Trader Joe’s Fall Finds

I wanted to post this last night, but guess who fell asleep at 8:30? I know, poor me. I took these photos with my husband’s iphone and let’s just say I won’t be invited to National Geographic anytime soon, mkay?

First find, Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas!…one bite at a time

You’ve probably had the original Gone Bananas, which are just frozen bananas covered in chocolate. It’s always a better thought than treat, though. The banana is icy and you end up sawing cold bananas with your teeth. Hence, one bite at a time. Little banana nuggs, covered in chocolate. Bon Bons gone healthy. Yep, I’m gonna keep telling myself that.

Next up, more buttah flavors! Now in addition to the pumptastic honey pumpkin flavor, TJ’s has added Fig Butter, Cranberry Apple Butter and Mango Butter. I have the fig butter on the counter at home, just waiting for inspiration to strike. I haven’t decided what to spread it on yet, I’ll let you know. (I’m sure you’ll be on pins and needles!)

I also found a new flavor of Kind Bar, Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew. Kind Bars are full of chunky, chewy goodness and light in the crap department. Like Lara Bars, but with a few more additives. Notice how there are two bites already missing from my photo? I can’t believe Trader Joe’s sells already eaten bars. Hmph. Ok, George Washington once got in trouble for telling a lie while eating a cherry Kind Bar. I ate it while loading the groceries in the car.

My favorite is back! Maybe it has been around, I just don’t look for it until this time of year. The Trader Joe’s Artisan Puff Pastry is made out of 4 ingredients and makes the holiday season a breeze. Stock up, I’m freaking dead serious. You can make savory or sweet apps, desserts or any other creative pastry dishes you desire. This pastry dough is much easier to work with than the million sheets of phyllo dough that you have to brush butter on and much healthier than the Pepperidge Farm variety. Take my word, once you go black…Oh my lord, wrong analogy.

What do you love from Trader Joe’s? Have you tried the pumpkin pancake or bread mix? I want to hear from you! While I’m hearing from you, tell your friends to “like” Food It Forward on Facebook. We need 48 more to get to 100 FB friends. What happens then? I give prizes away!!!

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