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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe Items.. to hunt for in 2012

I don't want to miss any of the seasonal/holiday items that are good at TJoe's... so what have you enjoyed A LOT in the past that I should for-sure try-out this year?

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  1. the seasonal Jojos cookies! mmmmmm...

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    1. re: jujuthomas

      yep, love these.

      I bought a canister of the pumpkin chai. It's pretty good. I'ms ure I will drink it all--not sure if it's really huntworthy though.

      1. re: jujuthomas

        last year i picked up the Multi-flavored chocolate covered ones in the pink box for Mom & Sis...instant addiction for both of them :) unfortunately, i made the discovery at the end of the season, and only found them one more time before they vanished for the year. i promised not to let that happen again, so i'm on high alert waiting to tell Sis to go stock up as soon as they appear!

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          These freeze / thaw really well right in the box :-)

        1. re: roro1831

          pumpkin ice cream is already in stock at my so CA store!

          1. re: roro1831

            A spoonful of TJ's pumpkin ice cream between 2 of their thin triple ginger cookies is DIVINE!

          2. Hoping that the peppermint bark candy bars come back, but I don't think they were around last year. But the bark in the tin is tasty enough and a good price.

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            1. re: coney with everything

              I hope the peppermint bark candy bars come back, too...and believe you are right that they were not stocked last year.

              1. re: coney with everything

                agree on the peppermint bark BARS -- awesome depth of flavor and not too sweet. they were not around last year. i will be on the lookout!

              2. oh, last year they had dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt on top. they were fantastic.

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                1. re: jujuthomas

                  I don't like candy, but I loved those caramels. I anxiously wait for them every year now.

                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    We already have people coming in asking for those. The pumpkin offerings have only just arrived!

                    1. re: Rilke

                      Do TJ's get restocks during the season of Pumpkin Chai or Pumpkin Rooibos? :( I'm new to shopping with TJ's and after seeing the ad had to run over to my local Royal Oak, Mi store where I meticulously search the coffee/tea shelves. As I got up to the checkout I asked my cashier who at first had no idea what I was talking about and then said they must have gotten it so long ago she doesn't remember it and they were done selling it already.

                      So sad as chai is my absolute favorite type of tea! And pumpkin chai just sounds amazing!!

                    2. re: jujuthomas

                      We always stock up on those. Sometimes the salted caramels disappear very quickly. They are great to bring to parties.

                        1. re: jujuthomas

                          Nope, they will (if they're being offered again this year) show up in November with the rest of the Christmas stuff.

                          1. re: Rilke

                            thanks. now that I am thinking about them, I really want some! ;)

                      1. re: jujuthomas

                        Are these the ones in the blue flat box? I didn't care for those.

                        1. re: Leepa

                          I'm not remembering the box exactly, it may have been blue. they had sea salt sprinkled on top of them.

                          1. re: jujuthomas

                            It was a flat blue box that was about 5" x 7" or so. They did have the salt sprinkled on top.

                        2. re: jujuthomas

                          Just a note: in the past, the dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt have had a faint but noticeable coconut flavor from the coconut oil. Some people find this objectionable and others don't, or don't notice it, so check the ingredients.

                          1. re: Ruth Lafler

                            I think that was my problem with them. I was seriously not impressed.

                            1. re: Ruth Lafler

                              interesting, i don't remember noticing a coconut flavor - if I had tasted coconut I would not have liked them. :)

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