- I’m a chef who shops at Trader Joe’s – here’s what I’m buying from the chain this November.
- The cornbread mix and demi baguettes would make great bases for stuffing.
- Fresh pomegranate seeds and cranberries are better than prepackaged or canned options.
An 8-ounce (226.80g) bag costs $US2 ($AU3).49 ($AU3).
Compared to regular or brown sugar, it adds a more nuanced flavor to dishes like sweet-potato casserole and pumpkin pie.
For a decadent appetizer, drizzle baked Brie with warm, raw honey.
Simply tear them into chunks and let them dry out for a few days before making your stuffing.
Pro tip: Tear the bread by hand instead of slicing it to get more nooks and crannies for the flavors to soak into.
It’s hearty enough to hold up to strong cheeses and will help tide people over until dinner is ready.
Each package costs $US4.29 ($AU6).
Make your cornbread a few days before Thanksgiving and let it get a bit stale before you cook the stuffing.
It costs $US2 ($AU3).69 ($AU4) for a 15-ounce (425.24g) box.
Pumpkin seeds can easily add a touch of sophistication and crunch to a vegetable side dish or snack plate, plus you can use them as decoration for pumpkin pie.
Snag a pound for $US7.99 ($AU11).
The jewel-like seeds (called arils) add a festive flair to everything, from salads to desserts.
Don’t be tempted by prepackaged seeds — nothing compares to the juicy, sweet flavor of a freshly sliced, ripe pomegranate.
Pro tip: Grab a few and use them as a colorful centerpiece.
Trader Joe’s oats are organic and gluten-free, plus the container will likely last past the holidays.
An 18-ounce (510.29g) package costs $US3 ($AU4).99.
Grab a few cans while they’re still available for $US1.99 ($AU3) each.
Spoon some of this crunchy, allium-infused hot sauce into a pretty bowl and let guests dress up their plates with a spicy drizzle.
A 6-ounce (170.10g) jar costs $US3 ($AU4).99.
All you need is a few tablespoons of powdered sugar, a dash of vanilla, and a pint of this organic cream.
Each pint costs $US3 ($AU4).49.
Plus Trader Joe’s usually has some fun seasonal flavors, like cranberry clementine.
It’s also a kid-friendly alternative to sweet soda since the little ones are probably running on enough of a sugar high.