Every week we give you a rundown of newly released Trader Joe’s products.
This week is November 27th, 2023 and it’s Cyber Monday week! Unfortunately, you can’t buy anything directly from Trader Joe’s online, but you can go to their stores and stock up on gifts!
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, 27th 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: “Available just in time for the holiday season, each Tillandsia comes in a charming, Nordic Reindeer- shaped ceramic vessel in one of three wonderfully wintry colors: slate gray, snowy white, or forest green. A great gift for any proud plant parents you may know, or an excellent inclusion for your own home nursery, our Nordic Reindeer Tillandsia are particularly suited for keeping as an office plant. Just be sure to pick up your Reindoor before too long: each air plant may be perennial, but our supplies are decidedly limited.”
Our Comments: These are very cute plant things in the shape of a reindeer. Tillandsia is also known as an Air Plant and needs very little care to survive. They come in three colors. Looks like a great gift!
Price: $8.99/1 Each
Buy or Pass? If you need a plant that’s easy and seasonal, this is for you! Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “A true celebration of sweet and salty desserts, this Pudding starts with soft, salty, Pretzel pieces, baked in a traditional egg custard. Before the Pudding is added to the single serving cup, our supplier heaps in a generous spoonful of Salted Caramel Sauce. The contents of the cup are frozen, and here’s where the real culinary magic happens. After you heat the Pretzel Bread Pudding in either the microwave or oven, flip the cup over onto a plate. The Caramel bottom becomes the top and melts over the entire Pudding! Yes! Each 7.6-ounce box contains two individual portioned cups of Pretzel Bread Pudding. Pick up a couple boxes for your next dinner party, or keep one in the freezer for yourself! You’ll find them in our freezers for a limited time.”
Our Comments: I have a feeling this dessert could go either way. It could get weird or it could be sublime.
Price: $4.49/7.6 Oz
Buy or Pass? I’m always up for an adventure. Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “If you’re looking to really impress your guests this holiday season, a display of delicate dumplings is sure to do the trick! What’s that we hear? You don’t have the time to roll, fill, and pleat a multitude of dumplings? Never fear, Trader Joe’s is here! Just for the holidays, we’re adding some serious flair to our frozen dumpling offerings with Trader Joe’s Shrimp Pouches of Many Colors.”
Our Comments: Early intel on Reddit is saying these look great but lack in flavor. I have a box in the freezer and will review this week.
Price: $4.29/8.46 Oz
Buy or Pass? Wait until I review. Hold
Trader Joe’s Says: “In musical terms, a rondo is a form of song featuring a refrain that alternates in and out with at least one contrasting melodic theme—almost like a song in conversation with itself. In Trader Joe’s terms, a Rondo is an expertly crafted disc of chocolate, featuring complementary elements such as dried fruit or candied nuts— like a confectionary conversation in and of itself. Made for us by a celebrated Slovakian chocolatier, we could certainly converse about the harmonious flavors of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Rondos Sprinkled with Raspberry & Strawberry & Tart Cherry all day long.”
Our Comments: There are actually two products here. The milk chocolate with caramelized pecan crunch rondos and the dark chocolate with raspberry, strawberry and tart cherry. I have bought them both and both are excellent. Come back later this week for a full review.
Price: $4.99/7.04 Oz
Buy or Pass? Who doesn’t like chocolate? Buy!
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Mochi
Trader Joe’s Says: “Vanilla, Strawberry, Green Tea, Ube, Caramel Apple… it seems we’ve sold every flavor of Mochi Ice Cream, except what is arguably the ultimate customer favorite: chocolate. That changes today! (Or, more precisely, it changed the moment Trader Joe’s Chocolate Mochi actually arrived at your neighborhood store.)”
Our Comments: Chocolate mochi. What could be better? I am not sure…
Price: $4.99/6.8 Oz
Buy or Pass? Who doesn’t like chocolate (again) Buy!