Trader Joe's Releases Stuffing-Flavored Popcorn Before Thanksgiving

TJ's newest seasonal popcorn flavor mixes buttery popcorn with autumn-forward spices like sage, celery seed, thyme, parsley, and black pepper for a delicious fall snack. Extra umami comes from onion powder, molasses powder, and yeast.

Pricing may vary by region or "fluctuating market prices, federal laws, currency rates, drought, bandits, traffic jams, filibusters, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers" (Trader Joe's website).

A five-ounce bag costs $2.99 before tax. In a bacon-laced popcorn ball recipe, it could work better than in a marshmallowy popcorn ball. TJ's suggests adding dried cranberries and candied pecans.

Thanksgiving-seasoned kettle chips were Trader Joe's first stuffing-flavored snack. The chips' ingredients list isn't as extensive as the popcorn's, although they may use the same spice.

The announcement post from Trader Joe's Obsessed, a prominent Instagram monitor, received mixed reviews.

Some readers are eagerly expecting the reintroduction of stuffed chips or thinking the popcorn would be delicious if it's comparable. Some weeks ago, a commenter tried the popcorn and said "it was amazing."

However, one critic said the popcorn was "NOT for [their] taste buds!!!" Those who don't like stuffing-seasoning wait for maple and white truffle popcorn (or miss Trader Joe's candy corn-flavored popcorn).

On October 23, Trader Joe's outlets are expected to sell the popcorn. If you can't wait, TJ's may have a bottle of their "everything but the leftovers" flavor, which is like the chips and popcorn seasoning but with rosemary.