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The Best Trader Joe’s Foods to Try This Fall

Grab your little red cart! It's time to dive into the best Trader Joe's food finds of the season.

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Trader Joe's Apple Cider Fruit Spreadvia

Apple Cider Fruit Spread

Didn’t make it to the orchard this year? No problem! Trader Joe’s is bringing you all that juicy, tart flavor in a spiced fruit spread. Try spreading it over toast in the morning or adding it to your pork marinade for dinner.

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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Pretzelsvia

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Slims

Everyone knows that sweet and salty is a flavor match made in heaven—and these pumpkin spice pretzels prove that point even more. Munch on these crave-worthy slims as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Trader Joe’s claims they’re great crumbled on top of vanilla ice cream, too (which we can’t wait to try).

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Trader Joe's Non-Dairy Maple Oat Beveragevia

Non-Dairy Maple Oat Beverage

Add a touch of sweet maple-y flavor to cereal, fall drinks and more. This non-dairy maple oat beverage is also gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy. Psst—if you’re a huge maple lover, check out these savory and sweet ways to use maple syrup.

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Trader Joe's Cornbread Biscottivia

Mini Cornbread Biscotti

Love the melt-in-your-mouth flavors of cornbread but wish it had a sturdier texture for dipping into fall favorites like soups and chilis? Well, do I have good news for you: TJ’s cornbread biscotti masters both.

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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Curry Simmer Saucevia

Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce

Transform veggies and proteins into a fall-inspired meal within minutes with this creamy pumpkin curry sauce. You’ll love cozying up with a bowl of warm, spice-filled curry after a long fall day. (Here are a few of our tips on how to make curry.)

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Trader Joe's Focaccia Primaveravia

Focaccia Primavera

I don’t know about you, but when the temperatures start to drop, warm homemade bread calls my name. Make it easier on yourself this season by snagging this pre-made focaccia primavera from the store. This filling focaccia bread is stuffed with spinach, cauliflower, egg and an ooey-gooey blend of mozzarella, ricotta and Grana Padano cheeses. Mmm!

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Trader Joe's Cheddar Broccoli Soupvia

Unexpected Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Skip the line at Panera and reach for Trader Joe’s cheddar broccoli soup on a chilly fall day. It’s based on TJ’s Unexpected Cheddar Cheese—which ranked as #1 for Best Cheese at their annual Customer Choice Awards. Make it a full meal by pairing this comforting soup with one of our Panera copycat recipes.

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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Samosasvia

Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

Pumpkin-flavored everything seems to be popular at Trader Joe’s this season and boy, I am not complaining. These samosas, filled with bits of pumpkin and paneer, are sure to delight your taste buds. Pop them in the freezer until a fall get-together arises or when you’re feeling snacky.

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Trader Joe's Ginger Turmeric Granolavia

Ginger Turmeric Granola

Full of sugar, spice and everything nice, this ginger turmeric granola will add a touch of warmth to your yogurt in the morning. Oh, and did I mention it’s also gluten-free? Score.

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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Batonsvia

Pumpkin Spice Batons

Pumpkin spice fans, rejoice! There are many more ways to get your pumpkin spice fix this season. Stir these wafer cookies in your favorite hot cocoa recipe or PSL.

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Trader Joe's Brazilian Style Cheese Breadvia

Brazilian-Style Cheese Bread

Last, but certainly not least, you’ve got to try Trader Joe’s Brazilian-Style Cheese Bread. This freezer-section find is inspired by Brazil’s classic dish: “pao de queijo.” In Brazil, these guys are served at breakfast but you can enjoy these cheesy morsels any time of day as an appetizer or side (Brazilian feijoada, anyone?).

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.
Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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