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March Madness is on all our minds. But forget the buzzer beaters—the real thrill is the fun foods that fuel fans through the season. 

Trader Joe’s launched an eight-seed Tasty Eight Tournament to see which sports-spectating snack reigns supreme. Instagram users voted for their faves in this sizzling showdown. Eight products bravely entered this bracket breakdown: Stadium Essentials, Cluck Conference, Bleacher Bracket, and Wild Cards. 

But only one fan-favorite went home with the trophy: the brand’s Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries.

Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries, $3.79  

Trader Joe's Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries

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Nothing hits the spot like a tried and true french fry. Covered in classic savory seasoning, ready to crisp up in the oven or the air-fryer, these potatoes are to die for. The flavor will have your taste buds tingling, amplified by the optimal criss-cross shape. Elevate your experience by pairing with Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread Dip or even Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

Of course, any good game-day party has more than one snack. Check out the other seven products that almost beat the bracket. 

Mini Cheeseburgers, $4.49

Trader Joe's Mini Cheeseburgers

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After only a minute in the microwave, these sliders will be right by your side while you cheer on your team.

Organic Chicken Nuggets, $4.99

Trader Joe's Organic Chicken Nuggets

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Lightly breaded, these nuggets from the fresh food section are a quick layup for your cravings. Naturally, the Organic Chicken Nuggets won the Cluck Conference. 

Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings, $5.99 

Trader Joe's Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings

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With notes of vinegar, cayenne pepper, and chile pepper extract, Trader Joe’s wings pack a punch with just the right amount of kick.

Honey Roasted Peanuts, $3.49  

Trader Joe's Honey Roasted Peanuts

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These irresistible, salty-sweet crunchy nuts are reminiscent of bar snacks or eating peanuts from the bleachers… but even better.  

White Cheddar Popcorn, $2.49 

Trader Joe's White Cheddar Popcorn

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Munch on this light, cheesy goodness while your eyes are glued to the screen. The White Cheddar Popcorn even won the Bleacher Bracket. 

Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, $5.49

Trader Joe's Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Who doesn’t love ooey-gooey stretchy mozzarella? Coated with crispy classic garlic-buttery panko bread crumbs, these sticks are a slam-dunk. Obviously, fans agree, giving the product the Wild Card seed. 

Perfectly Pickled Pups, $4.99  

Trader Joe's Perfectly Pickled Pups

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Always innovative, Trader Joe’s released bite-sized, battered, and breadcrumbed beef franks flavored with a dill pickle tang. Pop some Perfectly Pickled Pups in your mouth between plays. 

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