October 7th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Back for its annual, fall-season, limited-run is Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cream Cheese. After a fanfare-filled debut in 2010, this has become one of our Pumpkin Season staples. In this Pumpkin-Palooza edition of the Fearless Flyer, Pumpkin Cream Cheese is a standout that you won't want to miss.
Why? Glad you asked. Inside the tub is a blend of real pumpkin and an especially rich, tantalizingly tangy cream cheese, with a bit of brown sugar & cinnamon added to ramp up the "pumpkin pie" quotient. It's decidedly creamy, so it's easily spreadable, yet it still retains the rich, dense texture of good cream cheese. Like any cream cheese worthy of the mantle "schmear," our Pumpkin Cream Cheese is excellent on bagels, English muffins, or toast. It also makes an excellent dip for cookies (especially our Speculoos Cookies and Pumpkin Biscotti), a natural mate for pumpkin bread and an imaginative alternative to peanut butter on a sandwich or in celery ribs.
No need to imagine a great value with Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cream Cheese. We're selling each eight ounce tub for the everyday price of $2.99, throughout the season.