Here is your weekly rundown of newly released Trader Joe’s products. This week is January 22nd, 2024 Trader Joe’s is back up to speed releasing a flurry of new products in the new year and it’s hard to keep up. I’ve selected five of the most interesting ones to share with you.
Here are the new products to look out for in the week of January 22nd, 2024 with my snarky comments:
Trader Joe’s Says: “Our supplier in Thailand, who also makes our Lightly Salted Edamame, knows a thing or two about preparing high-quality, frozen legumes. In this case, they start with Thai-grown green beans, par-cook them, and season them with a seriously umami-licious, soy-based sauce that’s amped up with garlic & shiitake mushrooms. The dish is flash-frozen, packaged, and delivered to our stores, where you can pick it up any day of the week.”
Our Comments: These look like the bomb. I am eagerly waiting to buy a bag and test it. I love this kind of food and I am sure they will be a hit with Trader Joe’s shoppers.
Price: $2.69/10.58 Oz
Buy or Pass: A definite Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “There’s a whole wide world of appetizers out there; some are creamy and cheesy, some are crispy and crunchy, and some are hot and spicy. And some, like Trader Joe’s Jalapeño & Cream Cheese Crispy Wontons, manage to be all of those at once—and more! They’re made with a marvelously rich mix of tangy cream cheese, savory Parmesan, and diced jalapeño, which is then wrapped in a wonton skin and fried until bubbly and golden brown. A little like a mix between a rangoon and jalapeño popper, every bite of these captivatingly Crispy Wontons is superbly savory, pleasantly spicy, and most of all, totally satisfying.”
Our Comments: These would be perfect for the super bowl coming up in a few weeks as an appetizer. They look absolutely killer. Great in the air fryer!
Price: $4.99/7.5 Oz
Buy or Pass: Another definite Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “Thai coconut-rice pancakes, or kanom krok, are among the most popular street foods in Thailand. If you’ve been fortunate enough to visit Thailand and try one (or several) of these dome-shaped, two-bite-sized treats for yourself, you can certainly understand why. And even if your travels haven’t yet taken you to Thailand, you’re in luck, because Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Pancakes are bringing this delicacy straight to your freezer!”
Our Comments: I’ve been hearing great things about these on the interwebs but not quite sure what to do with them yet. Another great air fryer snack!
Price: $3.29/6.35 Oz
Buy or Pass: Looks like another definite Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “Aglio e olio (that’s Italian for “garlic and oil”) is a classic Neapolitan dish, consisting of long pasta (often spaghetti) tossed in a sauce of pantry staples, including olive oil, plenty of thinly sliced garlic, and chili flakes. It’s also the inspiration behind the newest addition to our grocery shelves: Trader Joe’s Aglio Olio Garlicky & Spicy Seasoning Blend. Packed into a shakeable glass jar, this Blend combines the beloved Italian flavor components of the dish in dried form, along with parsley flakes and sea salt—no more slicing slippery garlic cloves! Dinner can be ready in the length of time it takes to cook your noodles of choice.”
Our Comments: Just like so many of their seasonings, you scratch your head and wonder what I can use it for. I came up with several ideas in my newsletter which you can read here Club Trader Joe’s Newsletter
Buy or Pass: If you like garlicky Italian seasonings this is for you!
Trader Joe’s Says: “Satay may be the one of most celebrated street foods in the history of global cuisine. Originating in Malaysia possibly as far back as the 1400s, love for satay has spread across Southeast Asia in the ensuing centuries, including the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, where it has since been enshrined as a national dish. Now a favorite among foodies the world over, the popularity of satay skewers has brought with it a commensurate appreciation for satay sauce (also known as sambal kacang.) As our very own Trader Joe’s Thai Peanut Satay Sauce demonstrates, this sweet, savory, and lightly spicy peanut-based sauce makes the ideal accompaniment to a classic chicken satay skewer—and so much more, too.”
Our Comments: Wow another keeper this week. I am really looking forward to this. We use homemade satay sauce all the time but if I can find some in a jar that I like, less work for me!
Price: $2.29/8.1 Fl Oz
Buy or Pass: Buy!