Do you go as gaga for new Trader Joe’s products as we do? Well, we’re not sure that’s humanly possible, but with more plant-based options than ever appearing on the shelves of TJ’s, shoppers like us are flocking there for our vegan fix. Lucky for us die-hard fans, the holiday season’s new items have debuted, which is why we’re stocking up on affordably priced Thanksgiving essentials, vegan whipped cream, and fancy beverages. Here are our picks for the can’t-miss TJ finds of the the moment:
1. Almond Nog
When Almond Nog began appearing on store shelves, we knew the holiday season was here. This creamy, lightly spiced, festive beverage is perfect for serving at your holiday parties.
2. Riced Cauliflower Stuffing
Gluten-free vegan stuffing—loaded with cranberries, leeks, carrots, and fragrant herbs—makes for a quick Thanksgiving side that requires minimal effort.
3. Cranberry Apple Spiced Kombucha
Cranberry and apple kombucha spiked with warming fall spices like ginger and cinnamon ensures you get a healthy dose of probiotics while still being festive.
4. Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Pixie Pie Mix
Believe it or not, this baking mix is totally veganizable! Simply use a vegan egg substitute, and you have a delicious dessert that falls somewhere between a pie and a brownie in texture.
5. Seasonal Fruit Fancies
Apricot, fig, and cherry paste rolled in coconut and topped with hearty walnuts and almonds combine for a healthy snack or a lovely holiday gift for friends and family.
6. Coconut Whipped Topping
The first dairy-free whipped cream ever to grace Trader Joe’s shelves is here! Stock up on cans of this for topping pies, fresh berries, or for spraying directly into your mouth.
7. Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage
Peppermint hot chocolate, here we come! Rich cocoa and refreshing peppermint unite for a spirited beverage you can enjoy hot or cold.
This post is for my #lavegan peeps! #traderjoes #turkeylessroast is still available at some locations! I️ struck out at the first TJs in #RanchoCucamonga, but drove 19 more miles to #Claremont and they had them! They had 5 more cases (not sure of qty per case) but that they were not going to stock more. Just thought I’d share that they had some for anyone looking👍 Good Luck! #vegan #whatveganseat #veganroast #crueltyfreemeal #veganthanksgiving #veganholidays #wubbalubbadubdub
8. Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast with Gravy
Simplify your holidays by picking up this ready-made roast, which comes complete with rich vegan gravy.
9. Scandinavian Tidings Gummies
These soft and chewy fruit gummies in the shape of Christmas trees, stars, and ornaments, are totally gelatin-free, making them suitable for vegans.
10. Gingerbread Cake Mix
Simply swap in a vegan egg replacer, and you’ve got another easily veganized seasonal baking mix. Make it even better by topping with Trader Joe’s new vegan Coconut Whipped Topping (see #6)!
Half-bat monster types aren’t the only ones hungry for bites—so we’ve crafted our Pistachio Cranberry Bites for the broadest appeal… Each one contains more than 50% California-grown roasted pistachios, partnered with sweetened dried cranberries, and just enough agave & brown rice syrups to hold it together. Individually wrapped (6 in a bag), they’re easy to stash in a backpack, or to keep in your cape—for when that unexpected urge for a Bite comes along… | Vegan | Gluten free | Over 50% pistachios |
11. Pistachio Cranberry Bites
When a snack craving hits, you’ll be glad you picked up a bag of these agave-sweetened pistachio cranberry clusters.
12. Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s
Everyone’s favorite Christmas-inspired cookies are back on shelves, and we can’t wait to dip them in almond milk, bake them into seasonal desserts, and eat them straight from the box.
13. Maple Pecan Shortbread Bar Mix
Crunchy maple-sweetened pecans and buttery shortbread crust are the ultimate holiday dessert (just use a vegan egg replacer to make totally vegan).
Sarah McLaughlin is an editorial assistant at VegNews who loves perusing the shelves at Trader Joe’s for fun new vegan products.