What’s New at Trader Joe’s in August? Strawberry Waffles, Salsa Verde Tortilla Chips and More

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Our grocery store boo Trader Joe never quits. In fact, he stocked his shelves all over again with creative snacks, frozen mains and clever pantry staples you didn't know you needed. Read on to find out what's new at Trader Joe's this August. Whether you're all about chocolate chip cookies, pepperoni pizza or tortilla chips, you'll want to make room at the table for these 11 products.

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1. Salsa Verde-Flavored Corn Tortilla Chips

Bring on the zesty, tangy tomatillos. These chips are dusted with a savory seasoning that's inspired by your favorite dip. They make upgrading your usual nachos (or chilaquiles) a breeze.

Buy it ($3)

2. Crunchy Chili Onion Peanuts

Blink once and you'll be at the bottom of the bag—don't say we didn't warn you. Sprinkle the peanuts over sesame noodles, mix them into salads or use them to top off a chile oil-vanilla ice cream sundae.

Buy it ($3)

3. Garlic & Jalapeño-Stuffed Olives

With their meaty texture and buttery flavor, these Chalkidiki olives are sourced from a small Greek port along the Aegean Sea. In case that's not enticing enough, they're stuffed to the brim with tangy pickled jalapeño pepper and sharp garlic, making them a prime addition to pizza, sandwiches, tapenade or charcuterie.

Buy it ($4)

4. Layered Beef Tostada

Obsessed with Taco Bell's resurrected Mexican Pizza? This TJ's alternative is pretty darn similar. Think two toasted flour tortillas layered with enchilada sauce, ground beef, pinto beans and two types of cheese. It's finished with diced tomatoes, black olives, green onions and more queso for good measure.

Buy it ($4)

5. Dill-icious Chopped Salad Kit

Trader Joe has been catering to pickle lovers for a looong time. On the heels of pickle popcorn, mustard, hummus *and* falafel comes this unconventional salad kit. It contains a mélange of veggies (cauliflower! radishes! cabbage! kale!), dill pickle potato chips, dill pickle seasoning and dill cucumber ranch dressing.

Buy it ($4)

6. Gluten-Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

Because no wheat allergy should stand between you and a piping hot slice of deliciousness. The crust is made from cauliflower, rice flour, chickpea flour and cornstarch, while the toppings include herbed tomato sauce, bell peppers, red onion, black olives and, of course, all the pepperoni you desire.

Buy it ($6.50)

7. Crunchy Jalapeño, Lime & Onion

You've eaten too many jars of TJ's Crunchy Chili Onion to count, but this new iteration just might dethrone the O.G. Pile the bright, citrusy topper onto tacos, burgers, sausage, eggs or roasted potatoes.

Buy it ($4)

8. Red Bell Pepper, Garlic & Parmesan Cream Cheese Spread

Your Sunday brunch bagel bar just got a lot more exciting. The spread is studded with flecks of bell pepper, minced garlic and a generous dose of Parm, so your sammy will overshadow the rest of the menu—even the mimosas.

Buy it ($2.50)

9. Egg Bites Cheddar Cheese & Uncured Bacon

This beats granola bars, burnt toast and whatever other last-minute breakfast you usually settle for. Each pack contains two cage-free egg bites, whipped with cottage cheese for a fluffier texture. If cheddar cheese and bacon aren't your thing, go for the cheese, spinach and kale variety instead.

Buy it ($3)

10. Strawberry Waffles

Crafted in Belgium, these summery waffles are limited-time—and we can't imagine they'll be in the freezer for long. They're speckled with strawberry bits, so we'd top them with yogurt or vanilla ice cream instead of butter and syrup.

Buy it ($2)

11. Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last but certainly not least are these teeny-tiny cookies that are brimming with sweet, creamy bits of chocolate. Might we suggest keeping the pouch in your desk (or better yet, your purse...) for easy access when the 3 p.m. slump rolls around?

Buy it ($1)

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.