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Kenzie’s Favorite Trader Joe’s Fall Products

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Two of my favorite things are FINALLY colliding – Trader Joe’s and Fall! 

There is truly no better place to shop for yummy snacks and treats than Trader Joe’s, especially around this time of year. Trader Joe’s has finally released all of their pumpkin-themed (and non pumpkin-themed if that’s not your thing) fall goodies. If you’re like me and love everything pumpkin spice, Trader Joe’s is the way to go for delicious snacks to eat along with some amazing self-care products.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

This cream cheese based spread is perfect on Nilla wafers, to dip fruit in, or to up the average bagel! It can be eaten as a quick snack between classes, or even as a late-night dessert for that sweet treat after dinner that I always seem to crave. Honestly, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

If you’re into pumpkin flavored baked goods, this mix is perfect for you. I just made this pumpkin bread recently, and it is everything. When paired with their semi-sweet chocolate chunks, this baking mix makes the perfect on-the-go breakfast item. Not to mention, they have a gluten-free version of this as well, which makes it all the more better!

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Are you looking for a quick and delicious dinner idea? This Butternut Squash Mac is the way to go. It’s the perfect fall meal without going too over the top, and it is delectable. Personally, I prefer this frozen meal cooked on the stove as opposed to the microwave, and is a great choice for a cozy fall dinner. Beware, this mac and cheese has been going viral on TikTok, so stock up while you can!

Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

This is a fall take on a classic TJ’s item. These yummy bite-sized pastries have a spicy pumpkin filling and are the perfect fall pick if you’re a bit of an adventurous eater. And if you’re like me and spend your Sunday evenings checking to see if Taylor Swift is at another Chiefs game, this is the perfect football appetizer for you! 

Fall Pasta Options

Did you really think that I could make it through this without talking about all of the Fall-themed pasta items that Trader Joe’s has to offer? They have organic butternut squash zucchette noodles (they are pumpkin shaped), pumpkin gnocchi, and honey roasted pumpkin ravioli. Any of these pasta dishes are great paired with any of the ready-made sauce that TJ’s has, such marinara or four-cheese Alfredo! 

Apple Cider Hand Soap

This soap smells heavenly! If you’re not into the pumpkin spice vibe, then this apple-scented soap is perfect for you! It’s not too overpowering, and will make you feel and smell like you spent the day picking apples! 

After scouring the aisles for snacks, be sure to grab a cute little pumpkin, candle, or succulent (or all of the above) as decoration for your apartment or dorm. A little pumpkin is the perfect addition to any space to give it a cozy fall vibe!

McKenzie Kirsch

Cal State Chico '25

McKenzie (Kenzie) Kirsch is a third-year at Chico State, studying English Education in hopes of being an English teacher. She likes having fun and is also very serious about her studies as well. She is originally from a small town in Northern California called Wheatland, about 30 minutes north of Sacramento, CA. She loves the community of Chico and is very happy to be spending her college years here. Outside of school, she likes to bake, read and write, workout and hike! Chico is the perfect place to explore and meet new people. She is so excited to be a member of Her Campus and continue her writing journey!