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Weekly photo challenge: A change for the butter

15 Apr

Sometimes change comes in big ways, like new life and saying goodbye. And other times, change comes in perspective – seeing the same thing in a different way.

Trader Joe’s keeps morphing the Speculoos Butter formula into different shapes, sizes and textures. And my taste buds conclude that they’re all delicious.

The Speculoos family gallery:

Trader Joe's Speculoos cookies

Solid Speculoos: Cinnamon cookie dunkers

Speculoos cookie butter from Trader Joe's

The classic spreadable Speculoos. It also comes in a crunchy version.

Speculoos candy bar

Take it with you: A portable slice of deliciousness

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Fear: Speculoos Cookie Butter

Kookie for Cookie Butter

Kookie for cookie butter …

20 Feb

Today’s guest post is from Sheila:

You already know about peanut butter, almond butter, apple butter, even pumpkin seed and pistachio butter. But leave it to Trader Joe’s to blaze the frontier of buttery spreads with Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter [ed. note: a follow up to the crunchless Speculoos Cookie Butter].

Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter

Cookie Butter with that extra something: Cookies

It’s made with crushed biscuits and tastes like gingerbread. Use TJ’s cookie butter on waffles, pancakes, ice cream and as a dip for celery and pretzels … or for you serious cookie monsters, eat it straight from the jar!

Thanks, TJ’s.

Thank you, Sheila!
And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

 

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The art of frozen food from Trader Joe’s

13 Feb

Frozen foods are really growing on me, especially the packages from Trader Joe’s freezer aisle.

When I was growing up, I preferred my veggies raw. I still do. Mom used canned vegetables, and those were tasty. But when the side dish was pulled from the freezer, it was going to be a flavorless clump of mush.

I’m happy to report a very different finding lately! In this package …

bag of delicious vegetables from Trader Joe's

Freezer aisle delicacy

not only are the cauliflower and Romanesco solid and delicious, but…I mean, what is Romanesco?! It’s like futuristic delicacy meets edible art!

Trader Joe's offers the coolest food

Edible art: Cool food in the frozen section.

Wikipedia starts its description of Romanesco as follows:

“Romanesco broccoli, or Roman cauliflower, is an edible flower of the species Brassica oleracea, and a variant form of cauliflower. First documented in Italy, it is light green in color and is a natural approximation of a fractal.”

Whatever it is, it’s yummy and pretty. And the garlic butter is just as tasty as it was for the serving of Beans so Green I enjoyed a week or two ago.

Thank you, again, Trader Joe’s!

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s! Have you tried/seen Romanesco? Any favorite recipes? What are your thoughts?

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Romanesco: How to choose, store and prepare (L.A. Times)

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It’s a cookie wonderland

21 Dec

The weather outside is frightful, but the cookies inside are delightful.

Here’s just a smattering of Trader Joe’s holiday cookies – dark chocolate, almond and sugar cookie goodness in seasonal shapes:

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Stars

Dark chocolate makes these cookies twinkle on your tongue

Trader Joe's snowman cookies

Each of three snowman sections is as tasty as the next

Trader Joe's sugar cookies

You had me at “all butter”

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Dark Chocolate Stars nutritional information

Almond Snowman Cookies nutritional information

Sips of the season: Pumpkin potables from Trader Joe’s

17 Oct

It’s comfort drink season!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Rooibos, an hearbal tea

Pumpkin Spice Chai

Pumpkin Ale

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

And thank you for reading and following Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

Have you tried any of these pumpkin products? If so, what did you think?

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Fear: Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter

30 Jul

Speculoos Cookie Butter

I rounded the corner while shopping and saw the succulently stacked pyramid of Speculoos Cookie Butter.

Immediately, I had conflicting urges: full-body dive into the mound, filling my basket as I awoke from my trance swooning, or run and hide under a heavy piece of furniture, rocking back and forth, humming softly?

The possibility of pure and utter delight that might result at the first bite of something called “Cookie Butter” was almost too much to handle.

I retained my cool and calm exterior.  However, in bathing-suit weather, I put my hands on my cart and steered away from primal temptation.

Have you tried this wondrous product? What are your thoughts? Should I dare? Will I be able to resist making this 11-oz jar a one-serving container?!

Thank you for your help and insights!

Thanks for your creative creations, TJ’s. I think.

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