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12/01/2021

Trader Joe’s rings in the holidays with 200-plus products

Retailer touted some of the new items, including chocolate ornaments that magically become hot cocoa.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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Trader Joe’s has rolled out around 260 holiday products, as shared via its running podcast hosted by Matt Sloan and Tara Miller.

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The retailer has continued its holiday products push, dedicating the podcast to seasonal goodies, following a recent curation of around 100 unique holiday finds at TJ. Some standout items described during episode 43 of Inside Trader Joe’s include an innovative item called Hot Cocoa Ornaments. The product may look like a metallic ornament to hang on a Christmas tree, but rather they’re designed to add to a mug of steaming milk or non-dairy beverage to become instant hot cocoa. The milk chocolate ornaments even have little mint-flavored marshmallows inside.

The exclusive treat could be a way to warm up a morning along with its Trader Joe’s Cocoa and Sea Salt Instant Oatmeal, a holiday oatmeal, according to the retailer. It’s a morning oatmeal that feels a bit like a dessert treat.

Under gift ideas, the podcast called out its popular Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Chocolate bars that have been around for decades. The bar is Belgian chocolate, weighing in at just over a pound of chocolate at 17.6 ounces. A newer flavor is a bar with caramel pretzel bits and sea salt.

In nonfood gift idea, Trader Joe’s introduced a Pink Peppermint Face and Body Mask that invigorates the skin. Other callouts among the slew of Trader Joe’s holiday products include:

  • Trader Joe’s Chocolate Bundt Cake, a classic bundt cake with chocolate chips and buttercream frosting;
  • Trader Joe’s Sparkling Pomegranate Punch, a take on the holiday punch bowl beverage with pineapple and orange flavors in it;
  • Trader Joe’s 2020 Diamond Reserve Stag’s Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, a premium wine under $20;
  • Truffled Pecorino Cheese from Italy, first released in 2017 and returning this year and a Truffle Cream Filled Gnocchi in the frozen section.

To hear about other holiday treats, visit the podcast here.