Trader Joe’s celebrates 50th anniversary with freebies, asperse tank

A selling outing to Trader Joe’s this weekend will feel like a party.

To symbol its 50th anniversary on Aug. 25, the cult-favorite epicurean food store is throwing in-store celebrations with special product tastings, games, giveaways and deals.

Take the City Point Trader Joe’s in Brooklyn — one of the chain’s 7 grocery stores dotting 4 New York boroughs (sorry, Bronx). This plcae will underline face portrayal and a picture counter “just for fun,” a manager tells the Daily News. “We’re also formulation tastings and ice cream handouts.”

The Big 5-0 is even splashier in Staten Island. Along with a esteem circle where you can win a Trader Joe’s 50th-anniversary reusable tote, the store will have a asperse tank.

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And copiousness to eat. “We will be demo-ing” Matcha Green Tea Lemonade, says a manager. That cold-pressed extract will come in accessible to rinse down samples of Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels.

“These festivities are for thanking customers,” says a mouthpiece for the California-based chain. The thankfulness reaches back 5 decades.

The first Trader Joe’s, seen here in 1967, non-stop its doors in Pasadena, California.

The first Trader Joe’s, seen here in 1967, non-stop its doors in Pasadena, California.

And that first Trader Joe's is still going clever on the West Coast.

And that first Trader Joe’s is still going clever on the West Coast.

(Photo Courtesy Trader Joe’s)

The first Trader Joe’s non-stop in Pasadena, Calif., on Arroyo Parkway on Aug. 25, 1967. That store is still going strong.

The sequence has given grown to 467 stores in 41 states and in D.C. and is famous for juicy residence brands — and for being cheap, laid-back and efficient. Every line in NYC should pierce so quickly.

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Trader Joe’s is also famous for changing things up. Which is one reason because it’s constantly releasing new products for business to try. Ever-changing choices creates selling an adventure. It’s like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. Thanks to surprises, you never know what you’re gonna get.

Recent 2017 debuts have enclosed Gochujang Flavored Almonds, Cultured Coconut Milk (like yogurt, but non-dairy) and Chocolate Filled Crêpes.

The Daily News got a hide look at arriving Trader Joe’s products scheduled to hit shelves next month. On deck: Cauliflower Fried Rice; Icelandic Style Strawberry Nonfat Yogurt; Icelandic Style Plain Nonfat Yogurt; and Organic Pomegranate Vinegar.

New products are a Trader Joe's hallmark. Icelandic character yogurt - plain and strawberry - will entrance soon.

New products are a Trader Joe’s hallmark. Icelandic character yogurt – plain and strawberry – will entrance soon.

(Photo pleasantness Trader Joe’s copy)

Whether or not these newcomers will be partial of the Trader Joe’s lineup for the prolonged run depends on customers. For 50 years, the company has looked to shoppers.

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“If a product doesn’t sell well,” says the spokeswoman, “we don’t keep selling it.”

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In further to the 7 Trader Joe’s grocery stores in NYC, the sequence also has a booze shop in Union Square (138 E. 14th St.). And two new Manhattan stores are scheduled to open next year. One will be at 93rd St. and Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, and the other at 233 Spring St. in SoHo.

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