Pumpkin Spice Trader Joe’s Favorites

October 13, 2017

If you have walked in to Trader Joe’s at any point in the last few weeks, you may have been overwhelmed by the amount of pumpkin spice everything. In a perfect world, I would list everything for you, since all the pumpkin things are good. Seriously, this is my favorite time of the year.However, I wanted to limit it to a few tried and true items that I am most excited about.  Yes, they all include pumpkin, and they will all rock your #basic world. I usually highlight five favorites, because I am a fan of alliteration. Today, however, I have six for you. As Colton would say, “you’re welcome.”

This pumpkin walks into a bar

These cereal bars are my go to quick breakfast before a workout. Every fall, they stock up on the pumpkin bars, so I stock up at home. They contain no artificial flavors or preservatives and are made with real pumpkin.

Pumpkin waffles

I love making breakfast, but I don’t always have time to make a feast every morning. These frozen pumpkin waffles make it easy to eat a great meal in a hurry. I like to crush up pecans and top it with maple syrup. Bonus favorite: grab a bottle of this bourbon barrel aged maple syrup and thank me later.

Pumpkin spice granola

One of my favorite things about Trader Joe’s is their granola variety. The pumpkin spice granola is no exception. It combines many of my favorite fall flavors; real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey raisins and more. You can add it to a pumpkin spice smoothie bowl or top your yogurt with it.

Pumpkin body butter

Not only do I crave everything pumpkin to eat during the fall, but I enjoy smelling like pumpkin and fall too. Trader Joe’s carries the perfect, fall-smelling pumpkin body butter. It moisturizes dry skin like no other lotion, and doesn’t have that sticky feeling afterwards.

Organic frosted toaster pastries

Did you eat Poptarts as a kid? My brother and I were crazy about them, so I was ecstatic to find these organic frosted toaster pastries at Trader Joe’s. Although they carry a variety of flavors, the pumpkin is my favorite.

Petite pumpkin spice cookies

Meet your newest addiction. These pumpkin spice cookies make the perfect after dinner treat, or go well with your morning coffee. Either way you eat them, you won’t be able to eat just one.


Check out my pumpkin spice smoothie bowl recipe for more favorites.

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What are you stocking up on? Leave me a comment below.

  • Suzette October 13, 2017 at 8:50 am

    The Pumpkin Spiced granola looks yummy. I haven’t tried it yet, but now I have to!

  • Heather Kinnaird October 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I absolutely love this time of year at trader joe’s, we LOVE the pumpkin waffles and of course we LOAD up on the hallowen joe joe’s

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health October 13, 2017 at 9:09 am

    i need to slather that body butter….i bought that last year, need to get it again.

  • Camille October 13, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Woa, I was not aware Trader Joe’s sells skincare products, what a nice surprise! I’m also really eyeing up those pumpkin waffles…

  • Lorna October 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I left America before Trader Joe’s became a big thing. Turns out you can miss what you don’t have, ha!

  • Lauren Knippel October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The waffles are a staple in our household. That body butter looks SO indulgent! Trader Joe’s is the best for so many reasons.

  • valerie October 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Oh my gosh..Loving all the pumpkin treats..I am going to Trader Joes today, so I will load up on some of these, thanks for sharing!

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  • ShootingStarsMag October 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I’m more of an apple girl in the fall than pumpkin, but those waffles and cookies look so yummy!

  • Beth Kondrick October 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I like granola so I might have to check out that pumpkin spice granola! Actually a lot of these things sound pretty delicious!

  • Angela Tolsma October 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I love this time of year too. It’s beautiful! But I am totally allergic to pumpkin and I feel like I am missing out, thankfully I get apple cider, but there are so many awesome pumpkin things out there!

  • Missy - Getting Fit to Find Myself October 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    The pumpkin spice cookies look really good! I am heading over to the side of town that Trader Joe’s is on. I think these cookies will be coming home with me.

  • Heraa Farooq October 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I would love to try pumpkin waffles. I never thought we could do so much amazing stuff with pumpkins. All are looking really tasty.

  • Amy October 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I am going to have to try the pumpkin spice granola. It sounds amazing. I really enjoyed the pumpkin bar last year and need to pick it up again.

  • Jess (tonyandkimoutdooradventures) October 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I hijacked your waffles while you were making them because they smell so delicious that nobody can resist.

  • Vanessa October 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Every time I’m there I check out those little cookies. It’s only a matter of time before I give in!

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate October 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    You just gotta love Trader Joes, especially around certain seasons! The body butter sounds fun! I’ve never seen it, but will keep my eye out for it!

  • San October 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I am not hugely into pumpkin, EXCEPT for pumpkin seed granola… so I will have to try that 😉

  • Sally October 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know there were so many pumpkin spice products. I could eat some of those waffles right now.

  • David Elliott October 13, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I will have to make it out to Trader Joes soon. We love pumpkin flavors here. And getting some of those pumpkin items sounds awesome. Definintely by the time I get my daughter next weekend.

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace October 13, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Oh my! We don’t have a Trader Joes near my home but I kind of wish we did. These all look amazing!

  • Adriana Lopez October 14, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Oh yes pumpkin season is here =) I do not have a Trader Joe’s in may area but this products look yummy wish I could try

  • Penny Struebig October 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I think a trip to Trader Joe’s is in my near future! These products sound so good!

  • dawn October 14, 2017 at 11:48 am

    i need these in my life! they look amazing, i can’t wait to give them a try.

  • Nancy October 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    We are a house divided. My husband likes pumpkin stuff but I can’t stand it.

  • Chelsea @ Home Well Managed October 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I forgot Trader Joe’s has so many pumpkin things! I didn’t even know about the granola. Will definitely be making a trip this week.

  • Thena October 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Tis the season for everything pumpkin spice!!! I love fall and all the flavors that come along with it.

  • Tanvi Rastogi October 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I won’t lie I am not that crazy about pumpkin but love the fall vibes. I am all about chocolate all year round *hides her face!*


  • Brandi Crawford October 14, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I love Trader Joe’s I am there every week! I am going to have to try some of these.

  • Ingrid Rizzolo October 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    The pumpkin buns seem scrumptious. One fact mentioned is that these pumpkin buns are made of authentic pumpkin and not of artificial consequently, by having them for break fast one can be certain that one is having a truly healthy meal.

  • Anushka Wickramaratne October 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    This is definitely my favorite time of the year to visit TJs, haha. I LOVE that body butter as well. Why yes, I would like to smell like pumpkin all day long. ALSO. That bourbon-aged maple syrup?! Definitely calling my name.

  • Patranila October 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    As someone else said, I’m far more into apple in the fall but the body care seems interesting. And the waffles, the waffles!

  • Harmony, Momma To Go October 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    That granola is my life! I will stock up before they take it away!!!!

  • Carol Cassara October 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    So many pumpkin spice treats to enjoy this season especially from Trader Joe’s! I think these are all a must try but my personal fave would be the waffles.

  • Afroza Khan October 16, 2017 at 2:46 am

    OMG the best from Trader Joe’s! They can never go wrong. I need to get my hands on the pumpkin waffles! YUM!

  • Charlotte October 16, 2017 at 9:10 am

    OMG, I love all the pumpkin things! Immediately regretting my decision to go to Shoprite instead of Trader Joe’s for our weekly shopping! LOL, I need to try those pumpkin poptarts (and cookies!). And also the body butter. Would love to smell like fall all year round 🙂

  • Ariana Travelstead October 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Yum Yum Yum!! I have PS waffles almost every morning, but haven’t tried the TJ brand- heading to the store soon for these, they really are my favorite type of waffle! Thanks for the recap Jess, never disappointed!

  • Mai Lyn Ngo October 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I need those dang waffles in my life!!

  • Emily @ Zen & Spice October 19, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice caramel popcorn is AMAZING. I’ve already downed two bags!

  • Aitza B November 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I’m the furtherest thing from a pumpkin spice fan, but I love the ps walk into bars. I lived off those things in college.