I Tried the New Trader Joe’s Treat Everyone’s Raving About

published Nov 11, 2023
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Trader Joe’s has been a haven for exciting new snacks and products for as long as the store has been around, and this year is no different. While we’re still drooling over the fact that Jingle Jangle has made its way back into our lives for the season, we’re also turning our attention to other treats — you know, like their sweet and salty Butter Toffee Pretzels. If you’ve never had ‘em, don’t worry: I’ll give you the rundown on this crunchy snack.

What Are Trader Joe’s Butter Toffee Pretzels?

These pretzels will be your new favorite midnight snack, or daytime snack, or just all-the-time snack. Each bag is full of a concoction you didn’t know you needed until right now: butter, toffee, and pretzels. The parts are simple, but the sum sounds incredible.

Each twisted pretzel is covered in its own array of butter toffee for the ultimate mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy. For only $3.49 per 10-ounce bag, that’s not a bad deal at all. And with Trader Joe’s stellar snack track record, it can be hard to ignore the probable deliciousness.

My Honest Review of the Trader Joe’s Butter Toffee Pretzels

To start off, the brown and blue diamond-studded bag is super simple and cute. For those of you who don’t mind keeping your snacks in the package, it won’t ruin your household aesthetic. (I myself am one of those people.)

Each pretzel has the perfect amount of crunch. The first flavor you encounter is definitely the butter, and it doesn’t like to hide in the background of the flavors. It’s warming, it’s nostalgic, and it’s ever-present. The sweetness of the toffee hits soon after as it coats your tongue. It’s an interesting mix with the butter, but it’s absolutely delicious. Definitely an uncommon flavor profile to my usual, but I found myself reaching in the bag again and again without realizing it.

Now, the crunch of the toffee combined with the crunch of the pretzel is divine. I have always been a large proponent of sweet and salty snacks, and this has launched up on my list of favorites for the season. While the pretzel flavor does seem to be a bit overwhelmed by the sweetness of the toffee, I don’t mind all that much. It has just the right amount of salty to combat the sweet, and even then, the sweet isn’t too much. This might just be one of my new Trader Joe’s must-haves!