As promised, it’s snack time. Trimming down my favorite from 543959 to 10 is going to be a challenge, but it’s one I’m up for.
If I could, I’d eat Trader Joe’s snacks all day. When Sara and I used to work together, we had the luxury of having Trader Joe’s only 10 minutes from the office. You can imagine how many lunch hours were spent there, scouting for desk snacks. Just sitting across from each other, pigging out on dark chocolate almonds and popcorn. Ah, the good ‘ol days.
Anyways, snacks. Here’s to the top 10 that made the cut:
#10: Veggie Chips Potato Snacks. Can’t go wrong with good ‘ol veggie chips. I’m weird and only eat the white and orange ones. Sorry, green ones.
#9: Kettle Corn. The perfect combo of sweet and salty. I usually prefer to pop my own popcorn, but this is too good to pass up.
#8: Soy Creamy Non-Dairy Mini Vanilla Sandwiches. They taste exactly like the real deal. You know, the one that gets stuck to your fingers and makes a huge mess. This one is no different, which is why it is so great. The best part is saving that chocolate cake-y mess on your fingertips for last, right?
#7: Pound Plus 72% Dark Chocolate. It’s a pound of chocolate and it will last you over the course of months. Just one square of this bad boy is all you need to satisfy a chocolate craving, especially when you’re dealing with PMS. TMI? It’s fine.
#6: Organic Apple Wildberry Fruit Wrap. These make me feel like I’m in fourth grade again, eating a fruit roll-up in the school yard. Except these are organic and aren’t filled with disgusting and unhealthy dyes that leave tattoos on your tongue.
#5: Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. If you are a fan of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, then you have found your match. Even Joe, who has this weird thing against Cherry Garcia, can’t keep his spoon out of it. Get away, Joe.
#4: Roasted Coconut Chips. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. These things are so addictive, holy crap. There are only two servings in a pack at 160 calories each, which is good because I mindlessly ate half the bag while watching the Emmy’s last week. Eat them plain, add them to your morning yogurt, or your homemade granola.
#3: Organic Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats. Because it’s a rice crispy treat. That’s it.
#2: Speculoos Everything. Have you ever had a Speculoos cookie? How about Speculoos cookie butter? No? Well then, you haven’t lived.
#1: Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips. Oh dear Lord. These things. Eat them with some salsa, or nothing. I prefer nothing because the burst of flavor is out of this world. They are addicting, so watch out! You could get lost in a bag, and the serving size is pretty small.
If you missed my post earlier in the week on my favorite Trader Joe’s items, just click the link. You’ll find my [supersized] shopping list.
What are your favorite snacks at Trader Joe’s? Did I miss something? Shout it out, guys! xx Bianca