It’s that time of year again when everything is pumpkin flavored. You may think that because you are vegan you can’t enjoy all of the fall flavored goodies. I went to Trader Joe’s to see what kind of fall flavored treats I could find; surprisingly, I found many vegan options. Trader Joe’s has tons of vegan options, most of them have a nice little v printed on the packaging, but there are a lot that don’t; you just need to read the list of ingredients.
Trader Joe’s Caramel Popcorn
Trader Joe’s sells this popcorn year round and yes it is actually vegan. I adore popcorn, possibly in an unhealthy way. I’ve always been more of a salty popcorn lover, but this caramel corn is just the right combo between sweet and salty popcorn. I know this isn’t a seasonal item, but caramel popcorn definitely is a must for this time of year. Some nice caramel is definitely a nice break from all the pumpkin spice.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls
Trader Joe’s always has cinnamon rolls, but during the fall season they bring out Pumpkin Rolls. These are essentially cinnamon rolls with a slight pumpkin flavoring and the icing is pumpkin spice flavored. I would say these are distinct from a cinnamon roll because they only have a slight cinnamon flavor and a strong pumpkin pie flavor. I think these are my favorite seasonal treat from Trader Joe’s. These Pumpkin Rolls have the flavor that everyone is looking for during the fall, and they are absolutely delicious.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s / Trader Joe’s Halloween Joe Joe’s Cookies
I hadn’t seen these cookies before, but I have bought the regular Joe-Joe’s and I love those. I mean let’s be real, these are fake Oreos. The Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s promise pumpkin spice flavor in every bite and they do just that. I really like these; the pumpkin flavor is much more subtle than the spice, which is just how I like it. They have a pumpkin flavored cookie with pumpkin flavored cream filling. All in all a very good cookie. The Halloween cookies are simply the original flavored cookie with a pumpkin face wafer and orange colored vanilla bean cream. I’m not going to lie, I do prefer the original chocolate cookie and vanilla bean cream over the pumpkin spice one. I also think the Halloween cookies would be a great treat for a Halloween party.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Tortilla Chips
Okay, I bought these thinking that they were going to be pretty gross. There were just too weird not to try. At first they just tasted like a normal tortilla chip and then I got the overwhelming pumpkin spice flavor. It just doesn’t work right in my brain. That’s not to say that you won’t like them. If you really love pumpkin flavored food then you will probably like these. I had Alan taste these and he thought they were okay, but that they didn’t resemble either a chip or pumpkin. So if you love pumpkin flavored things and want to try all of the weird pumpkin flavored products then go for it, but I wouldn’t recommend them.