53 Trader Joe’s Snacks We Could Polish Off in One Sitting
Our staff picks their all-time favorites.
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Carol November 6, 2022
Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches. I used to work right near the “original” Trader Joe’s and have had one near me for more years than I can remember. It IS like Disneyland. Always something new to try and love. And I agree with whoever said the Maple Leaf sandwich cookies have to be on a top shelf (but problem is that mine hardly make it home as I open the box the second I get in the car!!!)
Susan February 13, 2021
I love the Indian vegetarian samosas from the freezer. Pair it with the mango chutney for a real treat. I also love their cheese blintzes.
Cookie February 28, 2020
TJ's dark chocolate covered marshmallows - keep them in the freezer for a great chewy melty satisfying two-bite dessert.
Elaine R. January 25, 2020
I am just so glad I actually live on top of Trader Joe's in Los Angeles. It was one of the main reasons I wanted to move to my building.
Beverlee A. January 24, 2020
Hey Jackson! I LOVE UNsalted TJ's Peanut Butter Pretzels...Not trash. Great for treating those of us on lower salt diets.
sherry L. January 24, 2020
Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette, Chevre Creamy fresh goat cheese. lettuce, cut up red pepper, carrots, celery and slice a fresh pear add cheese and dressing. The best the very best. Also love Homestyle Salsa Especial Medium. The best of any refrigerated Salsa
on the market.
on the market.
Penny L. December 28, 2019
The rosemary Marcona almonds are my favorite snack. I take bags with me when I visit friends in Europe and have my friends addicted too. My latest addiction is the dark chocolate peanut butter cups. And the brandy beans during the holidays. I buy boxes to have past the season.
Denise September 3, 2019
The Trader Joe's Lightly Sweetened Coconut Strips. I buy them every time i go. They are addictive........
Lisa June 30, 2019
My all time favorite TJs item is the pesto Gouda cheese. However, I can no longer find it. I check every single time I’m in a TJs, to no avail. :( other favorites are the organic corn chip dippers, white cheddar corn puffs, cinnamon schoolbook cookies, low salt almonds, ham and cheese tarte.
Emily L. June 29, 2019
I just discovered sweet corn burrata basil raviolis that I paired with my homemade spaghetti sauce and they totally knocked my socks off! You must try them & I think they're a great starting point for any number of ideas not just pasta flavors, peach salsa could extra yummy on them! Mmmm
Renee F. June 18, 2019
Halloumi cheese slices only available during summer grilling season which I buy five or six packages at a time and freeze for using after the season - this non-melting cooking cheese does not suffer from freezing; organic chocolate covered sunflower seeds with a naturally colored thin candy coating; both their ginger and green tea mints. Two serving precut watermelon chunks tend not to be cost effective in other stores but well priced at TJ and get packed in my plane and train food cooler.
Emily L. June 29, 2019
I looked for their chocolate covered sunflower seeds 2 weeks ago & I was told they don't carry them anymore! That was so sad! I'm in San Diego if anyone knows one that still carries them 😉
Beverlee A. June 16, 2019
I started shopping TJ's at their first store in Monrovia, CA...in several California cities, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Laramie, Wyoming, and now in The Woodlands, Texas. Trader Joe's is my Disneyland. When we moved to Texas, I told the RE Agent, get us near a Trader Joe's. It's less than a mile away. TJ's has been a part of my life for nearly as long as they've been open. I plan my meals around what I can get there, so I rarely shop anywhere else.
Toddie June 2, 2019
The precooked lentils with the bruschetta sauce mixed in. With or without the cheese sprinkled on. Great quick lunch or snack. I know it is more cost efficient to make my own but the convenience is sometimes worth it.
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