What’s New at Trader Joe’s in June? Truffle Aioli, Dill Pickle Falafel and More
Ah, summer at Trader Joe’s. We simply can’t *wait* to fill our carts with all the cookout-ready condiments, creative snacks, quick dinners and seasonal desserts our grocery store boo dreamed up for us. Here’s what’s new at Trader Joe’s in June, from truffle-infused BBQ sauce to the cutest dill pickle-flavored mini falafel you ever did see.
2. Truffle-Flavored BBQ Sauce
We see a grilled pulled pork pizza in your future, and it's slathered in this sweet-and-savory sauce. It starts with a classic tomato-vinegar base, which is zhuzhed up with bits of umami-laced black truffle. Pour it on ribs, hot dogs, burgers, grilled veggies—just about anything, really.
3. Dill Pickle Mini Falafel
Chickpeas and dill pickles may seem like an unlikely pairing—until you taste one of these, that is. Not only are there pickle bits in the falafel, but the falafel mix is also hydrated with pickle brine to drive the mouth-puckering flavor home. Dip 'em in TJ's dill pickle hummus if you dare.
5. Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette
Whether they're used in a salad, grilled cheese or cocktail, strawberry and basil are a timeless pairing. Here, strawberry purée and juice unite with fragrant basil, zingy white balsamic vinegar and lemon juice to create a decidedly summery dressing for the books.
7. Seasoning In A Pickle Seasoning Blend
This one goes out to all of you who ask, "do you want your pickle?" before your friend has even started eating. Sprinkle the dill pickle dust over popcorn, baked potatoes, scrambled eggs or hamburger patties, or mix a few generous spoonfuls of it into sour cream to create a lightning-fast dip.
10. Peanut Butter Caramel-Coated Popcorn
Warning: Once you give this candy store-caliber snack a taste, no movie marathon will feel complete without it. Picture puffy, light-as-air mushroom kernel popcorn enrobed in a layer of sweet syrup, and finally, a coating of salty peanut butter, because balance.
12. Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
'Tis the season for fruit desserts. You could fuss over a homemade cherry pie...or you could head to TJ's freezer section and snag one of these crowd-pleasers while you still can. (Bonus points for shaving white chocolate curls on top of the cheesecake before serving it.)