Sorry for not having a recipe yesterday. The server crashed and I lost all of my posts for this week, so that means I need to re-write them. On a positive note, if you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I did a little shopping at Trader Joe’s this past weekend. I got a little excited over all of the pumpkin items they had. Matter in a fact a Trader Joe’s employee told me that they have 97 new pumpkin items this year. Yum! I only bought a handful of items, but I do have a lot more to try! I can’t wait. So today I thought I would share with you my reviews of TJ’s pumpkin items.
First up on my list is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Soup. I buy this soup every year, it’s creamy, full of pumpkin flavor and is only 100 calories a cup. Each container is two servings, which makes for a perfect light lunch or dinner. I just heat it up, add a pinch of cinnamon and top with some greek yogurt or cream and I have the perfect little meal. If you like pumpkin soup I highly recommend TJ’s Pumpkin Soup.
Pumpkin O’s Cereal – This cereal is really crunchy, but I didn’t taste a lot of pumpkin flavor. Actually I found it a little boring, but it makes for a great topping for my yogurt. I’ll finish up my box, but I probably won’t have it again.
Trader Joes Pecan Pumpkin Instant Oatmeal – This is an instant oatmeal cereal that is easy to make, just add hot water. It’s creamy, nice pumpkin flavor and I love the little bits of pecan in it. Plus it fills you up and it’s comforting on a chilly day. I bought the box to take to work for a quick breakfast. Each package contains 180 which isn’t to bad considering it has nuts in it. I would bu this again!
Trader Joes Organic Pumpkin – Ok, I didn’t officially eat this from the can, but I stock up on it every year. I love that it is organic, healthy and great for using when baking pumpkin items, and so much more. How can you not love pumpkin?
Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramel – I have to say I was disappointed in this chocolate treat. It’s dark chocolate filled with a pumpkin flavored caramel center and sprinkled with sea salt. I found that it didn’t have a big pumpkin flavor, which can be because I found the salt to be overwhelming. I love caramel and salt together, but it was just way to much salt. Each serving is 3 caramel’s and is 210 calories. I am kind of glad I didn’t like it because that means I don’t have to worry about the calories.
Trader Joes Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Mouthfuls – I love these little ice cream mouthfuls. It’s a soft ginger cookie filled with pumpkin ice cream. The ginger is a little strong but compliments the pumpkin perfectly. Each cookie is 80 calories, which I didn’t think was too bad. I have a feeling these will come off the shelves quickly. I highly recommend them.
Trader Joes Country Pumpkin Spice Granola Cereal – I love this cereal! I buy it every year. It has dried pumpkin, coconut, raisins, puffed corn, rolled oats and of course lots of spices to give it the ultimate pumpkin spice flavor. The only thing is 2/3 cups is 240 calories, which is kind of high. I like to sprinkle it on my granola or just take a little handful. This cereal is good in moderation.
Trader Joes Ice Pumpkin Scone Cookies – These cookies are so soft, light and has a great spicy, pumpkin flavor. I find it more of a soft cookie than a scone. The frosting over the top is fantastic! Each box contains 16 cookies at 60 calories each. These cookies are a perfect paired with a cup of coffee or chai tea. I could easily eat half a box if I allowed myself too.
Trader Joes Pumpkin Dog Treats – Ok, I’ll be honest, I didn’t try these, probably because it’s for the dogs! But I can tell you my dogs love them. They smell amazing and are shaped like little pumpkins. I do buy these every year for my dogs and I can tell you they do not stay in stock very long.
That is all I have tried so far this past week. But I did manage to buy a few new items, which I will share with you next time. Trader Joe’s does carry other pumpkin items, which I wanted to buy, but I had to limit myself since I can go a little crazy shopping. I did see Pumpkin Ravioli’s, Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream, Pumpkin Cream Cheese, Pumpkin Croutons, Pumpkin Yogurt, Pumpkin Joe Joe’s, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix.
Have you tried any of the new pumpkin items at Trader Joe’s? If you have any recommendations, let me know, I would love to try them
Have a great day! I will have a fantastic Crock-Pot recipe tomorrow!