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Aug 20, 2009 02:55 PM

A friend is bringing me Trader Joe's snacks- which ones?

I'm in Canada, and a friend in the States is going to bring me a bagful of TJ's stuff. I want mostly dried fruit, nuts, cookies, snacky stuff. Recommendations? I already know I want dried cherries, black cocoa almonds, and triple ginger snaps.

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  1. Hot & Sweet Sesame Nuts. they're so freaking good! (but *highly* addictive, so snacker beware...)

    1. crunching on some sesame honey cashews right now. Even though it is hot and muggy here in Penna I doubt they will have a chance of spoiling.

      1. Pretzel thins! Love those.

        1. Jalapeno Cheese curls

          Triple G snaps & honey Sesame nuts have been covered...

          Dried banana

          Vaccum fried banana chips in the silver bag - weird finish, but you get over it really quick.

          I found out that the cinnamon cat treats - which are in the same pcking as the ginger snaps (round container) are very good as well - pretty much lkike fresh animal crackers with cinnamon flavor - not BAD for you, either.

          Um, seriously, make sure you get multiple containers of the triple snaps. They are like eating buttered ginger with sugar.

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          1. re: gordeaux

            re: the Cinnamon Cats, i've personally never had them, but my brother & his kids love the Chocolate Cat Cookies.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I tried their chocolate cat cookies a few days ago because those tend to be one of their "signature" cookies. I thought they were okay but nothing special. I can easily see why a lot of people end up eating half the tub because they aren't very satisfying.

              Note: I would not consider them "pretty healthy" by any means. You can definitely eat a lot worst things for a snack or a treat but I wouldn't call it a "healthy/good-for-you" snack.

              1. re: Jacey

                i didn't say they were healthy, in fact i've never even looked at the tub so i have no idea what's in them. i just know that my brother & his kids tend to polish off impressive amounts of them...perhaps because, as you said, they're not very satisfying.

            2. re: gordeaux

              OMG those ginger snaps. Of course you need some. I like the wasabi peas w/o food coloring too.

            3. Candied pecans and walnuts, any of the nut mixes; along with the dried cherries, the Blenheim apricots are great, Druid Circle oatmeal raisin cookies....

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              1. re: OCEllen

                Totally agree with the candied pecan crack. Chocolate covered pretzels and the "almond joy" type candy are good if you like that sort of thing.

                Also, Thai Chili lime whatever nuts. And freeze dried blueberries and mangoes!

                Sweet/spicy dried green beans also good.

                Ritter Sport bars--available elsewhere but cheapest at TJs.

                1. re: coney with everything

                  "Also, Thai Chili lime whatever nuts."
                  just avoid the "Tom Yum Cashews" at all costs...they're positively VILE.

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    Can't disagree more with that. They're always sold out at my neighborhood TJ's -- gotta get there early to get some. Everyone who tries them who visits my house is an instant addict. Love 'em.