Posts Tagged 'Trader Joe’s'

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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Organic Polenta

Trader Joe’s Organic Polenta Tastes Like:  Corn sausage.  Cornmeal patties?  Polenta is kind of a world unto itself. Great With:  Tomato sauce, salsa, cheese, curry powder – corn is a great blank-slate to sauce it up on! Perfect For:  Gluten-free

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Organic Polenta

Trader Joe’s Organic Polenta Tastes Like:  Corn sausage.  Cornmeal patties?  Polenta is kind of a world unto itself. Great With:  Tomato sauce, salsa, cheese, curry powder – corn is a great blank-slate to sauce it up on! Perfect For:  Gluten-free

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Whipped Cream Cheese

Trader Joe’s Whipped Cream Cheese Tastes Like:  Not-sweet Cream Cheese frosting.  Or, whipped cream cheese.  There really is no mystery here.  Sometimes it’s nice to get just what you expect. Great With:  Bagels and blackberry jam.  Oh you’ve never combined

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Whipped Cream Cheese

Trader Joe’s Whipped Cream Cheese Tastes Like:  Not-sweet Cream Cheese frosting.  Or, whipped cream cheese.  There really is no mystery here.  Sometimes it’s nice to get just what you expect. Great With:  Bagels and blackberry jam.  Oh you’ve never combined

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salsa Verde

Trader Jose’s Salsa Verde Tastes Like:  Lime, actually!  It’s not so much spicy as it is tangy. Great With:  Soy Chorizo – offset the heat nicely!  And everything else – eggs, nachos, polenta, anything you put salsa on. Perfect For: 

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salsa Verde

Trader Jose’s Salsa Verde Tastes Like:  Lime, actually!  It’s not so much spicy as it is tangy. Great With:  Soy Chorizo – offset the heat nicely!  And everything else – eggs, nachos, polenta, anything you put salsa on. Perfect For: 

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Polenta Provencale

Trader Joe’s Polenta Provencale Tastes Like:  Truly excellent gnocchi alla vodka. Great With:  A simple goat cheese omelette on the side, for breakfast. Perfect For:  Heating up in the microwave for a filling, easy dish! Must Know:  Labelled vegetarian, didn’t

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Polenta Provencale

Trader Joe’s Polenta Provencale Tastes Like:  Truly excellent gnocchi alla vodka. Great With:  A simple goat cheese omelette on the side, for breakfast. Perfect For:  Heating up in the microwave for a filling, easy dish! Must Know:  Labelled vegetarian, didn’t

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Hummus Salad Dressing

Trader Joe’s Hummus Salad Dressing Tastes Like:  Cilantro.  Totally honest here.  There’s a good bit of cilantro here, but if anyone can make cilantro SING!, it’s Trader Joe.  The flavour is distinctly hummus, the texture reminds me of sushi-restaurant salad

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Hummus Salad Dressing

Trader Joe’s Hummus Salad Dressing Tastes Like:  Cilantro.  Totally honest here.  There’s a good bit of cilantro here, but if anyone can make cilantro SING!, it’s Trader Joe.  The flavour is distinctly hummus, the texture reminds me of sushi-restaurant salad

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Organic Vegetarian Chili

Trader Jose’s Organic Vegetarian Chili Tastes Like:  This chili might be good enough to turn a carnivore to the herbi-curious side of things.  That’s saying a lot – made-up words included. Great With:  Chips for dipping and a little cheese

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Organic Vegetarian Chili

Trader Jose’s Organic Vegetarian Chili Tastes Like:  This chili might be good enough to turn a carnivore to the herbi-curious side of things.  That’s saying a lot – made-up words included. Great With:  Chips for dipping and a little cheese

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Vanilla Meringues

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Meringues Tastes Like:  The exact thing that these taste like is this:  Lucky Charms marshmallows.  Are they the most complex meringues you’ll ever indulge in?  No, probably not.  But they will melt in your mouth and deliver

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Vanilla Meringues

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Meringues Tastes Like:  The exact thing that these taste like is this:  Lucky Charms marshmallows.  Are they the most complex meringues you’ll ever indulge in?  No, probably not.  But they will melt in your mouth and deliver

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salted Caramel Gelato

Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Gelato Tastes Like:  Words fail!  It’s creamy, savory, sweet.  But does it taste like salted caramel?  I would say “no.”  It’s got a sort of butterscotch-y flavor to it, and it’s delicious, don’t get me wrong. 

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Salted Caramel Gelato

Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Gelato Tastes Like:  Words fail!  It’s creamy, savory, sweet.  But does it taste like salted caramel?  I would say “no.”  It’s got a sort of butterscotch-y flavor to it, and it’s delicious, don’t get me wrong. 

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: GIANT Peruvian Inca Corn

Trader Joe’s GIANT Peruvian Inca Corn Tastes Like:  trying to put a name to this flavor was a real head-scratcher.  My roommate said they taste like corn Pops, only salty instead of sweet.  They have a kernally crunch to them,

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: GIANT Peruvian Inca Corn

Trader Joe’s GIANT Peruvian Inca Corn Tastes Like:  trying to put a name to this flavor was a real head-scratcher.  My roommate said they taste like corn Pops, only salty instead of sweet.  They have a kernally crunch to them,

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Toffee with Walnuts and Pecans

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Toffee with Walnuts and Pecans Tastes Like:  crunchy, sweet toffee bar with a hint of nuts.  Not so many nuts as you’d notice, but it’s a good overall effect! Great With:  Throwing on top of your

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Toffee with Walnuts and Pecans

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Toffee with Walnuts and Pecans Tastes Like:  crunchy, sweet toffee bar with a hint of nuts.  Not so many nuts as you’d notice, but it’s a good overall effect! Great With:  Throwing on top of your

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins Tastes Like:  sweet and hearty, complex and SO SO moist muffins…maybe it’s the maple here, but these are so sticky and soft and gushy (yes, I may have just made up a word) that even

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins Tastes Like:  sweet and hearty, complex and SO SO moist muffins…maybe it’s the maple here, but these are so sticky and soft and gushy (yes, I may have just made up a word) that even

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus

Trader Joe’s Smooth & Creamy Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus Tastes Like:  JALAPENO LIKE WOAH.  This is tangy and crisp at first (thanks to the cilantro – Trader Joe does cilantro like nobody’s business) but leaves behind a message and that

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus

Trader Joe’s Smooth & Creamy Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus Tastes Like:  JALAPENO LIKE WOAH.  This is tangy and crisp at first (thanks to the cilantro – Trader Joe does cilantro like nobody’s business) but leaves behind a message and that

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gone Bananas!

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas! Tastes Like:  banana-flavoured popsicle, heavily coated in a thick, crunchy layer of dark chocolate. Great With:  milk and cartoons. Perfect For:  kids, kids at heart, and sock monkeys.  These aren’t too sweet, but are definitely creamy

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gone Bananas!

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas! Tastes Like:  banana-flavoured popsicle, heavily coated in a thick, crunchy layer of dark chocolate. Great With:  milk and cartoons. Perfect For:  kids, kids at heart, and sock monkeys.  These aren’t too sweet, but are definitely creamy

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes Tastes Like:  ladies and germs, you had better believe that I have searched the world over and tasted my fair share of gluten free cupcakes and I am here to tell you that, without a

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes Tastes Like:  ladies and germs, you had better believe that I have searched the world over and tasted my fair share of gluten free cupcakes and I am here to tell you that, without a

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Candy Cane Green Tea

Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea Tastes Like:  Lightly minty, refreshing tea!  Confession:  I don’t usually like peppermint tea, and I don’t particularly like green tea, but this is refreshing and delightful! Great With:  The end of the night, winding

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Candy Cane Green Tea

Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea Tastes Like:  Lightly minty, refreshing tea!  Confession:  I don’t usually like peppermint tea, and I don’t particularly like green tea, but this is refreshing and delightful! Great With:  The end of the night, winding

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Roasted Garlic Marinara

Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara Tastes Like:  Perfect tomato sauce.  A tiny bit sweet, a touch of garlic, savory and perfectly seasoned. Great With:  Spiralized zucchini or yellow squash, brown rice pasta, or splashing over the top of an omelette.

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Roasted Garlic Marinara

Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara Tastes Like:  Perfect tomato sauce.  A tiny bit sweet, a touch of garlic, savory and perfectly seasoned. Great With:  Spiralized zucchini or yellow squash, brown rice pasta, or splashing over the top of an omelette.

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