Cooking a big holiday meal is an all-day affair. After prepping the roast beast, mixing up the Who pudding and cooking your eighth can of Who hash, the last thing you want to have to worry about is whipping up appetizers for the big meal. That’s where Trader Joe’s comes in. Lucky for us, Trader Joe’s carries a wide variety of easy appetizers and this year, they’ve brought some of our old favorites from last year and added tons of new options that are perfect for holiday snacking or serving before your micro holiday meal.
We already tested their holiday sweet treats and hot cocoas so we felt obligated to try the best of their appetizer selection and provide you with all the info you need before you go shopping. While we enjoyed most of them, we did encounter some subpar bites that you may want to skip. One general note to keep in mind before you make your shopping list: all of these appetizers were pretty small. This is great because we’re all celebrating with smaller groups this year, but if you have a large family, (more than 4 people), you’ll likely need 2-3 packages of each appetizer. Now, let’s get into the fun details.