Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Biotin

Trader Joe’s Biotin 5,000 mcg Tastes Like:  Don’t taste it, just swallow it.  This is a dietary supplement that I’ve been taking for over a year now, and let me tell you.  My hair used to fall out every time I washed it, there would be a whole Wookie worth of hair in the tub. …

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cheddar and Horseradish Flavored Potato Chips

Trader Joe’s Cheddar and Horseradish Potato Chips Tastes Like:  Your new favourite potato chip.  Extremely cheesy, with a spicy aftertaste.  Look, these chips absolutely deliver on that flavor promise in a BIG way. Great With:  Cold beers, seltzer, and possibly plain sour cream as a dip, but these are delicious all by themselves! Perfect For: …

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: String Cheese

Trader Joe’s String Cheese Tastes Like:  The perfect string cheese – strings delicately, not too much of that “processed” chemical taste, light and cheesy! Great With:  moar cheese Perfect For:  Folks who forage the fridge for a tiny, quick snack Must Know:  Not vegan. Costs:  $3.49 for twelve sticks.  Gone in a flash.

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gluten-Free Plain Bagels

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Plain Bagels Tastes Like:  These, you guys, are the best gluten-free bagels I have ever eaten!  The texture of bagels usually comes from extra gluten, so making bagels that hit close to the right texture without gluten is tough.  They usually taste like dry sponges.  But these, guys, are so good I…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli

Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli Tastes Like:  Pasta!  You probably would never know the difference if I snuck this to you on the sly and never tipped my hand.  The uncooked brown colour fades and the pasta looks like regular wheat pasta…if maybe a little more translucent. Great With:  Anything you normally pasta with. …

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salt Water Taffy

Trader Joe’s Salt Water Taffy Tastes Like:  Taffy!  Very sticky, if you’re a stickler for texture.  The Red Licorice flavour is, surprisingly, my favourite!  Followed by the Watermelon, which is just a bit more unique than average watermelon flavour.  The Strawberry Banana is just this side of cloying (still good!) and the Sour Apple flavour…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Vegetable Panang Curry

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Panang Curry Tastes Like:  Slightly sweet (coconut?) surry with a nice medley of vegetables over AMAZING RICE.  I am not usually a rice fan, but when rice is done well, it’s excellent.  And this rice that you cook in the microwave is excellent. Great With:  A little extra-firm tofu thrown in.  Or…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Tomato & Basil Hummus Dip

Trader Joe’s Tomato and Basil Hummus Dip Tastes Like:  Sweet, creamy tomato sauce!  This is the THING! Great With:  Carrots, corn tortilla, maybe even crickets!  Just kidding.  Maybe. Perfect For:  Hummus ennui – when you think you’ve been around and had it all, and can’t tell the difference anymore.  This is a game-changer to shake…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos

Trader Jose’s Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos Tastes Like:  Tiny little super-crunchy chewy tacos.  These were My First Taquitos (awww!) so if you have had taquitos before, you may find them similar to what you’re used to.  Flavorful filling, not too spicy, perfect corn tortilla that crunches up beautifully. Great With:  Salsa, guacamole, and rice…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Fireworks Chocolate Bar

Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar Tastes Like:  HOT, HOT, HOT!  First, there’s the crackling popping candy.  THEN comes the pepper heat!  You want fireworks?  You got it, dude! Great With:  A glass of milk – to cut the heat factor and help cleanse the palate so that each bite is a WOW! Perfect For:  SERIOUSLY…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Brooklyn Brine Whiskey Sour Pickes

Brooklyn Brine Co. Whiskey Sour Pickles Tastes Like:  These are THE ULTIMATE PICKLES.  Okay, it’s not necessarily a TJ brand, but I found them here and without a moment’s hesitation, after seeing the look in my boo’s eyes holding them, I knew they were coming home with me.  They are sour, garlicky and HOT!  The…

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: 100% Cranberry Juice

Trader Joe’s 100% Cranberry Juice Tastes Like:  Tart, tart, tart!  If Bette Midler was a juice, it would be this bright, sassy, bold concoction. Great With:  Seltzer to water it down a little bit – my favourite is the Trader Joe’s Raspberry-Lime flavour, but feel free to use any kind you like. Perfect For:  Cocktails,…