This $3 Trader Joe’s Treat Is Flying Off Shelves Right Now (It’s “Amazing”!)

published Mar 25, 2024
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Trader Joe's Grocery Store, Cary, North Carolina, USA, May 16, 2022
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How can you possibly resist a delicious new seasonal treat from Trader Joe’s? TJ’s is always cycling through tasty treats to match the seasons, and the latest snack find taking over social media feeds might be one of their best ones yet: Chocolatey Drizzled Strawberry Kettle Corn!

Priced at $3.49 a bag, the snack has kettle corn as the base, drizzled with chocolate and topped with freeze-dried strawberries. Meant to be a mix between a chocolate-covered strawberry and a carnival snack, this sweet and salty snack is the perfect after-dinner treat if you’re looking for dessert and popcorn for your late-night movie at home.

Trader Joe’s snackers say one of their favorite reasons for loving this snack is the fact that Trader Joe’s relies on freeze-dried strawberries for flavor instead of using any artificial flavors to get that taste.

Natasha from Trader Joe’s List did a review of this chocolate strawberry popcorn treat in one of her recent shopping haul videos on YouTube, and she was raving about it. “It really does taste like strawberries! [It’s] really good.” She also swears by combining this chocolate strawberry kettle corn with another one of Trader Joe’s not to be missed groceries, the Piquant Popcorn. These treats are seasoned with nutritional yeast, sea salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Serve these two popcorns in bowls for movie night for the ultimate salty-sweet snack combo.

Many Trader Joe’s shoppers agree with how delectable this snack is. “I ate it in one sitting,” says one shopper on Reddit. “They gave out very effective samples of this at my store this week, unexpectedly great,” writes another.

Didn’t get a chance to snag this limited-time treat while it was on shelves? Try making your own version at home! Pop your own batch of homemade kettle corn, then spread the popcorn out on a large sheet pan with parchment paper so you can easily drizzle with chocolate and top with freeze dried strawberries. (Trader Joe’s sells them for $2.99 a bag!)