The best pumpkin products from Trader Joe’s fall selection

By Lucy Verlaque

Elm Staff Writer

With fall in full swing, it is the perfect time to set the mood with some autumnal treats, and no grocery store invests in its seasonal collections like Trader Joe’s.

According to the Trader Joe’s website, they started rolling out a variety of fall products in stories in September.

To celebrate the season, here are some of the best pumpkin-flavored items Trader Joe’s is currently offering.

Pumpkin Spice Batons

Starting off with something light, the Pumpkin Spice Batons are the perfect snack for a crisp autumn afternoon.

These rolled wafers are lined with a simple pumpkin spice filling, which is sugary but subtle. The delicacy of the texture and the sweetness makes this treat easy to enjoy, even for those who do not have much of a sweet tooth.

Pumpkin Biscotti

It is hard to go wrong with biscotti, especially when it is fit for the fall season.

Despite their simplicity, the distinct pumpkin bread-like flavor makes these cookies stand out. They have the right amount of crunch and are the perfect size for a tasty snack.

To add to the autumn experience, this biscotti would go perfectly with a hot drink like a pumpkin spice latte.

Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

If you are in the mood for something savory, look no further.

These mini samosas are filled with a blend of pumpkin, cheese, and various spices, which complement each other well in a robust but balanced combination. The flaky dough exterior and creamy filling make for a good texture combination of a crunchy outside and soft inside.

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

Continuing with the savory options, the Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli is easy to prepare and makes for a satisfying fall meal.

Despite the bright orange coloring of the pasta exterior, the ravioli is quite delicate in its flavoring. The pumpkin flavor of the filling is distinct but not too sweet.

For an extra dash of fall, this pasta can be paired with the Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce; however, regular marinara sauce works just as well and does not overwhelm the seasonal pumpkin taste.

Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes

No fall feast would be complete without a good dessert, and the Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes are a delicious way to end your dining experience.

With a combination of toffee sauce and a pumpkin-cinnamon flavored sponge, these mini bundt cakes melt in your mouth with sweetness.

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you have got yourself a perfect recipe for a cozy night-in.

Bonus: Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins

If you need a break from the pumpkin flavoring but still want to stick with the theme, these chocolate pumpkins are the perfect treat.

These bite-sized treats are cut into pumpkin shapes and covered in a thin layer of orange frosting. With a layer of chocolate sponge and a layer of chocolate mousse, they pack a rich flavor into a deceptive, brightly-colored bite.

Whether you are in the mood for a light snack, full meal, or tasty dessert, this variety of seasonal options is sure to make your autumn much tastier. The nearest Trader Joe’s is in Annapolis, so you and your friends can make a day of buying new snacks to try and enjoy.

Photo by Lucy Verlaque.

Photo Caption: Trader Joe’s offers a variety of pumpkin snacks with both sweet and savory options.

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