November 9, 2021
From Vegnews

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 Oat 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 Mini Peppermint Marshmallows

We’re topping our hot chocolates with these adorable, mini, gelatin-free vegan marshmallows this holiday season. Toss them into chocolate cookie dough, pre-baking, for a delicious vegan hot chocolate cookie. 


4 Pumpkin-Flavored Joe Joe’s

Everyone’s favorite Trader Joe’s cookie has gotten a fall makeover. These seasonal cookie sandwiches are plant-based and totally irresistable. 


5 Pumpkin Oat Beverage

This lightly spiced oat milk has all the flavors of pumpkin spice season and is delicious for whirling into seasonally inspired smoothies and shakes.

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.

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)!

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).

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