Leave it to Trader Joe's to bring in something foreign and exotic. Except that it's not actually foreign and exotic. How about O Christmas Tree Crispy Potato Snacks? Doesn't have the same ring, I'll admit.
I had no idea that Christmas carol is actually German. No wonder the lyrics were..odd. Translated lyrics usually feel kind of awkward. Stiff. Who sings the actual lyrics, apart from "O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree" anyway?
Not made of real potatoes but potato starch and potato starch. I'm expecting potato flavor a la potato-flavored snacks but not a potato chip.
Cute. Use this as the forrest in your gingerbread scene.
The flavor here is really simple, similar to the potato flavored crisp in a bag of veggie crisps. Salty, a wee bit of oil, and plenty of crunch. The checker print here doesn't just look nice - it resembles my favorite lattice cut, which y'all know provides a superior crunch. It has a Christmas tree pillow-shape with a small pocket in the middle, which gives it more dimension and also more crunch. That's all I ask of my salty crunchy snacks - that it would be salty and crunchy. Ticks all the boxes there.
Should you run out and grab these snacks? They're good, but they're not mind-blowingly awesome and addicting to the point one would consider hoarding them. $1.99 for a 5 oz bag isn't bad for some holiday cheer. Kid-friendly too. Enjoyable with this version of O Tannenbaum.
TL;DR: Trader Joe's O Tannenbaum Crispy Potato Snacks. Cute little crispy potato-flavored trees. 6 out of 10.