropical Pineapple Mango with Natural Mint Flavor, slightly floral Hibiscus Flavor, and sweet-tart Strawberry Lime.”
“To create each Organic Cold Brew Mocha Nut Latte, we take organic cold brew (coffee that’s been brewed sans heat), blend it with cold-milled organic cashew and organic almond beverages, and sweeten it with organic dates (no refined sugar here!). We deepen this non-dairy wonder’s subtly nutty flavor profile with organic cocoa powder and organic vanilla, sprinkle in a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and organic cinnamon to round it out, bottle it up, and put it through High Pressure Processing (HPP)—a cold, water-pressure-based alternative to heat pasteurization.”
“Caramel Ginger Popcorn starts with a base of Midwest-grown, mushroom kernel corn. When heated, this variety of corn pops into a sturdy orb shape with tiny surface crags. These crags hold onto just the right amount of sea salt and caramelized coating, which keeps the popcorn crunchy from the first bite to the bottom of the bag.
“The heat of crystallized ginger pieces that are added to the caramel coating plays perfectly with the sweet-salty, lightly caramelized corn. The end result is a distinctly crunchy, oh-so-craveable snack, with delicate, warm ginger flavor. Yum.”
“Mix one part Coconut Cold Brew Concentrate with two parts water or milk, and pour over ice for a lush, tropical hot weather treat. If you want to keep the coffee as concentrated as possible, you can use it to make coconut coffee ice cubes for your iced coffee. And since it’s ideal for adding coffee flavor without the acid bitterness, it’s great for use in baking, marinating, making cocktails or served Affogato-style over ice cream.”
“In Russia, these dumplings are called pelmeni (a derivative of the word pelnyan, loosely translated as “bread ear” due to the dumpling’s ear-like shape). Historically, they were a convenient means of preserving meat and feeding a family over the course of a long winter. At Trader Joe’s, they’re called Chicken & Mushroom Pelmeni, and they’re a convenient means of getting a dumpling dinner on the table in a flash.”
“Ash, typically associated with goat cheese, is paired with fresh cow’s milk to create this luxuriously elegant, slightly earthy, soft ripened Brie. The milk itself is sourced from neighboring dairies, located within 20 miles of the Marin, California-based creamery—an advantage that lends unbeatably fresh flavor and supremely buttery texture to the cheese.”
“Sprinkle these crispy, crunchy, and crave-able Chickpeas on salads or soup, combine them with pretzels and nuts to make a snack mix, or grab a handful as a snack.”
11. Matcha Joe-Joe’s
“These cookies are the inevitable Matcha manifestation of our now-iconic Joe-Joe’s sandwich cookies. Between two crunchy, golden, biscuit-y cookies, you’ll find a layer of sweet crème filling, flavored with real Matcha green tea powder.
“The slight bitterness of the Matcha is noticeable but enjoyable, balanced with a touch of vanilla extract. The strikingly saturated color of the green tea sweet crème comes from the Matcha powder itself—nothing else is added to achieve its eye-catching hue.”
“If tropical flavors are your thing, we’ve got you covered. Pineapple delivers the essence of (you guessed it) fragrant pineapple, while Island Colada is inspired by a favorite beachside cocktail—which happens to pair perfectly with fizzy, bubbly, sparkling water.
“If energizing citrus flavors are what you desire, go for classic, sweet-tart Grapefruit, or branch out with our Cranberry Clementine flavor, a delightful fusion of berry and citrus.
“While these Sparkling Waters were carefully crafted and taste-tested by our panel, what’s missing from these bottles is equally important—each bottle has NO sugar, and NO artificial sweeteners. Refreshing, indeed.”
“Used in Middle Eastern cooking, usually liberally sprinkled in yogurt or on top of khubz flatbread, za’atar can include a variety of spices depending on who’s doing the cooking.
“The recipe we use here includes salt, sumac, marjoram, oregano, and thyme, mixed into creamy goat cheese and formed into small logs. It’s a perfectly flavorful and tangy pairing, indeed.”
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