Little did Jack Norworth know—as he rode that train into Manhattan in 1908—that the words he suddenly scribbled on a scrap of paper would become a ‘national anthem’ of sorts for baseball stadium-goers everywhere. Of course, Norworth also had no idea that more than one hundred years into the future, his little phrase “... buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...” would become the inspiration for Trader Joe’s It’s a Grand Slam Snack.
We start with the finest midwestern corn, popped by hand in small batches, in artisan kettles... an easy base hit. Next, we add nuts, but not just peanuts: Our own Old Fashioned Blistered Peanuts are accompanied by a hand-selected assortment of fancy roasted cashews, almonds, and pecans... two runners on base! Add our molasses-based, corn-syrup-free caramel coating to the nuts and popcorn, and... bases loaded!
But, at Trader Joe’s, we could never be satisfied with just ‘making it Home.’ We always shoot for the Grand Slam. Luckily, our expert panel of tasters was last at bat. It took a good number of swings before they hit the right ratio of nuts-to-popcorn—with just the right amount of caramelly sweetness. In the end, our panel smashed this snack straight out of the ballpark!
At $2.99, each 6-ounce bag of crunchy, buttery, nutty goodness is a better value than the concessions you find peddled in the park. By the time your first handful’s gone, you’ll be out of your seat, stomping your feet—cheering for yet another delicious Grand Slam treat from your crackerjack neighborhood grocery store, joltin’ Trader Joe’s.