Unique Items to Try at Stater Bros. Markets

Looking for unique and exotic items to try? We have a variety of exciting and unique options that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. From the spicy Carolina Reaper Monterey Jack Cheese to refreshing Dragon Fruit, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Try if you dare! This Carolina Reaper Cheese is for those who crave heat in their food. The combination of the Carolina Reaper pepper and the Monterey Jack cheese creates a unique flavor that is both spicy and savory. It has a bold, smoky flavor that is perfect for adding to sandwiches, burgers, or tacos. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a snack or served with crackers and fruit.

Asian pears, also known as “nashi” pears, are a delicious and refreshing fruit that is popular in many Asian countries. These pears have a unique texture that is crisp and juicy, and a flavor that is both sweet and slightly tart. Unlike traditional pears, Asian pears have a round shape and a brownish-yellow skin that is sometimes speckled. Asian pears are often enjoyed as a snack on their own or added to fruit salads for an extra crunch. They can also be used in recipes for baked goods, such as pies and tarts, or used to make refreshing drinks and cocktails.

For a delicious Asian Pear recipe, try these Pear-Ricotta Pancakes!

Just replace the Bosc Pears with Asian Pears.

Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a tropical fruit that is both delicious and visually stunning. It has a bright pink or yellow skin with greenish scales, and the inside of the fruit is filled with sweet and juicy flesh that is often dotted with small black seeds. Dragon fruit is a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed in many ways. It can be eaten on its own as a snack, added to fruit salads or smoothies for extra flavor and nutrition, or used as a colorful garnish for cocktails and desserts.

How to cut a Dragon Fruit

  1. To cut a dragon fruit, first, wash the fruit thoroughly and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  2. Next, cut off both ends of the fruit with a sharp knife.
  3. Then, make a lengthwise cut down the middle of the fruit, cutting it in half.
  4. Finally, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from each half of the fruit.
  5. If you prefer, you can also use a melon baller or a knife to cut the flesh into bite-sized pieces.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Have you ever wanted to make restaurant quality stir fry and ramen in the comfort of your home? Well now you can with Yaki-Soba & Ramen Noodles from Fortune! These instant noodles are sure to be a hit for your family dinners.

Recipes to create with these noodles:

Veggie Noodle Stir Fry

Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen

Jicama is a root vegetable that is native to Mexico and Central America, and it has a crisp and refreshing texture with a slightly sweet taste. We freshly prepare our jicama sticks every day at our fresh cut station. It comes packaged with Tajin packets and lemon which help enhance the jicama flavor. Not only are these fresh cut jicama fries delicious, but they are also a healthy snack option. Jicama is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.

Fresh cut fruit bionicos are a delicious and colorful dessert that originated in Mexico. They are essentially fruit salads that are topped with a variety of sweet toppings such as condensed milk, honey, granola, and shredded coconut. Our bionicos are served chilled and can be found at your nearest fresh cut station.

Kiwano melons, also known as horned melons or African horned cucumbers, are a unique and exotic fruit that is native to Africa. They have a distinctive appearance, with a spiky, bright orange outer shell that is covered in horn-like protrusions. Inside, the flesh is green and jelly-like, with small seeds that are edible. In addition to being delicious, kiwano melons are also packed with nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, and are low in calories, making them a healthy snack option.

How to cut & eat a Kiwano melon

To eat a kiwano melon, simply slice it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. The flavor of kiwano melon is often described as a combination of cucumber, kiwi, and banana, with a tart and slightly sweet taste.

Starfruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. It gets its name from its distinctive shape, which resembles a star when sliced crosswise.

How to cut a starfruit

  1. To cut a starfruit, start by washing it thoroughly under running water.
  2. Then, slice off the ends of the fruit with a sharp knife.
  3. Next, slice the fruit crosswise into thin, star-shaped pieces.
  4. Be sure to remove any seeds that you come across.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Starfruit Ripeness

To tell if starfruit is ripe, gently press on the skin with your fingertips. If the fruit is ripe, it should give slightly under pressure. Ripe starfruit is also slightly fragrant and will have a sweeter flavor than unripe fruit.

Go nuts, for our Pistachio Muffins! Made with real pistachios, these muffins are bursting with a rich, buttery flavor that is both decadent and satisfying. The sugar-coated top ensures every bite is sweet.

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