These Are the 25 Must-Try Fall Foods From Trader Joes (2023)

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Autumn is almost here! The temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing. Well, we can only assume. We haven’t been able to concentrate on anything other than the new Trader Joe’s fall items for 2022 that have started to infiltrate stores.

This season we’re seeing returning favorites like the Halloween Joe Joe’s, and new trailblazers like Salted Maple Ice Cream.

With these mouthwatering options, Trader Joe’s has us as excited as ever to lie about our availability so we can marathon movies by ourselves with an armful of our favorite fall snacks.These Are the 25 Must-Try Fall Foods From Trader Joes (1)

We scoured the fall foods that Trader Joe’s is releasing this year and picked out the best ones for you to try. Some are old, some are new. Some are sweet, and others are savory. But one thing’s for certain: they’ll all have you coming back for seconds before they fly off the shelves like a witch who’s late to feed her cat.

In the meantime, we’ll be here with our pumpkin cheesecake.

25 New Trader Joe’s Fall Items to Try This Season

1. Caramel Apple Mochi

The second you get a hold of these, you’ll immediately want to chomp down on this combination of fall flavor, cold ice cream, and chewy mochi. Well, maybe after applying some Sensodyne.
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2. Maple Sea Salt Kettle Corn

This flavor may not scream “maple,” but it has all of the salty sweetness that we love from kettle corn, with the gentle hint of fall. It’s subtle, it’s classy, and we don’t care what anyone says: one bag = one serving.
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3. Halloween Joe Joe’s

Sure, these may technically taste like the standard Joe Joe’s. But the cream is dyed orange and the cookie is a cute Jack-O-Lantern. Who says costumes are just for people?
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4. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Bites

These are perfect for when you want an autumn spin on mac and cheese.

It doesn’t hurt that they’re conveniently packaged in breadcrumb coated bites so you can snack while sifting through your giant pile of Home Goods fall decorations that you swear you’ll stop adding to…after this year.
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5. Rice Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Risotto

Sometimes we want to be mad at the world that can’t leave cauliflower well enough alone. But then, products like this come along and deliver the creaminess of risotto and comforting flavor of butternut squash. Darn you, Trader Joe’s! But also, bless you, Trader Joe’s!
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6. Rustic Apple Tarte

Sometimes, describing something as “rustic” is a euphemism for “not actually that nice.”

But Trader Joe’s does “rustic” well, delivering a delicious apple dessert that’s a fun change-up from the classic apple pie. And, without any cobwebs like that “rustic” Airbnb you thought was a great deal.
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7. Haunted House Chocolate Cookie Kit

Finally, a holiday house building kit for people who don’t like gingerbread. Instead of the Christmas classics like gumdrops and candy canes, this kit comes with Halloween decorations like bats and skeletons.

In candy form, of course! At least…we’re pretty sure? Either way, it’ll give this house some good bones.
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8. Cinnamon Bun Spread

This little jar of spread is the answer to a quick and easy cinnamon roll treat. You can use it to doll up your toast or cookies. Or, just enjoy this sticky goodness of cinnamon bun filling by the spoonful!

Either way, it’s a lot easier than mixing a bunch of dough, letting it rise, realizing you messed it up, pulling yourself out of a spiral of self doubt, making a new batch of dough, giving up, and eventually going to a Cinnabon.
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9. Salted Maple Ice Cream

Maple treats are often aggressively sweet. But, as we’ve found out with this ice cream, all it needs is a little salt to become a new household favorite.

Could salt and maple be the new Bonnie and Clyde? Probably not. But only because we don’t see them becoming a sentient duo that becomes famous for robbery. But they do pair well together.
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10. Mexican Style Hot Cocoa Melts

Some pumpkins can turn into magical carriages. Some turn into delicious, spiced hot chocolate. We’re all for true love and stuff, but we know which we’d rather have.
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11. Sweet Cinnamon Filled Korean Pancakes

We don’t know what sorcery goes into making these pancakes flaky, chewy, and gooey all at the same time, and we don’t really care.

Thanks to Trader Joe’s, we don’t have to go all the way to Seoul for these babies. Unless you want to buy us a plane ticket?
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12. Pumpkin Hold the Cone!

We’re pretty mad at Trader Joe’s for this fall item. But because these are only available for a limited time.

This may be one of our favorite Hold The Cone products, thanks to the combination of pumpkin ice cream and ginger cone. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea. And also 20 more Pumpkin Hold The Cones.
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13. Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Just because you can combine America’s favorite fall flavor with chickpeas, does that mean you should? Trader Joe’s says yes! We wonder what they would say about dinosaurs.
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14. Non-Dairy Pumpkin Oat Beverage

Fall is the season of comforting, rich foods, so shout out to TJ’s for throwing the non-dairy people a bone.

This pumpkin-flavored oat beverage delivers a creamy texture and the spiced sweetness of our beloved pumpkin treats, all without the uncomfortable stomach pain caused by dairy. Sorry, it can’t help with that Taco Bell you had last night.
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15. Pumpkin Maple Bacon Flavored Stuffies

Don’t get too excited, these are dog treats. Yeah, we were sad, too. Between the adorable name (“Stuffies?! C’mon!) and the flavors of pumpkin, maple, bacon, and molasses, we’ve been trying to turn ourselves into a golden retriever all morning.
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16. Pumpkin Spice Espresso Beans

These espresso beans will trap you in a vicious cycle. Eat lots because they taste good, stay up late because of caffeine. Can’t sleep, so might as well have a snack…oh, look, pumpkin spice espresso beans!
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17. Pumpkin Brioche Twist

You know what brioche is good for? Upsetting the leaders of the French revolution.

You know what Fall is perfect for? French toast. Coincidence? We think not! We’d be skeptical of Big Brioche trying to rule the world, but we’re too busy planning our next brunch. Just don’t tell Robespierre.

18. Pumpkin Cheesecake

It’s back! And this year, you may tell yourself that you’ll skip the classic pumpkin cheesecake and try something new… on second thought, maybe not.
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19. Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

We love the year round samosas that Trader Joe’s offers, and are happy to report that they do savory pumpkin items as well as they do sweet! Just call them a jack – er, Joe – of all trades. Uh, traders? Whatever, the samosas are good.
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20. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

We like to put these in little baggies and pretend we’re going hiking in the beautiful fall foliage. But in reality, we just eat it in our PJ’s while watching Hocus Pocus. Either one works!
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21. Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissants

We’re not sure if we’d really call these “croissants,” but it doesn’t really matter. Our mouths will be so full that nobody will be able to understand us anyway.
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22. Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes

If we’ve learned one thing from watching The Great British Bake Off, it’s that nobody likes a soggy bottom. “Sticky toffee” is a ticket to hearts everywhere, and that we can’t count. Bring on the cakes!
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23. Pumpkin Spiced Teeny Tiny Pretzels

If we’re gonna talk about our favorite little things that have been put through the ringer and came out victorious, our list is now these teeny tiny pretzels that are coated in pumpkin seeds and hobbits. Sorry, Frodo.
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24. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

We love you, but please give us a moment alone with a pack of these ravioli and a pot of brown butter. Actually, make that a couple moments. You know what, we’ll call you when we’re done. Don’t wait up.
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25. Pumpkin Gnocchi

The only thing more fun than saying “gnocchi” is whipping up a batch of the pumpkin variety and basking in the glow of all things autumnal. Actually, we may need to blow out those candles soon.
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26. Acorn Squash

Need we say more?
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Does Trader Joe's have their fall stuff out yet? ›

Trader Joe's Finally Released Its 2022 Fall Products, And We Want Them All. Pumpkin spice hummus, people. Trader Joe's just rolled out its fall products, many of which are pumpkin-flavored and some of which are inspired by fall flavors (we see you, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese).

What to buy at Trader Joe's October? ›

Trader Joe's Cookies & Creme Granola Is October's Crispiest, Crunchiest Treat
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  • Joe-Joe's Granola Cookies & Creme. ...
  • Honey O's. ...
  • Broccoli Fries. ...
  • Korean Beefless Bulgogi. ...
  • Spanish Style Rice. ...
  • Italian Custard Cream Puffs.
Oct 28, 2022

Is it true you can try anything at Trader Joe's? ›

You can sample almost any Trader Joe's product before buying. Store employees are encouraged to let you try ready-to-eat or drink items, like salads, chips, pepper-coated salami, or brewed ginger beer, to find out if they're actually worth the purchase.

Does Trader Joe's have pumpkin puree? ›

That's why our very favorite fall product is their canned Organic Pumpkin. It's 100% pumpkin purée, with no added sugar or additives.

What day of the week is best to shop at Trader Joe's? ›

Weekends are a busy time. So plan to go early in the week on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. In addition to being the best days to go, the hours between 8-10 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are usually the most leisurely times to shop.

What days does Trader Joes restock? ›

Trader Joe's restocks daily as all outlets receive multiple shipments daily, depending on how fast the items are moving. However, most of the items that are replenished daily are perishable and fast-moving ones, to try and sustain demand.

What is Trader Joe's biggest seller? ›

No. 1 snack: Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips ($2.99)
  • Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers.
  • Organic Corn Chip Dippers.
  • World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs.
  • Crunchy Curls.
Jan 25, 2023

What is a weakness of Trader Joe's? ›

Lack of traditional advertising: Trader Joe's primarily relies on word-of-mouth marketing and does not engage in extensive traditional advertising campaigns. While this approach has been successful in building a loyal customer base, it may limit the company's ability to reach new customers who are unaware of the brand.

Is it better to go to Trader Joe's early or late? ›

Know When to Shop

No matter where you live, your local Trader Joe's is likely slammed most hours of the day. If you're looking for a peaceful shopping trip, most employees suggest the best time to shop at Trader Joe's is between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time (during the week) or making an evening trip.

What is the hidden item in Trader Joe's? ›

At most stores, the employees hide a stuffed animal somewhere among the shelves and stacks in the store. It's the perfect way to distract kids during a shopping trip. If your kiddo finds the stuffed animal, bring it to one of the employees for a special reward. The stores usually offer a sweet piece of candy!

Does every Trader Joes have a hidden thing? ›

Actually, this isn't a new thing — Trader Joe's has been hiding stuffed animals among its merchandise for years now. "Each store has a stuffed animal of some sort hiding somewhere," said a former TJ's employee (via Reddit). But it wasn't until recently that we found out the reason why.

Does Trader Joe's take back food you don't like? ›

Trader Joe's has a generous return policy — you can bring almost any item back to the store for a full refund, with or without a receipt. This includes food items you've opened and even eaten as well as non-edible products that didn't meet your expectations.

Is Trader Joe's pumpkin stuff out yet? ›

In years past, Trader Joe's pumpkin things were typically released the second week of September. A store associate at my local Trader Joe's noted that it's usually the first Monday or Tuesday of September … Well, as of Sept. 5, they have officially hit the shelves for 2022!

Is there a difference between pure pumpkin and pumpkin puree? ›

Pumpkin puree is also simply pumpkin, nothing else. Some stores use the term pumpkin puree but this just means it's better for baking. Pumpkin puree saves you time when you want to bake, so you don't have to scoop your own pumpkin.

Does Trader Joe's have pumpkin Kringle? ›

It's not pumpkin season at Trader Joe's until I have had my first slice of Pumpkin Kringle! It's one of our family favorite treats to pickup every fall.

Why is Trader Joe's missing items? ›

1 reason items are discontinued, the company explained in a 2022 episode of the Inside Trader Joe's podcast, is low sales volume. You'd think that would be the case for any grocery store, but it happens more often at Trader Joe's for a few reasons. First off, the stores tend to be smaller than their competitors.

How often does Trader Joe's release new products? ›

Trader Joe's new items change so frequently that it's almost impossible to keep up — and with intriguing Trader Joe's new products appearing in-store seemingly every week, it can make you vulnerable to expensive impulse buys.

Will Trader Joe's have samples again? ›

Trader Joe's samples are finally back after a long hiatus.

Trader Joe's samples were definitely a highlight of our shopping trips, and we were all a little broken up when the store got rid of them during 2020 when the pandemic hit.

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