What are Our Optimists’ Favorite Trader Joe’s Snacks?

We all work best when we’re not thinking about how much our stomach is growling, or counting the minutes until our lunch break. Here at Online Optimism, we like to keep our Optimists fed with only the best snacks available—that’s why we keep our refrigerators and cabinets stocked with whatever they want from our local Trader Joe’s. In the name of science, we sent out a company-wide survey to get intel on everyone’s favorite Trader Joe’s snacks and meals for the office. 

After reviewing the results of our survey, we found that Trader Joe’s Pork Soup and Chicken Soup dumplings are both stand-out favorites amongst our Optimists. They’re a hearty snack option, but aren’t so filling that they overpower a meal. (They’re also indisputably delicious.) 

Trader Joe’s Chicken, Paneer, and Vegan Tikka Masala meals are all popular lunch picks amongst our Optimists. When it’s a busy day at the office, it’s always nice to take a step back and have a warm lunch ready for you (even if you have to microwave it first)! All three of these pre-made masalas are easy, quick, and delicious options for your mid-day meal. 

When it comes to a pre- or post-lunch snack, you can’t go wrong with Trader Joe’s Spicy Chakri Mix. It’s a snack made of chickpea and rice flours, seasoned with spices like chili powder and coriander. 

We also keep a healthy stock of Trader Joe’s Macaroni and Cheese on hand for anyone seeking a delicious comfort meal for lunch. Cheese and noodles are a time honored and unbeatable combination. Who are we to resist that? 

Our Optimists also gave shout-outs to some of Trader Joe’s dessert treats, like their Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookie Butter Chocolate Bars, Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (kept frozen), and Chocolate Chip Dunkers. (Apparently, we’re fans of sweets.) 

Trader Joe’s Best Kept Secrets

In our snack survey, we also asked our Optimists what they considered to be the best-kept secrets of the Trader Joe’s snack catalog. Here’s some of the products we love that just don’t get the attention they deserve:

  • Cornbread Crisps
  • Mini Beef Tacos
  • Mango and Cream Bars
  • Matcha
  • Cauliflower Rice Bowl
  • Strawberry Oat Milk Ice Cream
  • Dill Pickle Potato Chips (“Chips in a Pickle”) 
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
  • Gone Bananas!
  • Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions 

Clearly, our Optimists have great and varied tastes, and we’re proud to share their opinions and suggestions with the world. 

As much as we want to serve our employees all the best Trader Joe’s snacks, we know there’s no way we’ve tried everything. What snacks are we missing out on?