Packaged Food

Trader Joe’s Is Adding Their Own Truffle Hot Sauce To Shelves

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Truffle hot sauce is probably one of my favorite condiment innovations in recent memory. The first time I tried the ever-popular Truff, I was hooked — throwing it onto anything shy of breakfast cereal that I could get my hands on.

Well, it looks like Trader Joe’s has created their competing line of truffle-infused hot sauce.

Spotted by Foodbeast @ericavaron at her local Trader Joe’s, the sauce boasts a medley of chili peppers combined with a black truffle base.

The Trader Joe’s Truffle Hot Sauce is priced at $8, costing about half of what you’d find for a bottle of Truff.

If they taste anything alike, there could be a pretty sizable shift in the black truffle hot sauce game. Might make a trip out to my local Trader Joe’s this weekend and see if I can find a bottle.

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This BOUGIE BURGER Is Made With Three Different Types Of Black Truffle

When Pretty Little Liars enters the food scene, you know it’s bound to come with at least one major twist.

That’s exactly what PLL actress Shay Mitchell has in store for the Los Angeles Food Bowl’s Off-The-Menu x Postmates Secret Menu Burger Showdown. She’s teaming up with Top Chef runner-up and WOLF executive chef Marcel Vigneron to create the ultimate truffle burger… that uses a “bleeding” vegan patty from Beyond Meat.

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The duo’s Bourgeois Burger isn’t vegetarian or plant-based, but it does show off how well Beyond’s juicy patty can perform as a real burger.

Chef Vigneron and Mitchell load up a potato roll with a Beyond burger, caramelized onions, bacon, truffle mayo, white cheddar, and truffle shavings. The result is a massive umami bomb that explodes with truffle and savory notes during each bite.

Vigneron and Mitchell are hoping their truffle-laden dish will be enough to take the crown at “Off-The-Menu,” where 500 people will be sampling 10 different burgers to determine a champion. However, they have to deal with competition that’s tougher than the A Team, as many of LA’s top restaurants are entering the fray as well. Badmaash and Plan Check are two prime examples of the juggernauts the pair will have to contest with.

Still, with all of the truffle they’ve packed inside and the surprise factor of the Beyond patty, Vigneron and Mitchell are strong contenders to take home the top burger title.

You can check out the Bourgeois Burger at the Secret Menu Burger Showdown on Saturday, May 26th, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Those who can’t get tickets to the event can also find Vigneron and Mitchell’s burger will be available for delivery exclusively on Postmates starting Sunday, 5/27. Make sure to get your fix!

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Fast Food

Black Truffle XT Burger, Burger King Goes High Class in Hong Kong

It wasn’t so long ago that all you needed to do to make any burger more decadent was add a few strips of bacon. But as time went on, bacon just wasn’t enough (blasphemy!) and the landscape of the fast food industry started to focus on different elements of the burger to appeal to a more epicurean tastes. What started as a simple bacon addition grew into changes like 100% Angus beef patties, artisan rolls and aged chipotle chile sauce. Now it seems that Burger King Hong Kong is upping the ante of fast food sophistication with the release of their Black Truffle Angus XT Burger.

In addition to the Angus beef patty, this burger is topped with bacon, cheese, curly endive greens, a black truffle-infused mayonnaise and comprises the latest sandwich in BK’s King’s Collection line in the Hong Kong region. For those curious burger connoisseurs who might happen to be in the area to try out this tasty new burger, it’ll wind up costing you about $4.90 for the sandwich itself, and $6.40 with fries and a drink.

The promotion’s only for a limited time though, so if you’re touring the Hong Kong area and feel the need to indulge in this bourgeois burger, you might want to hurry it along.


479° Popcorn: Black Truffle + White Cheddar

‘Black truffles are prized throughout the world for their unique musky aroma and distinctive flavor. 479 adds a light drizzle to their crunchy popcorn with premium truffle oil and finish it with organic white cheddar for a rich, indulgent taste experience to satisfy even the most sophisticated snacker. They hope it brings you comfort as you watch the euro skyrocket and decide to postpone your vacation to Tuscany for one more year.’