Trader Joe’s New Products This Week 12/4/23

Trader Joe's New Products the week of 12/4/23
Trader Joe’s New Products the week of 12/4/23

Every week we give you a rundown of newly released Trader Joe’s products.

This week is December 4th, 2023 and it’s the first week of December and gift buying is in full swing.

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  December 4th, 2023 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 Tiramisu
Trader Joe’s Tiramisu

Trader Joe’s Italian Tiramisu

Trader Joe’s Says: “For years, we carried TJ’s Tiramisu Torte, a cake variation that required gelatin to allow it to hold its shape when sliced. It sure was tasty, but we decided we could do better… and we certainly did! Our Italian Tiramisu has a base of ladyfinger biscuits that are soaked in a combination of coffee and Marsala wine, topped with a thick layer of sweetened mascarpone cheese, and finished with a generous dusting of cocoa powder. And to double the deliciousness, each package comes with two individual trays of Tiramisu. Favoloso!”

Our Comments: We love Tiramisu in this household and we were excited to buy it. We’ve already sampled it and have very positive thoughts about it. Review coming shortly.

Price: $4.49/13.05 Oz there are two in a bag

Buy or Pass? Buy!

Trader Joe's Meatless Breakfast Sausage Patties
Trader Joe’s Meatless Breakfast Sausage Patties

Trader Joe’s Meatless Breakfast Sausage Patties

Trader Joe’s Says: “Trader Joe’s Meatless Breakfast Sausage Patties are a phenomenally flavorful way to enjoy the eating experience of a classically herby, hearty, and savory sausage patty, while still maintaining a vegetarian or vegan diet. What’s the secret? First, our supplier employs a carefully calibrated mix of textured soy protein and wheat gluten to impeccably emulate the toothsome texture of rich pork sausage. Second, they mix into that protein an aromatic blend of herbs and spices, including sage, fennel, and garlic & onion powder, so that every bite evokes that unmistakable, comfort food-classic, diner-style sausage. So, how best to enjoy Trader Joe’s Meatless Breakfast Sausage Patties? However you’d enjoy their animal-protein-based counterparts, we say! They’re a great addition to everything from English muffin-based sandwiches to breakfast burritos, to a traditional plate of eggs, toast, and Shredded Hashbrowns.”

Our Comments: This is a new launch of a similar product with the same name. We’ve already tasted them and they are very similar to the vegan sausage patties that disappeared a couple of years ago. Not quite the same but also a little better. Look for a full review shortly. They are Vegan and Kosher.

Price: $3.99/8 Oz

Buy or Pass? Buy!

Trader Joe's Fragrance Free Body Butter
Trader Joe’s Fragrance Free Body Butter

Trader Joe’s Fragrance-Free Body Butter

Trader Joe’s Says: “What our Fragrance-Free Body Butter lacks in scent, it more than makes up for with moisturizing power. Our special formula includes squalane (a plant-derived emollient that helps moisturize and repair dry skin), plus baobab oil (derived from the seeds of that iconic African tree, also helpful in moisturizing and preventing water loss). And these excellent emollients are just the icing on the moisturizing cake since the base of our Fragrance-Free Body Butter is none other than soothing & softening shea butter.”

Our Comments: We love anything fragrance free when it comes to lotions and the like. That’s why we wear perfume! We’ve tried this already and it’s wonderful and weightless and smells like nothing. Where can you buy body butter like this for $5.49? Nowhere…

Price: $5.49/1 Each

Buy or Pass? Buy!

Trader Joe's Beef Bulgogi
Trader Joe’s Beef Bulgogi

Trader Joe’s Beef Bulgogi

Trader Joe’s Says: “An eminent icon of Korean cuisine, bulgogi’s origins date back over two thousand years ago to the Goguryeo period, where it was especially popular among the noble classes. Luckily, nowadays, you don’t need a particular pedigree to enjoy the savory, texturally tantalizing qualities of bulgogi—in fact, all you need to do is head to your Trader Joe’s freezer section. That’s where you’ll find Trader Joe’s Beef Bulgogi, which our supplier makes with super thinly-sliced beef that’s been marinated in a traditional blend of soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil, along with onion, garlic, and apple, pear, and pineapple juices”

Our Comments: We love Beef Bulgogi when it’s done right. That’s the problem, getting it right. We loved the meatless beef Bulgogi for what it was but now a real meat version. It’s in the freezer waiting for a real review. It ain’t cheap at $13 for lb. I expect this product to go viral.

Price: $12.99/16 Oz

Buy or Pass? Hold on until I can taste it. 

Trader Joe's Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork
Trader Joe’s Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork

Trader Joe’s Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork and Smoked Pulled Chicken

Trader Joe’s Says: “To create this authentic Pulled Pork, our supplier seasons the meat with dehydrated garlic, onion powder, sea salt & white pepper—plus a special seasoning blend that includes light brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, and coffee. The seasoned Pork is then smoked in a small-batch rotisserie smoker, using actual hardwood logs (no wood chips, and no liquid smoke). Once cooked, it’s shredded and packaged for Trader Joe’s.” and “In order to ‘pull’ meat, it must be cooked low & slow. This patient approach yields a fully cooked protein that is lean, tender, and extra flavorful. And being shredded, it’s easy to pile on plates or stack on sandwich buns. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time & tools to make pulled meat themselves. That’s why we created Trader Joe’s Hardwood Smoked Pulled Chicken. It possesses all the charms of chicken you’ve smoked & pulled yourself—minus all the hours & effort!”

Our Comments: We all love pulled pork and pulled chicken, especially in sandwiches. Possibly in tacos or something like that too. But getting pulled meats done just right takes a deft hand and we shall see if Trader Joe’s has pulled it off

Price: $8.99/16 Oz for both

Buy or Pass? Buy!


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