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Trader Joe's Just Brought Back This Beloved Cheese Item

Enjoy this holiday favorite for only $5.99!

The holidays are known for piping hot chocolate, seasonal cookies straight from the oven, and other comforting foods like soups to combat the cold weather. One winter favorite that pairs particularly well with blankets, a hot fire, and soft bread is now back at Trader Joe's.

Made with a blend of artisanal cheeses from Switzerland, Trader Joe's beloved 14-ounce boxes of fondue are back on store shelves at the grocery chain, according to a post by Instagramer @TraderJoesList. The melty and cheesy delight is $5.99, and even better than the price is how long it takes to heat up in the microwave—only 2 minutes. (While this product is now available, others aren't—here are the 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply.)


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For a fancier dining experience, the box recommends upgrading to a fondue dish rubbed with garlic. After bringing your dish to a boil, you can spice things up with pepper, nutmeg, and/or more garlic. Finally, place the pot on a chafing dish (if you have one), so it stays slightly bubbly while you enjoy your cheese with fresh bread or vegetables.

Fans of the melty cheese dish commented on the Instagram post with more favorite ways to enjoy the meal. "I add some garlic and use carrots, cauliflower, and bread for dipping!" one said. "I love dipping any bread into it, but my favorite thing is actually onion hamburger buns sliced into strips," another added.

According to the nutritional information, 1/4 cup of the fondue has 135 calories, 9 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs, 9 grams of fat, 370 milligrams of sodium, and no fiber or sugar. Opting for veggies is a great way to keep your diet on track so you can enjoy all of the special holiday dishes the season has to offer.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda