Trader Joe's Just Brought Back This Beloved Maple-Flavored Snack

Trader Joe's is well known for many things, but one of its biggest claims to fame is its seasonal or short-term items. In spring of 2021 alone, Buzzfeed reported 37 new items, from Thai Style Green Chili Sauce, to Portuguese Custard Tarts, to even small-batch vodka priced at only $9.99. Suffice to say, they are no strangers to innovation. But to add all these items to shelves, other items must fall by the wayside, at least temporarily. 

Reader's Digest rounded up some items Trader Joe's won't sell anymore, despite petitions to bring some back, including Tofu Edamame Nuggets, Honey Butter Chips, Gingeroos, and Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites. Real Simple, similarly, rounded up products that they miss from the discontinued pile, including Matcha Joe-Joe's, Joe's Dark Coffee Squares, and Blue Cheese Mustard, though they note some items may just be "hibernating" and coming back when its seasonal again. To that end, Trader Joe's has announced the comeback of many a popular item, and this maple-flavored delight is no different.

Making maple-loving dreams come true

As many are tiring of pumpkin spice everything, they're turning to other forgotten fall flavors. As the Webstaurant Store Blog points out, maple, conjuring up sweet-smelling memories of freshly-stacked pancakes on a weekend morning, is one of those flavors. As early as 2018, Bustle compiled a list of maple-flavored goodies that folks would be lucky to add to their plates, including Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies and Crunchy Maple Ladders Cereal. And while neither of those are making a comeback this fall, their Maple Sea Salt Kettle Corn is!

@traderjoeslist posted the kettle corn's comeback on Instagram, exclaiming, "The most perfect seasonal snack is back! It's the perfect balance of sweet and salty, but is super addicting!" From the numerous positive comments, their fans seem to agree.

So for those needing a break from the pumpkin spice mania, you'll definitely want to get your hands on this other fall-flavored treat.