The Simplified Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer: Christmas 2023 Edition

Last Updated on December 22, 2023

The Simplified Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer

Trader Joe’s — which is Aldi’s cousin — publishes a thorough and entertaining Fearless Flyer around holidays such as Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, and at other times of year, including in the summerlate summer, the back-to-school season, and fall.

But the Fearless Flyer can be a long read. What if all you want is a simple list of TJ’s upcoming products? We can help with that. Keep in mind that many of these are limited-time products, either during the season or while supplies last.

This is the Christmas 2023 version of the Fearless Flyer.

Holiday Decor and Home Goods:

  • 22” Pine Cone Wreath, $11.99. Made with fir boughs and pinecones.
  • Trader Joe’s Crackling Red Fruits in the Forest Scented Candle, $9.99 for an 11.28-ounce soy-based candle. Features notes of pomegranate, plum, raspberry, and cedar.
  • Seasonal flowers and plants, see prices in store. Choices may include poinsettias,
    Amaryllis, garlands, roses, and more. Read our post about Trader Joe’s houseplants here.


  • Trader Joe’s Organic Pitted Medjool Dates, $6.49 for 12 oz.
  • Holiday Vegetable Hash, $4.99 for 18 oz. Sold refrigerated. Contains diced butternut squash, sweet potato, red onion, celery, parsley, sage, and rosemary. Good for roasting, sautéing, or using as a mirepoix.
  • Josie’s Mandarins, $3.49 for a 32-oz. bag.

Brunch / Appetizers:

  • Trader Joe’s Organic Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Icing, $4.99 for 17.5 oz. Contains five rolls and an icing packet in a refrigerated tube.
  • Trader Joe’s Mini Quiche Duo, $4.79 for 8.9 oz. Features six Mushroom & Swiss Cheese Mini Quiches and six smoky and lightly jammy Uncured Bacon & Sweet Onion Mini Quiches. Sold frozen.
  • Trader Joe’s Shrimp Pouches of Many Colors, $4.29 for 8.46 oz. Sold frozen. Each colorful wrapper contains shrimp, ginger, onion, garlic, and sesame oil.
  • Trader Joe’s Sliced Prosciutto, $3.99 for 4 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Fried Olive Bites, $4.79 for 8 oz. Sold frozen. Features Castelvetrano olives and Kalamatas, pitted and finely chopped, then mixed and bound together, creating a kind of olive “dough,” according to Trader Joe’s, that envelops a mix of mascarpone, Roquefort, and cream cheeses. It’s all lightly battered, rolled in panko breadcrumbs, and fried.
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Chalkidiki Olives, $5.99 for 22.9 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Olive Fougasse, $3.49 for 12 oz. Stocked on the bakery rack. This bread features a crisp crust and light, airy interior with slices of Kalamata and black olives. Serve on its own or with butter or oil.
  • Trader Joe’s Jumbo Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives, $2.99 for 6.5 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Bacalhau Tartelettes, $4.99 for 9.3 oz. Sold frozen. Features a crust with a creamy filling made with bechamel, egg yolks, diced potato, salted cod, onion ,and garlic, with hints of nutmeg and piri piri chilis.


  • Trader Joe’s Dolce Creamy Gorgonzola Style Cheese, $4.99 for 8 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Italian Truffle Cheese, $13.99 per pound. Sold in random weight pieces of about 8 oz. each. A young cheese featuring concentrated truffle oil and black truffle pieces.
  • Trader Joe’s Figgy Cheddar, $10.99 per pound. Sold in random weight wedges. Features mild cheddar with mini–Spanish figs marinated in white wine, rum, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, nutmeg, and cloves.


  • Trader Joe’s Atlantic Salmon Fillets, $10.99 per pound, or $9.99 per pound in some regions. Sold refrigerated. Bake with Trader Joe’s Salmon Rub.
  • Trader Joe’s Uncured Bacon Wrapped Porchetta Pork Roast, $9.99 per pound. Each roast weighs about 2.5 pounds. Seasoned with garlic, sage, oregano, rosemary, and lemon.
  • Trader Joe’s Family Style Meat Lasagna, $6.99 for 2 pounds. Sold frozen. Read our review here.
  • Trader Joe’s Panoply of Organic Italian Pasta, $9.99 for 35.27 oz. Giftable box contains five individual bags, each containing a different bronze-die extruded shape: Striped Farfalline, Striped Papillon, Lemon Flavored Torchietti, Striped Fischietti, and Ortolana Creste di Gallo. Box includes suggested cook times for each noodle type.


  • Trader Joe’s Onion Confit Swirls, $2.49 for 2.64 oz. Stocked in the snack aisle. Onions are cooked with balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then rolled into a puff pastry along with some Emmental cheese.
  • Trader Joe’s Scalloped Cracker Trio, $3.99 for 16.4 oz. Flavored in three styles—garlic, rosemary, and spicy chili.
  • Trader Joe’s Step Up to the Snack Bar Mix, $5.99 for 12 oz. Includes honey mustard pretzel pieces, chili lemon corn sticks, honey roasted peanuts, and Trader Joe’s Cheddar Rocket Crackers.
  • Trader Joe’s Stepping It Up Spicy Snack Bar Mix, $5.99 for 11.5 oz. Includes sweet jalapeño pretzel pieces, spicy cheese corn sticks, spiced chile almonds, and crispy chile lemon corn nuggets.

Baking Supplies and Mixes:

  • Trader Joe’s Peppermint Flavored Baking Chips, $2.99 for 10 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Bun Inspired Pancake & Waffle Mix, $3.99 for 16 oz.


  • Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle, $9.99 for a 22.7-oz. tin. Features mini pretzels covered with milk chocolate and dark chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate; dark chocolate-covered caramel popcorn; dark chocolate-covered broken Joe-Joe’s cookies; milk chocolate gems with a red candy coating; and milk & dark chocolate mini peanut butter cups.
  • Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Stars, $4.99 for 16 oz. Features crunchy, star-shaped shortbread cookies covered in rich dark chocolate and sprinkled with tiny white non-pareils. Serve with ice cream or hot cocoa.
  • Trader Joe’s Gingerbread House Kit, $8.99 for 26.4 oz. Includes house pieces, candy, icing, and a sugar owl, deer, squirrel, and fox.
  • Trader Joe’s Pretzel Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce, $4.49 for 7.6 oz. Features soft, salty, pretzel pieces baked in a traditional egg custard and covered with salted caramel sauce. Heat the bread pudding in the microwave or oven, flip the cup over onto a plate, and the caramel bottom becomes the top and melts over the pudding. Sold frozen.
  • Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s, $3.99 for 16 oz. Like TJ’s original Chocolate Vanilla Creme Joe-Joe’s cookies, but the vanilla-creme filling includes crushed candy canes.
  • Trader Joe’s Apple Crumble Pie, $7.99 for 27.16 oz. Stocked among the baked goods.
  • Trader Joe’s Belgian Cookie Collections, $10.99 for 35.2 oz. European biscuit collection includes chocolate-enrobed cocoa cream wafers; chocolate-dipped shortbreads; and other crunchy, crumbly cookies drizzled or coated in Belgian chocolate. Each tin contains about 100 cookies.
  • Trader Joe’s Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream, $4.99 for 6.8 oz. Features chewy chocolate-flavored rice dough over chocolate ice cream. Read our review of other TJ’s mochi here.
  • Trader Joe’s Cranberry Butter Cookies, $2.99 for 4.93 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Cookie Mug Hangers, $2.99 for 5.47 oz. These gingerbread person-shaped, cinnamon-spiced cookies are designed to hang on the edge of a mug. Perfect for dipping in egg nog, coffee, milk, or tea. Aldi sells similar mug topper cookies at this time of year.
  • Trader Joe’s Mini Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, $4.49 for 9 oz. Each tub contains 16 biscotti. Lightly sweet, twice-baked cookies great for dipping in coffee or tea.
  • Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Ice Cream, $3.79 for 1 pint. Features premium ginger-spiced ice cream, bite-sized pieces of TJ’s Triple Ginger Snaps (the same ones you’ll find in the TJ’s cookie aisle), and a gingerbread swirl.
  • Trader Joe’s Pecan Pie, $8.99 for 24 oz. Stocked in the bakery section.
  • Trader Joe’s Astounding Multi-Flavor Joe-Joe’s, $7.99 for 21 oz. Chocolate-enrobed sandwich cookies in the following flavors: Double Chocolate, Peppermint, Peanut Butter, and Vanilla Ginger.
  • Trader Joe’s Astounding Multi-Flavor Mini Pretzels, $7.99 for 16 oz. Features candy-coated, bite-sized pretzels in several flavors: Coffee Candy, topped with a dark chocolatey drizzle; Peanut Butter Candy, topped with crumbled Joe-Joe’s and tiny, colorful, chocolate gems; Dark Chocolate, with bits of peppermint candy; and Milk Chocolate, dotted with a crunchy multi-colored nonpareils.
  • Trader Joe’s Vegan Gingerbread Loaf, $4.99 for 15 oz.


  • Trader Joe’s Taste Test of Caramels, $6.99 for 6.3 oz. Contains twelve square caramels covered in dark chocolate, including Double Espresso, Fig & Honey, Hot Chili, Maple, Caramel Mousse, Salted Torte, Gingerbread, Pear & Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Passion Fruit, Crème Brûlée, and Salted Lavender.
  • Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cremes, $3.99 for 7 oz. Features a sweet, creamy peppermint filling, a dark chocolate coating, and crushed candy cane on top.
  • Trader Joe’s Mini Peppermint Meringues, $2.99 for 4 oz. Featuring cane sugar, egg whites, and peppermint candy pieces.
  • Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Rondos with Caramelized Pecan Crunch or Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Rondos Sprinkled with Raspberry & Strawberry & Tart Cherry, $4.99 for 7.04 oz. A disc of chocolate with bits of dried fruit or candied nuts.
  • Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Tidings, $3.49 for 14 oz. Similar to Scandinavian Swimmers, these fruity gummy candies come in holiday shapes.
  • Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Collection, $7.99 for 8.11 oz. An assortment of 16 dark chocolates, with fillings including Key Lime Pie, Coconut Crumble, and Salted Caramel.


  • Trader Joe’s Something Spritzy, $1.99 for a 12-fluid-oz. can. Features grapefruit, cranberry, and orange juices from concentrate, with aromatic bitter flavors.
  • Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Bun-Flavored Non-Dairy Oat Creamer, $1.99 for 16 fluid oz. Sold refrigerated.
  • Trader Joe’s Chocolate Hazelnut Ground Coffee, $6.99 for 12 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Winter Wassail Punch, $4.99 for 64 fluid oz. A fruit punch featuring black currant, apple, cherry, and lemon juices; with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, and orange peel. Serve chilled, over ice, or warm in a mug with a cinnamon stick. Or serve mulled with red wine. Read our review here.
  • Trader Joe’s Egg Nog or Trader Joe’s Light Egg Nog, $2.99 for 32 oz. Sold refrigerated.


(Not available at all locations. Prices may vary by location.)

  • L’Éclat Blanc de Blancs or Rosé, $14.99 for 1.5L.
  • Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma Brut or Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma County Brut Rosé, $14.99 for 750mL.
  • Hark and Holly Glühwein, $6.99 for 1L.
  • Trader Joe’s Gran Reserva Maule Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 121, $12.99 for 750mL.
  • Trader Joe’s Cocoa Cream Liqueur or Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’s Cream Liqueur, $8.99 for 750mL.
  • Trader Joe’s Cocoa Cream Wine Cocktail or Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’s Wine Cocktail, $7.99 for 750mL.
  • Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale, $5.99 for 750mL.

Personal Care:

  • Trader Joe’s Shimmering Candy Cane Body Butter, $5.99 for 8 oz.
  • Trader Joe’s Gummy Bear Flavored Lip Duo, $6.99. Includes one tube of Lip Balm Butter and one pot of Overnight Lip Mask.
  • Trader Joe’s Body Butter Trio, $7.99 for 9 oz. Scents include Lavender Santal, White Gardenia, and Pineapple Bergamot.

Pet Products:

  • Trader Joe’s Happy Paw-lidays Peanut Butter & Vanilla Flavored Dog Treats, $1.99 for 3 oz.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. The Trader Joes Vintage Ale was pulled from the shelves by the store for “quality issues”. Any details?

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