Grocery stores strongest quarter is from October through December, according to Bloomberg Business Week. In an effort to outshine their competition, seasonal products are cropping up on the shelves of all major grocery stores. It seems like companies are bold when trying out new flavors for snacks, but shy away from imparting these twists to traditional foods such as meats or fruits. I prefer it that way.
The most intriguing and creative selection always shows up in my mailbox when Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer is released. We spent some time flipping through the newest “Holiday Guide” and found several interesting seasonal exclusives.
Can someone tell us when tamales became reminiscent of the holidays? Maybe it is the green and red salsa colors.
2013 Vintage Ale
We are curious to know, what do you think of this year’s brew?
Peppermint Pretzel Slims
We love pretzels and white chocolate separately, but we just can’t combine salty and mint together.
Gingerbread House Kits
Let us know if you’ve made a successful gingerbread house. We have yet to master a house with any kit without it looking like a pasty, crumbled disaster.
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf
It seems like too much fluffy bread and a harsh peppermint crunch. The idea flies over much better on their Dark Chocolate Peppermint Joe Joe’s.
How does Trader Joe’s stack up to other store’s seasonal exclusives? Which seasonal favorites do you most look forward to and which cause you to roll your eyes and push your shopping cart onward?
-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More Blog