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Trader Joe's Jalapeño seasoned corn and rice puffs: My sister sent me an awesome birthday present from the US: a box of Trader Joe's snacks. I've been away from the US for 9 months now (!) and before that, was mostly shopping at the Park Slope Food Coop, so I haven't had a chance to try their seasonal snack offerings for a long while, which is one of the main reasons I enjoyed shopping there. Normally, puffed snacks made of alternative grains like rice and quinoa (as opposed to the more typical corn puffs) are too soft in texture or have a strong aftertaste, but this bag lacks neither of those common pitfalls. The puffs are larger than normal and very crispy, and the spiciness of the jalapeño seasoning is the dominant flavor and has above-average heat for a more mainstream snack. Rice and quinoa aren't ingredients that seem particularly exciting or desirable in the snack aisle, but this bag may change some minds. 3.5/5.0

recommended traderjoes jalapeño seasoned corn rice puffs 3.5