With so many Trader Joe's fans out there, it's a challenge to find anything in the store that could be a hidden gem. This is why it's so exciting when the chain releases new, seasonal products that make our hearts sing, especially when they exude everything we love about the corresponding time of the year. If anyone thought that Trader Joe's fall line was thrilling, then this new spring line of products is about the be a knockout.
Spring says fresh, light, delicate, fruity, and floral. It's the time of the year when we start craving things that are bold and satisfying but don't feel heavy. Ice cream, vegetables, summer pasta, fruity flavors - you name it, we want it. This spring season, the chain has an answer for practically every spring flavor a person could be craving. Here's what's worth checking out this year.
Cold Brew Coffee And Boba Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Anything with the term boba in it goes a long way and there's just something about those tapioca pearls that transform any dessert. Adding them to a coffee (especially cold brew!) flavored ice cream is pure genius. It's the best of every world: a bold coffee ice cream, bubbly boba, and dairy-free for everyone.
Portuguese Custard Tarts
Anyone who has actually traveled to Portugal has probably come face to face with a custard tart or two. These egg-based sweets are nothing short of heavenly and while they're not too much of a challenge to make, it's even easier when they come frozen, first. The best part is that they defrost and bake up like a tart that was homemade, making it a win in our book.
The first logical question is 'what is dorade?' This light, buttery fish is a small saltwater fish that's used throughout Mediterranean cooking to create delicate fish dishes. The fact that it comes pre-cooked in a can with olive oil means all you need to add is salt, pepper, and maybe a squeeze of lemon, and voila!
Atlantic Salmon With Lemon-Herb Butter
For those seeking a heartier fish dish, Trader Joe's is also selling an all-in-one dinner. This Atlantic salmon comes with all of the herb butter needed to create a tender, flaky salmon dinner, and it's as easy as cutting open the bag and sticking the fish in the oven.
Vegan Bolognese-Style Pasta Sauce
The words bolognese and vegan are not two things that are often heard together, until now. This sauce makes great use of plant-based meat to create a sauce that is definitely not lacking in flavor but gives off the full impression of a bolognese. It's likely to have the toughest critics fooled and some might even opt for this over regular bolognese.
Crispy Onion Chips
It doesn't make sense that onions should taste so good on their own but, then again, the Bloomin' Onion from Outback is, indeed, a thing. These onion chips definitely exude that classic onion flavor but in a way that makes them somewhat addictive.
Rutland Red Cheese
Originating in Leicestershire, England, this cheese is a clothbound-cheddar which means it's a bit more potent than your typical sharp cheddar. With notes of earth, grass, and a nice sharp punch on the end, this will quickly take the place of classic sharp cheddars everywhere.
Mini French Baguettes
And, of course, to go with that cheese, you'll need some nice, crusty bread, right? Look no more, fam - Trader Joe's is coming to the rescue with frozen mini French baguettes. This bread defrosts beautifully when it's frozen and after popping it in the oven for a bit, your house will smell like a French café.
Crispy Crunchy Spicy Mochi Rice Nuggets
Trader Joe's didn't forget about the spice lovers out there, either. Mochi is shaping up to be one of the most popular snack flavors of the season and these spicy bites prove it. Not only are they spicy, they're crispy and crunchy, and also super tasty.
Mochi Cake Mix
If a sweet tooth is something Trader Joe's shoppers are looking to satisfy then this Hawaiian-style cake is sure to please. It's denser than most cakes and develops a slightly crispy, caramelized top while it bakes, making it more of a dessert bar than a cake. But that just means you can eat twice as many servings, right?
Blueberry Lemon Cream Biscuits
Nothing quite says spring into summer like fruit and biscuits. If slathering a fresh biscuit with blueberry jam is delicious then imagine how delicious these blueberry lemon cream biscuits are? They're perfect for that first outdoor Sunday brunch of the season.