The Best New Trader Joe's Products I've Come Across This Year (And Yes, There Were Many)

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Walking into Trader Joe's is always an adventure. This beloved grocery store chain is a treasure trove of exciting products, and you never know what new items you're going to find. Here are some of the best new products I've spotted and tried out at my local TJ's so far this year.

A shelf of new items at Trader Joe's
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1.Thai Banana Fritters

A box of Thai Banana Fritters

These are incredibly delicious, and they're even better with a scoop of ice cream on top. Oh, and if you have an air fryer, give it a try.

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2.Truffle Aioli

Truffle Aioli

Come on now, your french fries aren't gonna dip themselves.

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3.Florentine Lasagna

A box of frozen Florentine Lasagna

Lasagna gets a springtime makeover, thanks to this blend of herbs, spinach, garlic, and lots of cheese. Keep a box in the freezer for an easy weeknight meal.

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4.Ranch Seasoning Blend

Bottles of Ranch Seasoning Blend

If you're a ranch person, you're in luck. Try sprinkling this magic seasoning on anything from roasted vegetables to chicken wings.

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5.Cacio e Pepe Gnocchi

6.Retinol Night Serum

A box of Trader Joe's night serum retinol

This serum gives the term "beauty sleep" a whole new meaning.

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7.Horchata Ice Cream

Horchata Ice Cream

If you love creamy, cinnamon-y horchata, this brand-new frozen dessert certainly won't disappoint on a hot summer day.

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8.Egg Wraps

A bag of Egg Wraps

These gluten-free, non-dairy wraps are a tasty, low-carb alternative to your go-to wrap or sandwich bread.

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9.Pinks & Whites Dark Chocolate Bar

A Pinks & Whites Dark Chocolate Bar

The fan-favorite cookie, now available in decadent, chocolate bar form.

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10.Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

This sweet and tangy vinegar tastes so high quality, and for only $6, it's a bargain compared to what you'd find elsewhere.

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11.Tteok Bok Ki (Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Rice Cakes)

Tteok Bok Ki (Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Rice Cakes)

If you've never had Korean rice cakes before, think gnocchi meets sticky rice. These are tossed with a sweet, spicy, and savory sauce, but be warned: It packs a little bit of a kick.

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12.Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Sandwiches

A box of Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Sandwiches

Whether or not you eat dairy, you'll find it hard to resist these oat milk-based ice cream sandwich bars.

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13.Fancy Cheese Crunchies

A bag of cheese and truffle flavors corn snacks

Tell me one single situation where mixing truffle and cheese is a bad idea.

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14.Black Tea and Boba Non-Dairy Coconut Frozen Dessert

Black Tea and Boba Non-Dairy Coconut Frozen Dessert

TJ's cold brew boba non-dairy ice cream was such a hit that they're back with another creative flavor — black tea.

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15.Egg Bites

A hand holding packaged egg bites

These fully cooked egg bites, available in two different flavors (cheese, spinach, and kale or cheddar and uncured bacon) are an easy, protein-packed breakfast or snack ideal for when you're on the go.

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16.Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries

A bag of frozen waffle fries

In the world of fries, waffle cut will forever reign supreme, IMO. This is exactly what your summer cookout called for.

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17.Tamarind Sauce

A bottle of Tamarind Sauce

I'm sensing some homemade pad Thai in your future.

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18.Korean Beefless Bulgogi

This meatless, Korean-inspired barbecue beef is an exciting new addition for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone just trying to cut back on meat and try something new. Try serving it over rice or Trader Joe's japchae noodles. 

This meatless, Korean-inspired barbecue beef is an exciting new addition for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone just trying to cut back on meat and try something new. Try serving it over rice or Trader Joe's japchae noodles.

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19.Truffle Powder Seasoning

Truffle Powder Seasoning

It's baaaack, and it's ready for all of your spring cooking.

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20.Organic Italian Artisan Cascatelli

Organic Italian Artisan Cascatelli

TJ's craft pasta game just keeps getting better. Grab a bag of these funky-shaped noodles, and serve them with your favorite pasta sauce.

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21.Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Here's the game plan: Grab a piece of flank steak or some chicken breasts, lather on some of this chimichurri sauce, and call it a fancy dinner.

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22.Daily Facial Sunscreen

Trader Joe's sunscreen and Supergoop side by side

People are raving about this SPF oil-free invisible gel formula and calling it a perfect Supergoop dupe. I've been stalking the shelves at my local TJ's and still haven't been able to spot it, but I can't wait to try it for myself.

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23.Salsa de Cacahuate

A jar of salsa

This salsa packs a surprising ingredient: peanuts. The result is a rich, tangy, and creamy condiment with a spicy kick.

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24.Ube Spread

A jar of ube spread

The ube products just keep coming at Trader Joe's, and I, for one, couldn't be happier. Use this spread to give a subtly sweet kick to your morning toast, pancakes, croissants, and more.

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25.Crispy Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

Crispy Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

You're going to want to pour yourself a glass of milk for this...

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26.Gluten-Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

Gluten-Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

Trader Joe's fully assembled cauliflower crust cheese pizza is one of my favorite frozen aisle finds, so I'm especially excited to try this fully loaded version (plus, it happens to be gluten-free).

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27.Buffalo Style Seasoned Almonds

Buffalo Style Seasoned Almonds

For your March madness snacking...or really, any day snacking.

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28.Oat Chocolate Bars

Oat Chocolate Bars

These dairy-free chocolate bars are still seriously creamy, thanks to oat milk.

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29.Rosemary Croissant Croutons

Rosemary Croissant Croutons

I can confirm these are the greatest store-bought croutons I've come across. They are just as buttery and flaky as croissants, but in a crispy form perfect for topping soups and salads.

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30.Rawhide Free Peanut Butter Flavored Retriever Sticks

A dog with a peanut butter chew stick

These chews are totally rawhide free, so both you and your pup will love them.

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31.Cinna-Dragons

A bag of China Dragons gummy candy

Watch out: You could easily eat the whole bag of these cinnamon-flavored gummy candies in a single sitting.

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32.Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Rings

Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Rings

Made from lentils and rice, and seasoned with sour cream and onion spices, this might just be your new favorite snack food.

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33.Blueberry Dream Frozen Dessert Bars

Blueberry dessert bars

You can never have too many ice cream options, and these creamy blueberry popsicles are the perfect addition to your freezer full of desserts.

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34.Beef Birria

Beef Birria

Pick up a bag of tortillas and take taco night to the next level with the help of this slow-cooked beef in a tangy and sweet tomato chile sauce.

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35.Dill Pickle Mini Falafel

Dill Pickle Mini Falafel

Of all the things pickle flavored in this world, falafel was never on my horizon. But then again, maybe it's exactly what we all needed.

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36.Tamales

Three types of frozen tamales

While Trader Joe's has sold frozen tamales in the past, I'm eyeing this rebrand. 👀👀

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37.When Life Gives You Lemons Make Ice Cream

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Ice Cream

This duo of zesty lemon ice cream and buttery shortbread cookies is guaranteed to hit the spot on a warm summer day.

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38.Tres Leches Cake

Trader Joe's Tres Leches Cake

When there's evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream involved in a single dessert, what could possibly be bad?

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39.Jalapeño Mango Chicken Sausage

Jalapeño Mango Chicken Sausage

Fire up the grill for this sweet and spicy chicken sausage.

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40.Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Sick of potatoes? Add this lightened-up summer side dish to your next cookout or picnic menu.

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41.Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette

Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette

Bring on the summer arugula salad.

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42.Truffle Flavored BBQ Sauce

Truffle Flavored BBQ Sauce

Turn any average summer barbecue into a ~fancy~ affair with the help of this truffle-infused barbecue sauce.

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43.Lightly Smoked Salmon in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lightly Smoked Salmon in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Take it from a huge tinned fish fan: This smoked salmon is an outrageously good bargain. It tastes so high quality, and it's under $4. Try using it to make that viral salmon rice. You won't regret it.

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44.These Sprinkles Walk Into a Sandwich Cookie

Boxes of These Sprinkles Walk Into a Sandwich Cookie

They're baaaaack!!!

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45.Freeze-Dried Just Chicken for Pets

Freeze-Dried Just Chicken for Pets

My dog has been going wild for these ever since I opened the bag. I especially love sprinkling a handful over his food when he's being a picky eater. He gobbles it right up.

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46.Spicy Lentil Wrap

Spicy Lentil Wrap

This vegan wrap is an easy and nutritious grab-and-go lunch when you're in a hurry or don't feel like meal-prepping.

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47.Gluten-Free Cheese Ravioli

Gluten-free Cheese Ravioli

If you wander through the aisles at Trader Joe's, you'll quickly realize it's officially ravioli season. Shelves are stocked with all sorts of ravioli, including this new gluten-free number.

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48.Cold Brew Coffee Bags

A bag of Cold Brew Coffee Bags

Just in time for iced coffee season.

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49.Peanut Butter Caramel Coated Popcorn

Peanut Butter Caramel Coated Popcorn

Well, this seems seriously craveworthy.

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50.Vegan Spinach and Cashew Ravioli

Vegan Spinach and Cashew Ravioli

Yet another exciting addition to the ravioli selection, this vegan-friendly version is stuffed with rich and creamy cashew cheese.

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51.Non-Dairy Oat Brown Sugar Creamer

Non-Dairy Oat Brown Sugar Creamer

If you like oat milk you're going to love this non-dairy creamer in your morning cup of Joe.

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52.Sparkling White Tea With Pomegranate Juice

Boxes of the white tea

Introducing the most refreshing drink of the summer. If you want to get a little adventurous, mix a bit of this stuff with tequila or mezcal for a pomegranate margarita.

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53.4 Cheese Pastry Rolls

Boxes of 4 Cheese Pastry Rolls

Judging by the quality of Trader Joe's frozen croissants, we're all in for a treat with this savory medley.

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54.Sparkling Pineapple Juice

Boxes of Sparkling Pineapple Juice

Is it happy hour? Because this sparkling pineapple juice is just begging to be mixed with your favorite booze.

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55.In a Pickle Seasoning Blend

In a Pickle Seasoning Blend

Pickle lovers, rejoice. This pickle seasoning blend is bursting with the tangy flavors of dill, garlic, onion, and vinegar.

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56.Organic Poppy Seed Dressing

Organic Poppy Seed Dressing

Trader Joe's has some of the tastiest, highest-quality store-bought dressings around, and this one is no exception.

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57.Artichoke Timbales

A bag of Artichoke Timbales

These frozen artichoke hearts are baked and stuffed with mozzarella and grana padano cheeses, and they might just be your new favorite summer side.

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58.BBQ & Black Pepper Toscano Chopped Salad

BBQ & Black Pepper Toscano Chopped Salad

Every cookout needs some veggies, and this salad kit makes it easy to accompany your burgers and hot dogs with a little something green.

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59.Springle Jangle

A bag of Trader Joe's Springle Jangle

Thank goodness you no longer have to wait until Christmastime for this chocolate candy medley.

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60.Unexpected Cheddar Chicken Sausage

Unexpected Cheddar Chicken Sausage

Grill this cheesy chicken sausage and serve it in brioche buns or slice it and add it to your favorite pasta salad.

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61.Bamba Puffed Peanut & Corn Snacks Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Bamba Puffed Peanut & Corn Snacks Dipped in Dark Chocolate

As if TJ's peanut butter bamba snacks weren't already delicious enough, wait until you try this version, coated in decadent dark chocolate.

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62.Fancy Cheese Crunchies

A bag of Fancy Cheese Crunchies

It's very simple math: cheese + truffle = heaven.

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63.Dill Pickle Mustard

Dill Pickle Mustard

OK, it might not be new, but this pickle-flavored mustard is back on shelves just in time for your summer grilling needs.

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64.Incredisauce

Bottles of dipping sauce

First Magnifisauce, now this "sweet, tangy, smoky-flavored dipping sauce" that might very well remind you of the Chick-fil-A version.

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65.Impossible Chicken Nuggets

A bag of Impossible Chicken Nuggets

The impossible has hit your local TJ's frozen aisle. Oh, and you might want some Incredisauce for these.

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66.Organic Pappardelle Pasta Nests

Organic Pappardelle Pasta Nests

Upgrade pasta night with these noods. Now all you need is a jar of your favorite Trader Joe's sauce like cacio e pepe or truffle piccante.

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67.Cold Pressed Cucumber Avocado Smoothie

A Cold Pressed Cucumber Avocado Smoothie

Get your greens with this thick and creamy smoothie, blended with cucumber, avocado, spinach, mango, ginger, and lime.

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68.Root Vegetable Fries

A bag of Root Vegetable Fries

These sweet potato, carrot, beet, and parsnip fries are an ideal addition to burger night.

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69.Kalua Pork Spring Rolls

A box of Kalua Pork Spring Rolls

Grab a bottle of Thai chile sauce and go to town on these Hawaiian-inspired pork spring rolls.

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70.Heart Shaped Macarons

Boxes of frozen Heart Shaped Macarons

Show yourself a little self-love with these adorable macarons.

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71.Green & Red Hatch Chile Flakes

Green & Red Hatch Chile Flakes

Pro tip: Sprinkle these chile flakes on mac 'n' cheese, add them to your enchiladas, or add some heat to your game day chili.

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72.Okie Dokie Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Okie Dokie Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

If you have a sweet tooth, this New Zealand–inspired dessert will hit the spot. It's a decadent combination of oat milk ice cream, caramel swirls, and sponge candy.

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73.Ready Veggies

A bag of mixed chopped vegetables

A blend of chopped broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, carrots, and snow peas, this ready-to-cook kit makes stir-frying a breeze.

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74.Peanut Butter Cocoa Marshmallows

Peanut Butter Cocoa Marshmallows

Pop a few of these babies into your hot chocolate, or better yet, eat them by the handful.

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75.Marinated Artichokes on the Go

Marinated Artichokes On The Go

A good-for-you and tasty on-the-go snack, these juicy marinated artichokes are the perfect thing to keep on hand.

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76.Italian Artisan Heart Shaped Pasta

Italian Artisan Heart Shaped Pasta

There's never a bad night for pasta. Ever.

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77.Organic Fusilli Corti Bucati Pasta

Organic Fusilli Corti Bucati Pasta

It's been a great few months for Trader Joe's pasta. This short and stout fusili is perfect for sopping up your favorite pasta sauce.

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78.Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets

The nut butter, chocolate, and pretzel combos just keep getting better.

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79.Cheeseburger Burrito

Cheeseburger Burrito

Why decide between a burger or a wrap when you can have the best of both worlds?

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80.Cocoa & Sea Salt Instant Oatmeal

Cocoa & Sea Salt Instant Oatmeal

Breakfast is served, and it's worth waking up for.

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81.Pizza Bread Cheese

Pizza Bread Cheese

All the flavors you love about pizza, minus the crust. Try dipping this deliciousness in anything from marinara sauce to pesto.

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82.Blueberry Muffin Mix

Boxes of Blueberry Muffin Mix

Rise and shine, it's muffin time.

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83.Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup

Cans of Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup

It's soup season, and Trader Joe's is here to make your cozy lunch or dinner dreams come true.

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84.Calabrian Chili Tomato Dumpling Soup

Jars of Calabrian Chili Tomato Dumpling Soup.

Dumplings + tomato soup = the ultimate comfort food.

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85.Unbleached Artisan Bread Flour

Unbleached Artisan Bread Flour

My sourdough starter has been waiting years for this.

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86.Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs

Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs

Proceed at your own risk. These cheesy, peppery puffs are straight-up craveworthy.

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87.Organic Date Syrup

A bottle of Organic Date Syrup

Naturally sweet, use this date syrup however you'd use maple syrup or agave in things like marinades, baking, smoothies, or even cocktails.

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88.Guajillo Salsa

Jars of Guajillo Salsa

Spicy, smoky, and begging you to pick up a bag of tortilla chips.

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89.Grain Free Cheeseburger Flavor Dog Treats

Grain Free Cheeseburger Flavor Dog Treats

Fido won't be able to resist.

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What are the best new Trader Joe's products you've tried lately? Tell us in the comments.