In addition to its jerky products, Trader Joe’s makes some great and wallet-friendly snacks. I’ve chosen to highlight three of them here in one review.
First is the Giant Peruvian Inca Corn.
These are under $2 a bag, and are essentially giant corn nuts that are lightly salted.
They’re light, and fulfilling. Very easy to just keep popping one after another, all night long.
Next is the Baked Jalapeño Cheese Crunchies.
These come regular style too, orange colored, but the jalapeño gives it a mildly spicy kick that’s just a bit nicer overall. These are also under $2 per bag.
The flavor is light, not overly cheesy. There’s utterly no grease, since these are baked instead of fried. Great snack.
Finally, these Roasted Plantain Chips are amazing.
The light dusting of salt on them cuts their natural sweetness. They’re thick cut too, so you feel like you’re eating a kettle cooked potato chip, only much healthier.
These are only about $1 or $1.20 a bag, so get a bunch of them to stock up. Trust me; you’ll go through them like crazy, and they’re way better and cheaper than the plastic tubs that sell for about $8 for a similar amount at Whole Foods.