December Trader Joe’s Favorites

December 22, 2017

We made it to the end of December and Christmas is just around the corner, 3 days away to be exact. If you have any last minute Christmas shopping or party prepping, Trader Joe’s has some great things out that will make it a breeze. Those of you who have been around a while, know I started a series at the beginning of the year where I share five of my favorite things from Trader Joe’s each month. This month, I have a few seasonal items that you should stock up on, in addition to a couple regulars.

Quatro formaggio scalloped potatoes

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These potatoes are delicious on their own and easy to cook. They are the perfect compliment to a steak or chicken. However, I like to use them in my potato soup recipe. Honestly, it’s one of the only foods I am craving that I can actually eat since my oral surgery.

Wintry blend coffee

Colton loves Trader Joe’s coffee.The wintry blend is his new favorite. The addition of the cinnamon and spices make it the perfect winter drink. He’s already gone through two containers of it, and winter isn’t close to over. However, this is seasonal and will go away before you know it, so stock up.

Peppermint hot chocolate

It’s no secret that I love hot cocoa, so I was ecstatic to see Trader Joe’s peppermint hot chocolate. I didn’t even have to add milk to it. This hot chocolate is creamy and smooth, with just the right ratio of chocolate and peppermint. Just the way I like it.

Winter wassail

Drink this winter wassail cold or warm it up on the stovetop and add some red wine. It tastes just like Christmas and is the perfect party drink for your holiday parties.

Holiday floral

The holiday floral not only makes a great table centerpiece, but it also looks festive on wrapped gifts. Just snip a twig off of the top and use it to spruce up your gift wrap. It contains all of the holiday greenery and holly berries to make it the perfect little Christmas bundle.

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What can you not get enough of this month at Trader Joe’s? Leave me a comment below!

  • Melanie December 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Winter Wassail?! I had no idea they had that!! We are heading to Traders Joe’s today. Will have to grab some!!

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Haha. Yes! It’s so good!

  • Courtney Buechle December 22, 2017 at 9:17 am

    These are all great! We just got a trader joes in OKC. Looks like I need to make a stop! Merry Christmas!

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      You are going to love it!

  • Beth December 22, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I want to try both the coffee and the wassail! I saw an appetizer from Trader Joe’s on another blog today so I’m pretty much making a list for my next trip out there!

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      They have the best stuff. You can never go wrong with Trader Joe’s.

  • Charlotte December 22, 2017 at 11:15 am

    You alwys share the best Trader Joe’s finds here!! Love the monthly series and will be on the lookout for wassail and that holiday coffee. Yum!!

    Hope you have a very happy holiday, my sweet friend!!

    • Jessica December 29, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thank you so much! I hope yours was fantastic. 🙂

  • Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. December 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Wish we had a Trader Joe’s nearby! Everyone seems to love it but I’ve never been in one.

    • Jessica December 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Yes! You would love it!

  • ShootingStarsMag December 22, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Mmm…that hot chocolate looks all sorts of yummy, and I’m not the biggest warm drink person!


    • Jessica December 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      It is so wonderful. Very creamy!

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace December 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Those potatoes sound good but I agree, that soup looks delicious! Also need to try the hot chocolate.

    • Jessica December 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      The soup is perfection. Just what I have needed.

  • danielle December 24, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I seriously wish I would have seen this post earlier! I love the Chocolate cookie stars that come out this time of year too! I am for sure hoping I can snag a few of these later this week!



    • Jessica December 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      I know! They always have the best stuff.

  • Ruth Ridley December 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

    You cannot go wrong with Traders!! You got some good stuff here!!

    • Jessica December 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you Ruth! It’s one of my favorite places for sure.