Get Pump(kin)ed!

Don’t go to Trader Joe’s without this list.


Is it really fall yet if you haven’t gone to Trader Joes to check out their seasonal food selection? No, it is not. To save you some time I’ve reviewed the most popular fall items to tell you where to splurge—and where it’s best to save your money.

Pumpkin Butter: Tastes like the filling of a pumpkin pie—sweet!—great on toast, apples, and with peanut butter.

I recommend!

Pumpkin Spiced Joe-Joes: While the label was enticing, these cookies were way too sweet and overwhelming to my taste buds.

Gonna be a no from me!

Spiced Chai: Not sure if this is seasonal but I had to throw it in here because this is the best chai concentrate ever.

Highly recommend!

Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins: Presentation is adorable—super moist and great if you love chocolate like me.

Definitely recommend!

Salted Maple Ice Cream: The idea and the taste is definitely there— texture is off. I think we can all agree that Trader Joe’s hasn’t quite perfected their ice cream consistency.

Skip this one!

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese: Delicious—perfect comfort meal, comes frozen and easy to prepare, has the butternut taste while still delivering that creamy mac and cheese we know and love.


Maple Pecan Granola Cereal: Good if you like sweet cereals, pretty average granola.