10 Best Snacks From Trader Joe’s

10 Best Snacks From Trader Joe’s | hawk + pearl

So I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s. I’m not kidding. I love food shopping there so much that you might find me happily strolling through the isles of my local TJ’s on a Friday night.


I’ve decided to list a few of my favorite snacks from Trader Joe’s that I keep stocked in my apartment at all times. Not only are all of these delicious but they’re actually pretty healthy for you too — except #3 and maybe #5.


Here are the 10 best snacks from Trader Joe’s (listed in no particular order):


Just Beets Chips

Trader Joe's Just Beets Dehydrated Beet Chips | hawk + pearl

Just Beets chips are literally exactly that — just dehydrated beets. Yummy, light, and sweet with no extra filler or unnatural ingredients.


Whole Grain Crispbread

Trader Joe's Whole Grain Crispbread | hawk + pearl

This is probably my absolute favorite Trader Joe’s snack (or breakfast). These slices of “bread” are crunchy, packed with seeds, delicious, and really messy. Eat carefully and have a napkin nearby.


Gummy Bears

Trader Joe's Gummy Bears | hawk + pearl

Source: Sometimes Foodie

These are the best gummy bears in the entire world. Like I literally go through a bag every other day. It’s actually pathetic, and extremely unhealthy, but they’re so good that I don’t care… although I probably should.


Organic Edamame

Trader Joe's Unsalted Edamame | hawk + pearl

This edamame is an awesome snack or side paired with TJ’s gyoza.

Beware: Make sure to get the unsalted edamame in the purple bag (shown above). Sometimes I think quick and grab the green/blue bag which is lightly salted — not that it’s a big deal, but edamame tastes just as great (and is healthier) without any added salt.


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups | hawk + pearl

These guys always win me over while waiting on line to pay. I couldn’t find a photo of the little bag of demons I usually buy at the register so this picture of a tub of dark chocolate PB cups will have to suffice.


Pumpernickel Pretzel Sticks

Trader Joe's Pumpernickel Pretzel Sticks | hawk + pearl

Pumpernickel pretzels ruined my life because now I can’t ever eat another regular pretzel for as long as I live. I’m willing to bet one bag of these pretzels that if you try them then the same thing will happen to you.

You’re welcome, and I’m sorry in advance for ruining your life.


Honey Whole Wheat Pretzel Sticks

Trader Joe's Honey Whole Wheat Pretzel Sticks | hawk + pearl

Second best pretzels. Pumpernickel still takes the cake but honey wheat is a close contender.


Contemplates Inner Peas Baked Green Peas

Trader Joe's Contemplates Inner Peas Dehydrated Peas Snack | hawk + pearl

This might be more of an acquired taste snack because any normal human that I share these with hates them. However, I am no normal human and I love dehydrated vegetable snacks… so these dehydrated peas easily make my top 10.


Organic Dried Mango

Trader Joe's Organic Dried Mango | hawk + pearl

Organic dried mango was my #1 OG TJ’s snack back when I first started shopping there. Still my go-to years later. However, this is a seasonal item so it’s not always in stock.


Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar

Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar | hawk + pearl

Although this isn’t a TJ’s original, it’s still a staple purchase for me. With no added sugar and a rich, dark chocolate taste, it’s such a good snack to keep in the house (or in your work bag so you don’t get tempted to eat the candy that sits around in the office all day like me). The dark chocolate bar with almonds is also fantastic if you’re a fan of nuts.


Thanks for reading!


Have you ever tried any of these Trader Joe’s snacks? Do you like any other treats from there that I didn’t list here? If you liked this post, would you want me to write another post listing my favorite groceries that I buy from TJ’s? If so, let me know in the comments below. 🙂


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Morgan Mandriota is a freelance sex, health, and wellness writer and the creator of hawkandpearl.com and highlyuntamed.com. You can read her content on Betches, BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog, and a bunch of other places on the internet. When she isn't writing, Morgan loves traveling, hiking, eating tacos, and training Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and everywhere else @morganmandriota.


  1. Elaine Childs

    Trader Joe’s is my absolute favorite store. The dark chocolate peanut butter cups are scrumptious. I buy them each and every time. I don’t like regular peanut butter cups. I only like these dark chocolate ones. I think I’ll give the beets a try and the Pumpernickel pretzels. I hear beets are good for you. Thanks, Morgan!! <3

  2. Jac

    Definitely can prove your love for TJ’s as I followed you around the store, snapping the entire experience. A lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” for sure. Miss nights like those, going out in a snowy weather, getting TJ’s organic hot coco, and falling asleep on your couch while watching the worst movie ever, literally.

    Oh and I definitely like nuts so I’ll give the bar a try.

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