trader-joes-fearless-flyerTrader Joes, how do you do it? Your prices can’t be beat and you keep coming up with fun products.  October at Trader Joe’s for me is like Christmas Day for a 1st grader!  Especially when their Fearless Flyer comes out featuring all their fall fare.

Insider Tip:  Something a lot of Trader Joe’s employees don’t know, but I do…you can look through the Fearless Flyer on-line, make your selections, and send your shopping list straight to your phone. This makes it easy to pop in for what you need already in a list form if you left your flyer at home.


Here are my suggestions to try, but there are many more great options that I haven’t tried.


Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn — small little bag allegedly for two people.  It’s crack folks. Tasty and yummy.  Pick up several because you will not share it.

Pumpkin Ravioli — would be perfect along side a pork tenderloin or cold atop a salad with grilled chicken.

Pumpkin Bread Mix — $2.99 a box.  I usually buy 6 boxes at a time and bake a loaf every Sunday night.  Miss Bee likes to have it for breakfast. The TJ’s employee suggested I make muffins using the Pumpkin Spice cream cheese — fill muffin cup 1/2 way, add a spoon full of cream cheese and top it off with more batter.

Pumpkin Tortilla Chips — a slight hint of cinnamon these are good and perfect with taco soup.

Spiced Cider — Has everything you need in the bottle and makes your house smell like fall.

Haunted House Kit — Cute gift.  Miss Bee loves to make houses at Christmas so I thought this would be a fun project for her.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee — I purchased the box of pods that will fit a Keurig. Rich, spicy and perfect.  Add a shot of Kahlua and your solid gold.  These would make a nice hostess gift with a loaf of pumpkin bread.

A few things I want to try…


Pumpkin Spice Scone Mix, Pumpkin Vinaigrette and Ghost and Bat Potato Chips

So, there you go.  A perfect way to spend your Wednesday.  I dare you to ask your Trader Joe’s employee at checkout if they can guess your theme of your purchases!  Go Pumpkin. Or go home.