February Trader Joe’s Favorites Road Trip Snacks Edition

February 17, 2017
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This month, I am sharing my favorite Trader Joe’s snacks to munch on during a road trip. If you haven’t already looked at Trader Joe’s for road trip snacks, you are missing out. They have a variety of sweet, salty, or combo treats to mix up your next road trip.

Last weekend, we took a camping trip to Lake Ouachita.  We drove about 5 hours each way, so we packed some of our favorite snacks to munch on in the Westy.  I love to bounce between sweet and salty snacks, so I loaded up my snack basket to keep us happy during the drive.

Brownie crisps

These perfect little mini brownie cookies are great for your sweet tooth.  They are crispy like a cookie, but they taste like a brownie. I like that they aren’t too sweet, so you can enjoy just one and be satisfied.

Mini heart cookies

Grab a box of these before they go away, because I have a feeling they are seasonal.  If you like shortbread cookies covered in dark chocolate, you will love these.  The sprinkles on top give it a fun texture too!

Cowboy bark

Trader Joe’s created their cowboy bark to be the perfect balance of sweet and salty.  Each piece contains toffee, salted pretzels, Joe Joe’s cookies, peanuts, and almonds.  Honestly, the flavor combination is perfect, and I am not even a fan of pretzels.  Colton loves the textures, both creamy and crunchy, in one bite.

Popcorn with herbs and spices

This popcorn with herbs and spices is much better than your average salted popcorn.  You’ll taste onion, dill, salt and celery with each handful.  Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks because it is low in calories, and this one contains no artificial junk.

CHOMPS beef stick

It isn’t a road trip without a beef stick (or 2…or 10!).  CHOMPS beef sticks are made from 100% grass fed beef and are gluten and paleo free.  They are the nutritious beef stick and perfect to give you a little boost of energy to get you through long drives.  Now, you can grab a handful of these at every Trader Joe’s.


What are your favorite road trip snacks? Leave me a comment below!

  • Belle February 17, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Those look good especially the cowboy bark!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Jessica February 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Yes! It is the perfect sweet and salty mix!

  • kirstin morabito February 17, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I wish I had a Trader Joes closer to me because they all look so delicious.

    • Jessica February 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      They are! I wish everyone was 5 minutes from a Trader Joe’s. The world would be a happier place.

  • Moriah February 17, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I loooooove Trader Joe’s. I’ll have to try some of these.

    • Jessica February 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Me too! I am addicted.

  • Leah | Five for the Road February 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I love Trader Joe’s and I love road trips so this is a win-win!! I’m always packing fun snacks in the car. I will have to add these to my go-to snacks!!

    • Jessica February 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      They are great! Your kids will love them. 🙂

  • Divya February 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I’m a huge fan of TJ snacks!! Though I need to put them in baggies so I don’t go overboard!

    • Jessica February 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Haha. I am guilty of overeating TJ’s food for sure.

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc. February 17, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I’ll have to check some of these out! If you like dried fruit, TJ has the best dried mango I’ve ever tried. I’m not actually a big fan of dried fruit, but someone dropped off a nice supply of TJ snacks including a few bags of dried mango at work during a busy period last school year and I was all about that dried mango!

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Yes! I love their dried mango.

  • Bonnie Marrow February 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

    These all look good! I wish there was a Trader Joe’s near me 😭😭

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      They are fantastic. I am so sorry you don’t have one. 🙁

  • Hanna Smith February 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    omg cowboy bark is LIFE! We love Trader Joes!

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Yes!! Me too!

  • Angela Tolsma February 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Oh these look like good treats! Definitely have to keep trader joes in mind next time I go snack shopping! That popcorn looks amazing!

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      It’s so good! Best bagged popcorn I have ever had.

  • Rebecca Hicks February 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Trader Joes has the BEST snacks! I’ll need to stop by my TJ’s next time I go on a road trip. That popcorn sounds delicious, and I’m ALL OVER the brownie crisp. Yum!!

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Yes! They have so many hidden gems!

  • LAUREN JOHNSON February 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Trader Joes here is so easy and low key… it’s a relaxing shopping experience. I really appreciate THIS snack list you’ve put together because it contains SO many options for non-messy snacks in the car, which is a real “thing” of mine. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Yes! I love how small it is and everything is easy t fine. Of course. Glad you liked it!!

  • Ashley | Far Beyond Love February 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    That Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s is the best!!! I am so addicted to that stuff. It is 100% my favorite go-to snack these days.

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Yes!! It is a recent and new addiction of mine now for sure.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health February 18, 2017 at 7:26 am

    i love their popcorn!! i will have to check out those cowboy bars.

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Yes!! They have a ton of great ones, but this is my new favorite. That cowboy bark is addicting.

  • Charlotte February 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    These are legit some of my favorite posts that you share–I love me some Trader Joe’s, and they seriously always have the best snacks! I’ll have to try their popcorn and cowboy bark (don’t think I’ve seen that before!) next time I’m in 🙂

    Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!! XO

    • Jessica February 18, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you, Charlotte, I love doing them because it helps me find new and fun things every time I am in. 🙂 It’s a great weekend so far! Hope yours is going fantastic.

  • Suzanne February 19, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Ok, these all look so delicious! Stopping by there tomorrow 🙂

    • Jessica February 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      I hope you were able to find some of these goodies!!

  • val February 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    YUM! I love brownie crisps, so tasty!

    • Jessica February 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Right!? It’s the perfect combo of cookie and brownie.

  • Kelsey February 20, 2017 at 9:31 am


    I love Trader Joe’s! I was so excited when I moved to Austin and I got to start shopping there! It used to be a special place we went to every year when we visited family in Boston. I LOVE their bagged popcorn! I buy the pickle flavored one every time I go in! It sounds weird but tastes so good!



    • Jessica February 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      The pickle popcorn is so good. It was my favorite until I tried this one. haha. So glad you live by one now. I am in mine weekly.