It’s officially January 2024! We survived not only 2023, but also the weird week between Christmas and New Years when we can only tell what day it is by how stale the Christmas cookies are. Instead of finishing the rest of those, may we recommend trying Trader Joe’s new products for January 2024?
While we recover from staying up past midnight and the financial ruin of Christmas, TJ’s has been rolling out new products to keep us going, like Super Chocolatey Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough, Ricotta Cuoricini Ravioli, and Petit Fours Mousse Cakes.
If there’s nothing else to look forward to now that it’s winter, at least TJ’s has the food bases covered. From new finds to returning faves, there’s something for everybody this January.
17 New Trader Joe’s Products This January 2024
1. Sweetened Green Mango, $2.49 for 6 ounces
Is your new year’s resolution to climb a mountain? Then you’ll need energy, and what’s more perfect for that than dried fruit? Oh, right. Not climbing a mountain.
The good news is that you can enjoy this dried Sweetened Green Mango regardless. It’s a bit more tart than the dried orange mango, so this sour treat will automatically win you cool points, whether you’re climbing Mount Everest or your kitchen stool.
2. Milk Chocolate Batons, $5.99 for 6-pack
These milk chocolate batons are single origin chocolates, meaning they come from a single country as opposed to a blend from multiple regions. While we love mashups like the sushi burrito or the taco pizza, it’s hard to argue with the taste of these candies.
Each bar contains cacao from Venezuela, Vietnam, or Peru, and their distinct flavors make this the cheapest way to argue that you already did send your loved ones on that vacation they’ve been dropping hints about.
3. Raisin Walnut Apple Bars, $5.99 for 20 ounces
After a few weeks of decadent eating, even we’re ready to cool it on the Christmas cookies. For now. But we’re never ones to ignore our sweet tooth, so it’s great to have this sweet, yet protein-filled option.
These bars are a blend of wheat and barley flours, studded with raisins, walnuts, and dried apples and sweetened with dates and honey. Our mouths are grateful for the flavor while the rest of us is grateful for the protein and fiber.
4. Tofu Sheets, $2.99 for 6.35 ounces
This is a new item for TJs, but they’re hardly a new food. “Tofu sheets” are actually a tofu skin that forms on top of soy milk when heated. With a mild flavor, they are a great addition to soups, stews, and stir fries.
They take on the taste of pretty much anything, so go crazy with these. Just maybe don’t use them to make your bed.
5. Torta Española, $5.49 for 21.16 ounces
Also known as a Spanish omelet, TJ’s frozen version of this frittata contains eggs, onions, and potatoes, and it’s super easy to serve on its own. It contains no tortillas, but it’s so delicious that you’ll get over it. Or just buy tortillas. It’s a pretty small hurdle.
6. Spicy Peanutty Noodle Bowl with Chicken, $3.49 for 10.8 ounces
Sometimes cravings have us wanting pasta, peanut butter, and a little spice all at once, but we’re still having nightmares about jalapeño and Reese’s ramen.
Luckily, this heat-and-eat frozen meal hits all the right notes. With springy wheat noodles coated in peanut sauce as the base, this dish contains protein from chicken and nutrients from vegetables to power our brains through even the toughest workday. There we go, we have sent one single email.
7. Apple Tatin Tartelettes, $4.99 for 2 pastries
Trader Joe’s is smart to offer this miniature version of the classic tarte Tatin. With all of the classic’s characteristics, from caramelized apples to crispy puff pastry, these mini upside-down apple pies allow us to share the joy.
One for us, and one for also us. They’re only $4.99, get your own.
8. Hardwood Smoked Pulled Chicken, $8.99 for 16 ounces
Smokey, slow-cooked, juicy pulled chicken sounds delicious. It also sounds time-intensive and difficult to make. You could go to the nearest BBQ joint, or to TJ’s to grab this ready-made white meat chicken smoked with hardwood logs and seasoned with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
The hardest part is waiting for it to reheat, and deciding what roll to put it on. Life is truly full of adversity.
9. Ricotta Cuoricini Ravioli, $3.99 for 8.8 ounces
Love is in the air, but we’re not talking about people and their significant others. We’re talking about us and pasta.
The hearts that matter to us are stuffed with ricotta cheese, parmigiano reggiano, and balsamic reduction. We’re talking about these heart-shaped ravioli, of course. We’re not going Hannibal Lecter.
10. Thai Coconut Pancake
We so often find ourselves conflicted over whether we want something salty or sweet, so we’re excited for these Thai Coconut Pancakes to hit the shelves.
Inside of a crisp exterior, these little treats boast a creamy coconut milk center in a two-bite size. They’re also vegan and gluten-free.
11. Organic Fair Trade Shade Grown Ethiopian Coffee, $8.99 for 13 ounces
Besides juicy celebrity rivalries, this is probably our favorite product grown from shade.
When the weather is cold and gray, it’s the perfect time to try this medium dark roast and its floral aroma. And when it’s hot and sticky, just throw this over ice. Real flowers be darned, we’ll take a floral coffee any day.
12. Cultured Salted Butter, $4.69 for 8.8 ounces
The Cultured Salted Butter is back after a hiatus, and our baguettes are ready to receive a hefty coating.
The flavorful, creamy butter has a bit of a tang that consumers love, and it has the audacity that we love, to prop itself up next to the legendary Kerrygold with the confidence to hold its own. We see you, TJ’s butter.
13. Petit Fours Mousse Cakes, $4.99 for 7 ounces
Trader Joe’s rarely misses with their seasonal mousse cakes, and this Petit Fours version is no exception.
With three options to choose from, you can go for chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and coating, chocolate cake with coffee mousse and a mocha coating, or vanilla cake with vanilla mousse and coating. Sorry, did we say or? We meant and.
14. Triple Ginger Brew, $3.99 for 25.4 fluid ounces
While it is a great cocktail mixer, this Triple Ginger Brew is also a tasty standalone option for those who want to keep the liquor low, or just want a delicious beverage.
The sparkling drink is refreshing, sweetened with cane sugar, and its triple ginger marketing is perfect for those who think that nine Weasleys is simply too many.
15. Greek Nonfat Black Raspberry Yogurt, $1.19 for 5.3 ounces
Fresh berries being out of season doesn’t stop us from wanting those berries, so we thank our lucky stars (and stores) for this Greek Nonfat Black Raspberry Yogurt to carry us through the winter months.
High in protein, creamy, and sweet, we’ll be filling our baskets with this great snack option until further notice.
16. Sumo Citrus Oranges, $5.99 for 2 pounds
It’s ironic that these are called Sumo Oranges because you’ll never have to wrestle with the thick skin on these suckers. While their bumpy skin might not have them ranking as the prettiest fruit in the bowl, let’s focus on how these are easy to peel, wonderfully sweet, and conveniently seedless.
Let’s also remember that in 2024, it’s uncool to judge by appearance, and we all pretty recently spent a full year in our sweats.
17. Super Chocolatey Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough, $4.99 for 14.4 ounces
The day that we’re not hooked by something marketed as “super chocolatey” is a day you should be worried.
This Super Chocolatey Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough is snackable on its own, or pop them in the oven for a treat that almost tastes homemade. These chocoholic dough pucks are just 350 degrees and a few minutes away from a dozen cookies that you’ve been dreaming about.
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