What’s New at Trader Joe’s in July? Green Tea and Yuzu Spread, Panzerotti Pizza Bites and More

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what's new at trader joe's july 2024: green tea yuzu spread
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My favorite thing about my grocery store boo, Trader Joe? His shelves are always generously stocked with crowd-pleasing appetizers, heat-and-eat mains, surprising snacks and drool-worthy desserts that never disappoint. Here, you'll find 12 of my new favorites to shop this July, from savory pizza bites to limited-time bubble waffles. Meet you at the car in five?

11 Trader Joe’s Items Our Food Editors Always Have on Hand

1. Green Tea and Yuzu Spread

Yuzu is having its moment in the sun this year, and TJ's isn't letting it go to waste. In case you've never had it, yuzu is a citrus fruit that tastes like a Mandarin-grapefruit hybrid. It's a dreamy, envigorating match for earthy, grassy green tea.

2. Crispy Jalapeño Pieces

Onions? Expected. No one will see these paper-thin, lightly battered, shatteringly crisp jalapeños coming. Sprinkle them on mac and cheese, hot dogs, burgers, steaks, scrambled eggs or even green bean casserole.

3. Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

Picky kids (and nostalgic adults), rejoice. This extra-creamy pasta only takes about ten minutes to cook and season to perfection. Give it a tangy twist by stirring in a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt, or make it spicy with a drizzle of sriracha.

4. Tropical Green Tea Instant Boba Kit

If you're already a fan of the O.G. Instant Boba, you *need* to try this fruity riff before it disappears. The kit includes four pouches of vegan, gluten-free tapioca pearls swimming in passion fruit-mango green tea syrup, plus four jumbo straws to help you sip them up.

5. Green Olive Flats Italian Lingue Crackers

Named for their flat, tongue-like shape, these lingue crackers are begging for a spot on your next charcuterie board. Bits of green olive in the dough impart punchy, briny splendor to every bite, making the snack a seamless pairing for cheeses like Brie and asiago.

6. Bubble Waffles

Also known as gai daan zai in Cantonese, bubble waffles have been a popular street food and cafe snack since the '50s. The treat is very vanilla-forward, and boasts a fluffy-yet-chewy texture and a sweet-and-savory flavor profile. Heat them in the air fryer, toaster oven or microwave, then top them to your heart's content.

7. Peanut Butter with Honey

Made with nothing but dry-roasted peanuts, organic honey and sea salt, this is one pantry staple you'll always want within reach. Its texture is smack-dab in the middle between creamy and crunchy, and it's just floral and sweet enough to make even the most basic PB&J that much more interesting.

8. Steamed Vegetable Soup Dumplings

TJ's is beloved for its chicken and pork soup dumplings, but these plant-based dim sum allow vegans to get in on the dish, too. They're brimming with jackfruit, carrot, cabbage, spinach and ginger, plus a fragrant broth made with agar-agar instead of gelatin.

9. Spinach & Ricotta Raviolini

If your ideal filling-to-pasta ratio is 50/50, you're in luck. These teeny-tiny raviolini are brimming with garlicky, béchamel-drenched spinach, ricotta and mozzarella. All they need is a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parm to be dinner-ready.

10. Panzerotti Pizza Bites

Pizza dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese is a combination that never gets old. Here, the tiny, half-moon pouches are quick-fried in vegetable oil until golden brown. Bake, air fry or microwave them, and they'll turn delightfully crisp all over again.

11. California Roll

Have a hankering for maki? TJ's has you covered with this roll, stuffed with cucumber, avocado and imitation crab made from Alaskan pollock. It comes with soy sauce, pickled ginger, a wasabi-style paste and chopsticks for a complete, on-the-go meal.

12. Peanut Butter Pillows

So delicate, so crispy, so irresistible. These flaky confections are crafted in small batches with lightly salted peanut butter, which you'll find in the center of the candy exterior. Good luck not devouring the entire bag in one sitting.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...