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Here Are All Of The Popular Snacks At Trader Joe's, Ranked From Worst To Best

The snack aisle is the only aisle that matters.

As you browse through the snacks at Trader Joe's, it's easy to feel completely overwhelmed (I mean seriously, how many different variations of potato chips can one aisle hold?!). With so many options at pretty affordable prices, what's the best way to choose?

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For your grocery shopping convenience, here are a bunch of popular TJ's snack foods, ranked from my least favorite to most favorite. If I missed your favorite, leave it in the comments! (And for more, check out my rankings of Trader Joe's frozen foods and air fryer foods.)

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79. Rice Cracker Medley

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These taste a bit stale and could use a lot more flavor IMO, which would easily be achieved by adding something like wasabi peas into the mix.

78. Chocolate Chip Cocoa and Vanilla Meringues

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Sorry meringues, you're just always going to fall short compared to most other desserts.

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77. Vegetable Chips

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Trader Joe's has so many creative chip options, and these are not one of the top contenders.

76. Many Things Snack Mix

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This Chex Mix knockoff overpromises and under-delivers.

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75. Fig Bites

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It's hard to get excited about knockoff Fig Newtons.

74. Trail Mix Crackers

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The mung beans aren't my favorite.

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73. Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips

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Classic but boring.

72. Grainless Cassava & Coconut Tortilla Chips

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Ditto, though these are a nice option if you eat gluten-free.

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71. Veggie Crisps

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These have a satisfying crunch to be sure but again, they don't complete with the A-team in the chip aisle.

70. Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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For something that advertises itself as a soft cookie, I'm always expecting these to be softer and chewier.

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69. Watermelon Jerky

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Let's stick to cold, juicy watermelon on a warm summer day and forget all about this "jerky."

68. Giant Peruvian Inca Corn

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These are almost guaranteed to get stuck in your teeth and the back of your throat.

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67. Coconut Crispy Rolls Wafer Cookies

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These are light and flaky and coconutty and are completely fine, but not worth seeking out.

66. Cheddar Rocket Crackers

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They're just not the same as OG Goldfish.

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65. Pinks & Whites

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A cookie is a cookie, right? These will satisfy your sweet tooth but they won't blow your mind.

64. 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers

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These don't taste much like crackers and the sweet potato flavor is very mild.

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63. Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks

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Ehhh. These are one of those snacks you could like but not love and still go on to eat the whole bag in one sitting.

62. Baked Cheese Crunchies

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These are a gamble because I get a stale bag 5 times out of 10.

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61. Sea Salted Saddle Potato Chips

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The inspiration for these potato crisps is pretty clear, but unfortunately they fall far short of Pringles.

60. Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The sheer size of the packaging alone makes these a great buy any time you're hosting a crowd. But again, there are way better cookies to be found at TJs.

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59. Crunchy Curls

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If crisp factor is what you're after, these are half decent.

58. Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips

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The Trader Joe's take on Doritos, these nacho-flavored chips are exactly what you're expecting.

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57. Plantain Chips

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They check off the boxes for crunchy and salty, but there are plenty of more exciting snacks.

56. Cheddar CheeseSticks

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Wrap some prosciutto around these babies and now we're talkin'.

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55. Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

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These are totally solid, but the cheese-filled version just hits different.

54. Turkey and Beef Jerky

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If you like jerky, the Trader Joe's version is both tasty and economical; plus it comes in a bunch of flavors like teriyaki.

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53. Simply the Best Trek Mix

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A solid trail mix to be sure, but Trader Joe's sells some more adventurous dried fruit and nut medleys that are more worthy of your dollars.

52. Seasoned Kale Chips

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IMHO, kale belongs in salads and potatoes belong in chips.

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51. Organic Carrots of Many Colors

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Again, let's stick with the potato chips.

50. Mango Mango Fruit & Yogurt Gummy Candies

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Not the best gummy candy you'll ever try, but the mango flavor really shines through here.

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49. Cauliflower Crisps Snack

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If you're in the market for a solid gluten-free cracker, these are a no-brainer.

48. Just Mango Slices

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Naturally sweet and delightfully chewy, these dehydrated mangos are a safe bet in the dried fruit aisle.

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47. Plantain Croutons With Garlic and Sea Salt

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I think technically these are meant to be eaten on salad, but they're pretty satisfying by the handful.

46. Everything but the Bagel Nut Duo Almonds & Cashews

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It's hard to resist anything seasoned with everything but the bagel spice.

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45. Spicy Chakri Mix

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Looks can be deceiving. This Indian-inspired snack has awesome flavor, but the chickpea and rice flour components of the mix are teeny.

44. White Cheddar Corn Puffs

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Good, but I just wish these were a tad bit cheesier.

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43. Wasabi Roasted Seaweed Snack

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Tasty and packing a nice wasabi kick, these seaweed snacks are an absolute bargain.

42. Jerk-Style Plantain Chips

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These jerk-seasoned plantain chips are far more satisfying than the original version.

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41. Corn, Pea, Bean & Quinoa Crisps

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These are just as delicious straight from the bag as they are dunked in your favorite party dip.

40. Contemplates Inner Peas

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If you're looking for a vegetable crisp that isn't potato-based, these crunchy baked green peas are quite delectable.

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39. Everything but the Bagel Seasoned Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips

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These chips are very heavy on the onion flavor, so proceed with caution.

38. Fig & Olive Crisps

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Eat these by the handful or add them to your cheese board.

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37. Chile Spiced Pineapple

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Dare I say I enjoy this sweet and spicy dried pineapple even more than the OG mango version??

36. Dark Chocolate Covered Honey Grahams With Sea Salt

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These are just as tasty as you would imagine.

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35. Caramel Popcorn

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I mean...it's caramel popcorn.

34. Ghost Pepper Potato Chips

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These are tasty for sure but if you're gonna put ghost pepper in the title, you better be really spicy.

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33. Bazaar Basket Snack Mix

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This blend of crunchy chickpeas, dried cherries, sweet apricots, almonds, and salty pistachios is probably the most creative and satisfying bag of trail mix I've ever tried at TJs.

32. Oven-Baked Cheese Bites

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These crackers taste like biting into a piece of crunchy cheese, which might sound weird but just go with it.

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31. Pita Chips With Sea Salt

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Trader Joe's pita chips taste identical to Stacy's, but a bag of these costs a fraction of the price.

30. Dark Chocolate Crisps

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Be warned: It's hard to stop eating these until the whole sleeve is gone.

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29. Salt and Pepper Pistachios

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Pistachios are a top contender for best snack nut, and the salt and pepper seasoning makes these even more satisfying.

28. Chili & Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

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If you (like me) love Takis, you'll love the TJ's take on this snack.

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27. PB&J Snack Duo

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Want to feel like a kid again? I present the fountain of youth, brought to you by Trader Joe's.

26. Spicy Cheese Crunchies

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They're like better-for-you hot Cheetos and I am here for it.

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25. Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you like Tate's cookies, then these gluten-free, super-crispy chocolate chip treats are a convincing alternative with a much-cheaper price tag.

24. Dark Chocolate Covered Mini Pretzels

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What could be bad, amirite?

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23. Soft Strawberry Licorice Twists

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They're soft, chewy, and bursting with strawberry flavor. You'll never need another kind of licorice in your life.

22. Cornbread Crisps

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If you've got a soft spot for sweet-meets-salty snacks, these are for you.

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21. White Truffle Potato Chips

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Take a junk food, turn it into something classy by adding truffle, and sign me up.

20. Popcorn With Herbs & Spices

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Movie night just got a whole lot better, thanks to this herbaceous and flavor-packed popcorn.

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19. Scalloped Potato Chips With Five Cheeses

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Pardon me while I buy five bags of these five cheese seasoned chips.

18. Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies

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Show me anything related to speculoos and it will be in my shopping cart.

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17. Bamba Peanut Snacks

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With a subtle peanut butter flavor and a delightful crunch, these bamba snacks are soo satisfying.

16. Thai Lime & Chili Almonds

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In terms of flavor and bang for your buck, these are a win-win situation.

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15. Mini Cheese Sandwich Crackers

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I feel like I'm 5 years old again whenever I eat these lil' cheese-filled cracker sandwiches, but I absolutely love 'em.

14. Dark Russet Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips

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This classic belongs in your kitchen, no questions asked.

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13. Almond Butter Almonds

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Almonds coated in a thick layer of creamy almond butter. In other words: a game-changer.

12. Sour Cream & Onion Corn Puffs

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Try stopping after just one handful. You can't.

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11. Joe-Joe's

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There's no such thing as a bad Joe-Joe. Filled with vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, or peppermint, I will gladly eat the whole box.

10. Dark Chocolate Drizzled Plantain Chips With Sea Salt

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The combination of light and crunchy, chocolaty, and sea salty is really pretty spectacular.

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9. Sesame Sticks

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Eat these by the handful, in your favorite dip or sprinkled on a salad. They might be simple but they are seriously delicious.

8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers

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Simply genius. Chocolate chip cookies are literally meant to be dunked in milk and Trader Joe's clearly gets it.

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7. Mochi Rice Nuggets

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Soooo good.

6. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Step aside, Reese's. These are the real deal.

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5. Organic Corn Chip Dippers

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Any party dip or spread deserves these corn dippers.

4. Roasted & Salted Truffle Marcona Almonds

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I simply can't walk into a Trader Joe's without leaving with these truffle-infused marcona almonds. Anywhere else, they'd cost five times the price.

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3. Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels

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Sheer decadence.

2. Jalapeño Seasoned Corn & Rice Puffs

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These pack a serious kick. For a life-changing trick, crush these up and sprinkle over a bowl of soup.

1. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets

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Salty, crispy, and sweet with every damn bite, these peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets are a must-have in every snack drawer at all times.

Do you love or hate a Trader Joe's snack I didn't mention? Or do you disagree completely? Let me know in the comments below.

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