Heads Up: It’s Now Officially The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Fall (a.k.a. Pumpkin Season) at Trader Joe’s, y’all Read more

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Well, you know what time of year it is, friends — and this means it’s pumpkin season at Trader Joe’s, and time for our annual love letter to all the seasonal bounty that place offers right now. (My husband remarked to the checker that the percentage of pumpkin crap seems to be doubling each year — the checker basically affirmed the suspicion.) This year, in addition to the traditional favescider, Pumpkin O’s, Toscano cheese with cinnamon (the best — the BEST — of all TJ’s cheese, IMO), pumpkin waffles (which we buy in bulk and freeze to eat all winter), zucchette pasta in the shape of tiny pumpkins — this year, we’re also gorging on “fall harvest” salsa (gently spicy and a smidge sweet), pumpkin pancake mix, Halloween Joe Joe’s (like Oreos with orange icing, which is way better than it sounds),  petite pumpkin spice cookies (they’re iced; they’re amazing).