What’s New at Trader Joe’s in February? Thai Peanut Satay Sauce, Snickerdoodle Cookies and More

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what's new at trader joe's february 2024: thai peanut satay sauce
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Love is in the air at Trader Joe's, thanks to all the new crowd-pleasing appetizers, heat-and-eat mains, unique snacks and indulgent desserts that are gracing its shelves this month. Here, you'll find 13 of our favorites to shop in February, from creamy Thai peanut satay sauce to cinnamony snickerdoodle cookies. You should probably fetch your roomiest tote bag now.

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1. Black Garlic Cream Cheese Spread

There's no limit to how you can use this tangy spread, dappled with flecks of umami-rich, subtly sweet fermented black garlic. Smear it on a bagel, use it to stuff blistered shishito peppers, stir it into mashed potatoes or serve it with an array of crudités.

2. Thai Peanut Satay Sauce

Bring average chicken skewers (or grilled shrimp, roast pork or chewy noodles) to life with this sauce that stars coconut milk, red curry paste, lemongrass and peanuts. Pro tip: Thin it out with a few dashes of rice vinegar to make a flavor-packed salad dressing in no time.

3. Jalapeño & Cream Cheese Crispy Wontons

Jalapeño poppers are creamy, spicy, tangy and cheesy...but they're lacking in the crunch department. Enter this ingenious spin on the appetizer, which wraps all the essentials in fried wonton skins. Hot tip: Serve them with a bowl of sweet chili sauce for dipping.

4. Rosatella Pasta Sauce

All the tang of marinara meets the decadence of Alfredo in this kid-friendly pink sauce. It's brimming with Grana Padano cheese, along with tomato, onion and garlic purées, basil and oregano. Pass the Parm, please.

5. To the Power of Seven Red Organic Juice Beverage

This vibrant sipper is made with a mélange of organic produce for a uniquely sweet-tart, delightfully earthy flavor. It features strawberry and cranberry purées, hibiscus tea and a nutritious blend of beet, watermelon, elderberry and apple juices. Sip it solo or add it to your next smoothie.

6. Peanut Butter-Flavored Baking Chips

Sure, you can toss these nutty, creamy gems into any dessert or quick bread...or you can save yourself the work of baking and enjoy them atop ice cream, in trail mix or alongside pretzels and potato chips for a sweet-and-salty snack. The choice is yours.

7. Chocolatey Dipping Kit

Consider Valentine's Day dessert covered with this simple kit that your kids (and S.O.) will be eager to dig into. It features milk and dark chocolate melting wafers and two sprinkle packets. All you need to do is microwave the wafers until smooth and decide what to serve the dips with (we're partial to strawberries).

8. Snickerdoodle Cookies

Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside and encrusted in cinnamon-sugar—what's not to like? TJ's uses korintje cinnamon to turn the spiced notes of the cookies up a notch. Might we suggest using them for ice cream sandwiches?

9. Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Chocolate cheesecake studded with chocolate chips, atop a chocolate cookie crumb crust—sorry, were we drooling? They don't require a moment of baking, but rather a two-hour thaw at room temperature. How easy is that?

10. Mini Mochi Rice Nuggets

Behold: Your new go-to snack for 2024. Think of these as a teeny-tiny take on TJ's Mochi Rice Nuggets. They're just as salty, savory and, most importantly, crunchy, but scaled down for easier noshing. Snack on them as is, or use them to garnish runny eggs, noodles or casseroles. (You can also grind them for breading.)

11. Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste

Pure vanilla extract is a game-changer, but have you tried vanilla paste? It's a thick blend of vanilla beans, sugar syrup and vanilla extract that's beloved for its a supercharged flavor. For any baked goods where vanilla is the star (or coffees, milkshakes, yogurts and batters), use this pantry hero.

12. Calamansi & Mango Sorbet

Calamansi—a citrus fruit native to the Philippines—is seemingly everywhere this year. Paired with lush, juicy mango, it makes for a sweet-and-sour sorbet that you'll have a hard time putting down. Did we mention it's vegan?

13. Caramel Palmiers

Butter and sugar caramelize to perfection in the oven, but these cookies are glazed with even more caramel after baking for good measure. TJ's sourced these classic, elegant cookies from a century-old, family-owned French bakery, in case you need more convincing.

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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...