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29 Popular Fall Items at Trader Joe’s 

Trader Joe’s offers a wide selection of unique food items at affordable prices. Once fall arrives, you can expect to find seasonal goodies you shouldn’t skip out on if you’re craving sweet and earthy flavors, like cinnamon, pumpkin, butternut squash, or caramel.

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These popular fall flavors are a must-have for any food lover, but their popularity can make them hard to find, even with their seasonal availability.

Can’t decide on which seasonal foods to add to your grocery list? Check out my list of the best Trader Joe’s fall items to help narrow down what to buy the next time you go shopping.

Trader Joe’s Fall Foods

Here are some of our seasonal fall favorites at Trader Joe’s.

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

First up on my list of the best Trader Joe’s fall items is their butternut squash mac and cheese.

This savory rigatoni pasta boasts the perfect blend of cheese including Parmesan, cheddar, gouda, butternut squash pureé, and seasonal spices, like sage.

It’s a great dish you can microwave when you crave something hot after a long, cold day.

Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps

Next up on this list of the best Trader Joe’s fall items are their pumpkin cranberry crisps.

These savory yet fruity crackers have a crispy texture, and I love pairing them up with dips and cheeses.

You can detect hints of thyme, turmeric, and cinnamon, which I think blend well with the tart cranberries.

Use these crackers with your fall charcuterie board!

Cinnamon Bun Spread

Trader Joe’s cinnamon bun spread is the perfect treat to give your toast or bagel a bold, gooey, and sweet flavor.

Its sweet flavor has hints of cinnamon, honey, and vanilla, which I’ve noticed blends well with fresh coffee.

A single tablespoon serving is 60 calories, making it a healthier alternative to butter.

Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

Are you in the mood for baking seasonal goodies? If so, I recommend Trader Joe’s pumpkin bread & muffin mix.

Traces of nutmeg and cinnamon enhance the mix’s sweet pumpkin flavor when baked with eggs, water, and cooking oil.

The mix can make up to 16 one-inch slices of pumpkin bread when prepared.

Pumpkin Bisque

In my opnion, one of the best hot food options to enjoy on a chilly day in the fall is Trader Joe’s pumpkin bisque.

I particularly adore its thick and creamy texture. Its core ingredients include pumpkin purée, honey, and tahini, a condiment made from sesame seeds.

The tahini gives the bisque a subtle nutty flavor profile.

Maple & Sea Salt Kettle Corn

Can’t find a snack that appeals to your sweet and salty cravings?

Then, don’t miss out on Trader Joe’s maple & sea salt kettle corn the next time you go grocery shopping.

It’s a standout favorite when it comes to the best Trader Joe’s fall items. I’m a big fan of its light, crunchy texture.

Besides maple sugar and sea salt, its other ingredients include cane sugar, sunflower oil, and coconut oil. Consider pairing this snack with a sandwich or adding it to your trail mix. 

Non-Dairy Maple Oat Beverage

Trader Joe’s non-dairy maple oat beverage is an ideal fall milk alternative.

Instead of sugar, this beverage gets its sweetness from broken-down oat starches.

You can use it to make a creamy smoothie or add it to your coffee or cereal (I prefer it in coffee!).

It’s also low in calories, gluten-free, keto, and vegan-friendly.

Pumpkin Spice Batons

Consider trying Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice batons if you want to indulge in something sweet and crunchy.

I’ve found these cookies are the perfect treat to pair with milk, coffee, or hot chocolate at the start of your day.

You’ll notice traces of ginger and cinnamon in the cookies’ sumptuous pumpkin-flavored cream.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Nothing beats a tasty pasta dish, and Trader Joe’s butternut squash ravioli is no exception.

Its filling is sweet and nutty and I find it such a treat when it melts in your mouth with every bite.

I suggest topping it with Parmesan cheese or your favorite pasta sauce. It also has three grams of dietary fiber.

Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce

As an avid pasta lover, I can’t help but adore Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest creamy pasta sauce.

It’s sweeter than most tomato sauces because its recipe incorporates pumpkins, carrots, cream, and butternut squash to give it an authentic autumn essence.

Give your pasta dishes a seasonal twist with this enticing sauce.

Pumpkin Butter

Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter has a sweet flavor profile enhanced with honey, cinnamon, and sugar.

Spread it on a bagel or toast, as, trust me, its subtle spice sensations will be a delight for breakfast.

Alternatively, you could use it as a sweet pastry filling when baking. It’s fat-free and sodium-free, making it an ideal low-calorie substitute to regular butter.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ginger Brew

Are you having trouble finding fall-inspired drinks to sample this season?

Then, consider trying Trader Joe’s pumpkin spiced ginger brew. There’s a sweet and savory flavor profile, but the sweetness overpowers its subtle spiciness.

Its ingredients include ginger purée, nutmeg, and clove. I recommend pairing it with apple pie for a sumptuous treat.

Autumnal Harvest Soup

Another excellent fall item to sample if you crave seasonal produce is Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest soup.

It’s a charming pick-me-up that you can make in less than ten minutes.

Its semi-sweet pumpkins, butternut squash, and tomato purée give it a sweet and savory sensation that tickles your throat with each spoonful.

I love stopping by Trader Joe’s every fall to buy their pumpkin chocolate chunk oatmeal cookie mix whenever I want to bake something for my friends.

When prepared, it has a chewy texture and a semi-sweet and savory flavor because of its melted chocolate chunks and seasonal spices. Don’t forget to enjoy it with milk!

Fall Leaf Corn Tortilla Chips

If you’re looking for a crunchy snack to enjoy when fall arrives, consider stocking up on some of Trader Joe’s fall leaf corn tortilla chips.

The chips’ pumpkin, beet, carrot, and tomato powder offer subtle flavors packed into colorful leaf shapes.

From experience, consider trying them with guacamole or salsa when you want a quick bite.

Pumpkin Waffles

Trader Joe’s pumpkin waffles are a delicious alternative to your standard plain waffles.

Although these frozen waffles’ pumpkin flavor isn’t as strong as other pumpkin-flavored food, it tastes great if you add syrup or whipped cream on top.

You might have to toast it a few times to keep it from being too soft, but the result is worthwhile!

Spiced Cider

Enjoy the crisp, fresh flavor of autumn apples with Trader Joe’s spiced cider.

It has hints of cinnamon, clove, and other spices to balance the sweetness of the cider’s apples.

You can enjoy this cider warm or chilled, and I’m happy to say it’s a treat with cinnamon pastries and roast turkey.

Pumpkin Rolls

Are you a fan of cinnamon rolls? Trader Joe’s pumpkin rolls are a nice after-breakfast treat.

Its dough is thick and chewy, with deliciously sticky pumpkin spice icing that melts on your tongue.

The roles are seasoned with nutmeg and ginger and goes well with fresh coffee or hot chocolate!

Pumpkin Bagels

These pumpkin bagels use fresh pumpkin powder and a blend of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to create a seasonal treat you don’t want to miss.

It’s irresistible when toasted, topped with cream cheese or jam, and paired with freshly-brewed coffee.

I like making it into a sandwich by adding cheese and cold cuts.

Your family are sure to enjoy preparing for Halloween if they stop by Trader Joe’s for a Haunted House Cookie Kit.

It comes with seven chocolate cookies to construct the house. Customize it the way you want with the kit’s icing and candy.

Don’t forget to take a few photos as this kit is adorable!

Apple Cider Donuts

These apple cider donuts offer a sweet and tangy flavor sensation that will appeal to anybody with a sweet tooth (me included!).

Each donut has a moist and fluffy texture, enhanced by authentic apple cider, and is hand-rolled to perfection.

Consider pairing these delectable pastries with coffee or tea to make your morning complete.

Butternut Squash Soup

Are you a fan of vegetable soup? If so, Trader Joe’s butternut squash soup is one fall item I suggest adding to your list.

This soup has a nutty flavor profile with hints of ginger to spice up your taste buds.

It’s also vegetarian-friendly, thickens nicel, and it pairs well with croutons or crackers.

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

The last time I went to Trader Joe’s for their fall specialty items, I sampled their cinnamon bun cookies.

They’re soft and chewy and have a nice blend of cinnamon and brown sugar.

Although some might argue the center isn’t creamy enough, the cookies still taste nice, especially when paired with tea.

Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Another entry for the pasta lover in me. Trader Joe’s Alfredo sauce is ideal for giving a dish a seasonal twist of flavor.

Although this sauce’s pumpkin flavor can overshadow its Grana Padano and Pecorino Romano cheeses, you can still detect its cheeses through its creamy texture.

It tastes great on pasta and chicken dishes.

Pumpkin Cereal Bars

These pumpkin cereal bars are a delightful seasonal pick-me-up for anyone short on time for breakfast.

Each bar has a chewy, pumpkin-filled center packed with autumnal spices, like cinnamon and allspice.

However, I’ve found the flaky and dry exterior can sometimes feel rough on my mouth. Still, they’re low-fat and taste great with milk.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Treat yourself to Trader Joe’s pumpkin cheesecake if you’re in the mood for something sweet with your friends or family.

Its pumpkin filling and smooth cream cheese give this dessert a rich texture.

Its graham cracker crust is soft, so it might crumble a bit, depending on where you slice it.

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Curious about Trader Joe’s healthy snacks? Their pumpkin spice hummus is one snack to try out.

Although I usually don’t buy hummus frequently, this recipe tasted sweeter than most savory hummus options.

It’s made with pumpkin purée, seasonal spices, garbanzo beans, and vanilla extract.

Riced Cauliflower & Butternut Squash Risotto

Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower and butternut squash risotto is one dish I enjoyed the last time I picked it up from the store.

Its sauce has a nutty and earthy flavor and thickens nicely within minutes.

I recommend this fall item to anyone looking for comfort food that’s low in carbs and calories.

Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

Last but not least on this list of the best Trader Joe’s fall items are spicy pumpkin samosas.

This savory dish is the perfect finger food for any occasion, and it’s one of my favorite go-tos to snack on.

Besides pumpkin, these samosas incorporate ingredients cumin, paneer cheese, and garam masala, giving them extra flair.

Trader Joe’s Fall Foods

  1. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
  2. Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps
  3. Cinnamon Bun Spread
  4. Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
  5. Pumpkin Bisque
  6. Maple & Sea Salt Kettle Corn
  7. Non-Dairy Maple Oat Beverage
  8. Pumpkin Spice Batons
  9. Butternut Squash Ravioli
  10. Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce
  11. Pumpkin Butter
  12. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ginger Brew
  13. Autumnal Harvest Soup
  14. Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix
  15. Fall Leaf Corn Tortilla Chips
  16. Pumpkin Waffles
  17. Spiced Cider
  18. Pumpkin Rolls
  19. Pumpkin Bagels
  20. Haunted House Cookie Kit
  21. Apple Cider Donuts
  22. Butternut Squash Soup
  23. Cinnamon Bun Cookies
  24. Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
  25. Pumpkin Cereal Bars
  26. Pumpkin Cheesecake
  27. Pumpkin Spice Hummus
  28. Riced Cauliflower & Butternut Squash Risotto
  29. Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

Final Thoug hts

As you can see, there are plenty of treats you can try every fall. Hopefully, this list of the best Trader Joe’s fall items can help you decide which ones you want to add to your kitchen.

If you’re gearing up for Thanksgiving, check out Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving items as well, or stock up on TJ cheese for a cheese board!

Can’t find a flavor autumn drink to pair with these foods? Then, check out this list of the best pumpkin beers.

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.