Every week we give you a rundown of newly released Trader Joe’s products.
This week is November 20th, 2023 and it’s Thanksgiving week! Hopefully, you have everything ready for the big meal!
These are completely new products that Trader Joe’s released in the past week, not re-released seasonal products.
Here are the new products to look out for in the week of November, 20th with my snarky comments:
Trader Joe’s released a lot of new products this past week. Too many to include in this post. I am going to just have a look at the top five most interesting products:
Trader Joe’s Says: “A beloved holiday bread hailing from Germany, stollen is filled with chopped nuts and dried fruit and generously coated with powdered sugar. Over the centuries, it has become a quintessential wintertime treat, right up there with gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa. It also happens to be the inspiration for our new, limited edition Trader Joe’s Stollen Crisps.”
Our Comments: Stollen is a super sweet German holiday treat turned into crackers. It could work with the right spread. Limited edition so if you want to try, they will be gone in January.
Price: $4.29/5.3 Oz
Buy or Pass? Depends on your needs. I am leaning towards buying something new to put on the platter of spreads for the holidays. Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “Brought to us by a trusted supplier in France, our delightfully well-rounded Trader Joe’s Herbes de Provence Triangles prove that the Trader Joe’s snack section is in better shape than ever. Each batch starts as a sheet of sumptuously buttery, multi-layered puff pastry, which our supplier tops with a classically French suite of aromatic Herbes de Provence, along with a bit of garlic and onion. The sheets are then cut into Triangles and baked until they’re both crisp and airy, and every bite strikes the ideal balance of rich, savory flavor and light, remarkably flaky texture.”
Our Comments: These look really interesting and I am sure they are excellent, but how many do you get for 2.11 oz?
Price: $2.49/2.11 Oz
Buy or Pass? I would buy it just out of curiosity. But at 2.11 ounces what’s the point?
Trader Joe’s Says: “This mild Cheddar is produced for us in Leicestershire, UK, in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, to be precise. Mini Spanish Figs are marinated in white wine, rum, and a blend of warming spices— like coriander, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, nutmeg, and cloves—then mixed right into the cheese. The result is a creamy, mild Cheddar, studded with marinated Fig pieces. It makes a wonderful addition to a cheeseboard and is superb for snacking. If you’ve ever had apple pie with a slice of Cheddar on top, consider serving with a slice of this Cheddar instead. Pro-tip: this cheese benefits tremendously from being taken out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.”
Our Comments: This could go either way. It could be like the horrible chocolate cheddar that they keep trying to foist on us or it could be ethereal. It might be excellent melted on certain things. I appreciate Trader Joe’s trying new things!
Price: $10.99/1 Lb
Buy or Pass: Buy for the novelty factor.
Trader Joe’s Says: “Each Chicken Shawarma Bowl is made with a bed of fluffy basmati rice, which our supplier tops with red bell pepper, spinach, and diced, Shawarma-style-seasoned Chicken, along with a tart, tangy, and garlicky sour cream sauce to tie them all together. After just a few minutes in the microwave (or a little longer in the conventional oven), this full-flavored Bowl is ready to enjoy as a quick and easy work lunch, an effortless weeknight dinner, or as part of a more involved, Mediterranean-style spread with your favorite hummus, some Dolmas, and a bit of toasted pita or lavash bread. Savory, hearty, and consummately convenient, we recommend keeping a Chicken Shawarma Bowl or two in your freezer to make the most of those “what-on-earth-am-I-gonna-eat?” moments.”
Our Comments: This is one of those stealth products that you will see for years to come. We are very interested in picking it up soon and doing a real review on it. Perfect for lunch!
Price: $3.99/11.3 Oz
Buy or Pass: Trader Joe’s usually does a really good job on these bowls. I think this will be a hit! Buy!
What Trader Joe’s Says: “Feeling dry & dull? Trader Joe’s Brazil Nut Body Trio to the rescue! This Trio will leave your skin feeling refreshed and ultra moisturized all winter long. Body butter aficionados already know about our thick, almost whipped-textured Brazil Nut Body Butter. Here, we’ve included a travel-size tub to soothe even the driest of skin—a little of this fast-absorbing lotion goes a long way whenever you need it. A few drops of Brazil Nut Body Oil on your post-shower skin will help lock in moisture all day long. Completing the Brazil Nut trifecta is the Brazil Nut Body Mist… spritz the dry away in the most refreshing way!”
Our Comments: In case you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, Trader Joe’s Brazil Nut oil, butter and mist went viral and Trader Joe’s had a hard time keeping it in stock. It looks like they have released a handy three-pack to give as gifts.
Price: $12.99/1 Each
Buy or Pass: If you liked the original products then this is a must buy, but not everyone likes them. The fragrance is a little off-putting for some.