The Best New Groceries to Hit Shelves This November (So Far)

published Nov 7, 2023
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Although I always say I’m ready for fall by the end of summer — because I’m sick of mosquito bites and sweating through my clothes — it’s still a little sad when the last warm day of the year comes and goes. 

In times like this, I look for comfort in a good book, an extra cozy blanket, and plenty of snacks. While summer has come and gone, I will never say no to an ice cream sandwich, which, coincidentally, is something new to look forward to on your next grocery visit. There’s also a chili crunch from beloved chili crisp brand Fly by Jing (if you’re feeling extra adventurous, maybe pair the two together?). If neither of those are of interest, maybe a holiday-themed vodka will lift your spirits. 

Here are five new items hitting grocery shelves I’m excited about — with more to come throughout the month.

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1. Milk Bar Gingerbread Latte Ice Cream

The combination of coffee with the warming spices of gingerbread and the creaminess of milk is hard to beat during the holidays. Milk Bar takes this coffee house favorite and churns it into ice cream with swirls of icing and crunchy cinnamon cookies. The result is a texturally exciting dessert that strikes the right balance between bitter coffee and sweet, spicy cookies. A scoop of this would be the perfect holiday twist to an affogato. 

Buy: Milk Bar Gingerbread Latte Ice Cream, $6.99 for 14 ounces at Kroger; also available at Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, Costco, Sprouts, and more

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2. Trolli Sour Electric Crawlers

Halloween is over, but candy fanatics can still get excited about Trolli’s latest sour candy. These gummy worms come in three unique new flavors: dragon fruit mango, strawberry watermelon, and blueberry lemonade. They’re not abrasively sour and the tropical flavors of mango and dragon fruit are especially fragrant. The texture of these candies are ideal for a gummy — pleasantly bouncy.
Find it in stores: Trolli Sour Electric Crawlers, $1.99 for 4.25 ounces at 7-Eleven

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3. Ruby x BjornQorn Tangy + Salty Hibiscus Popcorn

I’m not exaggerating when I say you’ll want to buy multiple bags of this popcorn at a time. The combination of tangy hibiscus with savory nutritional yeast may sound perplexing, but the result is a perfectly balanced snack that’s delicious by the handful. The naturally red hue also makes this bag of popcorn a particularly festive treat. I hope this becomes a permanent addition to BjornQorn’s line-up.

Find it in stores: Ruby x BjornQorn Tangy + Salty Hibiscus Popcorn, $5.29 for 3 ounces at Whole Foods

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4. Jeni’s Frozen Dessert Sandwiches

For the first time ever, beloved craft ice cream purveyor Jeni’s is rolling out ice cream sandwiches. The new sandwiches come in three flavors: mint chocolate truffle, triple berry tart, and key lime pie. The two former arrive with chocolate cookies, while the latter has a buttery, graham cracker base. Of the three, the key lime pie is my favorite — the perfect balance of sweet and surprisingly tart. If you’re more interested in chocolate, though, the other two are satisfyingly chocolaty without being too rich, thanks to the refreshing mint or zippy berry ice creams. 

Find it in stores: Jeni’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, starting at $7.99 for 3 sandwiches at Whole Foods

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5. Fly By Jing Chengdu Crunch

Fly By Jing, the popular chili crisp brand, is back again with a new, spicy iteration. Chengdu Crunch, which is named after founder Jing Gao’s hometown of Chengdu, contains a lot more texture than the original FBJ chili oil, thanks to the inclusion of pepitas, sunflower seeds, yellow split peas, and fava beans. Sichuan peppercorn still makes an appearance, ensuring the flavorful chili crisp has tongue-tingling heat amongst all the crunch.

Buy: Fly By Jing Chengdu Crunch, $17 for 6 ounces at Fly By Jing

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6. Smirnoff Red, White, & Merry Vodka

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to go full-on for the holidays. Such is the case for Smirnoff with its new limited-edition bottle of “Red, White, & Merry,” a vodka flavored with orange, cranberry, and ginger. It reminds me of panettone in the best way and would be the perfect base for a boozy holiday punch or ginger-kissed Cosmo. 

Buy: Smirnoff Red, White & Merry Vodka, $12.64 for a 750 ml at Drizly

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7. Clevr Blends London Fog SuperLatte

I know people aren’t over pumpkin spice lattes yet and that’s perfectly fine. But because I’m more of a tea drinker, I like to opt for something cozy in the fall — like London fogs. This new London fog blend from Clevr is easy to prepare: Simply add hot water. Like a classic London fog, the flavor of bergamot and vanilla shines through the backdrop of black tea. This version is a little bit more complex, thanks to the coconut creamer, which gives it a unique nuttiness. There’s also reishi and ashwagandha, if you’re looking for an adaptogenic afternoon pick-me-up that can supposedly help with the stress of the holidays. 

Buy: Clevr Blends London Fog Super Latte, $28 for a 12 ounces at Clevr Blends

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8. Siete Grain Free Mini Buñuelos

Cinnamon sugar tastes like the holidays, and these limited-time mini buñuelos pack that and more. The texture of these grain-free treats, made with cassava flour as opposed to a traditional wheat flour-based dough, are light and crispy, like a flattened churro. A touch of pumpkin powder adds a welcomed warmth, and coconut sugar provides a sweetness that isn’t cloying. They are perfectly delicious on their own, but also make a stellar pairing dunked into hot chocolate or crumbled over vanilla ice cream

Buy: Siete Grain Free Mini Buñuelos, $5.29 for 5 ounces at Thrive Market

Spot any new groceries in stores this month? Tell us about it in the comments below.