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Pop open this tin of goodness to satisfy your sweet tooth, and keep a few packages in reserve as easy gifts for holiday hosts. Jingle Jangle mixes milk chocolate-covered mini pretzels with dark chocolate-covered caramel popcorn, dark chocolate-covered Joe Joe's cookie bits, candy-coated milk chocolate gems, and mini peanut butter cups. Yes, please.
CRANBERRY CHEVRE FRESH GOAT CHEESE
Set some of this creamy cheese out with crackers at any holiday gathering and listen to the compliments roll in. The sweet cranberry is a perfect counterpoint to the tangy goat cheese.
TRIPLE GINGER BREW
Not to be confused with the Brewed Ginger Beer available at Trader Joe's year-round, Triple Ginger Brew is a seasonal ginger ale with a more intense kick. Though it's non-alcoholic, TJ's suggests "a squeeze of fresh lime and a few ounces of gin." Well, if you twist our arm.
EGG NOG GREEK YOGURT
Price: 99 cents
Eggnog lovers, rejoice: Your favorite flavor has gotten a waistline-friendly makeover. This golden yogurt is Christmas in a cup, made with an eggnog base of egg yolks, nutmeg, and other natural flavors mixed in.
TURKEY AND STUFFING SEASONED KETTLE CHIPS
No one said holiday treats had to be sugary. Turkey- and stuffing-flavored chips are precisely the kind of delicious evil genius that Trader Joe's is known for. But don't take our word for it. "I think these chips should be sold year-round and offered on game shows as parting gifts," The Kitchn raves. "They really are that good."
Perhaps the granddaddy of the chain's seasonal splendor, Trader Joe's Spiced Cider is a longtime customer favorite that devotees say is great straight from the fridge or gussied up with cinnamon sticks, cranberries, and maybe even a shot of bourbon.
CANDY CANE JOE-JOE'S
Candy Cane Joe-Joe's may give Spiced Cider a run for its money when it comes to Trader Joe's most iconic holiday treats. For the uninitiated, Joe-Joe's are TJ's answer to Oreos — with real bits of candy cane mixed into the cream. Some come coated in dark chocolate. Just try not to eat the whole box in one sitting.
Pfeffernüsse, a favorite in Germany, are cookies flavored with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Coated with powdered sugar, they're dense, soft, and perfect with a steaming cup of tea.
They're bound to be delicious, sure, but Trader Joe's Chocolate Ornaments are so adorably packaged that they're a great gift, too. Wrapped in colorful foil, each ornament has a sparkly string that means you can really hang it on your tree.
CARROT CAKE SPREAD
Scratching your head over carrot-cake spread? As Trader Joe's offers, it's "like a jar of carrot cake, without the flour and eggs." So spread some of this spicy goodness on bread or crackers, a scone, or even on a nice fat piece of pork tenderloin. Anything goes.
WINTER SNOWFLAKE PASTA
It doesn't taste any different than traditionally shaped pasta, but that's beside the point. TJ's Winter Snowflake Pasta is adorable. Bonus: All those nooks and crannies will really soak up the sauce.
TURKEY CRANBERRY MEATBALLS
Present them as holiday appetizers or serve 'em up with the snowflake pasta for a family dinner. These savory, hors d'oeuvre-size meatballs made with turkey, cranberries, and stuffing-inspired spices will be just as tasty.
This medium-dark Vienna roast is made with ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. A longtime TJ's holiday staple, it will make a house smell like Christmas morning any old day of the year.
DARK CHOCOLATE MINTY MALLOWS
Chewy peppermint-flavored marshmallows coated in dark chocolate — what's not to like? Put a plate out for a festive after-dinner treat, but don't be surprised when they disappear quickly.
MASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH PECANS
Voilà: The perfect holiday side without any of the holiday stress. This heat-and-eat refrigerated dish fuses sweet potatoes, butter, cinnamon, and maple-roasted pecans for the ultimate in seasonal comfort food.
Lactose intolerant? Vegan? Allergic to eggs? Trader Joe's has you covered with Almond Nog. Oh, there's also no soy, gluten, or corn syrup. It's even kosher. TJ's recommends drinking Almond Nog straight up or adding it to coffee or black tea.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE HOT COCOA STIRRING SPOONS
Price: 99 cents
Talk about an adorable and indulgent stocking stuffer. These individually wrapped plastic spoons come with a generous cube of dark and milk chocolate stuck on the end, topped off with marshmallows. Stir the deliciousness into a warm cup of milk, then enjoy.
CINNAMON ROLL WREATH
A swirling, pull-apart wreath of flaky, buttery, cinnamon-y goodness? Sign us up. It comes frozen, so you'll need to let it sit out to rise before baking.
SCALLOPS WRAPPED IN UNCURED BACON WITH BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
It's a shame bacon-wrapped scallops are a seasonal item, because bacon anything is a winner in our book. If you need an easy but impressive appetizer for your next get-together, look no further than TJ's always-impressive frozen-food section.
Voted Trader Joe's best bakery item in the chain's Ninth Annual Customer Choice Awards, Wisconsin-made Danish Kringle is a ring of sweet, almond-flavored pastry with layers upon layers of flaky goodness, all topped with a drizzle of icing. They're delicious warm, but if you can't wait, a cold slice will do just fine.
Winter Wassail punch, made with spices including cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger, may leave you "spontaneously bursting into carols of the season with every sip," Trader Joe's warns. We'd say the chances of that are even higher if you mix it with red wine, bourbon, or another libation.
CAMEMBERT CHEESE AND CRANBERRY SAUCE FILLO BITES
They're savory, they're sweet, and The Kitchn says they're bound to be a hit as a starter during your next shindig. And these appetizers are party-ready after just 12 minutes in the oven.
A bowl of Goldfish at your holiday party? Meh. A bowl of Cheesy Trees? Absolutely. They also pair wonderfully with a steaming bowl of tomato soup on a cold winter day.
HOT COCOA O'S
The cereal aisle isn't safe from the holiday spirit at Trader Joe's. Hot Cocoa O's combine chocolatey corn-and-oat O's with freeze-dried marshmallows for that warm-your-toes feeling at the breakfast table.
PEPPERMINT BARK POPCORN
Sold in eye-catching Rudolph-inspired packaging, this new holiday treat sounds sinfully delicious. It's caramel popcorn dipped in dark chocolate, then surrounded in a white chocolate coating that's infused with peppermint.
COCOA PEPPERMINT FLAVORED ALMOND CREAMER
Another score for the non-dairy crowd: This almond-based creamer is vegan and begging to give your regular cup of joe a shot of festive flavor. It may even save you from splurging on that pricey peppermint latte.
BAKED LEMON RICOTTA CHEESE
Price: $11 a pound
Available only during the holidays, this intriguing find would be at home on a cheese plate or a dessert plate. Blended with lemons and sugar, it's a ricotta you might not want in your lasagna, but one that would be perfect layered with tart jam on a cracker.
SALTY HONEY TOFFEE MILK CHOCOLATE COVERED CRACKERS
It's a long name for a classic blend of salty and sweet. A crispy cracker is an unassuming base for layers of creamy chocolate, salted honey toffee, almond bits and — surprise! — a hint of ground coffee.
Scandinavian Tidings are the perfect little gummies to set out in a candy dish — with red ornaments, green trees, and white stars, they look just as good as they taste. Beware: Reviewers report scarfing down the whole bag in one sitting.
MINI GINGERBREAD MEN
It's hard to go wrong with a classic gingerbread man, especially one covered in a layer of white fudge icing. But these are small enough that you'll want to eat way more than one in a sitting. (TJ's says three cookies equals one serving, but we all know serving sizes and holidays don't mix.)