Trader Joe’s New Everything But the Bagel Seasoned Chips Are, Well, Everything

updated Feb 24, 2021
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Credit: Lauren Masur

Few items are more iconic to Trader Joe’s than the store’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend. It’s the kind of stuff that’s so good you want to sprinkle it on pretty much everything. (Except maybe ice cream, but if anyone has successfully tried that, let me know!)

Because the spice blend is such a no-brainer fan favorite, it shouldn’t have come as much of a shock to me when TJ’s unceremoniously introduced Everything But the Bagel Seasoned Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips to store shelves. But when I spotted the news on Instagram, I audibly gasped. After recovering from the shock, I went to my nearest TJ’s to try to get my hands on a bag.

Credit: Lauren Masur

After successfully grabbing the goods (at $2.49 for a 7-ounce bag), I brought them home and paired them with my scrambled eggs, a dish I’d normally sprinkle a liberal amount of EBTB Seasoning on. (Yes, I had potato chips for breakfast. No, I’m not sorry about it.)

The first thing I noticed was that this bag is pretty full of chips, compared to other bags of chips that are pretty full of … air. In addition to being full of chips, this bag is also clearly expertly-packed because most of the chips inside were fully intact. I was so satisfied to find that instead of chip smithereens, these were the cream of the crop. I didn’t have to fish around for a good one to photograph either.

Credit: Lauren Masur

Look how thick these are! In addition to being super crunchy, thick, and fully intact, these chips are gloriously seasoned, with a ton of garlic that tastes almost fresh in pungency. They’re also flecked with a lot of visible poppy seeds, and just the right amount of salt. I would like to have seen more sesame seeds, but perhaps they sunk to the bottom of the bag (which I have not gotten to yet).

Credit: Lauren Masur

Overall, these chips did not disappoint the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend purist in me. For what it’s worth, I think you’ll enjoy them too!

Have you tried them yet?