Trader Joe's Best Seasonal Items, According to Superfans

Trader Joe's All Butter Puff Pastry

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Trader Joe's All Butter Puff Pastry
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Fan Favorites

Some products are just too good to be seasonal. Who doesn't want to snack on a few pumpkin samosas in July? Trader Joe's fans recently shared their favorite seasonal products, which they say the retailer should sell year-round. We've listed these top products below so that you can snatch them up when they're in stock.

Related: Best Store-Bought Desserts from Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's All-Butter Puff Pastry
Trader Joe's

Puff Pastry

We stand by our statement that baking is a year-round activity, which is why Trader Joe's all-butter puff pastry ought to be a store staple. Life is too short to limit croissant-baking to one season a year.

Related: Trader Joe's Best Buys for Packing Your Freezer

Trade Joe's patio chips
Trader Joe's

Patio Chips

These are Trader Joe's answer to Ruffles potato chips — except, unlike Ruffles, you can only find these in the summer. One Redditor lamented that they couldn't snack on this fan favorite during the Superbowl.

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Trader Joe's Daily Facial Sunscreen
Trader Joe's

Daily Facial Sunscreen (Supergoop! Dupe)

It's no surprise that Trader Joe's loyalists brought up the retailer's daily facial sunscreen, which was trending on TikTok earlier this year. The $9 oil-free sunblock is a near ingredient-for-ingredient dupe of the much pricier $30 formulation from Supergoop. Unfortunately, it's only available in the summer ... and even then, it can be nigh impossible to get your hands on.

Related: Is a Trader Joe's $9 Supergoop Sunscreen Dupe Better Than the Original?

Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter
Trader Joe's

Brazil Nut Body Butter

Maybe there's something we don't understand about the Brazil nut supply chain, but this smooth, silky cream should be available 24/7, 365. When one Redditor found out that the body butter was only available in summer, they said they were "crushed." That's no way to treat a loyal customer, Trader Joe's!

Related: Trader Joe's Shoppers Share Their Favorite 'Non-Food' Items

trader joe's vanilla bean paste
Trader Joe's

Vanilla Bean Paste

Redditors aren't sure why this is seasonal, and neither are we. If flour and baking powder are available year-round, then why should vanilla bean paste be a seasonal item? Baking isn't a once-a-year hobby.

Trader Joe's Horseradish and Chives Chips

Horseradish and Chives Chips

The horseradish and chives chips were one of the most popular seasonal items in this thread. Shoppers who truly can't wait should know that 10 bags are left on Amazon, though they're selling for $15 a piece.

Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Trader Joe's

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This Trader Joe's exclusive is a fall favorite among Trader Joe's loyalists. According to the retailer's website, Trader Joe's came up with the idea for the frozen meal after the company's product developer made a too-die-for butternut squash mac and cheese with the store's own canned squash. "Not only did she convince the panel we should offer the puréed product this fall, the panel then convinced her to find a supplier to make the fantastic Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese to offer in our freezers," the website reads.

Trader Joe's Tres Leches Cake
Trader Joe's

Tres Leches Cake

This thaw-and-serve desert is a favorite with Trader Joe's superfans, who gave it glowing reviews when it debuted this spring. Sadly, it's also a seasonal item.