I never need an excuse to visit Trader Joe’s, but these cool new products for fall have given me even more reason to fight for a parking space — and throw budgetary caution to the wind at my favorite grocery destination. Seriously, these new fall products look even tastier than my usual go-to items, and a few of them are even delightfully seasonal.
Here, 6 awesome new finds for you to check out, next time you’re sipping a shot-glass-sized coffee and cruising the TJ’s aisles.
The apple orchard in my hometown made an epic apple cider donut, so seeing these at TJ’s filled me with so much nostalgia. I’m sure that actually tasting these donuts will take me back even more, and since they’re only $3.99 for a half dozen, I’m thankful I can now eat these regularly without having to live in my small hometown, especially because it (gasp!) doesn’t have a Trader Joe’s.
Confession: I can only handle so much pumpkin spice. I know, I know. Sacrilege. But I was thrilled to find some of my favorite fall spices taking a slightly different form in this amazing-looking Trader Joe’s Carrot Cake Spread, at a reasonable $2.99 a jar. And is that mascarpone on the toast in the photo? Sign me up.
If your family needs a break from the the onslaught of baked goods this this season, you can still get your autumnal flavorings with this yummy alfredo sauce, which is less caloric than you might have imagined. Trader Joe’s pre-made sauces are a lifesaver for crazy weeknights around our house, and this one looks like a winner. Boil up some wide noodles you already have in your pantry, splash this on top, and congratulate yourself on making a $4.99 meal.
Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to make maple syrup more delicious, Trader Joe’s busts out this gorgeous new product. I’m dying to try this on the banana pancakes I constantly make for my son, or to serve over roasted sweet potatoes for a festive side dish. Plus, you can grab 8.45 ounces for only $9.99, which is surprisingly affordable for real maple syrup of any kind.
Trader Joe’s Big Soft Pretzels
Good news: you no longer have to go to a baseball game (or the airport) to satisfy your soft pretzel cravings. And you don’t have to pay $4 a pretzel, either. A bag of four sells for $2.49, and they stay frozen until you’re ready to eat. That way you can pop them in the oven for a perfectly toasted, fresh taste any time — or even a clever school lunch alternative or after-school snack. Perfection.
Okay, so I realize birthday cake popcorn is unnecessary and nutritionally…unsound. And it’s not particularly fall-like. But. The 6 year old in me is bouncing off the walls to try this mind-boggling clever salty-sweet snack, preferably with a cold glass of milk and an episode of the Rugrats. It retails for only $1.99 a bag.