Now that the fall season is officially upon us, it is socially acceptable to drown in spice scents, wear warm sweaters, watch Halloween movies, and indulge in anything and everything pumpkin flavored. Something about the taste and scent of pumpkin spice sets the cozy fall mood perfectly. Luckily, Trader Joe’s is fully stocked with the best pumpkin sweet treats and snacks to fill your pantry and satisfy your fall cravings. Here are the top 10 items that should be at the top of your shopping list this October.
- Pumpkin Empanadas $3.99
This snack has the perfect traditional pumpkin taste. Not too sweet— these empanadas are filled with a pumpkin puree that is creamy and smooth. They taste true to the classic Spanish treat and are easy to heat in the oven.
- Pumpkin Tortilla Chips $3.99
A strange combo at first sight, but these chips do not disappoint. The pumpkin flavor is not overpowering. The cinnamon and nutmeg spices hit as an aftertaste and blend nicely with the salty flavor of a classic tortilla chip. These chips are great on their own but are even better when paired with a sweet dip. Try serving them with a chocolate dip, flavored cream cheese, or brie.
- Pumpkin Spice Coffee $7.99
Nothing screams fall like a warm cup of coffee in the morning. These grounds have a subtle spice mix that give just the right amount of pumpkin flavor. This coffee will give you the fall taste without feeling like an over-sugared Starbucks latte.
- Pumpkin Rolls $3.99
These seasonal cinnamon rolls are fast flyers at Trader Joe’s. It is impossible to find an employee that will not recommend these as a grocery cart must-have. The rolls have a biscuit texture that flakes at first bite. Top them off with the pumpkin spice icing and the perfect fall breakfast has been created.
- Pumpkin brioche twist bread $3.99
What is better than french toast? Pumpkin french toast. This brioche loaf is the bread for the job. The slices are thick and spongy swirled with cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavoring that gives the perfect fall taste. Top it off with Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter and serve warm.
- Pumpkin cranberry crisps $3.99
This pumpkin item adds a cranberry flavor to the mix. These crackers include real cranberries and pumpkin but do not have an overwhelming flavor. The texture is crispy and dense. Their natural flavor would pair perfectly with a cream cheese dip.
- Petite pumpkin spice cookies $2.99
Self-control is needed when this box of cookies is in sight. The cookie base is a strong pumpkin spice flavor and the icing coating is a sweet yogurt. Who knew yogurt could taste like icing? The best part about these cookies is the nostalgia they bring to simple times in elementary school when your mom would pack you circus animal cookies in your lunchbox. Maybe pick up two boxes of these because the first one will be gone quicker than you think.
- Pumpkin danish kringle $7.99
A kringle is a traditional oval danish pastry that Trader Joe’s sells in seasonal flavors. Bake in the oven for a few minutes to reveal the buttery base that flakes like a croissant. Inside is a pumpkin filling that isn’t overly flavorful but it is balanced with a sweet caramel topping. This is a great sharing pastry for a fall party if you need a sweet dessert.
- Pumpkin spice pretzel slims $2.99
Yogurt coating strikes success again in this salty snack. The pretzel slims have a satisfying crunch and the yogurt coating contrasts with a sweet pumpkin spice taste. Pumpkin seeds coat the pretzels for added texture. This snack is a flavor punch so a few go a long way.
- Pumpkin brownie blondies $3.99
It is impossible to leave Trader Joe’s without a fresh pastry. These Pumpkin brownies are the perfect fix. They have a moist cake-like texture and are light. With a pumpkin bread flavor, pecans and chocolate chips, these treats cannot be passed up.
** Prices may vary depending on Trader Joe’s location