Trader Joe’s Salted Blister Peanuts Review

Trader Joes Salted Blister Peanuts
Trader Joe’s Salted Blister Peanut

Trader Joe’s Salted Blister Peanuts Review

Blister Peanuts? What with that name? That really sounds awful, but in reality, they are some of the best peanuts you can buy! Trader Joe’s has had these peanuts on its shelves for decades. It seems like they have passed the test of time and one of those things I buy over and over again through the years. It’s like a dear friend I haven’t seen for a long time and turn around there are the Trader Joe’s Blister Peanuts!

This is a pretty simple product. Peanuts and Salt. But ingredients can be deceiving. It’s all in the process of roasting these peanuts that make them so special. They say on the packaging that they are dunked in water to remove the red skin and then roasted and this process makes them extra crunchy.

Trader Joe's Blister Peanuts closeup
Trader Joe’s Blister Peanuts closeup

I have to agree, these are the crunchiest peanuts I’ve ever had. The nice thing about them too is that they are pretty darn big peanuts! I love eating peanuts. They are a great snack and fill me up instead of eating something like bread or crackers. Plus my kids love them too.

The only downside to these nuts is that they are a little too salty. I wish they would cut back the salt by a third and I think they would be perfect! Of course, they are loaded with fat, but you know everything in moderation. Plus, peanuts are a good source of fiber and protein, so don’t feel too guilty about eating them. I really only eat them straight out of the bag and the only recipes I use peanuts are in Thai food where I chop them up and they are exceptionally good for sprinkling on top of my Phad Thai.

Trader Joe's Blister Peanuts Back
Trader Joe’s Blister Peanuts Back

As I said before, these are some of my favorite products at Trader Joe’s. I usually have a couple of bags floating around the house for me and the kids. I would give them a perfect 10 but they can be a little too salty for me and I love my salt!

I am going to give Trader Joe’s Salted Blister Peanuts 9 Bells!


  1. TJ’s used to inventory an unsalted version, but it was taken off the shelves.
    With the unsalted version, you could mix the bags and have a perfectly
    salted double bag of peanuts!

    • Exactly. The alternative is to mix a bag of TJ salted blister peanuts with a bag of TJ unsalted dry-roasted slivered almonds. Cuts the salt, and not a bad combo.

  2. As one who needs salt to prevent Hypotension I say “bring on the salt”. I love TJ’s Blister Peanuts just the way they are.

  3. I love peanuts but the Trader Joe’s Blister Peanuts are truly my achilles heel to over eat them ?, salt level is perfect.

    • I agree. I always have a bag around. Unfortunately, there is a lot of salt on them. Long time ago, Trader Joe’s had a low salt version, but the discontinued it about 10 years ago or more…

      • I LOVE them too! I learned a trick from my boyfriend who used to work at Trader Joe’s. If the peanuts are too salty, put them in a strainer and shake them and most of the salt comes off, leaving them perfect!! (I used a wire mesh strainer, but I don’t know if it matters.)

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