Starting this a few days early. TJ’s is teeming with cucurbitous seasonal products, some making encore appearances (pumpkin cereals, granola bars, pop-tarts, and the like), some debuting this year, like the autumnal jarred salsa, which contains apple and butternut squash. I bought a jar but have too many other partially-used condiment jars to open a new one just yet.
YEA products introduced in recent months, even with my low tolerance for chili heat, are muhammara and Green Dragon hot sauce. I bake fish weekly and have concocted a sauce to accompany it, from equal parts muhammara, mixed veg or carrot hummus, and TJ pineapple salsa, plus a squirt of GD sauce. I also use it as a crudite dip.
The Thomcord grapes arrived a month ago - last year they had a long season which I hope will repeat this year. The stalks of Brussels sprouts appeared the last week in September 2014 but I have not seen them yet this year.