‘Tis the season: Best holiday products at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has acquired a following for its unique and budget-friendly foods like Speculoos Cookie Butter, Gummy Tummies Penguins, Pub Cheese, and let’s not forget “two-buck chuck.” And the holiday season ushers in a whole host of limited-time goodies. From cookies to coffee, here’s what to keep an eye out for during your next grocery trip. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Candy Cane Joe Joe’s 

Oreos meet the holiday season with this peppermint twist on the chocolate sandwich classic. Get them while they last. No, really: they go quickly. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Gingerbread Baking Mix 

You can count on Trader Joe’s for its banana bread mix, year round. Come December, the store is also stocked with gingerbread baking mix. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit 

Don’t have an ugly sweater to wear to that holiday party? Don’t worry — bring a few cookies instead.  (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Gelato Filled Panettone 

There’s panettone — and there’s panettone filled with gelato. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Dark Chocolate Mint Stars 

These shortbread cookies are covered with chocolate and mint. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Mini Gingerbread Men

Run, run as fast as you can. If you’re lucky, you’ll eat a mini gingerbread man. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Holiday Tea

Chocolate mint, candy cane, and vanilla and cinnamon are the holiday tea flavors available at Trader Joe’s. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Fruit-Flavored Chevre 

Throwing a cocktail party? The cranberry, fig and apple cinnamon goat cheese logs round out any holiday cheese plate. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Peppermint Cremes

Get your fill of holiday peppermint with these dark chocolate-covered peppermint cremes. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Egg Nog 

The holidays are not complete without egg nog. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Salty Honey Toffee Milk Chocolate Covered Crackers

During the holiday season, Trader Joe’s carries crackers covered in chocolate and honey toffee. PS: You’ll never know you’re eating a cracker. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Chilly day? Take your hot chocolate to the next level. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Minty Mallows

Chocolate-covered marshmallows with a peppermint twist. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

English Toffee

Crunchy, buttery, rich: Toffee is a holiday classic. Get your fill in a tin. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Gingerbread Cookie Sticks

Trader Joe’s describes these treats as a cross between biscotti and a soft cookie.

Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe Joe’s

This box holds the key to happiness for your taste buds: The favorite Candy Cane Joe Joe’s are covered in chocolate. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Giant Chocolate Bars

Give the gift of chocolate with these 4-pound chocolate bars. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Christmas Cookies 

There’s no shortage of traditional holiday cookies at Trader Joe’s. In fact, there are aisles of them. Add everything from shortbread to pfeffernusse to your holiday platter this season. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Trio of Bitters

Trader Joe’s may not sell liquor, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find cocktail inspiration in the aisles. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Gingerbread Molasses Cookie Dough

If you don’t have time to make your own holiday goodies, this dough is a great option for the semi-homemade plate of cookies. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

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Trader Joe’s has acquired a following for its unique and budget-friendly foods like Speculoos Cookie Butter, Gummy Tummies Penguins, Pub Cheese, and let’s not forget “two-buck chuck.” And the holiday season ushers in a whole host of limited-time goodies. From cookies to coffee, here’s what to keep an eye out for during your next grocery trip. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

WASHINGTON — Trader Joe’s has acquired a following for its unique and budget-friendly foods like Speculoos Cookie Butter, Gummy Tummies Penguins, Pub Cheese and, let’s not forget, “two-buck chuck.”

Even some of the country’s best chefs have their Trader Joe’s favorites the grocery chain’s frozen flatbread pizzas, Fleur De Sel sea salt and salsas made Food & Wine’s list.

And the holiday season ushers in a whole host of limited-time goodies. From cookies to cocktails, here’s what to keep an eye out for during your next grocery trip.

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