Fall Seasonal Food Finds at Trader Joe's: Pumpkin Pancake Mix, Apple Cider Spread, Pumpkin Spice Espresso Beans

Oct 6 2021

Spotted at Trader Joe's…

When we set out to do this year's fall product haul, we weren't intending to make it all Trader Joe's picks… but literally no other store can touch TJ's when it comes to seasonal fall goodies!

HG FYI: Trader Joe’s stock varies by location… Give your local TJ’s a call before shopping to confirm availability.

​​Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix

1/3 cup dry mix: 160 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 600mg sodium, 37g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 4g protein — SmartPoints® value 6*

This might be the best pumpkin pancake mix we've tried! The pancakes are SO fluffy, and the flavor is so good, you don't even need syrup. (That said, we tried the pancakes with a LOT of different sweet seasonal spreads on the podcast, and they were good with pretty much all of them.) Instead of following the directions on the box, we combined a serving of mix with 1/4 cup almond milk, 3 tbsp. egg whites, and 2 tsp. light butter — it shaves about 60 calories off the prepared-pancake total!

Trader Joe's Apple Cider Fruit Spread

1 tbsp.: 30 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 10mg sodium, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 7g sugars, 0g protein — SmartPoints® value 2*

Here’s a returning item, but this is the first year we tried it… and WOW, we are IMPRESSED. What really sends it over the top are the chunks of real apple — YUM. We recommend pairing it with light brie and crackers… so good! We see no reason that this shouldn't be available year round… C'mon, Joe!

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Espresso Beans

1/2 package (35g): 180 calories, 10g total fat (6g sat. fat), 25mg sodium, 21g carbs, <1g fiber, 19g sugars, 2g protein — SmartPoints® value 9*

Check it out: These taste like the best pumpkin-spice latte you've ever had. The espresso beans are covered in white chocolate spiked with pumpkin powder and pumpkin pie spices for an incredibly tasty and unique seasonal treat. Grab a bag by the register before you check out.

Listen Now: The Trader Joe’s Haul for the Holidays Episode

The fall holiday food finds at Trader Joe's are unmatched, and Lisa, Jamie, and Mikey tasted a whole lot more. Tune in and listen for their thoughts on…

⭑ possibly the best flavored cream cheese of all time
⭑ both sweet AND savory pumpkin spreads
⭑ maple kettle corn (and other tasty maple items)
… and so much more!

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Chew on this:

It's National Noodle Day, October 6th! There's a seasonal mac & cheese featured in today's podcast that is an absolute fan favorite… Listen, then hit up your local Trader Joe's.

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