Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Review

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cheesecake

When we first encountered the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cheesecake, we almost walked right by it. The box certainly isn’t designed to be eye-catching, so if we wouldn’t have stopped for a closer look, we might have never known what was inside it. We’re glad we didn’t pass it by, because inside this box is a delectable treat that we really enjoyed.

The nondescript brown box doesn’t contain cooking instructions, since you won’t have to cook this at all, but it does contain the friendly-sounding “thawing suggestions.”

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cheesecake

As you can see from our package scan, this thing takes quite a bit of time to prepare, but it’s almost an entirely passive process — you pretty much just take it out of the freezer and let it sit for a really long time. That wait might seem unbearable, but we can say with confidence that patience pays off here. This is a treat worth waiting for.

When all that thawing is done, you’ll have a round disc of sweet pumpkin cream goodness.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cheesecake

First off, we want to talk about the crust. This is a crumbly honey wheat crust, and it has a really good texture with just a tiny hint of sweetness. Think of it as a crumbly throne upon which the pumpkin cream sits like the king it is.

Sure, we’re exaggerating a little bit, but we really love this pumpkin cream. It has a smooth, doughy consistency that sort of melts away in your mouth. It also has a sweet pumpkin flavor that we really love. It has just a hint of spices to really accentuate that true fall holiday flavor.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you want, you can top this with whipped cream, though we really don’t think it needs any. It’s great even without any dressing up.

This is certainly not designed to be eaten solo, so call your friends and family members over and host a feast. One box contains seven servings, which we think is a little bit awkward. It’s easy to cut this into eight pieces without having to think too hard about it, so why not just consider 1/8 of a box a serving?

If you somehow figure out how to cut this into sevenths, a serving will run you about 400 calories. That’s a high price to pay for a slice of dessert, but if you ask us, it’s totally worth it. Just try to not overdo it.

The Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cheesecake is a wonderful autumn-themed dessert. So if you’re wandering the freezer aisle at Trader Joe’s and you happen to spot an inconspicuous brown box, you might want to give it a closer look. There could be an incredible cheesecake inside!

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s pre-made cheesecake, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cheesecake
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5 months ago

I don’t agree with your review. The filling does taste like pumpkin and is pumpkin enough. Where it falls short is the spices. The crust is too thick in proportion to the filling and also should be sliced with ginger or cinnamon. I would pass on buying again.

Guy Sarapo
Guy Sarapo
5 months ago
Reply to  Toni

I bought one today and am not at all happy with it. Probably throw the rest away. Sad!

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