3 Trader Joe's Holiday Products You Need Right Now
‘Tis the season for festive food and drink, and leave it to Trader Joe’s to introduce us to our new favorite holiday goodies. Treating yourself to one of these picks won’t break your diet (just make sure to the serving size.) And these products are easy on the wallet, too.
Cocoa Peppermint-Flavored Almond Creamer
Dairy-free dieters, rejoice! We have finally gotten our hands on a plant-based coffee creamer that is actually creamy. Forget the other dairy-free creamers that seem to just water down your morning cup of joe, and snag a container of this instead.
One of our staffers said although they’re not usually a fan of almond milk creamers, this one was really tasty and had a good holiday flavor that wasn’t overpowering.
Mini Gingerbread Men With White Fudge Icing
Everyone loved these sweet and spicy cookies, especially when dipped in coffee with the cocoa-peppermint creamer. While they sound extremely indulgent, one serving size has only 120 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar. There are only three large cookies in a serving, but most commented that was plenty to satisfy a sweet craving. For those who don’t usually like gingerbread cookies, this might be a good option with the added hint of sweetness from the icing.
This was one of the most surprising treats, as everyone who tried the dairy-free nog enjoyed it, some even more so than traditional eggnog. It is creamy and sweet enough to feel indulgent, but it has a significantly improved nutritional profile from classic cow’s milk versions. Compared to Trader Joe’s traditional eggnog, this Almond Nog had 130 fewer calories, 7.5 fewer fat grams, and had 12 fewer grams of sugar. The eggnog also had 5g of saturated fat, and the almond version had zero. Swapping your eggnog for this from now on seems like a no-brainer!