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Trader Joe's Has A Ton Of New Summer Products, And I Am SO Excited To Try Them

Summer plans include: beach, barbecue, and trips to Trader Joe's.

Summertime means a lot of things: sunny days spent at the beach, cookouts under the late July sky, the smell of sunscreen mixed with salty air...and, of course, tons of new products at Trader Joe's. Here are a bunch of the best new items to look out for.

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1. Cooked Atlantic Octopus

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Fully cooked and tenderized, just heat up this octopus on the stove or grill and enjoy it in salads, pastas, paellas, and more.

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2. Chickpea Masala Salad

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Made with chickpeas, pickled carrots, cauliflower, onions, and plenty of masala spices, this vegan salad is a super-easy lunch or side dish.

3. Strawberry Shortcake Sandwich Cookies

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Strawberry season has commenced, and you should be taking advantage of it in every form...including cookies.

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4. Tomato Ketchup With Black Summer Truffle

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If you've been hoarding bottles of this truffle-flavored ketchup since last summer, you can finally relax: this fancy condiment is back.

5. Chili Lime Mayonnaise

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No one does condiments better than Trader Joe's. This chili lime mayonnaise is here to make your next summer cookout even better. Slather it on corn on the cob, sliders, fish tacos, and more.

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6. Salmon and Shrimp Kebabs

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Trader Joe's is seriously stepping up its seafood game, starting with these fresh shrimp and salmon kebabs. Toss 'em on the grill and call it dinner.

7. Tealicious Ginger Turmeric Cheddar Cheese

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Catch me in the cheese aisle stocking up on this tangy, bright, citrusy cheddar.

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8. Vegan Enchilada Casserole

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When you're in a pinch and need a quick dinner pronto, look no further. Oh, and it's totally meatless and dairy-free.

9. Pineapple Fruit Spread

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Transport yourself to Hawaii by way of the breakfast table.

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10. Peruvian Bay Scallops

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Keep a bag of these bay scallops in the freezer for a quick and easy meal perfect for summertime.

11. Strawberry and Vanilla Yogurt Pretzels

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If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love this slightly lightened up, yogurt-covered version.

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12. Pulled Jackfruit in Smoky BBQ Sauce

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Trader Joe's is once again making it easier (and more delicious) than ever to cut back on meat, thanks to this juicy, tangy barbecue jackfruit. Toss it into sliders, tacos, or in a rice bowl.

13. Dill Pickle Mustard

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This is sort of a big dill. See what I did there?

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14. Ube Tea Cookies

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These shortbread cookies have a secret: they get their bright purple color from ube, a type of purple yam from the Philippines.

15. Spinach and Cauliflower Lasagna

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Keep one of these veggie-packed frozen lasagnas on hand and you'll always have a quick dinner when the fridge is bare.

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16. Shrimp Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce

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I've been searching for these on Trader Joe's shelves for years, and I'm more than happy to let you know they're back! You'll want to double dip in this thick and creamy peanut sauce.

17. Crispy Jalapeño Pieces

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These crispy jalapeño pieces are exactly what your burrito bowls and salads have been missing.

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18. Southern Peach Crisp Ice Cream

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Tastes like summer in a pint. Pair this vanilla-based, fruit-packed ice cream with grilled peaches or cobbler.

19. Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle Mix

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If you didn't try this ube pancake and waffle mix when it debuted last year, it's finally back on shelves. Stock up while it lasts.

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20. Rosemary Sfogliette

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These thin and crispy Italian crackers pair perfectly with your summer cheese board.

21. Citrus Mousse Cakes

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How adorable are these lemon- and orange-shaped cakes? They're tangy and sweet and easily shareable.

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22. Chips in a Pickle

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We'll just call this season the summer of the pickle.

23. Jerk Chicken Burrito

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When you're hungry and you need lunch STAT, this jerk chicken burrito packed with coconut rice, kidney beans, and fruit salsa is there to save the day.

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24. Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

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You won't believe these rich, chocolatey dessert bars are dairy-free. Made with oat milk, they're a delicious summertime indulgence.

25. Spicy Dill Pickles

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Be warned: These pickles pack a serious punch.

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26. Impossible Burger Patties

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Now available in frozen family packs, these meatless patties are summer BBQ goals.

27. Green Goddess Gouda

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This gouda cheese is loaded with green herbs and zesty garlic, and you'll want it on every single cheese board.

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28. Salmon Burgers

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Snag a pack or two of these salmon burgers in the fresh seafood section for your next summer cookout.

29. Popcorn in a Pickle

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Pickle lovers, it's going to be a great summer.

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30. Bloody Mary Salsa

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Ready thy tortilla chips.

31. Tangy Turtles Tart and Sweet Gummy Candy

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They're sweet, sour, chewy, and everything you want in a gummy candy.

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32. Matcha Green Tea Japanese Noodles

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Soba gets an exciting twist, thanks to savory, umami-packed green tea. Pair these Japanese noodles with anything from tofu to smoked salmon.

33. Chicken & 4 Cheese Ravioli

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I could spend a whole lot of time browsing the refrigerated pasta aisle at Trader Joe's. This chicken- and cheese-stuffed ravioli is a welcome addition.

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34. Pulled Chicken in a Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce

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This is basically summer in a box. It's ready to eat and fully cooked. Just heat up the shredded chicken and toss it into buns with some slaw.

35. Shawarma Chicken Flatbread Wrap

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Mr. Trader Joe is here, once again, to make your lunch dreams come true. This flatbread wrap is loaded with shawarma chicken, veggies, and tangy tzatziki.

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36. Calrose Rice

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Did someone say burrito bowls?

37. Cajun Style Alfredo Sauce

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Pasta night just got a whole lot more interesting with the help of this spicy, creamy sauce that'll transport your taste buds right to New Orleans.

38. This Peach Walks Into A Bar

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Toss a few of these cereal bars into your beach bag.

39. Smoked Ghost Chiles

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How brave are you, really?

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