The 18 Best Trader Joe’s Snacks to Try in 2023
Trader Joe’s is a beloved market chain that offers delicious and innovative foods at great prices. Each season, people skip with glee to see what Trader Joe’s snacks have hit the shelves, and they rarely disappoint.
Snacks help fuel you before or after a workout, curb cravings, or simply satisfy your hunger if you didn’t eat enough at meal time. From protein-packed options to no-sugar-added or vegan treats, here are the best TJ’s snacks to satisfy all your cravings!
Vegan Snacks | Protein Snacks | No-Sugar-Added Snacks | Sweet Snacks
Vegan Trader Joe’s Snacks
For our plant-based snackers.
1. Sweet Plantain Chips
These yummy gluten-free plantain chips only contain two ingredients: plantains and high-oleic sunflower oil. There are only 140 calories per serving without any added sugar or sodium! Enjoy these on their own or with your favorite sweet and savory dips.
2. Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip
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Dip some crackers or fresh veggies into this 70-calorie, dairy-free, and vegan onion dip. It has no added sugar but is full of flavor! (Just make sure you grab some breath mints from the Trader Joe’s checkout line.)
3. Watermelon Jerky
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Think dried mango, but watermelon! This watermelon “jerky” is quite sticky and high in naturally occurring fruit sugar, but super tasty if you need a quick vegan energy boost or snack. And there are no added sugars!
4. Crispy Crunchy Okra
With just three simple ingredients: okra, rice bran oil, and salt, this crunchy okra snack is addictively tasty! And, you get a whopping 11 grams of fiber per serving, plus 5 grams of protein per package.
It’s higher in fat (including saturated fat) than you might want for an everyday snack, so cut down the serving size or save it as a special treat.
5. Organic Popcorn With Olive Oil
Sometimes the best snacks are the simplest. This vegan organic popcorn is popped with olive oil and only has 130 calories per serving. It’s only got 1 gram of saturated fat, and it’s one of the best snacks for big groups!
Trader Joe’s Snacks for Protein
Snacks that pack a protein punch.
6. Natural Turkey Jerky
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With 11 grams of protein, 60 calories, and no fat, this meaty and tangy turkey jerky is perfect for bike rides, hikes, or on-the-go fueling! It’s minimally processed and has no added preservatives.
7. Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
Don’t let the name fool you. This sweet Italian chicken sausage actually has no sugar and packs 12 grams of protein per sausage! Each sausage only has 110 calories, making it a great lower-calorie snack.
8. Edamame With Sea Salt
This simple and healthy snack only has two ingredients: shelled edamame (soybeans) and salt! It’s got 9 grams of plant protein and 6 grams of fiber in each serving, without any added sugar or saturated fat.
Punch up the flavor by adding in a frozen garlic cube from TJ’s freezer aisle, and sprinkling with chili flakes.
9. 50% Less Salt Roasted & Salted Peanuts
This roasted peanut snack is a good source of plant-based protein with 50% less sodium than other packages. It has 8 grams of protein, no added sugar, and 3 grams of fiber per serving.
Use this as part of a homemade granola mix, as the crunch in some baked goods, or a topping on your favorite salad.
No-Sugar-Added Trader Joe’s Snacks
Because the best snacks don’t need additional sugar.
10. Savory Banana and Nuts Trek Mix
Made with seasoned green Saba bananas, pecans, and cashews, this Savory Banana and Nuts Trek Mix has no added sugar and only 1 gram of total sugars. It’s a perfect savory snack to take on hikes for a little pick-me-up!
Keep portions in check though, because there are 6 grams of saturated fat in a serving (thanks to the coconut oil).
11. Trader Joe’s Organic Fruit Sauce Crusher
For a convenient, toddler-friendly snack, keep some of these Organic Fruit Sauce Crushers around. Not only are they gluten-free, vegan, and kosher, they come in several delicious flavors suitable for kids and adults alike without any added sugar.
12. Organic Creamy Peanut Butter (Salted)
Who doesn’t love a scoop of creamy salty peanut butter? With no added sugar or oil, this peanut butter packs 8 grams of protein in every serving with only two ingredients: peanuts and salt! Eat plain or with your favorite dippers, like celery or carrot sticks.
13. Everything but the Gluten Cracker
Everything But The Gluten Crackers are a no-sugar-added snack with a hefty 4 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of saturated fat. They’re seasoned with a delicious mix that mimics the beloved Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, like white and black sesame seeds, granulated onion, dried minced garlic, and salt!
14. Buffalo Style Seasoned Almonds
Appreciate some kick in your snacks? This no-sugar-added snack is zesty, spicy, and delicious! With 6 grams of protein and plenty of healthy fat, this buffalo style almond snack has a fiery tang from vinegar and red pepper.
15. Organic Freeze-Dried Berry Medley
This freeze dried berry snack has only 120 calories per bag, with no added sugars. Freeze drying offers a nice crunchy texture, making for a great snack on its own or thrown into a yummy yogurt bowl!
Sweet Trader Joe’s Snacks
For snackers with a sweet tooth.
16. Dark Chocolate Drizzled Plantain Chips
Sprinkled with sea salt, these dark chocolate plantain chips are a crunchy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. They contain only 4 grams of added sugar and 2 grams of saturated fat per serving!
17. 85% Dark Chocolate Bar
With only three ingredients, this 85% dark chocolate bar is a healthier way to satisfy your sweet cravings. It delivers 20% of your daily iron and 4 grams of fiber. Plus it only has 4 grams of added sugars per three-piece serving.
18. Freeze Dried Strawberries
This sweet snack has only one ingredient: strawberries! Only instead of the traditional strawberry you know and love, these are freeze dried for a satisfying crunch. Plus, they don’t spoil as fast as regular strawberries!