Monday, April 4, 2016

Trader Joe's Giant Peruvian Inca Corn--Salted

Nina bought this first, and I tried it at her house. I was dubious, but it quickly won me over--so much so that I bought my own bag on my next TJ's run.

It's about as crunchy as a snack can be without breaking your teeth, which is peculiarly satisfying. Also salty and slightly oily and completely corny--because, well, those are the only things in the bag.

And please do not fail to notice the happy llamas on the front of the package. If the llamas are happy with this product, why would you not be?

Will I buy it again? 

Definitely. It's a strange but wonderful thing.

Nina's View

When I was a kid you could buy these things in a small packet and they were called "corn nuts." I haven't seen them for decades, but an aisle cap display of these at TJ's brought instant nostalgia.

I loved them back in the day when I bought them for a nickle at the corner drugstore. I love them today from TJ's.


  1. Corn nuts are still around! (Only now come in some horrifying flavors...) they were totally one of my favorite snacks as a kid.
    These Inca corn are somehow even better though!! I think because they are bigger kernels and don't have too much salt or weird preservatives. I buy them regularly to eat as snacks as well as ontop of salads

  2. Loved original Corn Nuts as a kid. Agree with the prior comment that the flavored varieties are an abomination. Will have to check these out.

  3. I agree that these are seriously habit forming, but did not know TJ had them. I've been buying $1 bags of Inka Corn by InkaCrops brand from Big Lots for years. Three ingredients: Corn, palm oil and sea salt. It's impossible to get the 4 recommended servings out of a bag, though.