15 Best Trader Joe’s Fall Snacks to Stuff in Your Basket ASAP

On second thought, grab a cart.

November  4, 2022
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Another year, another cornucopia of fall-flavored goodies rolled out by America’s favorite low-priced grocery chain, Trader Joe’s. The cult-favorite store has truly outdone itself, yet again, with a wide assortment of seasonal offerings fit for any self-proclaimed lover of pumpkin, apple, maple, and the like.

We’ve rounded up 15 of the best fall products from Trader Joe’s, but always be sure to give your local store a call and check for availability in advance. These limited edition items fly off the shelves faster than Mariah Carey promoting “All I Want for Christmas”...which is happening right now, in early November, so it’s that level of fast.

Go, go, go. Or shall we really be saying “ho, ho, ho?”

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1. Autumn Vegetable and White Bean Gratin, $5.99

There’s nothing like a hearty gratin to soothe the soul after a long day of pumpkin-carving, apple-picking, and jumping into leaf piles. Trader Joe’s vegetable and white bean variety is as scrumptious as it is nourishing with roasted cauliflower, butternut squash, and butter beans in an almost–too-decadent white cheddar cheese sauce that you won’t stop dreaming about.

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2. Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes, $3.99

The inevitable sticky fingers are worth it after noshing on these soft, moist delights. They may be a nod to one of England’s finest exports (sticky toffee pudding), but the good ol’ pumpkin spice treatment makes them proud to be an American. And a basic one, at that.

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3. Non-Dairy Maple Oat Beverage, $2.99

Lactose intolerant? No problem. Trader Joe’s has you covered with this non-dairy, maple-infused oat milk that tastes great on its own, with an oatmeal cookie (so meta), or in a splash of freshly brewed coffee.

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4. Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce, $3.49

Nothing will upgrade fall roasts more than this red and orange-hued treasure, accented with warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Use it to coat vegetables, marinate proteins, or top pastas so that it can shine in all of its sweet-spicy glory.

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5. Just the Clusters Maple Pecan Granola Cereal, $3.29

Trader Joe’s beloved clusters are just what we need to enhance our favorite breakfast foods like oatmeal, yogurt, and chia pudding. Of course, you can always consume these with milk like a standard bowl of cereal, but you’ll almost be doing that craveworthy crunch a disservice if eaten all by itself. Trust us on this one.

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6. Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa, $5.49

This salted caramel hot cocoa is proof that the seasonal sweet-salty flavor is, indeed, good in practically everything. It makes peppermint and marshmallows look like amateur hour with a rich finishing note that will have you tempted to make cup after cup. (Just do it. It’s almost hibernation season anyway.)

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7. Roasted Turkey and Sweet Potato Burrito, $4.49

If you can’t hold out until Thanksgiving, this turkey and sweet potato burrito is the next best thing. And you don’t have to Google “how to roast a turkey” to enjoy it. Cranberry salsa rounds out the flavors for a quick and easy lunch that really does capture the familiar flavors from the country’s most gluttonous day.

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8. Bulgur Pilaf with Butternut Squash and Feta Cheese, $3.49

We are big fans of bulgur’s nutty taste and texture and we’re even bigger fans of this thyme and turmeric-infused batch that is topped with butternut squash and tangy feta. The only thing missing is a fork and an appetite (though those shouldn’t be too difficult to find).

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9. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Streusel Muffins, $4.99

Gluten-free does not mean flavor-free and these pumpkin streusel muffins are proof of that. A blend of white and brown rice flours, corn starch, and tapioca starch serve as their base, but it's the pumpkin purée that really shines and makes these as moist as any glutenous treat you can find. Guaranteed.

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10. Cornbread Stuffing, $5.99

No Thanksgiving spread is complete without a smattering of carb-laden stuffing to round out its complex (and sometimes conflicting) flavors. And no stuffing is more reliable than one made from sweet, earthy cornbread. Upgraded with roasted apples, dried cranberries, and savory herbs, this mouth-watering blend puts you-know-who’s to shame.

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11. Sage Derby, $11.99

Sage derby has nothing to do with the famous horse race. In fact, it’s pronounced “darby” and is a hand-blended cheddar curd cheese with a mix of sage and spinach. (The more you know.) This is the block you’re going to want to set out for holiday happy hours with copious amounts of two-buck chuck, of course.

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12. Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai Protein Smoothie, $3.49

Who knew that the notes of vanilla, almond, and spiced chai could lend themselves to bigger muscles? Trader Joe’s did, which is why they’ve introduced this sure-to-be-a-hit beverage with one of fall’s most comforting flavors.

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13. Pumpkin Spiced Joe Joe’s Sandwich Cookies, $4.29

Trader Joe’s most famous sandwich cookie gets the pumpkin spice treatment when dipped in a velvety pumpkin spice yogurt that should also be packaged and sold to the masses.

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14. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread, $4.99

Trader Joe’s continues to not mess around in the gluten-free game by also offering a pumpkin bread, which boasts the celebrated gourd as its first ingredient. Try it warmed or toasted and with a thick layer of pumpkin butter. Fall happens only once per year and you deserve to eat nothing short of what will make you loathe pumpkin by the end of it.

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15. Salted Maple Ice Cream, $3.49

The only thing better than maple ice cream is maple ice cream with a hint of salt. This in-demand pint has shoppers talking with its ridiculously thick consistency and harmonious balance of sweet and briny flavors. We’d say that eating it straight from the pint with a spoon is disrespectful to those you live with, but there is no doubt you’re going to finish the pint in one sitting, so have at it.

This article was updated in November 2022 with Trader Joe's newest fall products.
What's your favorite fall snack from Trader Joe's? Share it with us in the comments below!
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Hannah November 15, 2022
As a fan of ginger, I got the triple ginger muffin mix. They turned out very well and I would buy this again for a Christmas fix!
Louie L. November 7, 2022
I'm as big a fan of Trader Joe's as anyone, but I find the autumn fixation with pumpkin-based items simply gross. I'm not alone. At our local store they were handing out various pumpkin items for free - putting them into every bag because they couldn't sell them.
Katherine G. November 6, 2022
The absolute best fall product (IMHO) is the pumpkin ice cream. Wowza! Tastes just like pumpkin pie! It's not pumpkin spice, it's just pumpkin. I was amazed to still find it late in October, although I'm sure it's gone now. And the butternut squash macaroni and cheese is sublime.
Anne Y. November 6, 2022
You have reached a new low with the TJ marketing. Not only marketing TJ's but also a never ending sequence of intrusive ads. I gave up asking to have them deleted. Even after "don't show this ad again," they kept coming back. Have to seriously consider unsubscribing. I expect I can find anything you might have of interest in other ways.
Rosemarie November 6, 2022
You need to try the Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler!
cosmiccook November 6, 2022
Unfortunately we loved Trader Joe items WAY too much! And it showed in our lab tests. Now that we've sadly cut 95% of them out, we're in the normal range again. Sodium is the biggest ingredient in most TJ items but we do splurge for holiday (looking at their puff pastry)!
Mary E. November 6, 2022
Trader Joe’s sells Dolmas (Dolmades), ten to a can, for about $3 now. They have rice stuffed and quinoa stuffed dolmas, I don’t recommend the quinoa but I guess it’s a matter of taste. I was reluctant to eat dolmas from a can, but one day I was in Fresh Market and saw a staff member removing dolmas from a large can and placing them on a pan for their olive bar, the lightbulb went on. I squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon over the dolmas when I place them in the container they will sit in in the fridge. I also keep a can in the refrigerator for fast access, they are better cold. Unfortunately, Trader Joe’s is often out of Dolmas so I make sure to stock up when they are available..
txchick57 November 5, 2022
You can't get the maple ice cream or beverage anywhere
Tracy M. November 2, 2021
So much pumpkin! opn the non pumpkin spice list are the White Truffle potato chips are divine. I am 4 1/2 hours away from the nearest TJ, and if they would ship these by the case I would eat a bag a day.
Janet M. November 1, 2021
I actually avoid most "pumpkin spice" products, but did snag a box of #20, Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps--those were SO delicious. Almost like ginger snaps, but lighter and although savory, the cranberries gave a sweet bite. We ate them with a mild goat cheese and they disappeared like magic. That was in late Sep, when I was visiting in Texas--nearest TJ to me here in NC is about 80 miles, so no joy about getting picking them up again.
Misstee October 31, 2021
Too many pumpkin products and half of them aren't available anymore. Should've published their November/December holiday products.
Rilynne October 31, 2021
Love all the Trader Joe "Fall" items but unfortunatly this article needed to be published mid September, my TJ's is sold out of almost everything, tried to get maple butter 3 weeks ago only to be told sorry it's seasonal and sold out..... they have a few Thanksgiving items and now it's all about the December holidays.
sbaker132 October 31, 2021
I agree. I’m getting tired of finding something I really like and then it’s gone next time because it’s “seasonal!”
sms October 31, 2021
On October 29th I went to my local TJs. When I couldn't find the Autumn Harvest Soup I went to the front to inquire about its location. A "crew member" looked up the item in the computer and informed me that the AUTUMN Harvest Soup was "seasonal" and no longer in stock. Guess it was a short Autumn this year..
mbelmel November 6, 2022
I got the same answer one time when I tried to buy canned pumpkin there a week before thanksgiving.
Anne Y. November 6, 2022
Canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling, is pretty easily found at most supermarkets. Nothing magical about TJs.
wikd4real October 31, 2021
So, the only article you found to refer to was one with vulgar cursing? WOW!
Steve W. October 26, 2021
I bought a miniature orange tree from you last spring and am wondering if you could tell me what the name of it is. I believe it started with the letter C! Thanks!
Gregory September 26, 2022
Probably calamondin
Daynae54 October 26, 2021
The pumpkin blondies are delicious! Not too sweet. Great with coffee or tea.
icharmeat October 7, 2021
pathetic. pandering. pathetic pandering.
Nancy J. October 7, 2021
I'm sorry I'm so over pumpkin spice. I can't stand it! Can't we move on! It's not that good.
Corduval October 31, 2021
I totally agree that it's time to move on from this tired pumpkin spice fad. At this point, the food industry is so invested in it that I fear we will be stuck with it forever. The real aggravation for me is all the regular products I cannot find because they were removed to make room for PS!
Tracy M. November 2, 2021
No lie here.
Valerie P. September 24, 2021
I have tried the GF pumpkin bread mix. Fantastic! You would never know it was GF!
Sophia T. September 24, 2021
Missed the pumpkin brioche!! So good and the kids LOvE it!
Daynae54 October 26, 2021
The pumpkin brioche is incredibly delicious. I use it as the base for my avocado toast and then sprinkle some sea salt on top