In my mind, it's not truly the holidays until Trader Joe's releases its holiday food items. For the fall season, shoppers had the opportunity to enjoy several seasonal items, including pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie spice, and even pumpkin hummus. With a new season comes new products perfect for the holidays. It can be overwhelming to decide which of the many items to purchase next, so I'm here to help! These are my top 10 favorite Trader Joe's holiday treats that you need to try.
1. Candy Cane Joe-Joe's
At first glance, Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's may look like a standard Oreo cookie. But, the small pieces of candy cane mixed in the cream that holds the two chocolate cookies together give a perfect peppermint flavor that is not too overwhelming. For an extra kick of sweetness, try the Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s, now also available at Trader Joe's stores.
2. Peppermint Bark
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You can never go wrong with peppermint bark during the holiday season. The flavor combination of mint and chocolate is delectable. The white chocolate coating is infused with peppermint and dark chocolate and offers the ideal amount of sweetness. Plus, the festive tin that Trader Joe's peppermint comes in makes it the perfect treat to gift.
3. Peppermint Pretzel Slims
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The Trader Joe's Peppermint Pretzel Slims are a snack I look forward to all year until it is finally the holiday season. The sweet white-chocolate coating and saltiness of the pretzel hiding underneath make them festive for the upcoming holidays while maintaining a nice balance of sweet and salty.
4. Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Ice Cream
If you're a fan of Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's, the Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Ice Cream is for you. The swirl of cool peppermint and vanilla ice creams, along with chocolate fudge and chunks of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Cookies, makes this treat full of heavenly holiday flavors a must-try. You can even top it off with more Candy Cane Joe-Joe's for extra sweetness and crunch.
5. Gingerbread Coffee
Curling up on the couch with a warm cup of Trader Joe's Gingerbread Coffee will undoubtedly get you in the holiday spirit. With added cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger, Trader Joe's Gingerbread Coffee makes a fragrant and festive brew that will warm you up during the cold months of winter.
6. Triple Ginger Muffins
Nothing pairs quite as well as Trader Joe's Gingerbread Coffee and decadent, yet light gluten-free Triple Ginger Muffins. The generous amount of ginger comes from ginger purée, candied ginger, and crystallized ginger. However, the sweetness from brown sugar and molasses balances perfectly with the nice kick of ginger.
7. Mini Peppermint Meringues
If you find yourself craving a light, yet extremely satisfying dessert, reach for Trader Joe's Mini Peppermint Meringues. They are the ideal balance of crunch and chew and melt in your mouth almost instantly. Their burst of sweet and minty flavor with peppermint candy pieces will make you want to go back for more.
8. Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls
Trader Joe’s Organic Cinnamon Rolls with vanilla icing are fluffy and perfectly sweet. Enjoy the cinnamon-sugar spirals in the fluffy pastry paired with sweet vanilla icing on Christmas morning.
9. Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Almonds
The Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds are one of my favorite candies I buy from Trader Joe's regularly. Their Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Almonds are exactly the same except for their added peppermint flavor. The almonds are first coated in rich dark chocolate, coated in peppermint-flavored white chocolate, and then finally covered in candy cane bits. Crunchy, sweet, and delivering a burst of cool peppermint flavor, the Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Almonds are undeniably my go-to snack and dessert during the holidays.
10. Peppermint Mini Marshmallows
The Peppermint Mini Marshmallows are peppermint flavored and miniature in size. Along with simply adding them to a mug or hot chocolate, you can use Trader Joe's Peppermint Mini Marshmallows to make a batch of crisp rice treats or even holiday-themed s'mores.
At your next stop at Trader Joe's, make sure to stock up on these seasonal items. Enjoying a delicious Triple Ginger Muffin with a steaming cup of coffee or snacking on some Peppermint Pretzel Slims will definitely get you in the holiday spirit, and allow you to enjoy the holiday season, even if it's in the smallest ways.