Credit: Trader Joe's
Pumpkin-spice season is upon us, and Trader Joe’s has got you covered! As your family breaks out the decorative gourds and Halloween decorations, make sure to stock the pantry with some seasonal treats, too. Trader Joe’s has a brand-new catalogue of fantastic fall and Halloween-themed snacks and ingredients that kids will love.
1. Pumpkin Spiced Teeny Tiny Pretzels
If you’re a fan of TJ’s classic mini pretzels, you’ll love this seasonal spin. Coated in a pumpkin spiced yogurt and sprinkled with salt and lemon peel, TJ’s Pumpkin Spiced Teeny Tiny Pretzels are the perfect blend of sweet, salty, crunchy goodness.
2. Fall Leaf Tortilla Chips
One of the greatest spectacles of the season is the changing leaves, which is why we love these colorful tortilla chips. Made with stone-ground corn, these tri-color Fall Leaf Tortilla Chips get their pigment not from artificial dyes, but from natural ingredients such as beets and carrots.
3. Maple Almonds
Need a snack with a little more substance? Try TJ’s dry-roasted Maple Almonds. They’re made with maple seasoning and maple sugar for powerful flavor. Eat them on your breakfast yogurt, have a handful as a midday snack or sprinkle them on vanilla (or pumpkin!) ice cream as a festive fall dessert.
4. Pumpkin Spice Batons
TJ’s limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Batons are a tasty cookie with lots of fall flavors. Each rolled wafer is filled with pumpkin cream spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Parents can dip them in a cup of TJ’s Autumn Maple Coffee, and kiddos can pair them with cocoa.
5. Maple & Sea Salt Kettle Corn
Fall wouldn’t be fall without kettle corn, but TJ’s has taken the tradition to the next level with its Maple & Sea Salt variety. Throw it in your kid’s lunchbox as an autumnal treat or save it as an after-school snack. Whatever you do, you might want to pick up more than one bag.
6. Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
Autumn is a great time to fire up the oven and bake yummy treats as a family. TJ’s Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix takes all the hassle out of baking with kids. Just add oil, eggs and water, then have your kiddos stir the batter until smooth. Feeling fancy? Add your own chopped nuts or white chocolate chips for a truly decadent dessert. If you have a gluten-free family member, try the gluten-free version of this mix.
7. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
In need of a cozy hot lunch idea? Or maybe an easy weeknight dinner? Try TJ’s Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, an autumnal spin on a family classic. The sauce is made of a three-cheese blend — cheddar, gouda and parmesan — plus butternut squash puree, with nutmeg and sage seasoning.
8. Pumpkin Rolls
Does your family love warm cinnamon rolls for a weekend breakfast? How about pumpkin pie for a fall dessert? Now imagine those flavors combined, and you have TJ’s Pumpkin Rolls. They even come with an all-original pumpkin-spice icing. Drooling yet?
9. Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
TJ’s is somewhat famous for its amazing simmer sauces, so we can’t wait to try their Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce. As expected, pumpkin is the first ingredient, followed by cream, cheese and a handful of savory spices, including garlic and sage. Pair it with plain noodles and veggies or go full-on-fall by adding it to TJ’s Honey Roasted Ravioli. Buonissimo!
10. Haunted House Chocolate Cookie Kit
Halloween might be a few weeks away, but we think you can never be too early for spooky snacks. Just like a gingerbread house, TJ’s Haunted House Chocolate Cookie Kit comes with icing and plenty of decorations. Kids will especially love the bat and bone candies, while parents will be glad to know that all the colors come from natural ingredients, such as turmeric and pumpkin.
11. Ghosts & Bats Crispy Potato Snacks
There's nothing quite like the novelty of normal snacks being rendered into fun shapes, which is why we love these Ghosts & Bats Crispy Potato Snacks. When all else fails, a little salt and crunch is all that's needed for a satisfying (and spooky!) snack.
Craving more autumnal eats? Check out TJ’s Oh. My. Gourd. catalogue.