14 Trader Joe's Snacks You Should Always Have on Hand

No one does snacks quite like TJ's.

If you’ve ever ventured to Trader Joe’s just for a snack haul, you wouldn’t be the only one. In fact, it’s commonly known that Trader Joe’s snacks are superior to pretty much any other selection at a typical supermarket. Thanks to innovative products, unbeatable prices, and a wide variety of options, TJ's has always been considered the mecca of snacks. Think about it: How many times have you gone into Trader Joe’s with the intention of sticking to your shopping list, only to find yourself with a whole bag of irresistible goodies? We get it—we’ve been there.

With such a wide selection of snack options, it can be overwhelming to decide what to try next. That’s why we put together a list of our favorite munchies, from crispy, salty chips, to sweet and delicious desserts (and some that have a little of both!)

Sweet Plantain Chips

There are so many ways to enjoy plantains, but nothing beats a thin and crispy chip. This sweet and salty snack is ideal for dipping into guacamole or salsa, but these Sweet Plantain Chips are also delicious all on their own.  

Crunchy Curls

Believe it or not, these delectable little Crunchy Curls snacks are made with lentil flour and potato starch, so you can feel good enjoying them by the handful. And they’re certainly a fan favorite since they’ve been stocked at TJ's since 2008!

Soft & Juicy Mango

If you’re not perusing the dried fruits and nuts section on every TJ's run, what on earth are you doing? These dried Soft & Juicy Mango slices are delicate but full of sweetness, which must be why everyone goes crazy for them.  

Slightly Coated Dark Chocolate Almonds

Trader Joe’s has a wide variety of chocolate-covered nuts, but these Slightly Coated Dark Chocolate Almonds are perhaps No. 1. These beautiful dry-roasted California almonds are dusted with the perfect ratio of cocoa powder and sea salt, making for an incredible mid-day snack.

Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

I think everyone remembers where they were when they first tried these Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips. Because they’re rolled up, every chip has the ultimate level of crunch—genius move, TJ's!

Mini Banana Bread Biscotti

Everyone loves banana bread, but Mini Banana Bread Biscotti? We’re going to need 10 boxes. Whether you’re enjoying them as a little nibble with a cup of coffee, or sharing with your kids as an after-school treat, you shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t last a day in your pantry.

Freeze Dried Strawberries

Freeze-dried fruit is a great snack, and can also be added to things like cereal, yogurt, and oatmeal. If your tastebuds prefer a sweet and tangy little treat, you’re going to want to grab a bag or two of these delightful Freeze Dried Strawberries.

Dark Chocolate Bamba Snacks

When Bamba Snacks first hit the shelves at Trader Joe’s, shoppers were franticly filling their carts with multiple bags. And now, there’s a new Bamba in town and they’re covered in dark chocolate. These airy peanut butter snacks dipped in rich chocolate—AKA Dark Chocolate Bamba Snacks—are truly what dreams are made of.

Organic Cacio e Pepe Puffs

These Organic Cacio e Pepe Puffs can be categorized as an elevated and sophisticated version of Pirate’s Booty. They’re fun, and flavorful, and pair very nicely with a chilled glass of white wine.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Here’s another great sweet treat for chocolate and peanut butter lovers. These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are irresistible for many reasons, and at $4.49 per container? Well, you just can’t beat that! Pro tip: Pop a few of these cups in the freezer and enjoy them with a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Fig & Olive Crisps

There’s a reason why these Fig & Olive Crisps have been around for so long, and it’s because they’re absolutely divine. Whether you’re enjoying them with your favorite soft cheese or dipping them into a yogurt dip, these delicate yet flavorful chips will always be a pantry staple.  

PB & J Snack Duo

We’ll try any snack that resembles a Dunkaroo because we live for nostalgia. It doesn’t matter if you’re 4 years old or 44, there’s just something so fun (and delicious) about dipping a crispy peanut butter wafer into a jammy, raspberry fruit dip.

Belgian Butter Waffle Cookies

What do you get when you combine a waffle cone and a shortbread cookie? A Belgian Butter Waffle Cookie, of course! For such a simple sweet treat, these buttery, crispy cookies are so versatile. Add them to an ice cream sundae, or enjoy them with some afternoon tea. Just beware because they’re hard to put down.

Chips in a Pickle

It wouldn’t be a Trader Joe’s snack if it weren’t pickled flavor, right? They’re tangy, they’re crunchy, and they’re going to be devoured in just minutes! If you’re a big fan of all things pickle, make sure to grab a bag or two of Chips in a Pickle on your next TJ’s haul.

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