Why is Trader Joe’s Indian food so good?

So often during sheltering in place, only the bright red floral shirts of Trader Joe’s staff broke up the monotony of my pandemic funk. The usual 30 minute wait was enough time to salivate in anticipation over the array of goodies such as dark chocolate peanut butter cups, dried mangos, and the shrimp fried rice. It gave me a moment to ponder which tasty spread, from the garlic hummus to kale-based pesto, I was likely…