Folsom, California, USA - October 19, 2011: Storefront view of a Trader Joe's grocery store with parked cars and shoppers going in and out.  Trader Joe's is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores .The first Trader Joe's store opened in Pasadena, California in 1967 and today there are over 360 stores in 29 states.
The 14 Best And Worst Snacks At Trader Joe's
By Melissa Szaro
To help you parse through the best and worst snacks from Trader Joe's, we've sampled some of their best and worst products, like the Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips, which are definitely the best. They can be considered a knock-off of Takis without artificial ingredients and have a tangy, salty, and spicy flavor with a great crunch.
Best Chips
TJ's "Everything But the Bagel" seasoning doesn’t need to be on potato chips, as the onion and garlic flavor is too overpowering. One reviewer shared, "I love 'everything' bagels, and I like the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning that Trader Joe's sells, but, to me, those flavors just didn't go well with the chips."
Worst Chips
The Mediterranean Style hummus is one of the most delicious hummus dips we've ever had, with a perfectly creamy texture and extra bits of olive oil, spices, and pine nuts on top. It's a combination of garbanzo beans, tahini, oil, garlic, lemon, salt, and red bell pepper, paprika, and rosemary spices. 
Best Dip
This dip has lots of good things going for it, like being gluten-free, vegan, and free of artificial ingredients, but the balance of ingredients is off. It's hard to taste the tahini because there is too much parsley, lemon, and garlic, and one customer reported a fishy taste.
Worst Dip
This salsa has six simple ingredients — tomato puree, yellow chili peppers, salt, vinegar, dried onion, and garlic powder — with no thickeners, additives, or artificial ingredients. It tastes like salsa you would get at a Mexican restaurant, and Trader Joe's has sold it for nearly three decades.
Best Salsa