Nina’s Top 5 Trader Joe’s Finds- A Guide to Snacking


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Nina Ortiz, Reporter

Trader Joe’s is one of the most popular grocery stores, providing endless options for every type of customer. They continue to release the most delicious and unique snacks for every season and many holidays as well. Although some items can be pricey, the majority of the best snacks are affordable and high quality. 

If you’re looking for new snacks to add to your next grocery list, here are my top five can’t-miss Trader Joe’s snacks. 

  • Chilli & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

These zesty tortilla chips create a mouth-watering experience you won’t want to miss. Similar to Takis (a popular spicy chip), these rolled tortilla chips are ridiculously delicious and bursting with flavor. Selling for $2.50, this inexpensive snack is perfect to munch on and can accompany your favorite sandwich. 

  • Scandinavian Swimmers 

Scandinavian Swimmers may appear as your average, everyday gummy snack, but these sweet treats will become your favorite choice of candy for every movie. Selling for $2.99 a bag, this candy is a yummy choice for any customer with a sweet tooth. The unique shapes and colors are intriguing enough to catch the attention of every Trader Joe’s customer. The flavor is not only distinct, but the texture is perfectly chewy, making each bite feel like its own unique experience. 

  • Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These peanut butter-filled milk chocolate cups are simply to die for. Selling for $3.99 a box, the satisfying chocolates just melt in your mouth. The proportions compliment one other perfectly, with just the right amount of creamy peanut butter and sweet chocolate. These peanut butter cups are the best chocolate treat you will ever try. That’s a snack fact.

  • Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream 

Selling for $4.49, this ice cream flavor is perfect for cuddling up in a warm blanket watching your favorite movie. The caramel and gingerbread flavor with waffle bits will satisfy your sweet tooth and become your new treasured craving. Indulging in this scrumptious dessert, will make you wonder why you never tried it sooner. This is something you won’t be able to find at an ice cream shop, making Trader Joe’s even more valuable to dessert lovers.

  • Popcorn with Herbs and Spices   

This savory popcorn is the best everyday snack to pack in lunches for any friend or family member. Its simple flavor is not too overbearing, so you won’t get sick of it very easily. It’s that classically addictive snack you can’t put down. For $1.99 a bag, this is a deal you cannot pass up. 

These snacks just touch the surface of what Trader Joes has to offer. There are so many flavorful and shockingly-delicious snacks that can only be found at this grocery store. So next time you are looking to try something new, give Trader Joe’s a chance. Who knows, they might actually surprise you!