Trader Joe's is constantly cooking up new creations behind the scenes. As we're enjoying new product launches — I'm looking at you, Oat Milk Ice Cream — the grocery chain is still brainstorming about what treats it can share with customers months down the road. That's why super foodies turn to the Inside Trader Joe's podcast for the early dish. On the latest episode, listeners learned there are a few decadent drinks set to hit shelves later this year, including (drumroll, please) . . . cookie. Butter. Beer. Check out a breakdown of the new beers, ahead.
Cookie Butter Beer
Cookie Butter is a staple spread from Trader Joe's, but truth be told, I've never considered drinking it before. (OK, maybe I've thought about melting it down and sipping straight from the jar, but never in beer form!) Although it hasn't been on my mind, product developers are certainly giving this innovation a lot of thought.
"Trader Joe's is cookie butter headquarters, so we couldn't have an OK Cookie Butter Beer. It had to taste just as good as what's in the jar," Trader Joe's Product Developer Catherine Rhodes said on the podcast, describing it as an "after-dinner dessert beer." Oh, and did I mention it's 9.5-percent ABV?
Toasty Cookie Spice Cider
Get ready to feel warm and cosy from the inside out with this cider made of 100-percent fermented apple juice and toasty spices like clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Coffee Peanut Butter Cup Porter
This decadent drink made with peanut butter powder and chocolate should be appearing in stores around Halloween time. That way, you can have a treat of your own when the kids are digging through their candy stashes.
Ginger Beard Spiced Stout
We're still waiting on more info about the Ginger Beard Spiced Stout, but we do know it was inspired by last year's Howling Gourd Pumpkin Ale — which will also be returning this fall.