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All Is Now Right In The World, Because Bamba Is Coming To Trader Joe’s

Look, 2017 has been a tough year. Political divisions have torn our country apart. Climate change is making our planet increasingly inhospitable. “The Emoji Movie” was a thing.

But lo, good news has emerged from the food wizards of Monrovia, California: Trader Joe’s will soon be selling Bamba.

The famed Israeli snack, which is frustratingly difficult to find in the United States, will be available on Trader Joe’s shelves, the fast-growing grocery chain announced on its website.

A 3.5-ounce bag of the snack, enough for three servings, will be available for only 99 cents. (But come on, we all know that we’re going to eat the whole bag at once.)

Bamba is made from four simple ingredients — corn grits, peanut paste, palm oil and salt. Trader Joe’s confirmed that its Bamba will be made in Israel.

According to Osem, the Israeli manufacturer of Bamba, 90% of Israelis buy the snack regularly. Scientists speculate that baby Israelis’ early exposure to the nutty treat may be why so few Israelis have peanut allergies.

Contact Aiden Pink at or on Twitter, @aidenpink




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