Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bisque is the result of the retailer’s product developer’s six-month-long search for the sublime in the soup section. Working hand in hand with their supplier, TJ’s tasted and re-tasted a number of iterations, and when they hit on this one, the answer was “Yes!”
Unlike Trader Joe’s previous Pumpkin Soup, this Bisque is thick and rich and creamy and exceptionally flavorful. It’s made with pumpkin purée, heavy cream, some honey for sweetness, and spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. The not-so-secret ingredient (it’s on the label after all) that pulls all the flavors together is tahini. The savory nuttiness of sesame gives the soup an unexpected depth.
The Pumpkin Bisque will be in stores for a limited time, during Pumpkin Season. When it’s gone, there definitely won’t be any more until next year, so if soup is your thing, and Pumpkin is your season, grab a jar (or two or three). The 25-ounce jar is just $3.99.