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The Most Popular Trader Joe’s Snacks & Wine Pairings

Trader Joe’s is famous for a lot of things, one of them being its delicious variety of snacks. When you’re walking down the aisles, this store is sure to deliver something sweet and salty. And what better way to make a great snack shine than with a glass of wine? 

That’s why we’re here to pair these popular Trader Joe’s snacks with the best wines to elevate them to the next level.

Trader Joe's Cookie Butter
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Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter

This very sweet snack is delicious on so many different things, we love it with fruits like apples or strawberries, on an English muffin, or on waffles and pancakes. With all this sweet goodness, we suggest pairing this snack with a clean and simple Riesling.

Trader Joe's Seaweed Snack
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Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snack

This dried seaweed snack is a fan favorite because of its versatility and how light and crunchy they are. We suggest pairing this with a semi-sweet dry Riesling which will allow you to enjoy the ocean flavors of the seaweed without it getting lost on the palate.

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These bite-sized crunchy cookies come in an 18-ounce tub that’s perfect for sharing. A dry Pinot Noir goes so well with this snack, it’s juicy upfront and lightens up the heavy chocolatey flavor.

Trader Joe's Cheese Crunchies
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Trader Joe’s Baked Cheese Crunchies

This is a bold cheesy snack that lacks the artificial flavor of other cheese puffs. They’re crunchy, but not hard and addicting, making them a Trader Joe’s favorite. The perfect wine match for this snack is Chardonnay. The acidity will cut through the fat of the cheese.

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cups
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Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Pair these peanut butter cups with a dark and jammy Cabernet Sauvignon. The dark fruit flavors complement the nuttiness of the peanut butter, while the notes of cocoa pair well with the dark chocolate. 

Trader Joe's Scandinavian Swimmers
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Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers

These vibrant gummy candies are fruitier than most gummies, and each has its own flavor. An Australian Shiraz will add a juiciness to the artificial fruit flavors of the gummy. Additionally, the full-bodied wine goes well with the snack’s chewy texture.

Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
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Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies

Joe-Joe’s are comparable to Oreos, but come in a ton of seasonal flavors like mango, pumpkin, candy cane, and a gluten-free option. We suggest pairing the OG flavor with a fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon. This combination will leave your palate tasting like chocolate-covered cherries.

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