SPOTTED ON SHELVES (TRADER JOE’S EDITION) – 9/27/2016

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Trader Joe's Quasar Bar

Trader Joe’s Quasar Bar

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chai & Almond Bar

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chai & Almond Bar

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Scone Mix with Maple Flavored Icing

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Scone Mix with Maple Flavored Icing

Trader Joe's Sticky Pumpkin Cake with Hard Sauce

Trader Joe’s Sticky Pumpkin Cake with Hard Sauce

Trader Joe's Umami Stir-in Paste & Condiment

Trader Joe’s Umami Stir-in Paste & Condiment

Trader Joe's Ginger Stir-in Paste

Trader Joe’s Ginger Stir-in Paste

Trader Joe's Organic Apple Mango Fruit Sauce Crushers

Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Mango Fruit Sauce Crushers

Trader Joe's Vegan Spread & Dressing

Trader Joe’s Vegan Spread & Dressing

Mmmm…making umami Oreo cookies. (Spotted by Margaret, Rachel C, and Chris B at Trader Joe’s.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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6 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES (TRADER JOE’S EDITION) – 9/27/2016

  1. I just tried the quasar bar and I am so sorry I didnt buy more. It was really good! I liked the dark chocolate. The nougat was really airy, and not heavy like in a Milky way, it was more like a 3 Musketeers nougat. And just the right amount of caramel. Very yummy!

  2. I purchased the Ginger Stir-in-Paste, but have not tried. I was disappointed reading, on container, once opened you need to use within 28 days. Today I opened and measured out teaspoons of the paste and placed on a wax paper covered tray and placed in freezer. When it freezes, I will cut small squares, of the same wax papering tray, and wrap each teaspoon of ginger individually, then store in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Now the shelf life extends itself until all used or at least much longer than 28 days. This was extremely easy and took very little time, due to the small amount of oil in the ginger; I squeezed into measuring teaspoon and when tilted, it slid easily onto the wax paper. Hope this tip will help others interested in purchasing your product.

  3. That Umami paste is the most nasty stuff ever. It’s like take a bunch of ingredients, some of which do not belong together, and stick them in a tube. Got some nasty seafood? Check. Two kinds of vinegar? Check. Tomatoes? Check. Black olives? Check. Mushrooms? Check. Lemon juice? Check. Then we’ll top it off with some Parmesan Cheese.

    Some of the ingredients I like, but not all mashed together like this.

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