Every week we give you a rundown of newly released products.
These are completely new products, not re-released seasonal products.
Here are the new products to look out for in the week of November, 6th with my snarky comments:
The annual Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Fearless Flyer is out today November 6th, 2023. You can ready it here: 2023 Thanksgiving Fearless Flyer
Let’s get to the new stuff!
Trader Joe’s Says: “No need to be sheepish about it: Trader Joe’s Aged Sheep’s Milk Cheese stands out from the rest of the flock—and not just because the fresh Sheep’s Milk is sourced from some of the finest dairy farms in Toledo, Spain. Each block is also marinated in aromatic, PDO Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Aged between three and five months to further develop its characteristic flavor. (Fun fact: cornicabra means “goat’s horn,” as the olives used to produce this revered oil are oval-shaped, with a small horn on one side.) The oil lends a robust, pleasantly bitter flavor and green, grassy aromas, that produce a particularly unique and delicious eating experience when paired with the mild, nutty flavors of the Aged Sheep’s Milk Cheese.”
Our Comment: In my opinion, there is almost nothing better than cheese marinated in Olive Oil. It’s a ready made snack you can set out for guests with minimal fuss.
Price: $5.99/6 Oz
Buy or Pass on this Product? Buy lots of it!
Trader Joe’s Says: “From spectacular pies to magical muffins and everything in between, the bakery section at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s is a veritable treasure trove of treats, especially during the holiday season. New to our holiday lineup this year are Trader Joe’s Chocolate Dipped Danish Cookies, made for us in—where else?—Denmark! Peek into the window of their upscale, bakery-style box, and you’ll discover an equally fancy assortment of Danish Cookies: Marzipan Napoleon Hats, tender cookies filled with sweet, almond marzipan; Almond Triangles, made with a short crust base, an almond filling, and topped with sliced almonds; and classic, chewy Coconut Macaroons. And for good measure, the bottom of each Cookie is Dipped in rich Chocolate. Yum.”
Our Comment: What could be better than a bunch of Danish cookies dipped in chocolate from Denmark!
Price: $5.99/8.465 Oz
Buy or Pass on this Product? Buy. How can you resist cookies dipped in chocolate?!?!?
Trader Joe’s Says: “Cooked sous vide (that is, cooked vacuum-sealed in a warm water bath) for more than 12 hours, this mouthwateringly moist Pork Shoulder takes the guesswork out of main dish musings with aplomb. It’s covered in a sweetly complex Fig & Apricot Sauce, its tangy stone fruit and balsamic flavors deftly complementing the savory garlic and onion, all of which elevate the Pork Shoulder to new heights. With notes of black pepper and coriander, it’s well-paired with a glass of spice-forward Pontificis GSM. Perhaps most impressively, it manages to be exceedingly tender without falling apart, allowing you to slice and serve it as an effortlessly fancy focal point on a plate of fluffy mashed potatoes and crisp salad greens. Dinner is served, indeed!”
Our Comment: If you aren’t familiar with sous vide cooking, you might be blown away at how tender and flavorful the meat is. It’s essentially cooked when you get it cold, so 20 minutes in the oven and you will be shocked at how good it is.
Price: $7.99 per 1 Lb, most are about 1.5 lbs
Buy or Pass on this Product? Buy
Trader Joe’s Says: “Of all the myriad flavors and foods associated with Thanksgiving, we truly have a soft spot for stuffing. There’s just something about stuffing’s rich, aromatic, and sensationally savory seasonings that have always seemed to evoke the very essence of autumn, to us—with or without the context of a holiday feast. A few years ago, we put that philosophy into practice with the introduction of our now-iconic Thanksgiving Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips, the first of our stuffing-centered snacks. Now, we’re excited to introduce our next foray into the stuffing frontier: Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Stuffing Seasoned Popcorn. A treat for any fan of fall flavors, each batch is made with light, airy, butterfly-style kernels of Popcorn, which are seasoned with a seasonally-appropriate blend of spices that includes celery seed, thyme, parsley, black pepper, and sage.”
Our Comment: Another flavored popcorn…. hmmm… Don’t we already have a Stuffing Flavored potato chip? Trader Joe’s needs to get more creative here.
Price: $2.99/5 Oz
Buy or Pass on this Product? Pass. We already have too many stuffing flavored snacks.