The Best Fall Snacks at Trader Joe's to Stuff in Your Basket ASAP

October  2, 2018

Deep breath: We’re entering fall, y’all! The chaotic, exciting, autumnal frenzy where we throw gourds onto everything, wrap ourselves in sweaters, and dash between football fields and apple orchards and maybe a haunted house or two. To keep up your spirits (and your energy), you’ll need snacks. Lots of them.

And no one knows how to celebrate the harvest like fan-favorite Trader Joe’s. Their latest Fearless Flyer boasts a cornucopia of pumpkin-everything, apples galore, and warm caramel creations—all in bite-size, speedy-sustenance form.

We’ve gathered our favorite season’s eatings below:

Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Salty crunchy pepitas get a little sweet twist by way of pumpkin pie spices—cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.

Apple Cider Donuts

These extra-fluffy cake-style donuts get their slightly tangy taste from real apple cider. For the full fall experience, dunk them in a hot mug of the spiced stuff.

Photo by Trader Joe's

Organic Cold Pressed Spiced Fuji Apple Cider

Did someone say apple cider? But forget the heat—cold-pressed Fuji apples actually taste like they came right out of the orchard. Perfect for when you’re stuck at your desk.

Organic Turkey Apple Bites

Like all great snacks, this smoky roasted turkey jerky won’t leave you hungry in, like, 30 minutes. Plus the dried organic apples and raisins keep you from getting bored.

Candy Corn Popcorn

Look, caramel corn needed to step up its Halloween vibes—so TJ’s added the classic (infamous?) candy corn. And it’s actually very good.

Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

For another midday munch, this maple sea salt–seasoned pumpkin seed granola hits the spot.

Fall Harvest Salsa + Pumpkin Tortilla Chips

Many a night, dinner’s a tub of hummus and bag of carrots. No longer! For the month of October, I’m trading out my hummus for fiery salsa and carrots for another orange crunch—pumpkin-flavored tortilla chips.

Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins

The only thing I love more than little pumpkins are little pumpkins made of chocolate. Reese's, you have some competition.

Chimay Autumn Cheese

If you don’t snack on cheese, then I’m not sure we can be friends. Kidding—more of this creamy, buttery wedge for me!

Apple Caramel Whole Milk Greek Yogurt

Okay, maybe cheese isn’t your speed. If so, then try this thick, creamy dessert yogurt. It’s proves pumpkins don’t need to have all the fall fun.

Halloween Gummies

Just because you’re too old to trick-or-treat doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some candy. Especially if it’s a chewy skeleton or bat.

Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats

Why should people have all the fun? Yes, they’re shaped like pumpkins. Yes, these treats are safe for Rex.

What's your favorite fall snack from Trader Joe's? Share in the comments below!

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Roger D. October 16, 2018
I just started working at TJ's as a second job. Amazing place and people. There's a new salsa that I tried today and it was great! It's the Pepito (Pumpkin Seed) Salsa.
Erica L. October 15, 2018
Trader Joe’s pumpkin cranberry crisps are delicious too! Paid them with some crazy cheese, or even pumpkin cream cheese and they’re perfect! They only have these crisps (crackers) for a couple of months, so I always stock up. We’ve already gone through three or four boxes.
Carol S. October 12, 2018
Harvest Chili is the best! Seasoned just right, and great bite! Yum!
Abby K. October 12, 2018
The pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin seeds are great sprinkled over pumpkin muffins or bread before baking!
Deborah K. October 9, 2018
They got rid of their pumpkin spice granola this year! :-( That was sad. But their Pumpkin Kringle is delicious.
Cheryl M. October 9, 2018
Pumpkin Kringle!
Brian October 2, 2018
The new Zhoug Sauce is amazing and kick. I literally put it in everything. Wish it was not made with Canola Oil.
havier October 5, 2018
very sorry hit inappropriate in err.
Smaug October 2, 2018
I'm really very fond of Trader Joe's, but I must say that I tend to regard the pumpkin edition of their flier largely as comic relief. Speaking of which, when did people give up carving pumpkins in favor of just piling a bunch up on their porch? Good for the pumpkin industry, I suppose, but greatly lacking in panache.
Bevi October 2, 2018
Raise the Bar maple pumpkin squares, Thai chili lime nuts, honey roasted almond slices, maple leaf sandwich cremes.
Victoria October 2, 2018
Fig and olive oil crackers. Definitely, a "one sitter!"