October is always a particularly a fun month to visit Trader Joe’s, especially if you love pumpkin. Even though I’m not quite as pumpkin crazy as I was a few years ago, I always look forward to see what new pumpkin products Trader Joe’s has to offer. I did pick up quite a few items on this trip, both pumpkin and non-pumpkin.
Trader Joe’s continues to produce new flavors of mochi ice cream. I was a fan of the mango one a few months back, so I was definitely curious about this one. While I did like the intense coffee flavor, I actually wished these were a little sweeter. The bitterness of the coffee seemed to be the most dominant flavor.
Fall Zucchette Pasta
I haven’t opened this one yet, but I love the cute shapes. I’m probably going to cook this pasta with a butternut squash sauce.
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
I almost didn’t buy these because I haven’t really enjoyed the last few cookie products I picked up at Trader Joe’s. But Mr. K helpfully offered to eat them all if I didn’t like them. I’m glad I did buy these though because I really like them. The cookies taste like buttery hazelnut shortbread and the filling is a thick chocolate hazelnut cream. They were the perfect amount of sweetness.
Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage
I haven’t opened this one yet, but I’m excited to add it to my morning coffee.
I couldn’t resist picking up this new product. It’s a very concentrated paste that really does seem to cover a whole spectrum of flavors. It reminds me of a miso paste, but with more flavors mixed in. It tastes savory, fermented, spicy, sour, all at once. I haven’t quite decided how I’m going to use it, but I’ll probably mix some in a bowl of ramen or use it in a sauce for something I’m cooking.
Assorted Belgium Chocolate Pumpkins
These pumpkin-shaped chocolates are so freaking adorable. Every time I look at them, I squeal a little inside. Each one starts with a hard chocolate shell followed by a creamy center. I need to go back and buy a few more boxes of these.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter
This was my favorite item from last year’s pumpkin offerings from Trader Joe’s, so I definitely wanted to pick up another jar for this year. I really love the addition of pumpkin spice to the cookie butter spread. It’s definitely worth getting if you like pumpkin spice and cookie butter.
Assorted mini pumpkin and gourds
I also picked up a few of these to decorate the house with. I usually buy more, but I had already bought some previously at Vons.
That’s all for now. Did I miss something vital? I was planning on getting the cold pressed pumpkin juice but forgot. I might have to make another trip later this month to get that along with more of the adorable pumpkin shaped chocolates.