British Highschoolers try Trader Joe's for the first time!

JOLLY
15 Mar 202414:12

Summary

TLDRThe transcript captures a group's reaction to various snacks from Trader Joe's, a popular American grocery store known for its unique and affordable products. The group samples items like milk chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter cups, and jalapeno snacks, expressing surprise and delight at the flavors and textures. Despite some mixed reviews, the overall consensus is positive, highlighting the appeal of Trader Joe's diverse offerings and the potential for international expansion.

Takeaways

  • 🛍️ Trader Joe's is a popular grocery store with a cult following for its own brand products.
  • 🥜 The store offers a variety of peanut butter-based snacks, which are generally well-received despite some initial skepticism.
  • 🍫 Milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels are a hit, with people finding them surprisingly delicious despite their appearance.
  • 🍪 There's a consensus that the mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups are very enjoyable, although some prefer the larger versions.
  • 🌰 Pecans are featured in the pralines, which are initially met with confusion about pronunciation but ultimately praised for their unique flavor.
  • 🥠 The pecan pralines are compared to caramelized treats and are considered better than the 'dog ones' in a humorous aside.
  • 🥨 An everything bagel-inspired snack with the same seasonings on crisps is tried, but it doesn't live up to expectations and is described as tasting like metal.
  • 🌶️ Takis are compared to Trader Joe's spicy corn tortilla chips, with the latter being preferred for their more pronounced lime flavor.
  • 🍪 Sandwich cookies with a peanut butter coating are likened to Oreos and receive high praise for their taste and satisfying size.
  • 🍬 Dark chocolate covered marshmallows are enjoyed, despite initial reservations about dark chocolate being considered 'old people's chocolate'.
  • 🌍 There's a general desire for Trader Joe's to expand to other countries, with the UK specifically mentioned as a place where it would be popular.

Q & A

  • What is Trader Joe's?

    -Trader Joe's is a popular grocery store known for its own brand products, which has gained a cult following among its customers.

  • What is the first product mentioned in the script that the characters react to?

    -The first product mentioned is milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.

  • How do the characters initially perceive the milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels?

    -Initially, the characters mistake the milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels for dog food due to their appearance.

  • What is the general consensus about the milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels after tasting?

    -After tasting, the characters find the pretzels to be surprisingly good, even changing some minds about peanut butter.

  • What is the issue with the peanut butter cups?

    -Some characters find the peanut butter cups to be too nutty and not to their liking, especially those who are not the biggest fans of peanuts.

  • What is unique about the pecan pralines?

    -The pecan pralines are unique due to their caramelized flavor and the fact that they are a type of candy made with sugar, butter, and pecans.

  • How do the characters react to the bagel crisps?

    -The characters find the bagel crisps to be underwhelming, with a too strong garlic flavor and a metallic taste.

  • What is the comparison made between Trader Joe's and other brands?

    -The characters suggest that Trader Joe's seems to offer its own brand versions of many different snacks, and in some cases, they prefer these over the original brands.

  • What is the general opinion on the jalapeno snacks?

    -The jalapeno snacks are considered to be light, crunchy, and not as spicy as expected, with a flavor that is likened to moreish.

  • What is the final verdict on the dark chocolate covered marshmallows?

    -The dark chocolate covered marshmallows are enjoyed for their combination of chocolate and marshmallow flavors, despite initial skepticism about the dark chocolate.

  • How do the characters feel about Bamba snacks?

    -The characters find Bamba snacks to be bland and lacking in flavor, comparing them to unseasoned wotsits and baby food.

Outlines

00:00

🍫 Trader Joe's Snack Adventure

The video script introduces Trader Joe's, a popular grocery store with a cult following for its own brand products. The participants taste various snacks including milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels, peanut butter cups, and mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups. They discuss the taste, texture, and their personal preferences, with some expressing surprise at how much they enjoy the snacks, despite initial skepticism. The conversation also touches on potential allergies and the prevalence of peanut butter in American snacks.

05:02

🥯 Everything Bagel Crisps and Spicy Takis

In this segment, the participants try Everything Bagel Crisps, which are flavored with various seasonings typically found on bagels. They find the crisps underwhelming and overly garlicky, comparing them unfavorably to actual bagels. They then move on to spicy Takis, which they find to be too spicy for their liking, but still enjoyable. The group discusses the differences between Trader Joe's versions of snacks and the original brands, as well as the appeal of the store's trading practices.

10:02

🌶 Jalapeno Puffs and Bamba Snacks

The participants taste jalapeno puffs, which are not as spicy as expected, and Bamba, a popular international snack made of peanuts and corn. They find the jalapeno puffs to be light and enjoyable, despite the lack of heat, and compare them to Cheetos. Bamba, on the other hand, is described as bland and flavorless, leading to a discussion about the potential for Trader Joe's to expand internationally and the appeal of their budget-friendly snacks.

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Keywords

💡Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is a popular American grocery store chain known for its unique and affordable products, often under its own brand. In the video, the participants are trying various snacks from Trader Joe's, showcasing the store's variety and cult-like following among its customers. The term is central to the video's theme as it sets the context for the product tasting and reviews.

💡Cult following

A cult following refers to a group of people who are extremely loyal and enthusiastic about a particular product, brand, or entity. In the context of the video, Trader Joe's has a cult following due to its exclusive and affordable items, which are highly appreciated by its customers, leading to a strong and dedicated fan base.

💡Peanut butter

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground peanuts, often used as a topping for various foods or as an ingredient in recipes. In the video, peanut butter is a recurring theme as it is featured in multiple snacks from Trader Joe's, such as peanut butter pretzels and peanut butter cups, highlighting the American love for this ingredient.

💡Product review

A product review is an evaluation or critique of a product, typically based on personal experience or testing. In the video, the participants are conducting a product review by tasting and commenting on various snacks from Trader Joe's, sharing their opinions on taste, texture, and overall enjoyment.

💡Food allergies

Food allergies are adverse reactions to specific foods, which can range from mild symptoms to severe, life-threatening conditions. In the video, the mention of peanut allergies is a cautionary note about the potential risks of consuming products containing peanuts, which is a common allergen.

💡Tasting

Tasting refers to the act of eating a small amount of food to sample its flavor. In the video, tasting is the primary activity as the participants try various snacks from Trader Joe's and provide their feedback on each item, which is essential for the product review segment.

💡Snacks

Snacks are small, light food items typically consumed between meals. In the video, snacks are the main focus as the participants taste test a variety of them from Trader Joe's, including both sweet and savory options, showcasing the diversity of snack foods available.

💡Flavor profile

A flavor profile refers to the specific combination of tastes and aromas that characterize a particular food or drink. In the video, the participants discuss the flavor profiles of the Trader Joe's snacks, noting aspects like spiciness, sweetness, and nuttiness, which contribute to their overall impressions of the products.

💡Allergy-friendly

Allergy-friendly refers to products that are safe for consumption by individuals with food allergies, typically by avoiding common allergens. In the context of the video, the mention of allergy-friendliness would be relevant when discussing the suitability of snacks for those with allergies, such as peanut allergies.

💡Budget-friendly

Budget-friendly describes products or services that are affordable and cost-effective without compromising on quality. In the video, the participants imply that Trader Joe's offers budget-friendly options by expressing surprise at the affordability and quality of the snacks, suggesting that the store provides good value for money.

💡International appeal

International appeal refers to the ability of a product, brand, or entity to attract interest and customers from various countries around the world. In the video, the participants discuss the potential for Trader Joe's to expand its international presence, indicating that the store and its products have international appeal.

Highlights

Trader Joe's is a popular grocery store with a cult following for their own brand products.

The store offers unique snacks like milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels, which are initially mistaken for dog food but prove to be surprisingly delicious.

The phrase 'to die for' is used to express extreme admiration for the taste of certain snacks.

There's a humorous recurring theme of comparing Trader Joe's snacks to dog food in appearance and smell.

Some individuals have changed their minds about liking peanut butter after trying Trader Joe's products.

The snack review includes a variety of opinions, from those who find the snacks amazing to those who dislike the taste or texture.

Pecan pralines are described as having a unique, caramelized flavor that is surprisingly enjoyable.

The term 'pralines' is a source of confusion among the reviewers, leading to a playful discussion on pronunciation.

The snack review touches on the American love for peanut butter and the prevalence of nut-based snacks.

Bagel chips are introduced as a snack that combines the flavors of an everything bagel into a chip form, leading to mixed reviews.

The review includes a comparison of Trader Joe's snacks to well-known brands like Takis and Oreos, with some products being favored over the originals.

The reviewers discuss the concept of 'Jalapeno' snacks, which are not as spicy as expected and lead to a debate on the correct pronunciation of 'jalapeno'.

Dark chocolate covered marshmallows are described as a combination of two classic flavors, with a playful debate on the appeal of dark chocolate.

Bamba, a popular international snack, is introduced and compared to other snacks like wotsits, but is found to be bland in comparison.

The review ends with a suggestion that Trader Joe's should expand internationally to share their unique snacks with a wider audience.

Transcripts

00:00

Have you heard of Trader Joe's?

00:01

No.

00:01

Trader Joe's??

00:03

That's a weird name.

00:03

Like they sell cars?

00:05

We have brought,

00:07

Some snacks for you.

00:08

What even are these?

00:10

I'm gonna love them.

00:11

My tongue is on fire.

00:13

That's to die for.

00:14

That's very nice.

00:14

Wow.

00:15

Trader Joe's is a popular grocery store.

00:17

They've kind of got a cult following for their own brand stuff.

00:20

A cult?

00:21

Almost.

00:22

Basically, people are big fans.

00:24

It's an expression.

00:26

Repeat after me.

00:27

I swear allegiance to Joe.

00:32

First up, milk chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.

00:36

I thought that was dog food.

00:37

I thought that was dog food.

00:38

That looks like dog food.

00:39

Those look like dog food.

00:42

Literally every single person we've given that to.

00:46

Like that.

00:47

Smells very chocolatey.

00:54

That's actually really good.

00:55

Yeah.

00:56

Oh, brilliant.

00:58

That is brilliant.

01:00

They're really nice.

01:01

What's not to like?

01:03

Well, if you've got a peanut allergy.

01:05

I mean, that's really bad, isn't it?

01:07

I don't normally like stuff with peanut butter.

01:09

It's changed my mind.

01:10

Not the biggest fan of peanuts,

01:12

But that was actually surprisingly nice.

01:13

How good is that?

01:14

Horrible.

01:17

It's too nutty.

01:18

You don't like peanut butter?

01:20

That might be a problem.

01:21

You're going to be in trouble.

01:23

Next up.

01:26

Why does everything look like dog food?

01:30

Peanut butter cups.

01:33

I didn't even get to read it.

01:35

See what you think.

01:37

That's to die for. That's very nice.

01:39

It's amazing, actually.

01:42

Oh, straight in for another one.

01:45

You know they're going to be good, don't you?

01:47

It's the right thickness.

01:48

It's a good ratio, right?

01:50

I had Reese's about 20 minutes ago.

01:52

Oh, wow.

01:53

And this is actually much better.

01:54

Much better.

01:55

They're good, right? They're so good.

01:57

Theo, you've had four, I think.

02:00

The only reason that happened is because you guys are talking so.

02:03

OK.

02:05

My apologies.

02:06

This is brilliant.

02:08

Too much peanut butter.

02:10

I'd take them every day of the week.

02:12

Maybe you'll like these.

02:14

Mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups.

02:16

Why is everything chocolate and peanut?

02:18

Do they love their nuts in America?

02:19

Do they love peanut butter or something?

02:21

Like, what's your obsession with peanut butter?

02:23

These are just smaller versions of what we just had.

02:32

Can't taste nothing, so sweet.

02:34

We would finish these in seconds.

02:35

That's like one you pour in a handful.

02:37

Yeah.

02:38

Wow.

02:40

Yeah, there he goes.

02:41

Yeah.

02:42

Gave it a bit of a head shake, too.

02:43

Yeah.

02:45

That's good.

02:46

When you buy a box of chocolates, the worst thing is they're individually wrapped.

02:49

Chocolates would be better if there was no wrapping.

02:51

You'd rather this in front of the telly than them, wouldn't you?

02:53

Because you don't have to think about it.

02:54

Look, I'm not looking.

02:58

Just eating.

03:00

I still haven't gone down.

03:02

I've gone again.

03:03

You could go no hands.

03:05

Straight in yeah.

03:08

You wouldn't be able to like mistake this with dog food, though,

03:10

Because like your dog would be dead.

03:12

Yeah, no, that wouldn't be good.

03:14

Like a dog booby trap.

03:16

Next up.

03:20

So Joe also trades this?

03:21

He trades a lot of snacks.

03:22

He trades here, he trades there, he trades everywhere.

03:24

Me and Joe would get on really well.

03:26

Because these are going to be amazing.

03:28

More nuts.

03:29

Pecan pralines.

03:30

Pecan paralines.

03:32

Pecan pralines.

03:33

Pralines.

03:34

I go pralines.

03:35

You go pralines?

03:36

The problem is none of us know how to pronounce that.

03:38

I don't know how to pronounce it.

03:39

Pralines, pralines, pralines, something like that.

03:42

What's a pecan?

03:43

It looks kind of like wet, doesn't it? Look.

03:47

What even are these?

03:48

It's like crystals.

03:48

What is that, yeah?

03:50

Give it a taste.

03:54

Oh, it's brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

03:58

They're better than the dog ones.

04:01

They're not dog ones!

04:03

That is so good.

04:05

It's strange.

04:06

No, it's so good.

04:09

They're like caramelised.

04:10

They are.

04:12

That is really good.

04:14

I could eat a lot of these.

04:16

It's such a weird, unique flavour.

04:19

Why is it so sweet?

04:20

I like these.

04:21

Yeah?

04:22

You have some weird taste buds, man.

04:23

These are nice.

04:24

Sugar, butter, vanilla.

04:26

Yeah, what's not to like?

04:27

Over a pecan.

04:28

Nah, it's disgusting.

04:30

Okay!

04:31

It's disgusting.

04:32

It's not the one at all.

04:34

How cheap would it have to be in order for you to buy them?

04:36

I don't think I'd pay anything.

04:37

How much would you have to be paid to take that?

04:40

I'd be paid anything.

04:43

That's a smart man.

04:44

That is a man who's just come out of a business exam.

04:48

Try and do that.

04:52

First try!

04:53

You should do it again now.

04:54

Just stop.

04:55

I'll retire.

04:56

Yeah, exactly.

04:57

Stop while your ahead.

04:58

Have you ever heard of an everything bagel?

05:01

No.

05:02

It's basically a bagel with all of the different seasonings.

05:04

Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.

05:10

Sounds like an arts and crafts session with a bagel.

05:17

Brutal

05:18

It kind of does.

05:19

It kind of does.

05:20

People love those bagels so much.

05:25

They love those bagels so much.

05:27

This is what they call a bagel.

05:29

They've taken the seasoning from the top of the bagel and put it on crisps.

05:33

I don't know if I'm going to like this.

05:34

Yeah, me neither.

05:40

Underwhelming.

05:41

Okay.

05:42

It promised everything.

05:44

You literally get promised everything, don't you?

05:46

Oh, oh, gosh.

05:48

That was bad.

05:49

Okay.

05:50

That was bad.

05:56

That's enough.

05:57

No, man.

05:58

They taste like metal.

06:02

I'm not eating it.

06:05

That is awful.

06:06

They are weird.

06:10

They're very garlicky.

06:11

I kind of understand what you mean about metal.

06:13

It tastes like pure garlic.

06:14

It tastes like it smells.

06:15

Oh, really?

06:16

Okay.

06:17

I would have salmon cream cheese.

06:21

It's not in everything.

06:22

That's inside the bagel, not on top.

06:24

Oh, on the top?

06:25

This is basically a chip of sesame seeds?

06:29

It's not even a thing inside of it.

06:30

This is the boring bit on top.

06:33

It's just too much together.

06:35

It's like a three out of ten.

06:36

Wow.

06:37

No Americans are failing on this one.

06:39

Okay.

06:41

Next up.

06:43

This some b-tech takis bro.

06:45

Some b-tech takis.

06:47

Max would have finished this.

06:48

Oh.

06:49

Chips, chilli and lime.

06:50

Is Trader Joe's like an off-brand of everything?

06:52

I mean, they have their own brand versions of a lot of different snacks.

06:56

Joe's main thing is trading.

06:57

Okay.

06:58

He doesn't care too much about brand names.

07:01

He just wants to trade and stuff.

07:02

I don't really deal well with spice.

07:04

Rolled corn tortilla chips.

07:09

These are more limey, though.

07:13

My tongue is on fire.

07:17

No, they're fine.

07:18

This shouldn't be spicy.

07:20

Oh my gosh, that's so...

07:25

Yeah?

07:26

These are way better than Taki's.

07:27

They're good, right?

07:28

No.

07:31

Too spicy?

07:31

Why, do you not like them?

07:32

It's spicy.

07:34

It's not that spicy.

07:36

Can't go wrong with this.

07:37

Why lime?

07:39

What, is it too sour?

07:40

Yeah.

07:41

Imra, what's wrong with you?

07:42

I swear.

07:43

I love these.

07:44

Yeah, these are so good.

07:46

I mean, I can feel the spice, but it's not bad.

07:49

I love these two. They're like, "Eh, it's okay."

07:54

These are valid.

07:54

There's a lot.

07:55

There is a lot.

07:56

Yeah, Takis, they feel like halfway up the bag.

07:58

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

07:59

And they cost a lot more.

08:00

Yeah, I like them.

08:01

Proper flavour, innit?

08:03

I mean, they are strong.

08:04

My kids wouldn't cope with this.

08:05

Yeah, it's a lot.

08:06

It is a lot.

08:07

Considering the other

08:08

"Chips" as Americans would call them, are terrible,

08:11

This is a redeemer for the crisp section.

08:13

Best crisps so far?

08:14

Definitely.

08:16

I just want to apologise in advance.

08:18

Why is it more peanut butter.

08:21

Sandwich cookies.

08:24

These are massive.

08:25

I like the packaging.

08:27

What do you make?

08:27

Oh, that's a shame.

08:29

What do you mean?

08:30

Missing 2.

08:31

Yeah.

08:33

That is ridiculous, innit?

08:35

What's the point?

08:36

Why have they given you all of that?

08:37

These look great.

08:40

These are proper.

08:40

Yeah.

08:41

These are the ones.

08:44

That Oreo was insane.

08:45

Yeah.

08:46

It's like an oreo.

08:47

It's exactly like an oreo.

08:49

And peanut butter coating.

08:50

That's really good though.

08:51

It's a lot, isn't it?

08:52

You wouldn't be, like, you could have like one or two.

08:54

I don't know if I'm hungry, I would eat two packs.

08:56

Okay.

09:00

One or two packs.

09:03

They taste like a protein bar.

09:04

Interesting.

09:05

I think they've had so much peanut butter and chocolate now.

09:08

It's just a bit boring.

09:10

It's more subtle, isn't it?

09:11

It's nice.

09:12

I prefer like the box of minis.

09:14

Seven now, probably an eight earlier, if I had these first.

09:17

Seven, 7.5 I had earlier.

09:19

Alright.

09:21

Very specific rating.

09:22

They're very serious about the rating.

09:25

Next up.

09:26

Ja-pel-in-o.

09:29

Jalapeno.

09:30

I don't know how to say it.

09:32

Corn and rice puffs.

09:33

Crunchy and spicy snacks made with corn rice, quinoa and baked to perfection.

09:38

How do you pronounce that?

09:39

Quinoa.

09:41

Wait, is it jalapenos or is it jalapenos?

09:44

I think it's jalapenos.

09:46

So why is there a j though?

09:47

Because it's a silent j.

09:48

If it's silent, take it out.

09:51

That would make sense.

09:53

Am I being stupid or what?

09:54

No, you got a point.

09:56

No, but cool, cool.

09:57

If you was making the language, right?

09:59

Bro, you would have put a j in there for no reason, would you?

10:01

No, but some countries pronounce it differently, that's why.

10:05

They're nowhere near as spicy as real jalapenos.

10:08

They smell a bit dodgy to be fair.

10:16

I like that one more than Cheetos or something like that.

10:19

Because Cheetos, it feels like when you bite into it, there's not actually that much in the bite.

10:23

That one feels more compressed and it's like you're actually having a lot.

10:27

That's not even spicy at all.

10:28

Honestly, these are quite nice.

10:30

There's no flavour though.

10:31

This is quite nice.

10:32

I like the spice from it.

10:33

It's kind of like moreish.

10:34

I like Cheetos but without the flavour.

10:36

You can't compare it to Cheetos.

10:38

I taste broccoli.

10:40

Okay.

10:43

And it says jalapeno but it's not even spicy.

10:45

A bit polystyrene-y.

10:47

I'm still eating it.

10:48

Yeah, okay.

10:49

We actually haven't tried these.

10:51

Are they good?

10:52

Yeah, they're good.

10:53

You guys are just chowing down.

10:54

I'm presuming.

10:55

You both immediately liked it.

10:58

That's great.

10:59

That is good.

11:00

Heck yes.

11:01

They're light as well.

11:02

Now you guys are turning into us, eating them.

11:04

I like these.

11:07

I like these a lot.

11:09

They're supposed to be high schoolers.

11:13

Next up.

11:13

Dark chocolate covered marshmallows.

11:16

Oh, these are tea cakes.

11:17

These are tea cakes.

11:18

Yeah.

11:19

They look like them.

11:20

Gonna love them.

11:22

Why is Trader Joe not in England?

11:24

Why dark chocolate?

11:25

Yeah, dark chocolate is a very bad flavour.

11:27

It's like an old people's chocolate.

11:30

You know when your mum buys dark chocolate and you're like, why did you get dark chocolate?

11:33

She's like, so you didn't eat it?

11:38

That's soft.

11:40

These look great.

11:42

Oh my days.

11:44

That's nice. Wow.

11:45

Yeah.

11:49

Straight back for another one.

11:52

It's like chewing on like rubber.

11:56

Takes so long to chew.

11:57

The marshmallows are like, they're way more soft here.

11:59

You don't have to chew them as much to.

12:01

Yeah, it's a rip off version of tea cakes basically.

12:04

Okay.

12:05

You think we do tea cakes better?

12:06

Yeah.

12:07

You're three in.

12:09

Good?

12:10

Four in.

12:12

Wow.

12:12

What do you like about it?

12:14

Chocolate, marshmallow.

12:17

That's all I got to say.

12:18

He's making a lot of sense.

12:19

Yeah, no he is.

12:20

I feel stupid for even asking.

12:23

He was like, chocolate, marshmallow, you moron.

12:28

Such a good shop.

12:30

Such a good shop, isn't it?

12:32

It's very, I mean, we need to take you to America and actually visit because...

12:36

That's a cheap shop.

12:37

It's not an expensive...

12:37

Yeah, yeah.

12:38

Budget.

12:39

This is budget?

12:40

I mean imagine how big I'd be.

12:44

If you lived in America.

12:45

Yeah.

12:46

I think that's true for all of us.

12:47

I think we can safely say we'd all be twice the size.

12:48

And because it's dark chocolate, it's basically healthy.

12:52

Okay, next up, have you heard of Bamba?

12:55

He's a footballer, isn't he?

13:01

Bamba, puff, peanut and corn snacks.

13:03

It's quite a popular snack internationally.

13:05

We don't really have them in the UK.