Trader Joe’s Christmas Haul! (Blogmas Day 9)

So it’s not an unknown fact that I’m literally obsessed with anything sweet, namely chocolate. If I could eat dessert after every meal and keep thin with clear skin, I would gladly partake. However, that is definitely not practical. For the holidays though, I do tend to splurge and let myself enjoy all the Christmas goodies. Trader Joe’s, which is a healthy grocery store here in the states, always comes out with amazing holiday themed snacks. Around Halloween they always have pumpkin or apple spice options and during Christmas of course they have tons of peppermint, hot chocolate, and toffee items. You basically can’t control yourself and I’m kind of okay with that. For today’s post, I have a huge Trader Joe’s haul for your guys with some of the best Christmas treats they have to offer, or some of my favorites at least!

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Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

We’re going to start of strong with some of my absolute favorites. Most people around here know what Joe-Joe cookies are (a “healthy” alternative to Oreo cookies). During Christmas though, the store releases a peppermint version, which taste exactly like thin mints from the Girl Scouts. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up eating the whole box. Especially dipped in some almond or rice milk, you might end up in trouble.

Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe-Joe’s

Another twist on these classic cookies are the dark chocolate versions. Basically completely covered in dark chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint chunks. These are much more filling but probably one of the most delicious treats you’ll ever have. One or two will definitely satisfy you, which is good because they are quite high in calories. I’d recommend sharing these with friends or family because they’re simply way too tempting!

Peppermint Pretzel Slims

These are a great little snack if you want something sweet but also a little light. Their normal slim pretzels are covered in creamy white chocolate and again covered in peppermint pieces. These would be great snacks during a Christmas party, come to think of it! I really enjoyed all of these products during my college days. It was always so fun to shop around Trader Joe’s and have some desserts waiting for me after a long day in class.

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Mini Gingerbread Men

I had actually forgot these existed when I saw them in the store! These little gingerbread men are too cute and again would be great at a Christmas party or at a family get together. The kids are bound to love them, as well as the adults because they taste so freaking good! The backs are dipped in white fudge icing and umm…who doesn’t love that?? They come in quite a big box so you’d probably only need one or two depending on the size of your party. For the little ones, these are great to leave by the fireplace for Santa 😉

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Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows, and Whipped Cream

Okay, this is a little sneak peak of a post I’m planning but I couldn’t leave Trader Joe’s without the necessary components to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa. I’m the queen of hot chocolate around the holidays, and there’s nothing better than a big cup on a cold night while watching Christmas movies. Trader Joe’s offered an organic hot chocolate option. There are individual packets in the box that you simply add water to. There’s so many other ways to make hot chocolate, but this is the much easier option if you’re making multiple cups for your family. Of course, topped with some whipped cream (either in a can like this or homemade), with some mini marshmallows, you can’t go wrong!

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Peppermint Bark Popcorn

This is another great option for the kiddos. Not only because of the cute packaging, but because of the actual product. Popcorn covered in chocolate with peppermint pieces! Luckily it comes in a small bag because honestly I would be all over these! In college and even at work, popcorn is the perfect snack to hold you over before lunch or dinner. Why not make it a little more festive with white chocolate and peppermint?? Sounds like a good deal to me!

Ginger Bread Spice Granola

Alright so here’s a (somewhat) healthy option for you guys! We have to at least attempt to keep a good diet around the holidays…right? Granola mixed in with candied ginger and pecans is the perfect topping for açaí bowls or coconut yogurt. I’ve been eating less açaí bowls since summer passed, but it’s still one of my favorite breakfast options. This granola is the perfect blend of summer and winter and I’m here for it! Not to mention, the packaging is gorgeous and so perfect for the holidays.

I hope you guys enjoyed this grocery haul! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted one, but I hope it helps with your shopping list this Christmas! I’d definitely recommend any of these items, they would work great for a gift basket or as a snack before Christmas dinner. Let me know which one of these products you’d be dying to try! Talk to you all soon! xx

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18 Comments

  1. December 9, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    really can’t beat a nice bug mug of hot chocolate! also those mini gingerbread men are so cute & sound delicious!

    • December 9, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      i totally agree! and they really are delicious, especially with some coffee or tea! xx

  2. December 10, 2018 / 12:18 am

    Trader Joes is one of my favourite places to visit in the US! They have the best chocolate xx

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Lol I totally agree! Their sweets are seriously the best

  3. December 10, 2018 / 2:40 am

    They look so yum! Grocery shopping has become my favourite nowadays… you buy so much and the bill still doesn’t come out to be as much as when you buy a nice foundation. XD

    Love,
    thebeautywonk.com

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Hahaha this is too real! I love grocery shopping too, there’s something so soothing and satisfying about it lol

  4. December 10, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Trader Joe’s always has the best seasonal goodies. So yummy!!

  5. December 10, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    These are so cute and giving me the winter vibes!! I’ve never heard of them before. Peppermint bark popcorn? Wow! 💗 Great post gurl. ❣️

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Honestly the peppermint bark popcorn is SO GOOD!!! thanks so much love!

  6. December 10, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Goodies galore! I’m hella jealous right now haha ☃️

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Hahaha I bought too much tbh, going to have to take extras to work! lol

  7. December 23, 2018 / 5:57 am

    These all sound absolutely delicious – I love anything peppermint themed. Disappointed we do not have a Trader Joe’s in the UK but I will have to find the UK equivalent. xx

    • December 24, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      I’m sure there’s some amazing treats that are similar to these in the UK. Or even making your own could be fun! tbh when I was in London my favorite thing ever was Pret, but unfortunately we don’t have them here 🙁

      • December 28, 2018 / 11:53 am

        I love Pret but it is definitely one of the more expensive sandwich shops. Their filter coffee is really good though. xx

        • December 29, 2018 / 8:54 pm

          Ohh interesting I didn’t know that! And yeah I loved their coffee too when I was there

  8. December 27, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    The peppermint slims are to die for!!

    • December 27, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      They really are!

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