If Pumpkin's Not Your Thing, Grab This Fall-Flavored Trader Joe's Treat Instead
While fall may have just officially begun, many have been preparing for the new season for weeks now — if not longer. In their defense, there's a lot to look forward to about this time of year: Watching the leaves change colors, cozying up under fuzzy blankets (as opposed to sweating your butt off whilst barely moving), and, of course, dining on quintessentially autumnal flavors. Though, in terms of the latter, it's important to note that not everyone is a fan of all things pumpkin spice. Thankfully, plenty of Trader Joe's fall 2019 items feature totally different — but still super seasonal — flavors.
Pumpkin lovers tend to fall into two categories: Those who look forward to the annual slice (or two) of pumpkin pie or the occasional PSL, and those who want it in everything from their personal care products to their cocktails. But if you desire an entirely different flavor profile this fall, TJ's has still got you covered. Between apple, maple, and butternut squash, there's still a lot of harvest-inspired items — both savory and sweet — you'll want to utilize next time you throw an autumnal themed dinner party. See ahead for 13 fall-friendly goods that are bound to give you the feels — even if you're a major pumpkin aficionado.
Autumn Maple Coffee
Start your day off with the cozy fall flavor of real Vermont maple syrup in this subtly sweet, light roast Arabica coffee.
Maple Ginger Cookie Swirl Ice Cream
With Vermont maple syrup and a swirl of TJ's triple ginger cookies, one taste of this frozen treat and you'll be thinking "Pumpkin Spice who?"
Cinnamon Bun Spread
You know how the best part of eating a cinnamon roll is the gooey, icing-heavy inside? Well, this spread is like getting straight to the goods. Smear it on a cinnamon raisin bagel or toast, or drizzle over your pancakes for the ideal fall breakfast.
Candy Corn Popcorn
Think of these sweet, crunchy popcorn kernels as a grown-up version of your favorite Halloween candy.
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole
TJ's frozen meals are a savior on nights when you just can't. And if you're craving a savory autumnal meal, it doesn't get much more delicious than this creamy casserole with spaghetti squash, bechamel sauce, and tons of cheese.
Apple Cider Hand Soap & Honeycrisp Apple Scented Candle
Trader Joe's personal care aisle has also gotten the fall treatment by way of this apple-scented hand wash and candle.
Maple Sea Salt Kettle Corn
The sweetness of maple syrup is offset by a touch of sea salt in this kettle corn. You'll have a hard time just eating a handful.
Cauliflower And Butternut Squash Risotto
Skipping rice? This risotto used diced cauliflower to give you the texture of the real deal, but less carbs.
Fall Leaf Corn Tortilla Chips
Hosting a casual get together? These leaf-shaped tortilla chips are a must. Just make sure to also pick up TJ's harvest salsa while you're at it.
Apple Cider Cookies
If there were any quintessentially fall flavor to rival pumpkin spice, it's apple cider. And you can capture its essence in these bite-sized cookies that are perfect for dipping in hot black tea (or apple cider if you're game to double down).
Savory Corn Pie
This savory corn pie with cheddar and chile peppers is another easy dinner option for nights when cooking isn't in the cards.
Organic Maple Butter
Don't let the name fool you: TJ's Maple Butter doesn't actually have dairy in it at all. Add a little spoonful to your morning coffee or spread some on your toast for an instantly sweet treat.
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
You know it, you love it, and it's back again for fall. It's the butternut squash-flavored mac and cheese and it's absolutely worth the hype.