You can always count on Trader Joe’s for some of the best store-bought foods. (They gave us the cookie butter spread, remember?) And when it comes to the holidays, this cult-favorite grocery store does not disappoint. Trader Joe’s specialty holiday item game is strong, and trust us, you want to play ― and quickly, because these items won’t be on the shelves forever.
If you walk into a Trader Joe’s right now, you will be overwhelmed with peppermint, cranberry and nog ― in the best way possible. There are a lot of delightful choices stocking the shelves that can make hosting your holiday party a breeze, and will surely make your holiday overall a little, or a lot, brighter.
If you find yourself in a Trader Joe’s in the next couple of weeks, here are the 15 items you should try (and hoard):
Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s > all other Joe-Joe’s.
It’s about time.
Lebkuchen are a German holiday speciality. And trust us, these are special.
Caramelized onion served in a buttery crust. If you serve this at your holiday party you’ll know folks are well fed.
Get your nog on.
Yes, yes, yes. With this you’ll be prepared for any and all cookie party invites.
Trader Joe’s tries their hand at an Italian holiday staple — and they do great!
This belongs on every holiday cheese plate.
Mornings will feel sweeter when these are for breakfast.
Buy them all!
Perfect for that Christmas morning breakfast that you meant to prepare for, but…
That’s right, fondue. Leave it to Trader Joe’s to bring back this beloved retro dish.
We want all the dark chocolate oranges.
This, plus a bottle of red, warmed over the stove is the winter cocktail your life needs.
Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s Ice Cream > Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s.