10 Unexpected Trader Joe's Facts That Are Almost As Good As The Cookie Butter

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This story was originally published on May 25, 2017.
Trader Joe's has gone from being a small SoCal grocery chain to a nationwide name, beloved by people from Pasadena to Boston. And while we consider ourselves experts on the food at Trader Joe's (seriously, we can't stop eating the stuff), the actual history the supermarket remains something of a mystery. The discount grocery chain famously doesn't do much in the way of advertising or promotion, meaning a lot of the store's facts and figures are hidden from view.
Undeterred, we scoured Trader Joe's own website and the corners of the internet for ten lesser-known Trader Joe's facts to impress your family and friends. How many surprise you?