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5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

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Even a food reporter has a tough time tracking what’s new at Trader Joe’s. “We don’t have a list of new items that I'm able to send,” a rep emailed, “but as you likely already know, we are constantly introducing exciting, new products in our stores.” Harumph. Though the company wasn’t willing to part with a list of new items, TJs fanatics—and they are legion—probably know all about the “What’s New” page, the store’s “New Item” shelf, and to watch their Instagram like a hawk. So I poked around like any other curious shopper, looking for new-to-me and straight-up new items. I bought a handful, and tasted all. I’ll definitely buy a few of these again, but for others, my goodne...
The 1 Condiment You Need from Trader Joe's RIGHT NOW

The 1 Condiment You Need from Trader Joe's RIGHT NOW

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People of the world, spice up your life. Like many people who try to cook deliciously—while minimizing my intake of too much sat fat, sodium, or anything with coconut oil—acid and heat are two of my favorite flavor profiles. What this amounts to is, unsurprisingly, an almost dogged devotion to hot sauce.Gochujang, neon-green El Yucateca, classic Tabasco, Texas Pete, that weird Fire sauce from Taco Bell (#noshame), I love it all. So, on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, which we all know is a wonderland for delicious items and ready-meals, I spied a row of small bottles and stopped to inspect them.Put down whatever it is you’re doing (besides reading this), and get thee to a Trader Joe’s and sweep up all of the Yuzu Hot Sauce that you can find. It’s that good. I’m SE...
9 Things to Add to Your Trade Joe's Shopping List This Spring

9 Things to Add to Your Trade Joe's Shopping List This Spring

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Maybe you intended to buy all your food locally this spring, and visit the farmer’s market so often you’d get to know every Bob, Dick, and Harriet there. Well, the best-laid plans can go awry—and there’s no shame in hitting the grocery store for the ingredients you need to cook at home (which is well worth the effort, for your budget and your health!)If Trader Joe’s is your go-to, here’s what we’d suggest picking up this spring. (Note: You won’t find snow peas and snap peas from Guatemala and Mexico on our list because we like to recommend food grown closer to home, which tends to reduce your carbon footprint. Wait till those are available locally if you can.)All prices represent what we saw in-store in Brooklyn, New York, in March, 2018.Vault No. 5 Cave-Aged Cheese from Jasper Hill (...
Twitter Noticed Something Very Bizarre About Every Trader Joe's Product

Twitter Noticed Something Very Bizarre About Every Trader Joe's Product

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You can sing most Trader Joe’s product names to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. Actor Daniel Spenser has discovered a bizarre Trader Joe’s quirk that we can never unsee now. Spenser pointed out that all Trader Joe’s products have five-syllable names, but to get more specific, you can sing most Trader Joe’s product names to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. Eleanor Rigby when sung sounds like Ele-a-nor Rig-by.Try singing the following Trader Joe’s products to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby,” because it’s super satisfying.Harvest whole wheat bread.Mini beef tacos.Super burrito.Pita bite crackers.Three seed beet crackers.Pesto and quinoa.If you aren’t familiar with the song (huh?), take a listen to “Eleanor Rigby.” Now you’re going t...