Every month, we look forward to two things: New Trader Joe’s podcast episodes announcing new products, and the new products that actually do arrive on shelves. This month, it was — finally — TJ’s highly anticipated Cookie Butter Beer. And, according to TJ’s latest podcast episode, we have a new seasoning slated to arrive this fall that might just rival Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (emphasis on “might”).
On Episode 29 of Inside Trader Joe’s, hosts Tara Miller, Marketing Director, and Matt Sloan, VP of Marketing, revealed that they’re adding a new seasoning blend to their already popular collection: Everything But the Leftovers seasoning.
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Our latest episode of #InsideTraderJoes is available now, wherever you get your #podcasts 🎧 —
In this short-shopping-list episode, we’re diving deep into #PumpkinSeason, with new #pumpkin-forward products you’ll find throughout the store. #PumpkinSpice Pretzel Slims? Check. Turkey & Pumpkin Molé Burrito? Sure! Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce? Oh. Yes. And so much more… Tap the link in our bio to listen and discover some great new stuff you’ll find only at your neighborhood #TraderJoes.
“This is like magic powder to make everything taste like Thanksgiving leftovers,” Sloan describes. “To me, it tastes like the archetypal flavor of stuffing.”
Tara adds, “Actually, this might be helpful on the Thanksgiving table cause sometimes family or friends bring over a dish and it’s like, you know, that needs a little help.”
But there are many other ways to use this versatile seasoning, other than sprinkling on your Thanksgiving food and leftovers.
“Like, if you wanted to make stuffing flavored popcorn, or if you wanted to make stuffing flavored mashed potatoes, or if you wanted your stuffing to taste that much more like stuffing,” Sloan says. You could also add to casseroles, deviled eggs, roasted veggies — you name it.
The new fall products don’t end there. Trader Joe’s has a slew of pumpkin-flavored products either already in stores or arriving to stores very soon. Keep scrolling.
Murasaki sweet potatoes chips
These potato chips aren’t your average potatoes chips.
“They’re not the bright orange sweet potato. They’re paler in color and flavor wise, I’m going to say that they’re kind of like a roasted chestnut. Not in an obnoxious kind of way, but in a nice way. Like it’s this nutty sweetness,” Sloan describes. “These are great chips.”
Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Slims
Yes, they’re pretzels, but Sloan describes this sweet treat as more of a member of the candy family.
“It’s a pretzel that is swimming in really nice white chocolate with crushed pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds — and I think we’re trying to figure out another way to put pumpkin on there one more time — but these are just great,” he says. “So, if you like the Peppermint Pretzel Slims, I think you’d be a fan of these too. These are really tasty.”
Pumpkin Spice Batons
Pumpkin Spice Batons are a wafer cookie filled with pumpkin spice, and they pair well with a cup of Joe or, as Miller suggests, ice cream.
“Those should be in stores by the time this podcast lands and folks
should be able to grab those right away. They’re just delicious,” she adds.
“I’m excited for this,” Sloan starts. “I think French toast will never be the same.”
Available for a very limited time, TJ’s Pumpkin Brioche bread is a fall must-buy.
Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce
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📷: Spicy Pumpkin Curry Pot Pie featuring #TraderJoes Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce – Link in Bio for #TjsRecipe
When you think of #pumpkinseason, you think of curry, right? Right! This 12.7 oz. jar is brimming with ready-made curry that begins with real #pumpkin purée and #coconut cream. Onion, garlic, and jalapeño kick up the savoriness, while common #curry spices—such as ginger, #turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, #galangal, cardamom, and #lemongrass—make this into one of the most flavorful #sauces in which you’ve ever simmered your chicken… or tofu… or root veggies… or Turkeyless Protein Patties…
“It’s kind of inspired more by a Thai curry than an Indian curry, but it has all of those really classic curry flavors with the addition of actual pumpkin,” Miller says. “And it’s like thick and it’s creamy and it’s got a really good kick to it.”
Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas
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Samosas are filled Indian #pastries, triangular in shape and #savory in composition. Our Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas possess these charming qualities, plus #pumpkin! That gourd-geous symbol of the season is partnered with #paneer (cheese), potatoes (regular & sweet), onion, and seasonings, such as cilantro, garlic, ginger and turmeric.
We’ve taken the liberty of frying them to a fantastic crispness prior to freezing; you simply warm them in your oven and serve—either as a complement to a larger, Indian-inspired spread or with a potpourri of pumpkin-seasoned products from #TraderJoes.
This frozen appetizer is described as boasting a “wonderful, rich creamy spiced, pumpkin filling.”
“They’re really good with a number of different kinds of sauces,” Miller says. “We’ve tried them with a chutney, but also with our Sweet Chili Sauce, which takes its inspiration from Thai cuisine and the Hot and Sweet Pepper Jelly. These taste really good dipped in any of those.”
TJ’s Pumpkin Empanadas are small, Mexican-inspired hand pies with a pumpkin pie spice filling.
“Not like spicy spice, but like sweet, savory spice,” Miller adds.
Turkey Pumpkin Mole Burrito
A quick, easy, two-minute warm-up burrito, TJ’s Turkey Pumpkin Mole Burrito is filled with turkey, green pumpkin seed mole sauce, cilantro rice, black beans, cheese, and roasted sweet potatoes.
“This is tasty,” Sloan assures.
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