As the temperature starts rising and kids finish up the school year, Trader Joe’s prepares for what is arguably their most important season: Truffle Season.
Fall is solidly for pumpkin spice. Winter sees shelves inundated with chocolate peppermint products. But the summer months are all about truffles at Trader Joe’s. These wildly popular hunks of fungi were once reserved for the richest of the rich. Now, Trader Joe’s packs every product, from mayo to pasta, with black truffle during the months of June, July, and August. Here are some products you should pick up before it cools down and it’s all cinnamon and nutmeg all the time.
- Tomato Ketchup with Black Summer Truffle
The most elite Trader Joe’s truffle product of all time is the Tomato Ketchup with Black Summer Truffle. I buy multiple jars as soon as it hits shelves because I love it so much and don’t want to risk not having enough to last me until next year. It’s like doomsday prepping specifically for truffle ketchup. This condiment is savory, earthy, and a little bit sweet. It’s perfect on everything from fries to egg sandwiches. Since it rides the line between ketchup and artisanal savory jam, you could even add it to a fancy panini. Go buy this now!
- Truffle Aioli
If it’s not payday, but you’re craving TRUFF’s truffle mayo, this is a great lower-cost option. It’s creamy, flavorful, and adds a certain elegance to everything you slather it onto. Is it as good as TRUFF’s? Not exactly. But is it good enough? Absolutely.
- Truffle Flavored BBQ Sauce
We all know that BBQ sauce is the sauce of summer. Nothing encapsulates fun in the sun like this tomato-y sauce slathered all over juicy meats. If you want to feel like you’re BBQing with the Kennedys (or the Kardashians if that’s more your style), grab the Trader Joe’s Truffle Flavored BBQ Sauce. It will bring a whole new level of luxury to your grilling and you will feel like you’re part of one of America’s richest, most chic families.
- Truffle Pecorino
Trader Joe’s Truffle Pecorino brings the feeling of coastal Italy, the world-renowned Summer vacation destination, to your mouth. This hard, salty cheese is enhanced with the addition of earthy, luxurious truffles. Making a cacio e pepe with this cheese would give off the biggest Under the Tuscan Sun energy you can imagine.
- White Truffle Popcorn
If Smartfood Popcorn and the concept of opulence had a baby, it would be this White Truffle Popcorn. It’s salty, super savory, and perfect for snacking. Toss this into your picnic basket and head to the beach for a more extravagant experience.
- Fancy Cheese Crunchies
These taste like they were made by Chester Cheetah’s older, cooler European cousin. I already thought Cheetos were perfect, but they’re even better with the addition of truffle. This is snacking in style if I’ve ever seen it. Toss them in your cart to make your sad desk lunch into a fab desk lunch.