From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 514 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 50,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. For the first time, our Captains (store managers) and Crew Members (employees) are taking you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.
* A private Tasting Panel, where decisions are made about new Trader Joe’s products.
* A wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, California, looking for great wines and great values.
* An overseas adventure, where new Trader Joe’s flavors are discovered.
* The mind of Joe himself to find out why the Crew Members wear Hawaiian shirts.
* The values that make Trader Joe’s so different.
Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.
As the Cheese Melts: Trader Joe's "Professor Matt" Tells Us About That
Why does cheese melt the way it does? Why do some cheeses melt differently than others? And why is it that some cheeses don’t really melt at all? On this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, our very own “Professor Matt” explains it all to you, with a little help from our resident cheese expert, Kim. From enzymes to acid, and fresh cheese to aged, we bring you the art and science behind one of the best ways to enjoy “milk’s leap toward immortality,” cheese. Stop what you’re doing and melt with us
A Trader Joe's Shopping List to Liven Up Your Spring Eating
Spring is just around the corner, and while some focus on spring cleaning, we instead focus on our favorite seasonal activity, spring eating. (Actually, our favorite activity every season.) There are new products arriving in our stores every day, from sweet treats like Chocolate & Peanut Butter Joe Joe's to savory delights like Oven Baked Cheese Bites with Tomato and Chili. In this episode of Inside Trader Joe's, we present a baker's dozen of our new favorites that are sure to put a spring in your step.
11 (or more!) Trader Joe’s Fail-Safe Freezer Finds for Dinner (and more!)
In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we step into the icy wonderland of Trader Joe’s freezer case and find a treasure trove of deliciousness ready to become dinner in minutes. From powerhouses like Mandarin Orange Chicken and Cauliflower Gnocchi to newer arrivals like Breaded Fried Ravioli and Branzino Fillets, there’s always something easy to prepare and even easier to eat. And the delights don’t stop at dinner… you’ll find options for breakfast, appetizers, and especially dessert. Ice Cream
Trader Joe's 12th Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners
The votes have been cast, the ballots have been tallied, and the winners have been verified! Inside this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s we reveal the results of the 12th Annual Customer Choice Awards. From Favorite Cheese to Best Beverage and Favorite Trader Joe’s Product Overall, this awards show has everything other awards shows have, and has been proven to be 242% more delicious.
Trader Joe's Seeds the Conversation About Plants & Plant-Based Products
Some might say everything’s coming up roses, but why stop there? In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we take a deep dive into all the plants and flowers, with an update on what’s changed in the world of greens and blooms over the last year. We also get some insights into the world of plant-based products, the constant evolution of vegan foods, and even some innovations in plant-based packaging!
Celebrating the Holidays with Trader Joe's Crew – And Cookies!
While the holiday season looks a little different this year, the Crew at Trader Joe’s are finding ways to celebrate the best of the season. In this episode, we chat with Crew Members from around the country about their favorite holiday traditions and holiday products at Trader Joe’s. Sparkling wines, multiple hot cocoa options, a cauliflower-centric take on classic latkes, charcuterie for days, candies, and of course cookies… beware, you will want cookies when this one is done!