*Disclaimer: there is nothing healthy in this post today. If you’re offended by running bloggers that sometimes post about food with empty calories, turn away now!*
Today I make a (supposedly) quick trip to Trader Joe’s, AKA the greatest store on earth. I feel like I can go crazy and buy everything in there because about half the stuff in the there is organic and they have so many crazy new foods that you can’t get anywhere else. And for the most part things are pretty cheap! The best part about today’s trip wass all of the crazy pumpkin flavored stuff they sell there! I saw tons of new things that they didn’t have last year, but I tried to restrain myself today and just left with a few new pumpkin items:
So let’s start with the best thing in that bag (and possibly in the entire store): Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter. There is no way that this could ever be spun as a healthy snack. It’s basically the consistency of peanut butter with the taste of ginger snaps and tiny cookie peices. Sooooo good. There is a cult following of this stuff, and apparently they instituted a 6 jar per person limit. If you try it you’ll understand. Last time I went there, they offered me a plastic spoon so I could start eating it in the car on the way home!
Moving on to my new fabulous pumpkin flavored fruit bars:
Yes, this picture was taken at work yesterday. Why? Because my manager bought a box of these, and then couldn’t stop eating them so she had to give them away to all of us to control herself. We’re big on food at my office in case you couldn’t tell! I love all of the fruit bars at TJ’s and I thought this one was pretty good – I think the flavor is more cinnamon than pumpkin but I really liked it! Pumpkin foods are now infiltrating my lunchbox 🙂
I also bought pumpkin butter which I haven’t had a chance to try yet, but you bet I’ll be eating some tomorrow 🙂 They also brought back their amazing pumpkin pancake/waffle mix! I brought that stuff to my parent’s house for a post-Thanksgiving Day 5k breakfast last year and my family loved it! Speaking of Thanksgiving, they have a ton of fancy pumpkin desserts there that you can buy and possibly pretend you made on your own for Thanksgiving dinner. I think I gained 5 pounds just thinking about Thanksgiving dessert!
What’s your favorite item at Trader Joe’s? Are you part of the Cookie Butter cult?