Yesterday I needed to pick up a few things at Trader Joe’s since it’s my turn for breakfast Wednesday and I discovered that Trader Joe’s pumpkin items are BACK! YES! Not only that, but they created a bunch of new pumpkin related things and they have little “pumpkin” flags next to all of the pumpkin items throughout the store. WOOHOO!
While browsing through the store, I spotted this in the frozen section and posted a little note to Instagram about whether or not I should buy it. The answer was clear: Yes, yes, yes, a million times, yes! Haha.
I didn’t go too crazy on this shopping trip and I ended up getting the Pumpkin Pie Mochi, Iced Pumpkin Scone Cookies, two boxes of the toaster pastries that I love, love, love and one can of pumpkin so I can make some pumpkin bread later this week.
[pumpkin pie mochi ice cream]
It didn’t really take much to convince me to buy this. It has the soft, chewy mochi on the outside which is a lovely shade of orange. On the inside is this wonderful pumpkin pie ice cream!
It’s like eating a solid pumpkin pie milkshake, it’s so creamy and flavorful and has all of the wonderful spices from pumpkin pie. The flavor is a tiny bit intense, but I think that’s what makes it so tasty. It took a lot not to eat a second one immediately. If you love pumpkin stuff, especially pumpkin pie, I’m sure you will love this!
[iced pumpkin scone cookies]
The second “new to me” pumpkin item I purchased were these cookies. On the back of the box it says, “We couldn’t decide if these were more like cookies… or scones. You decide!”
The thing I like about the Trader Joe’s pumpkin items is that they all have a nice, robust flavor. They don’t hide the pumpkin or the spices by doing it “lite”. They really ramp it up! This tastes like fall in a little cookie form. I could see what they mean about it being like a scone – it’s quite a bit more dense than just a cookie and the texture/crispness is close to a scone or a biscuit. It’s entirely coated in a light icing which adds an extra touch of sweetness to the scone cookies. I really liked these!
Other new pumpkin things I saw (and will probably get on a future trip): Pumpkin Danish Rings (in a white glassine bag in the bakery section), Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Caramels, Pumpkin Brittle (brittle with roasted pumpkin seeds) and my check out guy told me about Pumpkin ice cream (which I must have missed while drooling over the mochi). I know I didn’t see everything, but there are also pumpkin bars, my beloved pumpkin toaster pastries, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin muffins, mini pies, some kind of crackers with pumpkin and lots more. I’ll probably do a couple more pumpkin posts after I purchase and try a few more things!
If you love this pumpkin stuff, be sure to head over now since it doesn’t last forever! I’ll have to go stock up on my toaster pastries.