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Trader Joe's Does it Again

Have I ever found anything that I didn’t care for at Trader Joe’s?  Yes, yes I have.  I was not a fan of the Creamed Honey or the Flattened Bananas.  I think those are the only 2 things.  Great thing about Trader Joe’s is that if you buy something & you don’t like it, take it back & they will give you a store credit towards your next purchase.  Can’t argue with that.  Enough about not liking things – onto my new found love: Trader Joe’s Cranberry Apple Butter.


I found this on my last Trader Joe’s trip when I was picking up some of my favorite pumpkin butter.  I just knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed.  Guess what?  I was right!  This ranks right up there with my pumpkin butter, but Mr. Pumpkin will always be #1 in my heart.  ;) 

So, how did I use this new spread?  I eat a lot of sandwiches for lunch and have grown bored with my turkey/chicken, cheese, sriracha & spinach so I tried out a new combo – roast chicken, strawberry cream cheese, cranberry apple butter, sliced Honeycrisp apple and spinach on toasted Pamela’s Gluten-free Bread. 


What an awesome combination this turned out to be.  I love the crunch that the sliced apple added to the sandwich and the cranberry apple butter added a nice tart bite to it as well.  Great fall treat! 


Make sure to check out my newest Examiner articles:  Gluten-free Italian Cookbook, Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Glazed Carrots.


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4 comments to Trader Joe's Does it Again

  • MJ

    I bought multiple jars of the pumpkin butter based on your recommendation and am really enjoying it (second only to Williams Sonoma pumpkin pecan – but really they’re both excellent, just different). Also loved the superfruit spread you recommended – it goes best w/ almond butter. I recommend their low sugar organic apricot.

    At the same time, I picked up the cranberry apple but haven’t tried it yet – glad to hear it’s a success. I hadn’t thought sandwiches though – what a great thing to have around for Thanksgiving leftover 9or chicken or pork) sandwiches.

    • Kimberly

      Glad you liked the pumpkin butter! I am out! I need to hit TJ’s pronto! ;)

      Love the CA butter, too, but not as much. It is great on turkey sandwiches!

  • OMG! you REALLY didn't like the creamed honey?
    that is my FAVORITE, FAVORITE TJ's product. LOL
    i'm guessing you aren't too big of a honey fan?!?!
    cranberry apple butter sounds delish :)

    • Kimberly


      I have no idea why I didn’t like that. I like honey, so it is odd.

      I had the cranberry apple butter this AM w/ almond butter & cooked honeycrisp apple & cinnamon on my Nature’s Path Buckwheat waffles. YUM!!

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