By: Della Lin
Can you believe it? We have finally made it to December, and the long-awaited holiday season has arrived. To get into the holiday spirit, we often put up the Christmas tree and Christmas lights or just simply start listening to Christmas music 24/7. However, one of my favorite things to do during this time is to go to Trader Joe’s and buy as many of their seasonal items as possible. Every year during the holidays, Trader Joe’s has a whole variety of Christmas themed goods, and there will always be something for everyone. So, next time you stop at your local Trader Joe’s, pick up some of these items and give them a try! Trust me, they are only available for a limited time, so you won’t want to miss these!
I am going to start off with a recommendation for all those chocolate lovers. The Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Joe Joe’s Bar is always a favorite. It is made of 60% dark chocolate, and this smooth and rich chocolate is sprinkled with peppermint candy pieces. It is so visually stunning and also festively flavorful. This certainly would be a great snack for all those late-night cravings. The second item is Cookie Mug Hangers. The crunchy, spiced cookies are designed to fit on the rim of your hot cocoa mug. For all those people who love to bake, but can’t seem to get the recipe right, the Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix has got you covered. All you have to do is add in some butter and eggs and just pop them into the oven. You can whip up and enjoy delicious, soft cookies within 30 minutes!
Now, for all you coffee drinkers. Trader Joe’s has come out with their Cocoa Peppermint Flavored Almond Creamer. Not only is this a great way to add festive flavors into your daily coffee, but it is also vegan! In addition to creamer, there is also Almond Nog which is a vegan take on eggnog. It is gluten-, dairy-, egg-, and soy-free, so more people can enjoy this festive beverage during this season. Another item that is very popular is the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s Ice Cream. It combines peppermint, vanilla ice cream, and fudge for a sweet holiday dessert. I feel like this would be the perfect dessert to end your long, hard day. Every time I go to Trader Joe’s, I always pick up the Peppermint Pretzel Slims. The pretzel slims have an irresistible crunch and are truly the ultimate blend of salty and sweet. The pretzels are covered with a creamy coating and topped off with peppermint sprinkles. By far, the item that is flying off the shelves most quickly is the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s. It is basically Trader Joe’s take on Oreos. Not only do these sandwich cookies have a seasonally inspired candy cane flavor, but they are also incredibly delicious. Get yourself a glass of milk, and you are ready to go!
These are just a few of the holiday items that Trader Joe’s is selling this year. There are many other festive goodies that are equally as delicious. So, hop on down to Trader Joe’s and get yourself some of these holiday treats! You will not regret it!