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My 15 Favorite Pumpkin Products from Trader Joe’s

It truly isn’t pumpkin season without a trip to Trader Joe’s, and I’m sharing my favorite pumpkin products from Trader Joe’s that I look forward to every year!

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Pumpkin season at Trader Joe’s

A sure sign of the season is when Trader Joe’s literally turns into a pumpkin patch in the fall, bursting at the seams with pumpkin everything! From real pumpkins and gourds to pumpkin spice liquor, the brains behind Trader Joe’s continue to amaze us with the pumpkin items that they think up year after year!

I love scoping out the scene and trying almost every pumpkin item them come up with! It just sucks when you find one you love and they don’t bring it back the next year, am I right?! If anyone else remembers those pumpkin croissants, that’s what I’m talking about with those!

From sweet to savory, if you can dream it chances are Trader Joe’s has made it into a pumpkin product, and this pumpkin lover is not complaining! Check out this list of some of my favorite pumpkin items that I stock up on every pumpkin season!

Best Pumpkin Products from Trader Joe’s

Pumpkin Vanilla Candle – Cozy season calls for cozy pumpkin candles and while you’re picking up all your pumpkin foods at Trader Joe’s, you have to grab this candle too! It smells great, and at $2.99, it’s a super affordable pumpkin candle option that rivals ones from Anthropologie that are nearly 10X the price.

Pumpkin Ginger Hold the Cone – Perfectly portioned, the pumpkin ginger mini hold the cone ice cream cones from Trader Joe’s are a dessert favorite of mine! It’s hard to just have one and since they’re mini, you don’t have to! The whole thing tastes good and is full of pumpkin flavor!

Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bars – The pumpkin pie perfect bar is a seasonal flavor that I look forward to every year and lucky for us, Trader Joe’s is one of the places that carries it in the fall! A peanut butter based bar that spiced just right with lots of pumpkin flavor — what’s not to love?! I love stashing these in my fridge and even putting half in my pumpkin smoothie. You’ve got to try it!

Pumpkin Pancake Mix {regular & gluten free} – If making pumpkin pancakes from scratch just isn’t your thing, Trader Joe’s pumpkin pancake mix and gluten free pumpkin pancake mix are a great solution! Their pumpkin pancake mix was definitely one of my first favorite pumpkin products, you can even add 2 tbsp. of pumpkin puree to the batter to make them more fluffy and pumpkin-y. And if you are looking for a make at home option, may I suggest this healthy pumpkin pancake recipe that I love making on weekends in the fall!

Pumpkin Pie Spice — Another item I stock up on to last me to the following year is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice. I love that Trader Joe’s is always coming out with new spice blends that people instantly go crazy over (hello everything but the bagel seasoning!) and the pumpkin pie spice is no different. Perfect for sprinkling on top of your coffee, adding to baked goods and just about anything else you want to “pumpkin up!”

Pumpkin Butter – An original classic, Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter is super fun to put on different things in the fall. You can use it in baking or for putting on top of pancakes or waffles, to give you that nice flavor or fall! There’s no wrong way to use it!

Organic Pumpkin Bread — This slightly more savory, but a little sweet toast bread is a surprise favorite! It’s packed with pumpkin seeds on top and very flavorful and delicious with nut butter, pumpkin cream cheese , or pumpkin butter spread on top!

Pumpkin Rooibos Tea — Another original pumpkin product, I feel in love with this pumpkin tea years ago and love a nice cup of it with a spoonful of honey in the fall. It’s caffeine free, making it perfect after dinner, while you’re watching TV all cozy under a blanket all fall long.

Pumpkin Thai Curry Simmer Sauce — New for fall 2020 is Trader Joe’s pumpkin Thai curry simmer sauce and I’m a fan. It’s made with fairly simple ingredients and has a great savory pumpkin taste! I wouldn’t say it’s spicy, but definitely gives you that warm feeling that curries do! I used it in a vegetarian curry with peppers, cauliflower, and chickpeas and it was delicious! If you’re a curry fan, this pumpkin cauliflower curry recipe is definitely for you too!

Pumpkin Samosas — Pumpkin and paneer filled flaky pastries, and also news for fall 2020, the pumpkin samosas are a frozen item definitely worth trying! They’ve got a great savory pumpkin flavor and would make for a fun appetizer for a fall get together! Note, I also tried the pumpkin empanadas that are new for 2020 and didn’t care for them! They were slightly sweet but the pumpkin filling was not great. I’d skip those and get the samosas instead!

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli — slightly sweet and oh so orange, the honey roasted pumpkin ravioli from Trader Joe’s has been a favorite of mine for years! I believe it it was one of the original batch of pumpkin products they came out with, and super quick to cook up and enjoy! I love “dressing” the pumpkin ravioli with a little bit of olive oil, and parmesan cheese, and I bet their Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce too –so good!

Pumpkin Body Butter – super whipped, and very pumpkin-y smelling, I look forward to the Trader Joe’s pumpkin body butter so much so that I stock up to have enough of all year round! I love how thick it is making it perfect for that dry winter skin that’s about to be upon us, but doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy at all. I wish they made it in a hand cream too!

Pumpkin Butternut Bisque — found in the prepared items section, Trader Joe’s pumpkin butternut bisque, is creamy and delicious and makes for the perfect lunch paired with a sandwich in the fall. When you don’t feel like making soup from scratch, this is a great go-to.

Pumpkin Spice RXBARS — You can’t go wrong with a good pumpkin spiced bar, but not all are created equal. I like RXBARS because they contain just a few simple ingredients and make for great road trip or mid-day snacks. And if you haven’t tried their pumpkin spice nut butter, you must!

Fall Zucchette Pumpkin Shaped Pasta — How can you not love pasta that’s orange and shaped like a pumpkin?! Super fun and delicious with pasta sauce or Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce on top, the shape of this pasta makes it really delicious and perfect to make for a cozy dinner on a chilly fall night!

Other items from Trader Joe’s that I love

  • salsa verde
  • banana chips
  • delicata squash {available in the fall}
  • smoked salmon
  • cauliflower gnocchi (can we get a pumpkin version of these?!)
  • their wine selection!
  • cheese selection
  • dried mango
  • nuts selection
PUMPKIN COOKBOOK

Love everything and anything pumpkin like I do?! Keep up with all things pumpkin this fall with me on Instagram and be sure to check out my new pumpkin cookbook, The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook available now on Amazon and Target.com with over 50 pumpkin recipes, including gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly recipes!

What are your favorite items from Trader Joe’s, and what pumpkin items do you look forward to getting from Trader Joe’s every pumpkin season?! I’d love to know!