Churros! Get your churros here! No need to line up at the county fair or theme park, and no need to travel back in time to enjoy them with the shepherds who made them by campfire in the Spanish countryside. Trader Joe’s has transformed the classic churro into a crunchy snack customers can take with anywhere.
Trader Joe’s Churro Bites are golden nuggets of churro-riffic goodness. First, with a little help from a fancy-schmancy extrusion machine, they turn cornmeal into extra-puffy, baked corn puffs. Next, they coat the puffs in a mixture of hot, caramelized brown sugar, corn syrup (not to be confused with high-fructose corn syrup, which is a different substance altogether) and cinnamon. Finally, as they cool, they are sprinkled with and sugar —just like you’d find on a fresh-from-the-snack-stand churro. Each 7-ounce bag of Trader Joe’s Churro Bites sells for $2.49.