December Trader Joe’s Picks

December 7, 2016

It is never too late in the year to start a new series.  This was intended to be a series I start 2017 off with, but I am too excited about some of the goodies I found this month.  Each month, I am going to showcase several of my favorite December Trader Joe’s picks.  I shared my love with Trader Joe’s early on in this blog, so I am glad to showcase more great items.

Cinnamon broom

I know this isn’t the prettiest thing you have ever seen, but it will make your whole house smell like cinnamon.  This is the perfect thing to display or hide in your house if you want the scent of Christmas to linger.


This little package is an easy way to add a little Christmas feeling to any where.  We have ours in our entryway, but you can put it wherever you want.  It’s even small enough to hang on your rear view mirror if you like to decorate your car.

Peppermint chocolate almond milk

Meet your newest addiction. A couple of months ago, I shared this photo on Instagram and including the pumpkin spice almond milk on my favorite things list.  The peppermint chocolate flavor is even better.  You can drink it cold, or it makes the perfect quick hot chocolate, no mixing needed.  I put mine in a to go cup in the microwave for 2 minutes and grab it on the way out the door in the mornings.

Cocoa drizzled kettle corn

If you like chocolate and peppermint, you will love this festive kettle corn.  It goes great as a snack at a party, just open and pour into a bowl.  I like to just pour a small bowl for myself and munch on it while watching TV by the fire.

Smoke seasoning

Since it has gotten a bit colder here in north Dallas, I have been craving soups. This seasoning is the perfect spice to any soup.  You can also use it to season meats and vegetables.  It has the perfect amount of kick without being too spicy.  Colton and I now put this smoke on everything.

Have you tried any of these December Trader Joe’s Picks? What sounds good to you? Leave me a comment below!

  • Rebecca Hicks December 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Man oh man. I’ll BRB. Gonna go buy ALL of these things right now. So excited to see what other things from TJ’s you share!!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Haha. I know! Right? It’s all so good!

  • Julie December 7, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Cant wait to try the almond milk! I already own 2 brooms and have to resist the kettle corn every time I’m in the store!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Haha. The kettle corn is wonderful. Love my broom. I hope you liked the milk. 🙂

  • Michelle December 7, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love this post.. it’s so simple yet classy and I just love your picks and your PICS… ha ha… lame joke… but really nice photography.

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Haha. Lame, but cute! I am all about the cheese. Thank you so much!

  • Clarissa December 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Milk sounds incredible…should use it to make hot chocolate 😉

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      That’s exactly what I use it for!!

  • Shelby December 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I had never heard of a cinnamon broom (just me?!) but I am going to Trader Joes after I type this because I love the smell of cinnamon. Great ideas! I get overwhelmed at TJ’s sometimes with all of the options 🙂

    xo – Shelby –

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Girl, me either! I had no idea what it was, but it smells so good. I hope you found one. TJs is my happy place. It can be overwhelming, but I treat it like I much less overwhelming version of Target and go up and down every aisle. lol

  • Stacie LaMothe December 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I rarely go to Trader Joes but I’m going for that Kettle Corn!! Great picks!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Haha. I hope you went and tried it. It’s so good!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I bet that chocolate peppermint almond milk would be SO GOOD in a cup of coffee!! Mmmm!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      It would be! I don’t drink coffee, but if I did, that would be how I do it!

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health December 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    i need that broom!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      I hope you grabbed one! 🙂

  • Neha December 8, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Truly enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing ❤️ Xx

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you, Neha! 🙂

  • Melissa December 8, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Mmmm… that peppermint chocolate almond milk sounds amazing! Sadly, we don’t have a Trader Joe’s near us. I hear lots of great stuff about the store.

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      It is SOOO good. I am sorry you don’t have a TJ’s. Maybe one day,. 😀

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen December 8, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I wish I lived near a Trader Joe’s. You’ve found some really neat stuff.

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      It really is a great place! They carry some of the good stuff on Amazon. 😉

  • Sarah Jean Althouse December 8, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Okay…I am heading there this weekend to get that cinnamon brook and chocolate peppermint drink! I basically love everything in the store already.

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      I know!! TJ’s is an additcion.

  • Natasha Brown December 8, 2016 at 10:07 am

    The Trader Joe’s Kettle Corn, is a family favorite of ours. However, I think the two we got last week were a bad batch. I haven’t tried the chocolate peppermint beverage, is it a strong peppermint flavor? Or does it even out?

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      It is so good! I hate that you got a bad batch. It’s not super strong. I think its the perfect blend, actually.

  • Jocelynn December 8, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Trader Joe’s is such a fun and unique shopping experience. They have so many things that cannot be found in your typical grocery store! I am intrigued by that chocolate peppermint popcorn.

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      It really is. It’s good! I would highly recommend it.

  • Samantha @ Momma Wants Java December 8, 2016 at 11:47 am

    These all look so delicious! I don’t have a Trader Joe’s close to me, but I’m about to hop in the car to go find one!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      They are! I hope you found one!

  • Tiffany Cardenas December 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I want my house to smell like cinnamon! That popcorn looks delicious, too. Looks like a trip to Trader Joe’s is in order :).

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      It’s the best smell for the season for sure!!

  • Logan December 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    That kettle corn sounds amazing! And now I must make a trip to Trader Joe’s…

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Haha. I hope you found some. 🙂

  • Elisha December 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous images! It’s also making me hungry…

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks, Elisha!

  • Kelsey December 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Oh yum! That chocolate drizzled popcorn is a MUST try! Too bad the nearest Traders is an hour and a half away! 🙁 Maybe I can recreate it at home!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      I am sure you can! It’s a great flavor combo!

  • Joanie @ ZagLeft December 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    We have a Trader Joe’s about a half hour from my house and I don’t get there often enough. I’ll have to look for these items when I head back there, that peppermint almond drink sounds so good!

    • Jessica December 12, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      It is! It’s the perfect hot cocoa or cold milk.

  • Amber December 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I absolutely love Trader Joe’s! A cinnamon broom and mistletoe?!? Yes, please!

    • Jessica December 13, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      They are the best for sure!

  • Molly December 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Well, now I’ve got to go back to TJs and get a bag of that Kettle Corn–it sounds SO good!! We just went through a box of Candy Cane Joe Joe’s in less than a week!

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

    • Jessica December 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      I have been avoiding the candy cane Joe’s because I am worried I would eat the whole box.

  • Bella December 8, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I bet that almond milk is super good! I need to try this asap

    • Jessica December 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      You will love it! It’s so good!

  • Nicole Parise December 9, 2016 at 4:54 am

    omg, I need all of those things! Especially the cinnamon broom, cinnamon is the best scent at home!
    xx nicole

    • Jessica December 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      It really is!!

  • andrea December 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Cocoa drizzled kettle corn my husband would flip for this! Wish we had a Trader’s Joe near us; I miss it so much. Great list

    • Jessica December 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks, Andrea! I would miss it too.