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Trader Joe's Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

I can think of only three good reasons why food is acceptable in "mini" form. 
1) If you're a baby. Mini food is good for honing fine motor skills, and it's more proportional to their little mouths and stomachs. But babies often eat foods that are way too big for their faces anyway.
2) If you're dieting. Mini food justifies you eating multiple pieces without any remorse. Because why not. 
3) If it looks so darn cute. If you can make it look cute, people will buy it. Yes, even baby kale
As for me and these mini wontons,
1) I'm not a baby. I'm a grown woman.  2) The only diet I was ever on was the wedding diet (which is over because once you're married who cares. :P), and even then it was more like a see food diet. I see it. I eat it.  3) Okay so I fell victim to this. Mini wontons are cute in theory, but in reality they look meat-deprived and rather pitiful. 

Trader Joe's Ghost Pepper Potato Chips

I never watched Ghostbusters, so I'm so I'm not even going to try to throw in a reference. It would fall terribly flat. Not even going to throw in a Casper the Friendly Ghost reference either because I'm pretty sure it's been over two decades since I've seen that one. I'm a grandma y'all. 
And I should say, these have more likely than not exited the shelves at TJ's. Like a ghost. Darn seasonal products. 

Trader Joe's Fall Harvest Salsa, Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips, & Pumpkin Tortilla Chips

Prepare yourself for a massive snack post. So many snacks on the blog lately! 

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread Mix

Continuing the quest to review seasonal pumpkin products without having to ingest overly pumpkin spiced products that might make me gag! Somehow, cornbread passed the test. 

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps

I'm experiencing some déjà vu y'all. I mean didn't I review this product just last week or something? 

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

And Mantou Joe turns one! If my blog were a baby, it would be taking its first steps now and eating solid food. I'm a proud mama! Of this blog! And of my beautiful kitchen aid mixer named Choo Sarang! But not of any actual babies, okay? :P
It's October, which means it's my favorite month and the month of the great pumpkin assault. The Fearless Flyer landed in my mailbox. I was aghast to see 24 pages of mostly pumpkin products. For some people, it's Christmas two months early. For me, I prefer to stand about three feet away and poke it with a stick until I know it's safe to approach. 
Such is the case here. I haven't seen a moderately appealing new speculoos product in a while. I'm wondering why they didn't name this pumpkin pie spice speculoos, but everyone knows it IS speculoos.