October 16, 2017

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Foods Haul

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I love pumpkin. It’s one of my favorite things in the whole world, especially to eat. Not only is pumpkin delicious but it is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, riboflavin, fiber, and more vitamins and minerals.

Every fall I get so excited for pumpkin items to come out on the market. It’s pretty apparent it’s a giant marketing scheme for the food industry but I’m all for it. I love seeing and trying all of the new products that the industry develops.

Speaking of the food industry, I always applaud Trader Joe’s on their product development. I’m amazed at their new products every time I’m in there, which is pretty frequently. Their variety of options are always so interesting and different compared to what I’d find in the “normal” grocery store. I always say this but I’ll say it again… If I could work for Trader Joe’s I’d be smitten.

When I started seeing Trader Joe’s pumpkin items show up all over Instagram, I told Stephen we had to go. He knows how much I love it so a day later we were walking the aisles of Trader Joe’s and filling our cart with anything and everything pumpkin.

We figured the best way to go about this would be to try everything and rank them accordingly. It took us a little while because we wanted to make sure we really tried each item instead of taking one bite and ranking based off of that.

So, without further ado, here is a list of what we purchased ranked from “love it” to “eh…”. Items in bold are ones that we would purchase again!
  1. Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats – Adi LOVES these so much. We’ll definitely get another box before the season is over. They smell like human cookies but I haven’t had the guts to try them yet…
  2. Pumpkin Ginger Mini Ice Cream Cones – Try not to eat more than one…
  3. Cranberry Orange Scones – They’re obviously not pumpkin but they do scream fall and they certainly are delicious!
  4. Pumpkin Frosted Shortbread Cookies – They’re basically the pumpkin version of the pink and white frosted animal cookies we had growing up… SIGN. ME. UP.
  5. Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – (#5-#7 are pretty much even in our book!) Stephen eats these by the handful.
  6. Pumpkin Pancake Mix – The best pumpkin pancake mix I’ve tried!
  7. Country Pumpkin Spice Granola – There’s caramel corn in this… So yummy and different!
  8. Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage
  9. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark
  10. Pumpkin Chai Spice Loaf – Chai + pumpkin has Jordan written all over it. Unfortunately, we were so underwhelmed when we tried this. It was a lot smaller than it looks in the pan, it was dry, and the icing was too sweet. It was such a bummer!

Trader Joe's pumpkin haul

Other places where I find plenty of pumpkin options:

  • Sprouts
  • Target
  • Fry’s

Have you tried any of these items? Do you have any favorites?! Let me know if you find any different pumpkin items. We’d love to try them out! I hope you all have a great start to your week!

with joy
jordan jean


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