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These Iconic Trader Joe’s Fall Foods Are Back, So Don’t Miss Out

Summer is slowly fading and fall is right around the corner. Every student on campus is fiending for the leaves to turn, for apple picking and haunted house adventures to begin, and for fall foods to make their way onto shelves and menus. Companies like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts began to release their pumpkin-flavored drinks, including the famous pumpkin space latte, and now, Trader Joe’s is responding to the excitement and has already begun releasing their fall 2023 items.

Trader Joe’s has never disappointed with their new concoctions. With their product developers always churning out unique ideas, it’s hard not to get excited about what the company has in store for the fall 2023 season. You do not want to miss out on either the classics or the new products that their lineup has to offer. Limited-time offers such as the butternut squash mac and cheese (a fan-favorite), pumpkin cheesecake croissants, and maple flavored fudge are making a comeback just in time for the start of your semester and the beginning of autumn.

HoneyCrisp Apple Granola ($4)

Whether you try it as a fall breakfast or a study break snack, this new seasonal cereal is perfect. It’s made with rolled oats, molasses, Honeycrisp apple slices, and honey.

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli ($4)

These raviolis are stuffed to the brim with ricotta cheese, pumpkin, honey, and brown sugar. It’s recommended to toss the ravioli in melted butter with some pepper and sage.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissants ($5)

These fall themed pastries are to die for. Each croissant is filled with a rich pumpkin cheesecake, surrounded by flaky dough that is saturated with butter.

Maple Flavored Fudge ($3)

Infused with maple syrup, this sweet treat has an autumn twist for the upcoming season. The flavor combo is perfect to pair with any dessert or breakfast.

Lobster Bisque ($5)

Trader Joe’s Lobster Bisque is packed with juicy pieces of lobster that were slow-cooked in sherry, thyme, and butter. Sounds like a cozy fall dinner to me.

Caramel Apple Mochi ($5)

It’s easy to get carried away with these decadent desserts: Delicately wrapped in a brown rice shell and rice powder, these mochi bites are the perfect balance of apple and caramel.

Apple & Pumpkin Hand Pies ($5)

These apple pumpkin hand pies are filled with Northern Spy Apples and pumpkin puree while being folded into a flaky crust. Customers typically eat them as a quick breakfast or dessert and they’re perfect for picnics.

Pumpkin Overnight Oats ($2)

Every college student needs a grab and go breakfast option, and these overnight oats are an ideal candidate. This delicious breakfast item is made with a mixture of almond butter, pumpkin puree, and a dash of pumpkin spice.

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese ($4)

Last but not least, the fan favorite is back! Thick rigatoni pasta is tossed in a bechamel sauce, butternut squash puree, and a three cheese sauce. Seasonal spices are then added as the final touch to get you into the fall spirit.

To say the least, these finds are an absolute must if you are obsessed with fall flavors. Happy tasting!

Lila Bartolomeo

Virginia Tech '24

Lila Bartolomeo is National Lifestyle Writer for Her Campus. She oversees the latest trends and pop culture as well as gives advice on how to land important roles as a college student. Beyond Her Campus, Lila has her own video production and photography company, where she designs and performs content production for diverse public and private events. She has written for Valnet covering traveling tips and must-see destinations. She has interned at the U.S. Department of State, United Legwear, Linking Lives, and Linking Lives Rwanda. Lila is about to embark on her next internship as a documentary intern at Virginia Tech. She is also the co-founder of Let’s Build A Rink Ice Hockey Campaign, where she is working on building an ice rink on campus. She is currently a senior at Virginia Tech, majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Spanish with a double minor in International Business and Marketing. In her free time, Lila plays ice hockey at Virginia Tech and serves as the vice president of her team. Other sports that she enjoys include lifting and surfing. Besides sports, Lila enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. So far, she has been to 19 countries and hopes to continue to travel more. Her goal is to take a road trip throughout the United States one day.