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12/16/2016 06:02 am ET

The 15 Best Trader Joe's Holiday Foods To Hoard Before They Disappear

Candy cane Joe-Joe's. Need we say more?

You can always count on Trader Joe’s for some of the best store-bought foods. (They gave us the cookie butter spread, remember?) And when it comes to the holidays, this cult-favorite grocery store does not disappoint. Trader Joe’s specialty holiday item game is strong, and trust us, you want to play ― and quickly, because these items won’t be on the shelves forever.

If you walk into a Trader Joe’s right now, you will be overwhelmed with peppermint, cranberry and nog ― in the best way possible. There are a lot of delightful choices stocking the shelves that can make hosting your holiday party a breeze, and will surely make your holiday overall a little, or a lot, brighter. 

If you find yourself in a Trader Joe’s in the next couple of weeks, here are the 15 items you should try (and hoard):

  • 1 Candy Cane Joe-Joe's
    Candy Cane Joe-Joe's > all other Joe-Joe's.
    Julie R Thomson
    Candy Cane Joe-Joe's > all other Joe-Joe's.
  • 2 Camembert Cheese And Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites
    It's about time.
    Julie R Thomson
    It's about time.
  • 3 Lebkuchen
    Lebkuchen are a German holiday speciality. And trust us, these are special.
    Julie R Thomson
    Lebkuchen are a German holiday speciality. And trust us, these are special.
  • 4 Alsatian Style Onion Tart
    Caramelized onion served in a buttery crust. If you serve this at your holiday party you'll know folks are well fed.
    Julie R Thomson
    Caramelized onion served in a buttery crust. If you serve this at your holiday party you'll know folks are well fed.
  • 5 Egg Nog
    Get your nog on.
    Julie R Thomson
    Get your nog on.
  • 6 Gingerbread Molasses Cookie Dough
    Yes, yes, yes. With this you'll be prepared for any and all cookie party invites.
    Julie R Thomson
    Yes, yes, yes. With this you'll be prepared for any and all cookie party invites.
  • 7 Panettone
    Trader Joe's tries their hand at an Italian holiday staple  -- and they do great!
    Julie R Thomson
    Trader Joe's tries their hand at an Italian holiday staple  -- and they do great!
  • 8 Cranberry Chevre
    This belongs on every holiday cheese plate.
    Julie R Thomson
    This belongs on every holiday cheese plate.
  • 9 Gingerbread Oat Bars
    Mornings will feel sweeter when these are for breakfast.
    Julie R Thomson
    Mornings will feel sweeter when these are for breakfast.
  • 10 Peppermint Hot Chocolate
    Buy them all!
    Julie R Thomson
    Buy them all!
  • 11 Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls
    Perfect for that Christmas morning breakfast that you meant to prepare for, but...
    Julie R Thomson
    Perfect for that Christmas morning breakfast that you meant to prepare for, but...
  • 12 Fondue
    That's right, fondue. Leave it to Trader Joe's to bring back this beloved retro dish. 
    Julie R Thomson
    That's right, fondue. Leave it to Trader Joe's to bring back this beloved retro dish. 
  • 13 Dark Chocolate Orange
    We want all the dark chocolate oranges.
    Julie R Thomson
    We want all the dark chocolate oranges.
  • 14 Winter Wassail
    This, plus a bottle of red, warmed over the stove is the winter cocktail your life needs.
    Julie R Thomson
    This, plus a bottle of red, warmed over the stove is the winter cocktail your life needs.
  • 15 Peppermint Joe-Joe's Ice Cream
    Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Ice Cream > Candy Cane Joe-Joe's.
    Julie R Thosmon
    Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Ice Cream > Candy Cane Joe-Joe's.
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