February is the month for picking up your favorite products as your grocery store. You’ll want to stock up for Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and to top it all off, it’s a leap year. So, here’s a look at the best new and returning products at Trader Joe’s this February 2024.
Trader Joe’s has got you covered with products to look for in this month that’s short but sweet. Or savory. Or spicy. Whatever you’re feeling, TJ’s has got you.
The 19 Best New Trader Joe’s Products Available in February 2024
1. Cinnamon Bun Inspired Joe-Joe’s
Call us Joe Joe’s, because we’re both inspired by cinnamon rolls. We also crumble under pressure and don’t object to being dipped in milk, but we’ve been told that’s kind of weird.
If you’ve got a hankering for cinnamon rolls but don’t have the patience to make your own, or the bravery to open one of those excited cans of dough, these are a great alternative. Think of a normal Joe Joe, swap out the chocolate cookie for a graham cracker and cinnamon replacement, and head to TJ’s for a box.
2. Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
We love cheesecake. We love chocolate. With a chocolate cookie crust, the only better vessel we can think of for chocolate cheesecake is on a giant shovel, making a beeline for our mouths. Thankfully, we can have it all.
3. Thai Peanut Satay Sauce, $2.29 for 8.1 fluid ounces
You may know satay sauce as the accompaniment to a chicken skewer at your favorite Thai restaurant, but there’s no need to put it in a box. Metaphorically. In a jar, that’s another story.
Between its base of coconut milk, peanuts, red curry paste, and addition of savory seasonings like lemongrass, shallot, garlic, galangal, and tamarind, satay sauce can be used as a condiment, marinade, or dressing. Nobody puts satay sauce in a corner!
4. Egg Salad, $10 for 10 ounces
It’s great for a springtime picnic, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it in February! TJ’s version is made with mayo and Dijon mustard for creaminess, celery and green onions for crunch, white wine vinegar for a little zip, and parsley for making it fancy AF.
Just like the egg from which it came, this salad is well-rounded.
5. Snickerdoodle Cookies, $4.99 for 14 ounces
TJ’s snickerdoodles are soft, sweet, and generously covered in cinnamon sugar. Their use of cream of tartar results in a crispy outside and chewy inside, while the brightness of the korintje cinnamon offsets the sweetness.
Have them as is, dunk them in milk, sandwich some ice cream with them. The possibilities are endless. We only wish the supply in the box was, too.
6. Aglio Olio Seasoning Blend, $2.49 for 1.7 ounces
Italian for “garlic and oil,” “Aglio e olio” looks pretty simple on paper until we try to pronounce it and end up sounding like we put something in our mouth that was way too hot but we try to chew it anyway.
But as unhappy our mouth is when we try to say it, it’s doubly as happy when we have the aglio olio seasoning blend. The classic pasta aglio e olio serves as the inspiration for this bottled trip to Italy, which is garlicky, spicy, and the easiest way to add a little taste of Italy to any dish until they launch an app for Nonnas on demand.
7. Garlic Shiitake Green Beans, $2.69 for 10.58 ounces
Our hearts go out to those who think they hate green beans because they’ve only ever had them boiled or canned, destined for limp blandness at best. We think that if those green bean “haters” could only see what beans could be, they’d be believers, and this is the perfect gateway to the light.
These Thai-grown green beans are seasoned with a rich wallop of umami that comes from a sauce of soy, garlic, and shiitake mushrooms. All you need to do is grab a bag from the freezer, heat, and curse your Aunt Janis for letting you waste all this time thinking green beans were disgusting.
8. Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie Beverage, $3.49 for 16 fluid ounces
We hear a lot about the importance of protein, but forgive us if we’re not always excited by grilled chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, or chalky protein powders.
This TJ’s option packed with 23 grams of protein per bottle on the other hand? Delicious. The chocolate oat and almond drink is one of the tastiest ways to get swole.
9. Brown Sugar Cardamom Buns, $4.49 for 8.46 ounces
To us, brown sugar is a green flag. We love the warm, cozy taste of anything brown sugar, so adding the complex and floral notes of cardamom has these buns safely in the “home run” category.
These Danish pastries start with a rich, eggy dough and end as knots incorporating rich sugar and delicious spices before being baked, packaged, and headed to your table to slide on next to your cup of coffee.
10. Peanut Butter Flavored Baking Chips, $2.99 for 10 ounces
Now that TJ’s offers the familiar taste in chip form, we’re free to grab a handful as a snack, or use them as a mix-in to take our baked goods to the next level. Especially if that next level is a higher shelf on our fridge.
11. Jersey Gouda
Holla at Holland for giving us Gouda cheese. A five-month aging process gives this cheese a full body, creamy mouthfeel, and a savory flavor that is waiting to get melted between two slices of sourdough, or featured on a charcuterie board that we’ll throw a party just to have an excuse to show off.
12. Rostella Pasta Sauce, $3.99 for 14.5 ounces
This combination of tomato and cream sauce is also colloquially known as “pink sauce,” so it’s safe to say that between Barbie’s residual effects and this tasty jar of PR, pink continues to have a moment.
For those who struggle to decide between alfredo and tomato sauce pastas, then struggle to digest when they inevitably get both, this sauce is the solution that we’ve been waiting for. Even better, this cream and milk base with tomato, onion, garlic, spices, and cheese will not result in pasta sauce FOMO.
13. Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste, $4.99 for 4 ounces
We measure vanilla with our heart, and a good guideline is “whatever the recipe says x4. At least.” If you have a similar strategy, this is the product for you. Vanilla extract is great, but vanilla bean paste is like supercharged vanilla.
The very reasonably priced paste is a mix of vanilla beans, sugar syrup, and vanilla extract, and will leave your baked goods speckled with visible bits of vanilla that drive home the point that what you’re serving is going to be tasty.
14. The Power of Seven Red Organic Juice Beverage, $4.99 for 33.8 fluid ounces
The Power of Seven Red is Trader Joe’s juice blend made from strawberry and cranberry purees, hibiscus tea, and a blend of beet, watermelon, elderberry, and apple juices.
It’s refreshing as a solo drink, a bright addition to smoothies, and will make a stellar popsicle or the base to a mocktail. We’d recommend this as the tastiest way to paint the town red, but it’s probably a little wasteful to go throwing this stuff all over walls.
15. Pizza Party Potato Chips
Since the beginning of time, the promise of a pizza party has incentivized mankind. Trader Joe’s has taken the pizza and the potato chips and mashed them together, an idea we should have patented when we were kids.
Now, we can simply pop open a bag of nostalgia. Each bag contains a mix of three kettle style chips in three flavors: cheese and garlic, pepperoni, and pizza sauce. Stack them on top of each other for the full crust, sauce, topping experience, eat them by the fistful, or savor each one independently. Just don’t go starting something by dipping them in ranch or using a fork and knife.
16. Black Garlic Cream Cheese Spread, $2.79 for 8 ounces
Even though black garlic looks like something that would be a vampire’s favorite food, it’s still plenty garlick-y. Sucks for the Cullens, great for us. This gothic breath bomb is coaxed into a balance of umami, sweetness, and tanginess in TJ’s cream cheese loaded with fermented black garlic, dried garlic, and roasted garlic powder.
We recommend this on everything from bagels to jalapeno poppers, but maybe keep this one out of your cheesecakes.
17. Calamansi & Mango Sorbet, $3.79 for 1 pint
February may be dreary, but your desserts don’t have to be. Where the weather may be cold and dark, this dessert is bright. It’s still cold but it’s sorbet so what did you expect?
With the flavors of calamansi and mango, this vibrant, citrusy treat is tangy, tart, and will transport you to the tropics before walking out of your front door slam dunks you back into the reality that it’s still winter. But hey, it was nice while it lasted?
18. Cinnamon Sugar Almonds, $3.99 for 8 ounces
Hard almonds covered in toffee? These almonds may be your dentist’s worst nightmare, but they’re our sweetest dream. These almonds start their life the same way we end hangouts with our friends: by getting roasted.
Luckily, our paths diverge, and the almonds move on to get covered in a cinnamon and vanilla coating, then topped with cinnamon and sugar. As perfect for out-of-bag eating as they are dotting your dessert charcuterie or sitting on top of your ice cream, you’ll probably want to snag more than a few bags while you’re at the store.
19. Caramel Palmiers, $2.49 for 3.5 ounces
Palmiers start with puff pastry, so you know you’re already excited. After the foolproof move of adding sugar, the puff is cut thin, rolled into a heart, and baked crisp until the sugar caramelizes.
To make things even better, they’re then glazed with caramel. The end result is a box of gems that are sweet, flaky, light, and impossible to have just one of.
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