Here is your weekly rundown of newly released Trader Joe’s products. This week is February 5th, 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 this week with my snarky comments:
Trader Joe’s Says: “Remember back when you were a kid, and the mere promise of a pizza party felt like a life-changing event? With Trader Joe’s Pizza Party Potato Chips, we may have just encapsulated that feeling into a crispy, crunchy, satisfyingly bite—or, we should probably say, three bites. That’s because each bag of our limited-edition Pizza Party Potato Chips contains a mix of three classic, kettle-style chips in three distinct flavors: rich and aromatic Cheese & Garlic, hearty and lightly spicy (and vegetarian, by the way) Pepperoni, and tangy, delicately sweet Pizza Sauce. When eaten together, this trio of flavors coalesces into a singular eating sensation that enthusiastically evokes the essence of a slice of pepperoni pizza. In other words, each bag is a portable Pizza Party, just waiting to happen!”
Our Comments: Lay’s potato chips started this thing with the crazy potato chip flavors including a few pizza flavored ones like Lay’s Deep Dish Pizza flavored potato chips. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lay’s makes some of Trader Joe’s chips or Trader Joe’s just knows how to jump on trendy bandwagon. I love potato chips and will pick up a bag to review soon!
Price: $2.69/6 Oz
Buy or Pass: A definite Buy!
Trader Joe’s Says: “When subjected to just the right level of heat and humidity, raw garlic’s pungency can be tamed and transformed into an umami-rich wonderland of curiously complex, subtly sweet flavor with the power to elevate everyday cuisine to something else entirely. It’s with this tasty transformation in mind that we introduce our limited-edition Trader Joe’s Black Garlic Cream Cheese Spread. It’s a tangy cream cheese flecked with savory, fermented Black Garlic throughout, its flavor further bolstered by dried garlic and roasted garlic powder. A generous schmear of the stuff is an instant upgrade to your morning bagel and a delectable dip for crackers, crudité, and roasted Shishito Peppers. It also makes a splendid sandwich Spread, and it enlivens everything from pasta sauces to baked potatoes. “
Our Comments: We bought this the other day, and tasted it as soon as we got home. This stuff is the bomb. Trader Joe’s says it’s “Limited” so get it while you can but I would best describe it like the Everything seasoning was infused into cream cheese. So good on bagels and baked potatoes. Easy pasta dish also dump this on cooked pasta with some extra pasta water and stir around until melted.
Price: $2.79/8 Oz
Buy or Pass: Buy! Limited
Trader Joe’s Says: “If you’re looking for something to make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter, consider your plans covered— chocolate-covered. An entertaining activity for couples and kids alike, Trader Joe’s Chocolatey Dipping Kit contains a packet of milk chocolatey discs, a packet of dark chocolatey discs, and two styles of Valentine’s- themed sprinkles. All you’ll need on your end is a couple of bowls, the treats of your choice, some parchment paper, and a special someone to join you in the Chocolatey Dipping fun. Simply heat the discs in microwave- safe bowls until melty, stir, then dip, dip away!”
Our Comment: This is another limited item so get it while you can. We love everything about chocolate and this is super cool to have a dipping kit to dip cookies and fruit. I only wish it was dark chocolate but load up on Trader Joe’s cookies and get this kit for a fun project with your kids!
Price: $3.99/8 Oz
Buy or Pass: Buy if you love chocolate
Trader Joe’s Says: “The next big sensation in savory snacking at Trader Joe’s proves that good things come in small packages: say hello to Trader Joe’s Mini Mochi Rice Nuggets! These delicious, diminutive morsels of super crispy Mochi are like an itty-bitty version of our acclaimed Mochi Rice Nuggets [sku 56990], offering the same salty, savory flavor and satisfyingly crunchy texture, just on a tinier scale. Why the smaller stature? Simply put, Mini Mochi Rice Nuggets will have relatively more surface area per handful (or mouthful), meaning even more crunch with every bite. And that’s no small feat!”
Our Comments: We already loved the regular Mochi Rice Nuggets so mini ones even better because you can eat them like popcorn! These look like they will be around for a while. We are running out for bags right now!
Price: $1.99/3.5 Oz
Buy or Pass: If you liked the original Mochi Rice Nuggets, you’ll probably love these too!
Trader Joe’s Says: “Over the years, we’ve introduced a veritable rainbow of our handy (and handsome!) Insulated Bags, in a splendid spectrum of red, orange, yellow, green, teal blue, purple, and lavender. And now, we’re welcoming this sprightly, spring green Trader Joe’s Emerald Insulated Bag into the lineup.”
Our Comments: I love these Trader Joe’s insulated reusable bags, but if you are like me, I already have dozens of bags and don’t need anymore regular ones or insulated ones for that matter, but if you are in need of a new one or collect all of the colors by all means pick one up! They are great!
Price: $7.99/1 Each
Buy or Pass: If you collect or need one it’s a Buy! But I am passing, my trunk is full of Trader Joe’s bags already!!!