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The Trader Joe’s Thread

I know we have threads dedicated to specific beauty brands but I didn’t really see one dedicated or updated for all things Trader Joe’s. It could be beauty, skincare, haircare, household or grocery items. Post your finds here so others could be on a lookout of what to find or is newly released at their local store. It could also be something you think people should try. Their beauty section is so underrated and most people don’t even know they have a beauty aisle.  Their candles and seasonal items are amazing and they always have unique snacks. 



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@ragdoll4mom Awww I wish they would change it up more.  It has almost been all the same items every year except some of the scents may change.  I think last year the hand cream was citrus.

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@SportyGirly125 I agree.  After all, variety is the spice of life.  I also wish they would release larger sizes of some of the products.  I really liked the clementine body butter in last year's kit.

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@ragdoll4mom I asked on Monday when the holiday items were coming in.  They told me some have already started slowly arriving like the chocolate advent calendar and the hot cocoa items.  I went yesterday and only saw the chocolate advent calendars and hot cocoa.  I'm there once a week and am always on the look out for new items.  You can always ask one of the team members and they can check a sheet for you.  I always post on this thread The Trader Joe’s Thread 

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EDIT:  I saw a bottle in the background and thought, "Who bought wine?"  Then I realized it was a chili oil (been in a spicy mood for awhile,) that expires soon.  Guess I'll have to make that Ottolenghi eggplant soup recipe that is very spicy.




The flyer went out today, and I hit the jackpot!  The store was soo crowded, I'm surprised I was able to get anything. 



The spoon was used to sample the Pumpkin Spice Hummus.  It's really sweet, but only 10 grams total carbs for 2 TB.  It also has a bit of a spicy kick afterwards; must be the ginger.


Spiced Chai Tea bags

Cinnamon Bun Spread

Autumn Maple Coffee

Acorn squash

Delicata squash

Murasaki sweet potatoes

Spiced Chai concentrate

Haunted House Chocolate Cookie Kit

Dry Roasted Maple Almonds

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Fresh Ginger

Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Non-Dairy Pumpkin Spice Oat Beverage (hope this works as a coffee creamer)

Sunflower High Oleic Acid oil

Chili Sesame Oil

Not pictured- pumpkin ice cream


One item not shown- frozen pucks of pureed sweet potatoes!  How convenient (I really don't like peeling them, or cutting them.)  I thought that would also work well for baby/toddler food.

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Amazing goodies @Ispend2much6 ! I was there today also and it was just jammed with people! The tea was already gone, 😕. This all looks just delicious. I won’t lie the O and H pumpkin Kringle gave me pause but I held strong! Did you see it or isn’t it good.   (Hey on that note, if anybody spies the beloved candycane holiday tea please give me a tag?!  I suspect you will find it pronto when it shows up @Ispend2much6 @SportyGirly125 ! 🥰 I bought out the Sprouts version last year! 😂

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@Sunnysmom  You were lucky getting the Candy Cane tea one year- could it have really been 2 years ago?  We had plenty of tea; I can pop in and get you some.

We all love those Kringles over here, but I missed getting the raspberry one, and I can't have nuts so the pumpkin didn't tempt me.  Now, I did have to try hard to walk past the cinnamon babka...

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Thanks @Ispend2much6 , I have one more store to check but I still have a stockpile of the candy cane stuff so I prob don’t need to add pumpkin to it!! 😂 I’m def going to start looking very early for it once fall goodies are gone. Tho last year I barely set foot in a store to be honest so I’m not surprised ! Ugh. I’ll find it this year I’m sure! 😊Oh man yes raspberry is my very favorite too plus pecan. I usually order directly for family during holidays as it was an old well loved tradition in the Midwest and was so shocked and happy to see it at TJs. Bonus! 🥰

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@Sunnysmom  At half the price too!

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@Sunnysmom @Ispend2much6 I go in the mornings and it isn’t crowded at all. My store was restocking everything. They did sell out of the pumpkin body butter. 

I don’t think the candy cane holiday tea is out just yet since it’s a Christmas item. I have to look for it the next time I am there. 


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Thanks @SportyGirly125 , yes I’m sure I get there in the thick of their busy times! Right, I meant I have to be on the lookout for the holiday tea once pumpkin theme is gone. 😊

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@SportyGirly125  I don't know if you've had it, but it's better than all the other versions available.  I think it has more vanilla in it or something. 

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@Ispend2much6 I don’t remember if I tried it or not. Have to go buy it and remind myself 🤣


I haven’t tried the kringles but do pass by it often. I just had the pumpkin ice cream and it tasted like pumpkin pie. I also picked up the pumpkin bagels and the pumpkin cream cheese. 

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@SportyGirly125  I bought the pumpkin bagels last week, and they're just sitting here.  They smelled funny to me, like the spices were different. 

But, every store has different suppliers, so maybe it's just ours.

If you have an Aldi near you, (I know it's Trader Joe's less cool cousin,) their maple french toast bagels are to die for. I do find a lot of good things there.  They have been upping the number of organic items, and their produce is at least as fresh as TJ's.  And their ice cream is really, really, good and cheap.

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@Ispend2much6 Good to know. I have one near me but have never been. We usually shop at Whole Foods, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s. 

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Nom nom @Ispend2much6 - looks like a great fall haul!!! 

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@Kim888   My favorite haul of the year, even over Christmas (although I'd better stock up on the peppermint Jo Jo's ice cream if I see it soon!)

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@Ispend2much6 Holy moly Pumpkin glory!  So glad you got your hands on all the Pumpkin and seasonal goodness.

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@SportyGirly125  This is always such a fun shopping trip for me.  I'm especially glad to have gotten the things I want to send a care package to my kid in college.

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@Ispend2much6 Awww....the best care package I bet!

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@SportyGirly125  I hope so- surprises can be extra fun!

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Traderjoeslist posted this on her stories 



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