We discovered these at Trader Joe’s, and we love them.
No, they’re not super lo-cal, or sugar free or low carb or any of that stuff, but they are so tasty, especially with soft cheese (such as Trader Joe’s Pub Cheese). Yum!
What’s your favorite snack?
I’m easy, as long as it is somewhat salty – pretzels (Jackie gets the Paul Newman’s that have 4 grams of fiber), chips (though I eat them rarely), a Trader Joe’s lentil & potato snack (Crunchy Curls) that is better than it sounds. Harvest Snaps SnapeaCrisps. These all have fiber. Then there are walnuts and apricots.
Yes, we’re eating healthy these days.
These are like melba toast, not salty. We usually eat healthy, but these and soft cheese are a splurge.
Barbara loves popcorn, Patti.
By an odd coincidence, a Trader Joe’s–the first one in the New Orleans area–just opened on Friday in Metairie (New Orleans’ main suburb). My husband and I had to be in Metairie early Saturday morning so we decided to swing by. It had been 16 years since we’d been in a Trader Joe’s and I must admit I felt a bit let down, although we did get some challah bread, dark chocolate, and dried cherries (unsweetened–they tend to be hard to find). I guess in the intervening years, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, and even our local chain, Rouse’s, have developed their own lines of really unusual and delicious treats. Afterwards we went to the International Market, which is rather downscale but has a tremendous assortment of Indian, Asian, and African food, spices, and utensils. We bought some favorite Indian snacks including Boondi (chickpea flour crisps) and Chana Dal, plus naan and kulcha breads. Yum!
You might keep an eye out for these, Deb. We have Whole Foods, and other similar stores here too, as well as farmer’s markets which sometimes have snackish things, but we like Trader Joe’s too. I’m hesitant about those Indian snacks… sound a bit strange.
I LOVE naan! Yum. We went to Rouse’s in the French Quarter a couple of times.
There is a cousin of my mother’s who jokes that his wife makes him drive 40 minutes to Trader Joe to get the 9 cent bananas.
Like Patti, we’re big fans of popcorn. Diane prefers SKINNY POP and I prefer ORVILLE REDENBACHER’s Movie Popcorn.
Barbara prefers the Orville Redenbacher popcorn too, it’s a low-butter, low-salt one. I do not eat popcorn, dislike the smell. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like going to the movies. Long story. (Search your memory, I told it once in The Perp)
Jackie stopped the popcorn because she thought it was causing her reflux
We no longer eat popcorn but used to eat a bag of Orville’s low salt (NO butter, Jackie hates butter) almost every night.
So Jackie doesn’t eat butter on anything? (I like to put some on asparagus)
Nope, no butter for her on anything. She doesn’t even like it cooked in foods. She doesn’t eat eggs either, though cooked in foods is OK.
and when we say “butter” we are meaning butter, margarine, etc, yes? We use Smart Balance.
Oh, they look good. Now I’m hungry!