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Jan 6, 2014 08:42 AM

Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

The Extraordinary Bark is amazing, and I wish they made smaller bars of it available for the entire year.

The Nut Oils are fabulous, and a good value. Sell them individually to make them even more affordable.

The Cranberry-Covered Chevre Log. Make it smaller.

The Truffle Brie. Just had some for the first time, and it is lovely. It is a little pricey (for TJ's, though not compared with a cheese store's price), but lovely.

The Shea Butter Hand Creams. Again, they could be sold as singles, for less money than the three-pack, as a regular item.

Truffle salt should be year-round.

What about you?

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  1. White chocolate chips.
    The puff pastry and pie dough should be year-round.

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    1. re: greygarious

      Isn't their pie crust year round?

      Are the chocolate chunks seasonal? Those were terrific.

      I really liked the triple ginger brew, too.

      1. re: Savour

        Maybe the crusts and/or puff are year round now, but they were seasonal when they first came out. Random weight chocolate for baking is seasonal. They used to have it in white, too, but not for the last several years.

        There were still pumpkin croissants and kouign amann today so I got some, but they JUST managed to fit into the freezer.

        1. re: Savour

          Yes, I would also like to know if the chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips are seasonal. I couldn't tell--since they came out near the holidays--if they were permanent or just for holiday-baking.

          1. re: Savour

            I think the pie crusts are year round now and the chocolate chips definitely are. The Triple Ginger Brew is seasonal but was so popular I heard something about trying to make an everyday version. Keep your eyes open.

            1. re: BigWoodenSpoon

              Chocolate Chips are year round, but the chocolate chunks were just introduced at this holiday season. There is a healthy supply at my local store though, so I'm hopeful.

        2. Their red tin can cinnamon tea.

          1. Dark chocolate covered star-shaped cookies. They are so delicious!

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            1. re: prio girl

              Absolutely! To be honest though, I think I'd like them even more without the nonpareils on them. I like just the cookie crunch.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  Do you mean fried shallots in a plastic container? I first started noticing them in Jakarta, and now on nearly every vendor's umbrella in NYC.

                  1. re: BuildingMyBento

                    No - I think they're referring to the metal can of fried onions - very similar to Durkee/French's.

                    1. re: HeyImBack

                      Yea fried onions in the circle metal container with a green lid

                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                        It's not metal, but a cardboard canister with metal ends and rims, like a frozen juice concentrate canister, but with a plastic lid over the top. I find the plastic jars in Asian markets and just this week, at Ocean State Job Lot, they had them in cellophane bags the size egg noodles come in.

                  2. re: fldhkybnva

                    My Trader Joe's was loading the shelves up with more cans of the fried onions yesterday. Maybe they're full-time, now? Or maybe they just didn't move enough of them in November/December.

                    1. re: hlk

                      Which aisle did they stock them in? I've only seen them as part of a holiday-related display.

                      1. re: Frosty Melon

                        When they were dwindling in December, I found them next to the shelf with the stock, bread mixes, beans, and soup.

                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                          That's where they are, still, here in Austin, as well.

                    2. re: fldhkybnva

                      The fried onion pieces are in stock now at the TJ store in San Francisco (Soma). I bought two cans yesterday.

                      1. re: Frosty Melon

                        Whoa, I hope I don't see those today...crack!

                    3. Triple ginger brew. Again -- RIDICULOUS that this would be seasonal. Silly, silly TJ's.

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                      1. re: Bax

                        Had I known the Triple Ginger Brew would sell out so fast I would have bought as much of it as possible.

                        I also agree that the truffle salt should be year round.