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11/02/2021

Have yourself a Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving

Retailer rounds up 51 private brand products perfect for the holiday, also addresses the supply chain ahead of the holidays.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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Trader Joe’s has Thanksgiving planned. The retailer curated 51 of its festive own brand offerings in its latest Fearless Flyer, a running writeup of featured products that Trader Joe’s posts online and emails out to its loyal shopper list

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The comprehensive listing has every aspect of a Thanksgiving dinner planned including turkeys, sides, cheese, wine, scalloped potatoes, ham, chocolates, pumpkin cobbler and so much more.

At the same time, facing Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season ahead, Trader Joe’s is fully aware of the supply chain issues happening across the country. The retailer dedicated its latest podcast to the subject, taking a slight step back from its more humorous take on all things Trader Joe’s, but addressing how the chain keeps prices down for some products such as jars of its dijon mustard that have remained at a price of $1.69 for more than a decade, and also acknowledging that the price of beef is going up everywhere. The podcast ventured into the store’s buying philosophy and how it works to keep prices low and shelves stocked.

For Thanksgiving, the retailer touted items that can be found in Trader Joe’s stores. Products include classic items like its Trader Joe’s Whole Turkeys delivered fresh on Nov. 12, including free-range turkeys, Kosher turkeys and a turkey soaked in a sweet and savory brine.

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The Thanksgiving roundup also included new items such as the Trader Joe’s Green Bean Casserole Bites. The frozen dish is a reimagining of the classic casserole dish but into an appetizer with the taste of the casserole in bite-sized cups of fillo dough.

Other highlights from the Thanksgiving roundup:

  • Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice. An innovative take on a Thanksgiving side dish that is fried rice but with onion, celery and breadcrumbs to carry on the spirit of a traditional stuffing.
  • Trader Joe’s Fresh Cranberry Goat Cheese. The cheese is a fun way to bring cranberry to the table.
  • Trader Joe’s Scallopini Potatoes. The side dish is made for the retailer in Italy with layers of sliced white potatoes in a cream sauce and a blend of four cheeses.
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  • Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing. A more traditional stuffing but with additional flavors from roasted apples and dried cranberries.
  • Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast with Gravy. A vegan item to celebrate the holiday including a plant-based roast stuffed with a blend of wild rice, cranberries, celery, onions and coated in a seasoned breading.
  • Trader Joe’s Everything But the Leftovers Seasoning. A seasoning blend that brings the flavors of the holiday into meals going forward.
  • Thanksgiving Pie Chocolate Truffles. A pie shaped of Belgian-made candies.
  • Trader Joe’s Reserve Chardonnay. A wine from Sonoma Valley in California that complements the flavors of Thanksiving.

The full list of Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving recommendations can be found here.