Trader Joe’s! It’s my new section under the Friday’s Series since I’m at Trader Joe’s on an average of once a week, I figured, why not? Unsurprisingly, just like everyone out there, I love Trader Joe’s, I could spend hours there, and whenever I visit I’m most excited about sampling their newest product, not to mention their free coffee. Trader Joe’s has gone pumpkin crazy, and there are still so many pumpkin products at TJ’s that I would like to try before the season is up, such as, Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal, Pumpkin Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Here are some Trader Joe’s “pumpkin” products I’ve tried out lately… buy them while they last. Enjoy!
1. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter
Without fail, I buy the Pumpkin Butter every year. I enjoy it for a couple days and then I forget all about it. I love using this stuff as a topping over oatmeal, waffles, and banana along with some peanut butter. I also use the leftovers in a homemade baked Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Bars. One serving gets you 20% Vitamin A, however this stuff is a bit high in sugar. ~ $2.50. Like.image courtesy The Kitchn
2. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles
Love these Pumpkin Waffles with a subtle pumpkin flavor. These taste so good with a dollop of TJ’s Pumpkin Butter along with some sliced banana. In addition to 10% of Vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron, one waffle contains about 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, however the fiber is limited. Not terrible. ~ $2. Love.
3. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Body Butter
This seems to be quite the rage at Trader Joe’s. Everyone seems to be obsessed with the smell of Pumpkin Body Butter, except I. What’s wrong with me? I love that this body butter is luscious, thick, and creamy, but unfortunately the scent is a bit too pumpkiny for me. I prefer the Coconut Body Butter to the Pumpkin Body Butter. ~ $5. Dislike.
4. Trader Joe’s Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
I can’t deny the fact this Pumpkin Ravioli is good, but after a couple bites I found this ravioli to be too sweet which made me feel like I was eating dessert. I wish it were a bit more on the savory side. Having said that, the Pumpkin Ravioli contains a good amount of fiber and protein without being overkill in fat and calories, and thus I’ll have to test this out one more time with a homemade sauce, I’m thinking with sage. ~ $3.50. Like.
5. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice
Although I love making my own pumpkin pie spice mix, I can’t help taking shortcuts when the Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix is merely $2. A warm blend of 6 spices, including a hint of cardamom. Mmmmmmm. Great for baking, add over roasted vegetables, use as an oatmeal topper, or as a garnish over whipped cream. The possibilities are endless. ~ $2. Love.
Question: What are some of your favorite PUMPKIN products this season at Trader Joe’s? What PUMPKIN products are you looking forward to trying at Trader Joe’s?